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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).
Igor is Co-Founder of Capitolis and global head of Product and Engineering.
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.
Justin is COO of Capitolis.
Prior to joining Capitolis, Justin was most recently Managing Director at Credit Suisse where he led the US Macro Structuring team and was responsible for developing, executing and monitoring strategic and tactical business lines across the macro client franchise.
In this capacity, Justin was also responsible for structuring new market making ventures in collaboration with external strategic partners to fundamentally transform certain trading businesses for “new world” markets.
Prior to Credit Suisse, Justin managed the Cross Asset Solutions and Strategies Long Term Investor effort at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, responsible for 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 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.
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.
David is the Chief Risk Officer for Capitolis Inc. as well as the Chief Compliance Officer for Capitolis Advisors LLC.
Before joining Capitolis in 2018, 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.
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).
Joe is the Global Head of Capital Market Sales at Capitolis.
Before joining Capitolis in 2018, Joe was a Managing Director and US Head of Short Rates Sales at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he produced and managed a team of 30 sales professionals focused on the distribution of liquidity products. Prior to BAML, Joe spent 6 years at Jefferies LLC as Managing Director and Global Head of Short Term Sales and Trading. Prior to joining Jefferies LLC, he worked at Merrill Lynch in various roles, serving lastly as Managing Director and Head of Money Market Sales. Joe began his career in 1993 at Deloitte & Touche in audit.
Joe earned an MBA in Finance and Management from The New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business in 2000 and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Clemson University in 1993.