This Is Symbridge

Based in Greenwich, Connecticut, Symbridge is a regulated digital asset ecosystem for institutions and accredited investors. Symbridge’s competitive suite of products and services include digital asset tokenization, asset management, asset-backed tokens, as well as sourcing capital and liquidity in the private markets. A focus on technology and licensing structures has uniquely positioned Symbridge to serve these markets.

A Vision of Excellence

Our Values

Symbridge was founded on a core set of values. These values shape and continually guide our company to create innovative, groundbreaking technology for investors. As firm believers in the power of a value-driven business, we are proud to embody the following governing ideals:

Trust
Long-term relationships are built from solid integrity. Being dependable, responsible, and trusted are the expectations we have set for our business and ourselves.
Transparency
At Symbridge, transparency is more than just an idea. It is built into the foundation of everything we do. From being fully open with each other, to our clients, partners and regulators.
Innovation
We are passionate about what we do and are not afraid to try new things. We are innovators, we are motivators. New ideas are not formed in isolation. As such, we know the value of expanding the horizon of possibility is through team collaboration

Meet Our Executive Team

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Alexander Kravets
Chief Executive Officer
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Alexander Kravets
Chief Executive Officer

Alexander Kravets is an accomplished leader who has built a career as a trader, co-founder, and CEO of several trading-based ecosystems. He recently joined Symbridge from CEX.IO, a centralized crypto exchange, as their U.S. CEO. He is a co-founder of XTRD.io which brings mature financial trading technologies to cryptocurrency trading by aggregating market data and execution across crypto exchanges. Alexander is also a DAO member and advisor at BeyondFi, a decentralized platform for creating and trading synthetic financial products. He spent over a dozen years in high frequency and proprietary day trading, starting his career as a successful proprietary equities trader and later acting as Managing Director at a self-clearing equity and derivatives HFT broker/dealer that provided direct market access (DMA), software and co-location services as well as running a retail brokerage with 100,000 active users. Alexander is a graduate of Pace University with a degree in Computer Science.

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Vic Zimmermann
Chief Legal Officer
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Vic Zimmermann
Chief Legal Officer

Vic has more than 30 years of experience advising domestic and foreign banking institutions, broker-dealers, hedge funds and fintech companies, on corporate, transactional, and regulatory matters. Prior to joining Symbridge, Vic was a partner at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, an AmLaw 200 international law firm, where he co-chaired the investment management and international funds practice, having previously co-chaired the firms venture capital and high-technology practice. Vic was also formerly with the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C.  Vic is a graduate of Holy Cross College and Fordham Law School.

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Joshua Oliver
Chief Compliance Officer
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Joshua Oliver
Chief Compliance Officer

Josh has over 20 years’ experience managing risk and designing procedures and other operational processes.  He began his compliance career as a senior bank examiner for the New York State Department of Financial Services.  Since then, he’s guided a number of well-known financial institutions including Metropolitan Commercial Bank of New York, the Standard Charter Bank of Newark, and Natixis Wholesale Banking Americas. Josh is a graduate of City University of New York – Baruch College – Zicklin School of Business and is ACAMS certified.

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Sean Bowden
Chief Operations Officer & Chief Financial Officer
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Sean Bowden
Chief Operations Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Sean has over 20 years of experience in regulatory, operational, and financial management. He began his career at the New York Stock Exchange and has worked at a variety of domestic and international banks, broker-dealers, and investment advisors. Sean has built out a number of successful finance, operations and compliance departments and related programs. He is a graduate of Fordham University and holds FINRA Series 7, 14, 14A, 21, 24, 25, 27, 28, 63, 79 and 99 licenses.

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Joris Magenti
Chief Project Officer
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Joris Magenti
Chief Project Officer

Joris has over 15 years of experience building companies. His expertise lies in spearheading operations for early-stage startups, refining complex products, managing projects, forming teams and fundraising. He began his career at the United Nations Development Program, where he managed and coordinated large projects. At the UN, he was part of a three-person fund management team that raised over $100 million to execute government support programs focused on system modernization, capacity building and development of entrepreneurial initiatives. More recently, Joris founded three companies in tech and hospitality and advised startups on fundraising and operations strategy. Joris is a lecturer on Entrepreneurship at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies. Joris holds an MBA from Oxford University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Barcelona.

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Keith Styrcula
Head of Sales
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Keith Styrcula
Head of Sales

Keith Styrcula has over two decades of experience in the structured investments and derivatives industry. He was the Founder and Head of the Structured Solutions Group in the Global Equities Division at JP Morgan. Keith has also held senior structuring and marketing positions at Credit Suisse, UBS, Societe Generale and Scotiabank, where he has structured over $20 billion in structured investments linked to indexes, baskets, commodities, mutual funds, hedge funds and private equity for institutional grade family offices, money-center financial institutions and ultra-high net worth investors.

