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The following is a list of CMSIG members

Please update the page if you are a member, note your interests and other details if you would like to be discovered by fellow members or others to collaborate on CMSIG related topics.





Details & Interests


Vipin BharathanDLT LLCvip@dlt.nycVipin has many years of experience in Capital Markets implementing front-to-back systems concentrating on Risk and P&L systems, and structuring. Have been working on applied DLT since early 2015. 
2Jonathan LeviHACERA, The Unbounded

Founder of HACERA and the Unbounded Network.

Jonathan used his strong background in applied cryptography and mathematics, to financial mathematics and building large-scale trading and risk management systems.

Jonathan transitioned his career in the Financial Services sector (City of London, Hong-Kong and Wall St.) to focus on decentralized and distributed systems, also in highly regulated markets.

3Kelly MathiesonDigital

Head of Enterprise Solutions at Digital Asset.  Over 30 years of financial services and capital markets experience, predominantly at J.P.Morgan (Corporate & Investment Bank, Asset Management and Treasury & Securities Services).

4Dixing XuNanyang Technological Universitydixingxu@gmail.comDixing is one of the maintainers of fabric-sdk-py and has two years of experience developing blockchain related applications, currently a research assistant at NTU, Singapore.
5Stanislav LibermanCME Group, Inclirm604@gmail.comStan has 15 years of hands-on experience in Capital Markets technology and spent last 4 years researching and exploring the applications of blockchain and DLT to the domain.
6Bobbi MuscaraLedger AcademyBobbi@LedgerAcademy.comWorking with the Learning and Materials Working Group to assist in documentation and training support for the Special Interest Groups.
7Al BrandtBlocLedgeral.brandt@blocledger.comWorking with Financial Services companies on proof of concepts using Hyperledger Fabric.
8Edmund architect and software engineer with commercial experience across a number of blockchain technologies. Prior to working in tech, experience in investment banking industry with equity and equity derivatives trading and structuring with UBS, Barclays Capital and BBVA.

Jane Kenyon

Extensive experience as Product Manager in Securities Services, Global Custody. Work with clients and technology teams to analyze needs, to define products and strategy and to deliver solutions to market.  Most recently at R3 managing projects and proofs-of-concept.

10Kirthi KCivitas Fintechkirthi@civitasfintech.comTransitioned from Management Consulting to Blockchain Solutions Architecture. Kirthi has 15 year of Business Transformation & IT Change experience in Asset Management and Insurance. Data buff with special interstes in ML, Digital Sovereign Identity and Asset backed securities digitisation.
11James KossUnited Capital Financial

Financial audit experience in financial services, banking, and insurance. Successful digital asset analyst and investor. Operate crypto-currency mining operation running 30 Bitmain ASIC processors and two 10 unit GPU rigs on 5 different blockchain networks. Transitioned to enterprise blockchain consulting in 2017. Currently hodling Ether.

13Teana Baker-TaylorGlobal Digital

GDF is an industry membership body that promotes the adoption of best practices for digital and crypto assets and digital finance technologies, through the development of conduct standards, in a shared engagement forum with market participants, policymakers and regulators.

14Araby PatchSecuritize

Director of marketing for Securitize, a primary issuance and lifecycle management platform and protocol for digital securities (security tokens) on public and permission blockchains. Securitize is working with IBM on a Hyperledger based projected to tokenize commercial paper. 

15Ron QuarantaWall Street Blockchain
16Chris PainterOmnitudechris@omnitude.techCEO of Omnitude.
17Rashad Kurbanoviownit capital and markets, Inc.rashad_kurbanov@iownit.usCEO

Co-Founder & CEO

19Srinivasan (Murali) MuralidharanState Street

Interests - Finance, post-trade, crypto-currency, tokens. DLT for finance, smart contracts for finance.

 20 Milena Kohlhofer Citi Product Manager
21Kelly Cooper
22Elena TreshchevaExactpro Systems

Business Development Manager, Researcher.

Software testing services for financial market infrastructures. Test automation framework for testing DLT-based applications in post trade.


Oleg Abdrashitov

SberbankAbdrashitov.O.V@sberbank.ruBlockchain Laboratory Director
24Ben TaylorLedgerDomainben.taylor@ledgerdomain.comCEO.  25 years on Wall Street; 3 years member Hyperledger.  Shipping DocuSeal, a GDPR & CCPA compliant framework and Selvedge, a hybrid cloud app server for Hyperledger Fabric.
25Saptarshi ChoudhuryParamount Software Solutionssaptarshi@paramountsoft.netInterest - Post Trade Settlement
26Natalia Garcia
natalia.garciagonzalez@gmail.comAssociate Director in Debt Capital Markets with 10 years of work experience (6 of them at J.P. Morgan London). Interested in the deployment of Blockchain for the origination/syndication and settlement processes.
27Randy AmielBlack Cloud

Founder. Worked and developed financial software in the private equity hedge fund businesses for 3 years. Interested in high speed trading using Hyperledger for faster settlements.

