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Gil is Founder and CEO of Capitolis.
He is a serial entrepreneur and CEO in financial technology. He has a successful record of creating disruptive products and companies, and leading them through global scaling.
Prior to Capitolis, Gil was CEO of EBS BrokerTec, NEX Group’s (formerly ICAP’s) foreign exchange and fixed income Electronic Markets business. He also served as a member of ICAP’s Global Executive Management Group.
Before EBS-BrokerTec, Gil was CEO of Traiana, a post-trade processing company he founded in 2000. Gil led Traiana’s growth from a small start-up to a recognized global leader, resulting in Traiana’s acquisition by ICAP in 2007 for $250M. A Kellogg business school business case study was written about Gil and the Traiana story.
Gil has been a member of the New York Federal Reserve’s Foreign Exchange Committee, the Bank of England’s Joint Standing Committee, and the Bank of Canada’s Foreign Exchange Committee. He was awarded the e-FX achievement award by FX Week in 2012 in recognition of his lasting contribution to the development of the FX industry, and in 2013 he was inducted to Profit & Loss Magazine’s Hall of Fame. In 2015 and 2016, Gil was named to Institutional Investor’s prestigious Trading Technology 40.
He holds a BA in Management and Sociology from Tel Aviv University (Magna Cum Laude) and an MBA (With Distinction) from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. In 2012, Gil was the Keynote speaker at the Graduation Ceremony at INSEAD.
Tom is Co-Founder of Capitolis and Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Previously Tom worked at Reuters Group PLC and its successor company, Thomson Reuters Corp. He served as CEO during his last 11 years at the news and professional information provider.
Prior to Reuters Tom was an M&A lawyer at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, Paris and Tokyo. He is managing partner of Angelic Ventures and Executive Chair and Co- Founder of BlueVoyant LLC.
He is a director of Merck & Co. (Chair of Compensation Committee), Morgan Stanley (Lead Director), Publicis Groupe, K2 Intelligence and the Atlantic Council; a trustee of the Cleveland Clinic and various alumni boards at Columbia and Yale Universities.
He holds a BA in Political Science and Government from Columbia College (NY).
Justin is President of Capitolis.
Prior to joining Capitolis, Justin was Managing Director at Credit Suisse where he led the US rates structuring team and was responsible for developing, executing and monitoring strategic and tactical business lines for the macro franchise. Prior to Credit Suisse, Justin worked in the Cross Asset Solutions and Strategies Long Term Investor effort at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and developed, marketed and executed various cross-asset structuring and solution distribution to institutional clients. Prior to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Justin worked at Deutsche Bank and was responsible for developing, marketing, and executing various structured rate and commodity business lines globally.
Justin received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Joseph is CFO at Capitolis Inc.
Prior to joining Capitolis, Joe was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Virtu Financial. At Virtu since 2013, he established a global finance department, led the process that allowed the firm to become a public company, and executed a major acquisition in 2017 when Virtu acquired KCG Holdings.
Before Virtu, Joe spent nearly 20 years in the financial services industry. He was a Managing Director in the Investment Banking division at J.P. Morgan from 2006 to 2013, where he provided strategic advice and advised on some of the landmark transactions in the sector.
Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Joe was an investment banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and its successor, Credit Suisse. At Credit Suisse, he was instrumental in establishing the financial technology investment banking practice.
Joe received his MBA degree from New York University in 1997 and a BBA degree from Pace University in 1991.
Igor is Co-Founder of Capitolis and Executive Vice President of Professional Services.
Igor served as a Head of Innovation for the Post Trade division of ICAP in 2016. From 2013 to 2016 Igor was an Executive Vice President of Engineering and General Manager of Israel for Traiana, an ICAP company.
Prior to this role Igor served in various positions at Traiana which he joined in 2000.
Igor started his professional career in 1998 as a developer at a Hedge Fund.
Igor holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Illit is an Executive Vice President heading Capitolis Foreign Exchange Business Line.
