Meet our leadership

The Wave team is pioneering the bridge between traditional asset management and cutting edge technology
David Siemer
David Siemer
Chief Executive Officer
  • Co-Founder of Wavemaker, a global venture fund managing $325M in AUM across 300 companies
  • Founder of Siemer & Associates tech-focused investment bank (acquired by CEC Capital)
  • MBA U of Chicago, Series 66 securities license
Les Borsai
Les Borsai
Chief Strategy Officer
  • Serial entrepreneur and consultant
  • Advisor to Ripple, RightMesh, and YouNow
  • Early investor in Ethereum, Filecoin, Tezos, Stellar
Benjamin Tsai
Benjamin Tsai
President, Managing Partner
  • Former CEO of Merrill Lynch Singapore Commodities
  • Former Head of Alternative Investments Asia for AllianceBernstein
  • MBA UCLA, Series 65/3 securities license
Matteo Dante Perruccio
Matteo Dante Perruccio
President, International
  • 30 years experience in investment management
  • Global Head, Key Clients & Strategic Partners at Jupiter Asset Management
  • Founder of  Hermes BPK, CEO International of Pioneer Investments
Jennifer Wilde Anderson
Jennifer Wilde Anderson
Chief Operating Officer
  • Co-founder, Wave Financial
  • 10+ years of operating experience leading fund operations including compliance, legal, investor relations, finance, HR, and product.
  • Education: Yale University, B.A., cum laude, with Distinction in the Major. University of Chicago School of Law, J.D.
  • Bar Admissions: California
Harumi Urata-Thompson
Harumi Urata-Thompson
Chief Financial Officer
  • Experienced Web3 executive whom has led innovative companies to achieve strategic, operational and marketing success
  • Previously served as COO for CFA Society New York
  • Spent 14+ years at Thomson Reuters where she hold positions such as director, Chief of Staff and Product Manager
  • Began her career in investment banking at Citigroup and Morgan Stanley
  • MBA from INSEAD and a BA, magna cum laude, in business from Sophia University in Japan
Henry K. Elder
Henry K. Elder
Managing Director, Head of Treasury & Wealth Management
  • Slice.market, Latitude Real Estate Investors (now LaSalle), George Smith Partners, ValueAct Capital
  • Arranged over $1b of investments across the real estate and tech sectors 
  • Series 66 securities license
David Roebuck
David Roebuck
Venture Principal
  • Business Development Manager, TRON Foundation
  • Principal, Sora Ventures
    Investment Analyst, Int’l Space Station, US National Laboratory
  • Analyst, DFJ Dragon Fund
Heidi Pease
Heidi Pease
Head of Investment Products
  • MBA & CEO, Los Angeles Blockchain Lab
  • Blockchain and Crypto Consultant for Panasonic and Lamborghini
  • Advisor to US Department Of Commerce Blockchain Trade Mission
Nauman Sheikh
Nauman Sheikh
Managing Director, Head of Protocol Treasury Management
  • Wall St veteran in global equities including derivatives, prime brokerage, research and capital markets
  • Former Head of Derivatives and Synthetic sales at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
  • Former Equity Derivatives and Synthetic prime brokerage distribution at Credit Suisse
  • MBA, Columbia Business School
  • Series 3, 4, 7, 24, 63
Annie Burford
Annie Burford
Vice President, Operations
  • 14+ years of experience in event marketing / operations
  • Former Vice President, CEC Capital Group
  • Former Director of Events, dot.LA
  • Siemer & Associates
  • BA, UConn
Jomjai Srisomburananont
Jomjai Srisomburananont
Vice President of Treasury & Wealth Management
  • Former Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch - Wealth Management
  • Former art dealer and consultant
  • MBA, Claremont Graduate University
  • MA, Sotheby’s Institute of Art
  • Series 7 & 66 securities licenses
  • Certified Exit Planning Advisor
Umed Saidov, CFA
Umed Saidov, CFA
Head of Staking Operations
  • Former global power & infrastructure banker (IFC, EBRD)
  • Digital asset and blockchain expert
  • Early Cardano stake pool operator 
  • Lunux and Haskell supporter 
  • INSEAD MBA
Michael Jones
Michael Jones
Head of Business Development
  • Over a decade of Institutional, Family Office and Non-Profit Asset Management Experience (PIMCO, Goldman Sachs)
  • MBA, Vanderbilt University; B.S., California State University Northridge
  • FINRA license holder, Series 7, 66, & 3
Ben Hao
Ben Hao
Head of Trading
  • Founder of several financial modeling and trading firms
  • MD, Head of Asia, Deutsche Bank Alternative Trading hedge fund
  • MD, Global Head of Equity Quantitative Trading, Dresdner Kleinwort
Justin Chuh, CFA
Justin Chuh, CFA
Senior Trader
  • FX Trader, HC Tech
  • Chartered Financial Analyst
  • BS, Business Economics and Management, Arizona
Laurentius Harrer
Laurentius Harrer
Senior Banking Associate
  • Former M&A specialist investment banker at Houlihan Lokey’s Consumer, Food & Retail Group
  • Series 63 & 79
  • BBA, Finance, University of Colorado at Boulder
Jason Choi
Jason Choi
Senior Structuring Associate
  • Former Tech, Media & Telecom Corporate Banker at Bank of America Securities
  • Series 63 & 79
  • BA, Global Studies, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Tyler Matses
Tyler Matses
Venture Associate
  • Healthcare Investment Banking Analyst, Raymond James
  • Financial Analyst, Blackstone
  • BSBA, Finance, Ohio State University
Jack Lu
Jack Lu
Client Service Analyst
  • Investment Advisory Representative, Mutual of Omaha
  • BA, Financial Math and Statistics, UC Santa Barbara
  • Licensed Investment Advisory Representative
Lana Anderson
Lana Anderson
Operations Assistant
  • BS, Finance And Management Information Systems, SUNY Binghamton
Samuel Eisner
Samuel Eisner
Analyst
  • Financial Advisor, Equitable Advisors
  • BS, Environmental Economics & Policy, UC Berkeley
  • Series 7 & 66 Licenses
Norraphon Dejruksavattana
Norraphon Dejruksavattana
Trader
  • Quantitative Trader, Independent 
  • Algorithmic Trading Advisor, AMR Trading Capital
  • Quantitative Portfolio Manager, AMR Trading Capital
  • Algorithmic Trader, AMR Trading Capital 
  • BBA, Investment Finance and Economics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Aric Chang
Aric Chang
Venture Analyst
  • Investment Consultant, Aves Lair
  • Compliance Consultant, Aspect Advisors
  • Series 7, 24, & 63 holder
  • BA, Political Science and Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
Joanna Nesgoda
Joanna Nesgoda
Legal Operations Manager
  • Compliance and Risk Specialist, AGIA
  • Paralegal at BFAS Law & JDSA Law, specializing in entity formation and management
  • CA Notary Public
John Caldwel
John Caldwel
NFT Principal

