Team

Led by pioneers & industry award-winners

Empowering financial innovation with expert-driven analytics in crypto derivatives.

Leadership Team

Led by a team with over 60 years of experience at global investment banks, hedge funds, and the fintech sector 

Eamon Gashier
Founder & CEO

Derivatives structuring and trading for 15+ years. Previously portfolio manager at Whard Stewart, a macro hedge fund. Held senior roles at investment banks, Credit Suisse and most recently Nomura. Associate member of the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies. MSc in Financial Mathematics at University of Warwick; MEng in Chemical Engineering at University College London.

Dennis Filtz
Chief Technology Officer

25+ years experience as a developer, architect, and software engineering leader, most recently as the Head of Application Development for the Risk Manager product suite at MSCI. Head of Development for Locus, Credit Suisse’s pre-trade analytics platform. Developer at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, and Microsoft. US Army veteran, having served 6 years primarily in the 82nd Airborne Division.

Alfonso Delgado
Operations & Legal

Lecturer at Imperial College Business School on blockchain, and author of several academic papers and book chapters. Head of Investment Research at Silver 8 Capital, one of the earliest and largest hedge funds in the crypto-asset space. Previously worked as a derivatives lawyer in a leading London law firm; Completing a PhD in Computer Science at Imperial College; MSc in Law and Finance from Oxford; LLB from King’s College.

Andrew Melville
Research Analyst

Graduated from Imperial College London with an MSc in Mathematics and Statistics, including a strong foundation in Probability Theory and Stochastic Analysis. He has extensive academic research experience as the author of published academic papers, and has developed a talent for communicating complex ideas.

Cody Gîdei
Senior Software Engineer

5+ years at Bloomberg in Trading & Analytics, and Goldman Sachs in Investment Banking. Passionate builder, effective collaborator & lifelong learner. First Class Honors Bsc Computer Science from King's College London.

Vajiya Shaikh
Technical Lead

11+ years of experience in software architecture and development. Led e-commerce application in loyalty domain for airlines. Hands-on experience in coding and architecture for product based companies. Seasoned lead developer with a proven track record of complete customer satisfaction. Graduate and class topper in Computer Engineering.

Ahmad Kida
Data Analyst

Graduated from University of Southampton with an MEng in Electronic Engineering with Artificial Intelligence. While studying, he developed an interest in cryptocurrency and has completed substantive research in on-chain analytics. He maintains a high level of technical understanding of the cryptocurrency space and a consistent enthusiasm on extracting insight from on-chain data.

Lorinc Balassa
Senior Software Engineer

4+ years at Bloomberg in Fixed Income, and at a startup leading the infrastructure development of high frequency crypto trading strategies. Graduated from Imperial College London with an MEng in Electronic and Information Engineering.

Tony Maynard
Senior Software Engineer

5+ years as a Full Stack Engineer previously developing Quant infrastructure for hedge funds. Previously working on software specialising in a data-rich progressive web application. His expertise in both front-end and back-end development allows him to craft user-friendly, data-centric solutions that provide powerful insights for our users. Graduated with a First class honours BSc in Mathematics.

Partners

Block Scholes is supported by seasoned experts of the finance industry.

Mike Stewart
Partner & Advisor

Mike Stewart has over 25 years experience in Trading and Investment. He started his career at JPMorgan, where he built their European Emerging Markets franchise; went onto run the Global Emerging Markets business and subsequently the bank’s Proprietary Trading. He then setup and ran WHARD Stewart, a macro hedge fund, for seven years. He now divides his time between investing, consulting and volunteering.

Philip Kallerhof
Hedge Fund Advisor

Managing Partner at Protos Asset Management, a longstanding crypto-asset hedge fund with a focus on quantitative styles and DeFi investments. Lecturer on finance and trading at ETH Zurich