28Ofer AvineriNYSTXofer@nystx.comThe New York Security Exchange - (The Security Token Company) is a world leader in the Security Token market. We provide solutions for Security Token Offerings (STO) as well as the world's most advanced Security Token exchange. All Security Tokens on our platform are asset backed and must comply with SEC regulations.
29Baptiste Cota

LeadBlock Partners

Partner of LeadBlock Partners. We are a venture capital fund investing in entreprise blockchain start-ups which typically use Hyperledger. Fintech is key area for us. 5 years Capital Markets experience including GS & Rothschild

30Mani PillaiSwapsHubmani@swapshub.comPresident.  At SwapsHub, we are building a digital assets trading & life cycle platform integrating ISDA CDM data standard for smart contracts, permissioned ledgers and institutional custody using Multi-Party Computation (MPC). Separately, ISDA CDM working group members are using our Corda based OTC derivatives ledger services platform for CDM trade life cycle testing covering rates and credit. On the regulatory front, SwapsHub is engaged with SEC and CFTC staff on addressing their digital assets' concerns listed on their joint statements covering SEC 15c3-3, SIPA 1970 rules etc. 
31Neo Wei Cheong


Phillip Futures

Software engineer and solutions architect with many years of experience working on capital market solutions for Equity/OTC derivatives from front-to-back-end systems and in last two years transitioned to full-stack blockchain solutions based on Hyperledger Fabric and its tools. Interested to further expand its use cases to other financial products and market infrastructure. Have experiences on OTC exchange, market making, commodities, FX, machine learning and IoT systems.
32Junji KattoItau Unibancojunji.katto@itau.us10+ years in technology for Finserv. Currently working as Innovation Lead, based out of NYC. Working to change the bank's culture to be more client focus, digital and sustainable. Interested in blockchain / DLT, both public and private, cognitive technologies (augmented intelligence), machine learning, IoT / telematics, open banking, P2P, innovative UX solutions and others. Very much interested in social impact initiatives.
33Jim MasonParamount Software /
Sky Web Team
    1. Architecture, Project Management Experience: Fidelity Asset Management ( 5 years ), Citizens Bank ( 3 years ), IBM ( 5 years ), CCBS ( 7 years )

    2. Created VINblock solution for DMX - vehicle identity and ownership for cloud dealer marketplace on Fabric

    3. Created DCS solution for DMX - data compliance service for lead management on Fabric

    4. Hyperledger Fabric Documentation team - 3 years

    5. MOBI - Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative - 2 standards committees: Vehicle Identity, Connected Data Marketplace - published Vehicle Identity Standard

    6. Hyperledger SIGs: Capital Markets, Supply Chain, Healthcare, Public Sector

    7. Presentations on enterprise blockchain to: Hyperledger Global Forum, Liveworx, Hyperledger Boston, Hyperledger Puerto Rico, NEMUG

    8. Organizer of the Boston Hyperledger Meetup

34Sanu Satyadarshi
sanusatyadarshi@gmail.comBlockchain Developer and DevOps Engineer. 
35Sivacoumar Tendayoudabany

Gazprombank (Switzerland) Ltd 

Crypto Solvency

Coumar is currently the lead architect for the crypto initiative at Gazprombank (Switzerland). After a decade in FinTech across Europe and Asia, as tech lead, solution architect, business analyst, and project manager, he is maximizing his expertise in Blockchain technology by bridging the gap between traditional and crypto finance.

He has been recognized as a subject matter expert in the Blockchain area and was recently invited to speak on the topic ‘Capturing the Crypto Asset Opportunity’ at the Singapore Avaloq Community Conference. He was also included in a list of European blockchain experts and is the Blockchain vertical lead at the Swiss Fintech Association.


Tareq AssiMcMaster student at McMaster University. Self-taught in python, C, C++ and various hardware development tools. Has a plethora of experience that ranges from research analysis in the biotech space to strategy consulting and software development. Wants to know more about the blockchain space and has a need to contribute to projects related to blockchain. 
37Eugenio ReggianiniKonosko Groupreggianinire@gmail.comCorporate advisor with a past as a corporate lawyer, based in Shanghai. Passionate for DLT permissioned networks in order to empower and support investment operations inbound and outbound China.
38Akshaya RaviKrypCakshaya@krypc.comVice President at KrypC, a domain-agnostic, low-code, lifecycle management solution for any Hyperledger based blockchain program. It addresses all aspects of the lifecycle – Build, Deploy, Manage and Scale.
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