29th July 2020

Executives are joining skew. to build the bridge between institutional finance and cryptocurrency markets

Leading data analytics and trade execution platform skew. announced today that three executives from the financial services industry are joining the London-based upstart to strengthen its team and governance.

Jamie Selway is joining the company as Chairman of the Board. Mr Selway was previously head of electronic brokerage at ITG which was acquired by Virtu Financial for $1bln in 2019. He also sat on the boards of the BATS Global Markets exchanges from inception to 2015.  BATS was acquired by the CBOE in 2017 for $3.2bln.

Before joining ITG in 2010, Mr Selway co-founded White Cap Trading and was chief economist at Archipelago, one of the first electronic stock market operators which was sold to New York Stock Exchange in 2005.

Mr Selway is a well-respected figure of US Equity markets and will be the company’s first presence in the country.

“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to join the skew team at this exciting time,” said Mr. Selway.  “I will contribute my global perspective, operational experience, and cross-asset relations to benefit skew’s rapidly growing client base.”

Additionally, the company recently welcomed Jonathan Skrzypek, former Global Head of Middleware Messaging Engineering at Goldman Sachs, as Head of Data Engineering, and Michael Wilson, former EMEA Head of Equity Sales at JP Morgan, as advisor.

Emmanuel Goh, co-founder and CEO of skew, comments:

“The financial industry increasingly recognizes the potential of cryptocurrencies which can also be felt with the quality of talents we are able to attract. Skew is looking forward to leveraging the insight and knowledge that individuals of such high calibre will bring to the company.”

Skew was founded in 2018 by former JP Morgan and Citigroup derivatives traders Emmanuel Goh and Tim Noat. The company raised $7mln in funding and has received backing from leading investors such as Kleiner Perkins, Digital Currency Group and Octopus Ventures.

Skew recently launched in partnership with interdealer broker Kyte Broking Limited the skewTrading platform offering access to liquidity of CME bitcoin derivatives products in a regulatory compliant environment. The first block trades were crossed on the platform in the last week between US counterparties.

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