John is a tastemaker and contributor to the tight knight NFT community.

He trades creates and manages communities in almost every major NFT project.

Interests

  • The intersection of traditional and digital art markets
  • Historical provenance and relevance of non-fungible assets that exist on-chain
  • Generative art, NFT Photography, gated content, and communities that utilize NFTs
Marcus Peters
Marcus Peters
Operations Associate
  • 7+ years experience in Financial Services operations, compliance, and sales at JPMorgan, Lincoln Financial
  • MS, International Business, University of Delaware
  • Series 7, 63, 65 securities licenses
Paige Golay
Paige Golay
Executive Assistant
  • Master's in Applied Leadership and Management, Thunderbird School of Global Management, top 20%
  • Air Force Veteran
  • Member of Beta Gamma Sigma- International Business Honor Society 
Kristeen Rodriguez
Kristeen Rodriguez
Junior Accountant
  • Former Tax Associate at Macias Gini & O'Connell LLP
  • BS, Business Administration, Concentration in Accounting, SFSU
Kelly Chapman
Kelly Chapman
Chief Compliance Officer & Head of Legal
  • 12+ years in the investment management industry, including 10+ as an attorney at major law firms and in-house, focusing on private investment funds and fintech/blockchain matters, and securities regulation of the same
  • Education: Randolph Macon Woman’s College, B.A., magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
  • Bar Admissions: California, the District of Columbia, and New York

Advisors

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Bill Woodward

Venture Capitalist with $3 billion in exits, including Macromedia, Launch Media, Myspace, Nevenvision, Pulse, and Cognet

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Charles Hoskinson

Founder of Cardano & Co-Founder of Ethereum

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Michael Arrington

Founder of TechCrunch and Arrington Capital

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Rahilla Zafar

Advisory Board Wave Financial

Michael Piwowar - Wave Advisor
Michael Piwowar, PhD

Executive Vice President of MI Finance at the Milken Institute. Previously, Commissioner at the US Securities and Exchange Commission and Chief economist for the US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

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Comprehensive Benefits
Flexible Work Arrangements
Health & Wellness Benefits
Parental Leave
Benny's Tacos

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