SVP, Global Co-Head of Equity Financing

James is an established industry veteran with deep expertise in capital markets and financial technology. With over 20 years in financial markets, he has extensive experience across debt capital markets, equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, and derivatives.

Prior to Capitolis, James was Senior Managing Director of State Street Global Markets & CEO of Currenex, a market-leading technology provider owned by State Street that provides high-performance FX technology. At Currenex, he led the firm’s strategic direction, revenue growth, and margin expansion – overseeing the largest top-line increase in several years and adding new business lines across fixed income products and digital assets. Before joining State Street, James served as Senior Managing Director and Partner at Cantor Fitzgerald where he built and managed the firm’s macro sales and trading business within the Debt Capital Markets division. A member of the firm’s senior operating committee, his involvement in the firm’s management extended to regulatory compliance, technology enhancement and strategic investments, among others. During his tenured career, James also held senior roles at Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan in FX Prime Brokerage and Derivatives Sales, respectively.


James studied English and American Literature at New York University.


Capitolis is funded by the world’s most prominent venture capital firms and leading global banks.