Axoni, a New York-based capital markets technology firm that specializes in distributed ledger infrastructures today announced that Mas Nakachi has joined the firm’s leadership team as the Vice President of Strategy and Business Development. In that role, he will oversee all of Axoni’s client engagement personnel and be a core contributor to the firm’s broader business strategy.
Nakachi is currently a Senior Advisor to OpenGamma, a derivatives analytics software company, and is also working on numerous independent projects in the cryptocurrency/blockchain and machine learning spaces.
He was previously Vice Chairman and CEO at OpenGamma, most recently leading the company through the close of their $14.3mm Series D investment round. Prior to OpenGamma, Mas worked at Calypso for more than nine years as the Director of Business Development for the rates, fixed income, and credit business.
“I believe the financial services transformation powered by blockchain technology is just beginning. There are many unique challenges when bringing a fundamentally new technology to market but I believe the Axoni team is the best positioned to capitalize on this immense opportunity and I greatly look forward to working with them.”
“Axoni’s business leadership is as technically proficient as they are knowledgeable of market structure. In addition to his deep leadership experience in the financial services industry, Mas has spent much of 2017 personally coding smart contracts on the Ethereum network. He’s an ideal fit to help drive the continued expansion of Axoni’s footprint in capital markets.”