About CrossTower

Founded in 2019, CrossTower, ranked a top 1% exchange globally by CryptoCompare, is a Web 3.0, crypto and NFT marketplace offering a variety of financial and NFT products in the U.S., India, Bermuda and globally.  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.

Previous Experience
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Bats
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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.

Previous Experience
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Schulte Roth & Zabel
Vikas Ahuja
Chief Executive Officer – India

Vikas is CEO of CrossTower – India. He has 20+ years of experience in business leadership and building businesses from inception. He has worked at Senior Leadership roles at Goldman Sachs, UK. He has also worked as Technical Lead at Sony, Singapore and Conoco, UK. Vikas holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science Engineering from the Technological Institute of Textile & Sciences.

Previous Experience
Goldman Sachs
Sony
Conoco
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.

Previous Experience
Goldman Sachs
State Street
Pratik Shah
Chief Investment Officer

Pratik Shah brings 17+ years of trading experience to drive CrossTower’s investment strategies within the digital assets landscape. His expertise lies in Emerging Markets rates and FX, portfolio management, & identifying strategic and early state investment opportunities. Prior to joining the team, Pratik Shah worked as a Senior Director of Emerging Markets Trading at Standard Chartered Bank, Societe Generale, Macquarie and ANZ. He graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in Economics and Political Science. He volunteers his free time with Earth Keepers and Green Bronx Machine.

Previous Experience
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Societe Generale
Macquarie
ANZ
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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.

Previous Experience
Galaxy Digital
ENSO Financial
Priya Suhag
Chief Strategy Officer

Priya Suhag is the Head of Strategy at CrossTower with previous management consulting and strategy experience with EY and Capco. Her primary focus has been on digital assets, cryptocurrency, blockchain and defi since 2017 – with specific focus on product, packaging and pricing strategies for brands and clients web3 journey. She has previously worked on product strategy and distribution projects for asset management clients offering alternative investment strategies, mutual funds, mixed investment vehicles and different asset classes. While at CrossTower, Priya has been responsible for defining, planning, executing go-to-market strategies and process implementation around NFT/metaverse.

Previous Experience
Capco

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