Our Leadership

A team of professionals with extensive experience in electronic trading, precious metals investment management, market operations, collateral management and blockchain technology

Founded in 2016, Tradewind is managed by a team of professionals with extensive experience in electronic trading, precious metals investment management, market operations, collateral management and blockchain technology.

Management

Management Team

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Michael Albanese

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Albanese is the CEO of Tradewind Markets. With over 20 years in the industry, Michael previously held multiple leadership positions at J.P. Morgan, including Global Head of Agency Collateral Management, Global Head of Securities Clearance, and Head of Japan Trustee business, enabling banks, broker-dealers, asset managers, corporations, and insurers to effectively manage collateral cross repurchase agreements, securities loans, and derivatives trades. Michael is experienced in market infrastructure across securities markets, online brokerage, and leadership of complex businesses.

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Ryan Graybill

Head of Human Resources and Finance

Ryan is the Head of Human Resources and Finance at Tradewind Markets. She is an experienced human resources leader with a passion for hiring and developing fast-growing, talented teams. Ryan has spent her career recruiting and developing talent for both large financial services firms and technology startups. Most recently, Ryan managed the Graduate Talent Program at UBS, where she led recruitment and development initiatives from the ground up and oversaw rotational program for 50 new hires. Ryan received her B.S. in Business and Technology Management, with a concentration in Finance, from New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering.

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Didier Bloch

Chief Information Security Officer

Didier brings over 20 years of experience in the field of information technology as well as data security. Previously, he set up information security structures and frameworks at several fintech startups. At SunGard Financial Services, he was responsible for the security and compliance for most of the division. His credentials and certifications include an MBA with a concentration in Operations Research, a Masters degree in Finance, CISSP, CISA, CISM and CEH.

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Jose Maria

Head of the Client Insights and Operations

Jose Maria is the Head of the Client Insights and Operations at Tradewind Markets, where he manages the experience and onboarding process of Tradewind’s existing and potential clients. As part of this role, Jose collects and analyzes client feedback in order to evolve business metrics and develop actionable value-adding enhancements that meet client needs. Before becoming Head of Client Insights and Operations, Jose worked as a product manager at Tradewind for over three years, where he was responsible for designing and launching the Tradewind Ledger and VaultChain Gold and Silver products, as well as ORIGINS and RFQ trading capabilities. Prior to his roles at Tradewind, Jose worked at J.P. Morgan for over ten years as an executive director within the Global Clearing business division, which encompassed Futures & Options and OTC Clearing. While at J.P. Morgan, he held multiple roles across client management and product development. Jose received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Buffalo.

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Nidhi Kumra

Chief Financial Officer

Nidhi is the CFO of Tradewind Markets. She is an accounting and finance professional with over 15 years of experience in audit, finance & business operations. Nidhi graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business. She has a Chartered Professional Accountant / Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA) designation. Nidhi started her career at KPMG where she quickly rose to become a senior manager in the audit and assurance practice, working as a team leader of large private and public client engagements. Most recently Nidhi served as VP Finance for a global marketing agency, and helped to lead a national implementation of an end-to-end ERP system across the enterprise. Previous to that, Nidhi led the finance team at Labatt Breweries, a subsidiary of AB InBev – a Fortune 500 Company. She was a key strategic partner working on the transformation of the business through system implementations, designing corporate budgets, and leading acquisition integrations.

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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Brad Katsuyama

Chief Executive Officer

Brad was one of the co-founders of IEX in 2012 after their team uncovered ways that the existing stock exchanges were selling high-speed technology and data to the detriment of long-term investors. Brad and his team’s pursuit of a fairer market has been chronicled in Michael Lewis’ book Flash Boys, as well as in outlets ranging from 60 Minutes to The New York Times Magazine and Bloomberg Markets. Brad is the former head risk trader and head of electronic trading for RBC Capital Markets.
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Michael Albanese

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Albanese is the CEO of Tradewind Markets. With over 20 years in the industry, Michael previously held multiple leadership positions at J.P. Morgan, including Global Head of Agency Collateral Management, Global Head of Securities Clearance, and Head of Japan Trustee business, enabling banks, broker-dealers, asset managers, corporations, and insurers to effectively manage collateral cross repurchase agreements, securities loans, and derivatives trades. Michael is experienced in market infrastructure across securities markets, online brokerage, and leadership of complex businesses.
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Fraser Buchan

Director

Fraser Buchan has been involved in the mining industry since 2006, when he joined the institutional sales desk at GMP Securities in Toronto and then GMP Europe in London. He has served as an executive of Andean Precious Metals, Newcastle Gold, Elgin Mining and Touchstone Gold and has served as a director of several publicly traded resource companies. Most recently, Fraser co-founded Tradewind Markets in partnership with IEX Group and Sprott Inc. Backed by leading companies in the precious metals industry, Tradewind provides institutions with a suite of digital solutions in trading, supply chain management, settlement and custody of precious metals. Fraser holds a degree in Economics from McGill University
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Craig Resnick

Chief Financial Officer

Craig is the CFO of IEX Group, where he oversees the accounting, audit, tax, treasury, corporate finance and investor relations functions. Craig has more than 20 years’ experience working with high-growth companies in financial services and has deep expertise in accounting, auditing, budgeting and capital markets transactions. Prior to IEX, Craig served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer at Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG), where he was responsible for all global financial planning and accounting functions. Craig was also Assistant Controller at Liquidnet and served in financial advisory roles at Aon Consulting and Kroll Associates and as an auditor at Ernst & Young.
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