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. Located in the US, Bermuda and India, CrossTower has leveraged its vast experience in trading, technology, operational infrastructure, innovative pricing, regulations and compliance to open up digital assets to a sophisticated audience.

Our Strengths

Our team is what makes us different.

We have spent the past 20 years designing, building, and maintaining the infrastructure of the financial services

industry with the goal of creating ever more frictionless capital markets.

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, 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
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
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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.

Previous Experience
Och-Ziff Capital Management Group
Association for Digital Asset Markets
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John Tavares
Chief Operating Officer

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
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ENSO Financial
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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 also held compliance roles with Citigroup and Lincoln Financial Group. Vanessa holds a BA from Lehigh University.

Previous Experience
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Lincoln Financial Group

Investment Products

From our Bitcoin Fund to Structured Products, we can work with you to determine the right investing solution for you.

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    Blockchain and cryptocurrency have massive potential for growth.
  • August 10, 2022
    CrossTower companions with Ripple so as to add NFTs minted on XRP Ledger to its market
  • August 10, 2022
    CrossTower Ties Up With Ripple, Adds NFTs Minted On XRP Ledger In Own Marketplace