Keith is the Chairman and Founder of the 17,000-member Structured Products Association and was named by Structured Products Magazine as one of the “10 Most Influential Executives in the Global Structured Products Industry.” He has appeared before Congress to testify on the topic of the US derivatives industry. A graduate of Fordham Law School, he has pioneered numerous innovations in the derivatives, ETF, structured notes and indexing businesses including the first financial instrument linked to the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

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Alexander Kravets
Chief Executive Officer
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Alexander Kravets
Chief Executive Officer

Alexander Kravets is an accomplished leader who has built a career as a trader, co-founder, and CEO of several trading-based ecosystems. He recently joined Symbridge from CEX.IO, a centralized crypto exchange, as their U.S. CEO. He is a co-founder of XTRD.io which brings mature financial trading technologies to cryptocurrency trading by aggregating market data and execution across crypto exchanges. Alexander is also a DAO member and advisor at BeyondFi, a decentralized platform for creating and trading synthetic financial products. He spent over a dozen years in high frequency and proprietary day trading, starting his career as a successful proprietary equities trader and later acting as Managing Director at a self-clearing equity and derivatives HFT broker/dealer that provided direct market access (DMA), software and co-location services as well as running a retail brokerage with 100,000 active users. Alexander is a graduate of Pace University with a degree in Computer Science.

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Vic Zimmermann
Chief Legal Officer
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Vic Zimmermann
Chief Legal Officer

Vic has more than 30 years of experience advising domestic and foreign banking institutions, broker-dealers, hedge funds and fintech companies, on corporate, transactional, and regulatory matters. Prior to joining Symbridge, Vic was a partner at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, an AmLaw 200 international law firm, where he co-chaired the investment management and international funds practice, having previously co-chaired the firms venture capital and high-technology practice. Vic was also formerly with the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C.  Vic is a graduate of Holy Cross College and Fordham Law School.

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Joshua Oliver
Chief Compliance Officer
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Joshua Oliver
Chief Compliance Officer

Josh has over 20 years’ experience managing risk and designing procedures and other operational processes.  He began his compliance career as a senior bank examiner for the New York State Department of Financial Services.  Since then, he’s guided a number of well-known financial institutions including Metropolitan Commercial Bank of New York, the Standard Charter Bank of Newark, and Natixis Wholesale Banking Americas. Josh is a graduate of City University of New York – Baruch College – Zicklin School of Business and is ACAMS certified.

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Sean Bowden
Chief Operations Officer & Chief Financial Officer
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Sean Bowden
Chief Operations Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Sean has over 20 years of experience in regulatory, operational, and financial management. He began his career at the New York Stock Exchange and has worked at a variety of domestic and international banks, broker-dealers, and investment advisors. Sean has built out a number of successful finance, operations and compliance departments and related programs. He is a graduate of Fordham University and holds FINRA Series 7, 14, 14A, 21, 24, 25, 27, 28, 63, 79 and 99 licenses.

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Joris Magenti
Chief Project Officer
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Joris Magenti
Chief Project Officer

Joris has over 15 years of experience building companies. His expertise lies in spearheading operations for early-stage startups, refining complex products, managing projects, forming teams and fundraising. He began his career at the United Nations Development Program, where he managed and coordinated large projects. At the UN, he was part of a three-person fund management team that raised over $100 million to execute government support programs focused on system modernization, capacity building and development of entrepreneurial initiatives. More recently, Joris founded three companies in tech and hospitality and advised startups on fundraising and operations strategy. Joris is a lecturer on Entrepreneurship at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies. Joris holds an MBA from Oxford University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Barcelona.

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Keith Styrcula
Head of Sales
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Keith Styrcula
Head of Sales

Keith Styrcula has over two decades of experience in the structured investments and derivatives industry. He was the Founder and Head of the Structured Solutions Group in the Global Equities Division at JP Morgan. Keith has also held senior structuring and marketing positions at Credit Suisse, UBS, Societe Generale and Scotiabank, where he has structured over $20 billion in structured investments linked to indexes, baskets, commodities, mutual funds, hedge funds and private equity for institutional grade family offices, money-center financial institutions and ultra-high net worth investors.

Keith is the Chairman and Founder of the 17,000-member Structured Products Association and was named by Structured Products Magazine as one of the “10 Most Influential Executives in the Global Structured Products Industry.” He has appeared before Congress to testify on the topic of the US derivatives industry. A graduate of Fordham Law School, he has pioneered numerous innovations in the derivatives, ETF, structured notes and indexing businesses including the first financial instrument linked to the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

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