About CrossTower

Founded in 2019, CrossTower, ranked 4th in the world by CryptoCompare, is a crypto exchange offering capital market capabilities with offices in the U.S., Bermuda, and India. CrossTower empowers smart money to push the limits of what is possible. CrossTower provides the best-in-class services and products tailored to the needs of retail traders and institutions, including hedge funds, family offices, endowments, pensions and other market participants. CrossTower leverages its vast experience in trading, technology, operational infrastructure, innovative pricing, regulations, and compliance to make cryptocurrency and digital assets accessible to retail and sophisticated institutional market participants.

Executive Leadership

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Kapil Rathi
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Kapil is the Co-Founder and CEO of CrossTower. He is a financial services industry veteran, having previously held senior leadership roles at NYSE, Bats, ISE and Cboe. Prior to founding CrossTower, Kapil was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at AlphaPoint. His background also includes product and technology leadership roles at NYSE, AT&T, and Aithent. Kapil’s accomplishments include managing four equity options exchanges at Cboe, launching a new options exchange at Bats, and building multiple innovative trading products at ISE. Kapil holds an MBA from Fordham University.

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Kristin Boggiano
President & Co-Founder

Kristin is the Co-Founder and President of CrossTower, a global cryptocurrency exchange, ranked 4th in the world by CryptoCompare, with offices in India, Bermuda and the United States. Kristin is a structured products, regulatory, and digital asset expert with over 20 years of experience in capital markets on the buy-side and sell-side. Prior to founding CrossTower, Kristin was the Chief Legal Officer at AlphaPoint, Managing Director of an algorithmic trading platform at Guggenheim, and Special Counsel at Schulte Roth & Zabel. While at Schulte Roth, Kristin founded the Structured Products and Derivatives division and led the regulatory group for Dodd Frank. Kristin also founded the Digital Asset Legal Alliance (DARLA) and Women in Derivatives (WIND). Kristin earned her law degree and MBA at Northeastern University and holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College.

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Cory Thackeray
Chief Financial Officer

Cory Thackeray is the Chief Financial Officer at CrossTower. Previously, Cory was Senior Managing Director and North America Head of Hedge Fund Services within the Alternative Investment Solutions division at State Street. Prior to joining State Street as part of an acquisition in 2012, Cory was Managing Director and global head of the Goldman Sachs Administration Services (GSAS) business.  Cory also worked in the audit practices of KPMG in both the Cayman Islands and Vancouver, Canada. Cory earned his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from Simon Fraser University. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia.

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Bryan Christian
Head of Exchange

Bryan is the Head of Exchange at CrossTower, who has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and many years of experience being the Head of Sales. He is a seasoned sales professional who has expertise in US equities, crypto, Exchange Trade Products, Securities Regulation, and Market Data. Prior to CrossTower, Bryan worked as Managing Director for NASDAQ within the Transaction Services team selling U.S. Equities. He was also the Senior Vice President of Head of US Sales at Cboe Global Markets, where he handled prominent Cboe customers in U.S. Equities and proprietary products. Previous to CrossTower, Bryan was the Head of Institutional Services at Old Mission, where he was responsible for the launch of the business, which supported bi-lateral trading of ETFs and Bonds. Bryan holds a B.S. from Marist College.

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John Tavares
Global Head of Operations

John is Global Head of Operations at CrossTower. John is an organizational leader with over 15 years of experience in technical and management roles that focus on aligning business initiatives and technology. Prior to joining CrossTower, he was the Director of Trading Technology at Galaxy Digital where he managed the strategy and operations of the electronic trading system, risk management and lending systems. Previously, John was the Director of Program Management of ENSO Financial in post-trade analytics and collateral optimization. He was also Senior Program Manager at DOOR3, where he managed financial services and e-commerce accounts. John earned an MBA from Zicklin School of Business.

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John Palmer
Global Head of Product Strategy

John is Global Head of Product Strategy at CrossTower, bringing over 10 years of experience in the financial services industry including roles leading teams in Sales, Sales Engineering, Product, and Business & Strategy.  Previously, John was Vice President of Derivatives and Head of US Options at Cboe Global Markets where he was responsible for the competitive positioning of Cboe’s 4 equity option exchanges along with managing revenue drivers across all option-based products, including Cboe’s exclusive SPX and VIX option contracts.  During his tenure at Cboe, John held various roles across product & business strategy while also leading teams on major initiatives such as migrating Cboe’s option & future exchanges on to a new technology platform as part of the acquisition of BATS Global Markets.  John has also held product and sales-based roles with Itiviti and the International Securities Exchange (ISE), now part of Nasdaq.  John holds a B.A. from the University of Mount Union and a M.S. in Financial Engineering from Kent State University.

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