Team

Our team is at the forefront of innovation. Meet us.

THOMAS KIM

Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Kim is CEO of trueDigital, overseeing the expansion of the firm’s digital asset trading, payment and settlement operations across the financial industry. He is responsible for building the firm’s growing list of banking, custodial and asset management clients and partners, as well as driving the introduction of new derivatives products into the marketplace.

Prior to joining trueDigital, Mr. Kim spent seven years with Bridgewater Associates, one of the world’s top investment managers, where he most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of the Investment Engine Group. He was also the CEO and a board member at UNX, where he spearheaded the launch of innovative algorithmic execution technologies for the specialist agency broker-dealer. Mr. Kim has a long track record of leadership and technological excellence at major institutions and trading firms, including roles as a Managing Director at Lehman Brothers, responsible for the Towsend Analytics Electronic Trading franchise, as well as the COO of Trading Screen and the COO of Mandarin Capital Technologies.

Mr. Kim is a graduate of American University in Washington, DC.

KEVIN LUPOWITZ

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Information Officer

Kevin Lupowitz is COO & CIO of trueDigital, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the firm and the continuing growth of the product offerings to meet the needs of trueDigital’s clients and partners. He is responsible for insuring that the firm is continually well positioned to deliver world-class solutions to our industry, and a bright, innovative, and nurturing environment for the trueDigital team.

 

Prior to trueDigital, Mr. Lupowitz was the CIO and Global Head of Technology at CLEAR, a biometric Identity-as-a-Service organization that supports over three million clients. Prior to that, he was CIO at FXall, one of the largest institutional foreign exchange (FX) marketplaces, which was subsequently acquired by Thomson Reuters.

 

Mr Lupowitz was a founding employee, CIO, and Global Head of Technology, at Liquidnet, where he spent 11 years building and expanding the first equities "dark pool" which supported trading in 40 markets globally for over 700 of the largest asset managers in the world.

 

Mr. Lupowitz has a B.S. in Computer Science from CUNY Brooklyn College.

MICHEL FINZI

Chief Commercial Officer

Michel Finzi is Chief Commercial Officer overseeing trueDigital’s commercial strategy and business development organization. As Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Finzi is responsible for driving trueDigital’s business growth and growing trueDigital’s footprint among banks and investment firms.

Prior to working at trueDigital, Mr. Finzi spent five years as the Head of Global Sales and Marketing at RealTick, a financial technology firm which was acquired by Barclays. Mr. Finzi served as a Managing Director and SVP at Instinet for 15 years. Finzi has also been involved with groundbreaking fintech companies focused on ultra-low latency trading, crypto data aggregation and analytics. Most recently, he served as entrepreneur-in-residence for Palm Ventures, where co-founded Seersite the P2P expert and research network.

Mr. Finzi is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University.

FRAN KENCK

Chief Compliance Officer

Fran Kenck is trueDigital's Chief Compliance Officer, overseeing all regulatory compliance functions for the company. She has 35 years of regulatory compliance experience in CFTC regulated exchanges and businesses, including 15 years as a regulator.

Prior to working at trueDigital, Ms. Kenck spent seven years as Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Regulatory Officer of trueEX, a CFTC regulated designated contract market (DCM) and swap execution facility (SEF) for interest rate swaps. She has also held senior level compliance positions at National Futures Association, ABN AMRO, Commerz Futures, and the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX)/Chicago Climate Futures Exchange (CCFE). While at CCX/CCFE, she also served as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer.  

Ms. Kenck has a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

HEATHER OLIVER

Chief People Person

Heather Oliver, SHRM-SCP, SPHR is trueDigital’s Chief People Officer, overseeing all people operations. Her focus is on creating talent strategies to enhance the firm’s competitive edge and employee value proposition. Heather is responsible for culture initiatives that align to the firm’s purpose, values and people while designing and developing the internal infrastructure of the business.

 

Prior to working at trueDigital, Ms. Oliver was the Founder/CEO of Culture Strategies, Inc. helping business leaders rethink and leverage their culture increasing customer experience and growing revenue. She has worked across many industries and partnered with global offices in locations such as  London, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. 

 

Ms. Oliver was a founding employee at Liquidnet Holdings, Inc., as Sr Director of HR, where she spent 10 years developing foundational roots and expanding the business globally, from 50 employees to 400 worldwide differentiating their employer branding.

GEORGE SAPIO

General Counsel

George Sapio is the General Counsel of trueDigital, overseeing all legal matters for the firm, including all client and technology transactions, corporate and Board governance, intellectual property, employment matters and legal and reputation risk management. 

 

Mr. Sapio is a corporate attorney with over 20 years of experience. He was previously an Executive Director in the Legal Departments of JP Morgan’s Corporate Investment Bank, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and Citigroup/Smith Barney. Prior to his roles as in-house counsel, he was a corporate associate in the London and Washington, D.C. offices of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld and the Washington, D.C. office of K&L Gates.  

 

Mr. Sapio has a B.S. in Finance from Seton Hall University and a J.D. from American University. 

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