Illit is an experienced fintech senior executive and serial entrepreneur in the global financial technology market. Prior to Capitolis, Illit was the Founder & CEO of TradAir, a disruptive technology start-up introducing OTC markets with a sophisticated pricing engine and trading solutions. Ms. Geller successfully lead the company, since its inception in 2010 through global scale, fund raising, and growth. Illit presently serves as a member of TradAir board of directors.
Before TradAir, Illit was EVP Business Development at Traiana, a post-trade processing company. Illit started at the company’s inception and was part of the leading team focused on opening new markets, product development, and building strategic alliances in global capital markets. Illit led the Harmony network product launch, which is the company’s flagship product, and built the partnership with EBS around Netlink which lead to Traiana’s acquisition by ICAP in 2007.
Prior to Traiana Illit was part of PriceWaterhouseCoopers Financial Risk Consulting business in New York, focused on technology implementations dealing with credit, operational and counterparty risk projects.
Illit holds a Business degree from Boston University (Magna Cum Laude).
Amos Arev is Vice President of Engineering at Capitolis.
Prior to his role at Capitolis, Amos was Vice President of Research and Development at LawGeex, a company focusing on AI in the legal industry. Amos has more than 20 years of experience leading efforts across research, development and technology, in data-driven companies transforming the way industries operate.
Amos holds a BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Technion, Israel Institute of Technology and an MSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Tel-Aviv University, Israel.
David is the Chief Risk Officer for Capitolis Inc. as well as the Chief Compliance Officer for Capitolis Advisors LLC.
Before joining Capitolis in 2017, David was Global Head of the in-business risk function for State Street’s GlobalLink and FCM businesses. Prior to this David held a number of risk management roles at Morgan Stanley over approximately ten years.
He began his career in finance in 1997 at Citigroup where he served in a variety of positions focused on risk management, eventually exiting as global head of the Risk Analytics function.
David has a background in physics and holds a Ph. D. in Theoretical Physics from the University of Alberta.
Ben is the Global Head of Sales at Capitolis.
Prior to Capitolis Ben held Sales Director positions at EBS BrokerTec, ICAP, Traiana, Blue Curve and Front Capital Systems, with experience selling to financial institutions for the last thirty years.
Ben has successfully sold and managed teams in all areas of financial technology including market data, consultancy, trading systems, risk management systems, research distribution, post trade and execution. Ben has run teams with targets in billions as well as start-ups and his most notable successes are establishing Front Capital Systems into the London market, helping Blue Curve become market leader in their field and, most notably, building Traiana from nothing into a major supplier in the London and Asian market.
Ben holds a degree in Computer Science from Sheffield Hallam University.
Jessica is the Global Head of Marketing at Capitolis.
An accomplished and award-winning 18+ year market veteran, Jessica has extensive experience developing and leading marketing efforts at fast-paced starts-ups including Reval, FundQuest and Envestnet and at larger enterprises including Refinitiv, Thomson Reuters, J.P. Morgan and BNP Paribas.
Prior to Capitolis, Jessica was the Global Head of Marketing Strategy at Refinitiv, formerly the Financial & Risk Business of Thomson Reuters, where she developed marketing strategies that drove commercial value and retention for the firm’s trading, investment management, investment banking and wealth management businesses, leading a team of the firm’s most senior marketing professionals. Prior to that, as a senior marketing leader with J.P. Morgan, Envestnet, BNP Paribas, FundQuest and Reval, Jessica played instrumental roles to build brands and drive revenue through brand and product marketing efforts. She has won awards for Best Financial Services Marketing Campaign from the Drum B2B Awards and Best Brand Refresh from the MarCom Awards and Communicator Awards for her work over the years.
Jessica originally started her career as a broker at Fidelity Investments. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree concentrating in Economics and is a member of the Women’s Bond Club, Wall Street Women’s Alliance and Women in FX.