About CrossTower

Founded in 2019, CrossTower is a digital asset capital markets firm founded by financial industry veterans on a mission to bring digital asset trading and investing to institutional and professional traders. The firm first launched a multi-asset trading platform and has since expanded to include a capital markets desk with best-in-class services and products tailored to the needs of hedge funds, family offices, endowments, and other markets participants.

Our team at CrossTower is composed of financial industry veterans, top research analysts, crypto experts, and other leading industry professionals. We are expanding and are offering you the opportunity to join our team.

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.

Previous Experience
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Kristin Boggiano
President & Co-Founder

Kristin is the Co-Founder and President of CrossTower. 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. 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.

Previous Experience
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Greg Bunn
Chief Strategy Officer

Greg Bunn is the Chief Strategy Officer at CrossTower. Greg is an expert in structuring, financing, and building businesses with over 20 years of experience. Most recently, Greg served as Global Head of Counterparty Strategy & Central Funding at Citadel. Previously, Greg was Global Co-Head of Prime Finance at Deutsche Bank running the securities financing businesses across prime brokerage, delta-one derivatives, securities lending, listed derivatives, and clearing. Greg is a Chartered Accountant, CFA Charterholder and holds a BS (Honors) from University of South Africa.

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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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Jeffrey Blockinger
Chief Legal Officer

Jeff is Chief Legal Officer for CrossTower, Inc.  He previously served as CEO for the Association for Digital Asset Markets and Chief Legal Officer for Och-Ziff Capital Management Group.  As outside counsel, Jeff has advised financial services firms and structured a broad range of financial products at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, Crowell & Moring LLP and Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.  Jeff is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law and Purdue University.  He serves as a Board Member for the Wolf Conservation Centre in South Salem, New York.

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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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Vanessa Williams
Chief Compliance Officer

Vanessa is the Chief Compliance Offer at CrossTower. Vanessa has 15 years of experience managing regulatory compliance risk in the capital markets, with subject matter expertise in anti-money laundering and privacy. Prior to joining CrossTower, she served as Chief Compliance Officer to a quantitative and multi-asset investment advisor, Anti-Money Laundering Officer/Identity Theft Prevention Officer to U.S. and offshore mutual funds, and provided compliance expertise to new product launches and global regulatory compliance initiatives with Legg Mason. Vanessa holds a BA from Lehigh University.

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