They say necessity is the mother of invention. When Stone Ridge Asset Management, a $10B+ alternatives asset manager, could not find an institutional-quality provider of digital asset products, NYDIG was born.
Since 2017, NYDIG has provided digital asset services to investors around the world. NYDIG's custody platform, built fully in-house, is designed to satisfy the highest regulatory, audit, and governance standards, and NYDIG's team is comprised of professionals with deep experience in capital markets, technology, and digital assets.
We have the technology, people, and expertise to deliver the white glove experience that today's professional investors demand.
Joshua Burandt is the Head of Strategic Partnerships at NYDIG. Prior to joining NYDIG, Joshua was a Private Equity Investment Professional at Adams Street Partners, a $40+ billion AUM global investment firm. Previously, Joshua held Investment Banking roles at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Joshua received his BA in Economics at the University of Chicago.
Greg Cipolaro is Global Head of Research at NYDIG. Prior to joining NYDIG, Greg was CEO and Co-Founder of Digital Asset Research. Previously, Greg held investment management roles at Balyasny Asset Management, Robeco Investment Management, and Starboard Value. Greg started his career on the sell side as part of two #1 Institutional Investor rated research teams. Greg received his MBA and BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.
Reuben Grinberg is the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of NYDIG. Prior to joining NYDIG in 2018, Reuben was an associate in the Financial Institutions Group at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP where he headed the creation of its digital asset and blockchain law practice. At Davis Polk, Reuben advised fintechs, banks, and other traditional financial institutions on a broad range of regulatory and transactional matters, and frequently wrote and presented on a wide range of regulatory topics, including the BitLicense and other regulation of digital asset companies, cybersecurity requirements, and capital requirements. In 2011, Reuben wrote the first law review article on Bitcoin. Before becoming a lawyer, he was a technology associate at Bridgewater Associates. Reuben holds a JD from Yale Law School, a MSc in Computer Science from The University of Texas at Austin, and a BS from Yale University.
Robert Gutmann is co-founder and CEO of NYDIG. He is also a co-founder of Stone Ridge, where he is a member of the firm’s management committee and investment committee. Prior to his role as CEO of NYDIG, Robert served as Head of Product Development and Execution for Stone Ridge, overseeing investment strategy formulation and serving as a portfolio manager on all Stone Ridge funds. Prior to Stone Ridge, he held various senior trading roles at investment banks including Morgan Stanley and RBC. Robert received his BA in Mathematics and Music from Columbia University.
George Kirchner is Head of Sales at NYDIG. Prior to joining NYDIG, George spent 6 years at Goldman Sachs, where he was a Vice President in the equity derivatives business of the firm’s private bank, creating customized derivative products for ultra high net worth investors, family offices, and institutions. Prior to his time at Goldman Sachs, George focused on energy derivatives, and started his career at JP Morgan. George earned a BS in Philosophy and Psychology from Northwestern University.
Eric Kramer is Head of West Coast Business Development at NYDIG. Prior to joining NYDIG, Eric was co-founder and Managing Partner of Kedham Management, a multi-family residential real estate firm, where he spent the past 4 years. Prior to Kedham, Kramer spent 15 years at Goldman Sachs, where he was a Managing Director and specialized in institutional fixed income sales coverage for US credit products. Eric earned his BA in Economics from Colgate University.
Brian Langel is the Chief Technology Officer of NYDIG. Prior to joining NYDIG, Brian spent seven years as founder and CTO of a telematics company named Dash. Brian started his career as a software developer working at HBO, McGraw Hill and Union Pacific Railroad. From 2014 to 2020, Brian was an adjunct professor at NYU in the graduate school of computer science. Brian received a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago.
Benjamin Lawsky is the Head of Regulatory Affairs and has been with NYDIG since its founding. He has also served as Head of Regulatory Affairs at Stone Ridge Asset Management since 2015. Benjamin was previously New York State's Superintendent of Financial Services, leading a 1,400-person regulatory body with responsibility for oversight of the more than 3,800 US and non-US banks and insurance companies with a nexus in NY. In that role, Benjamin also spearheaded creation of the BitLicense, the first regulatory licensing scheme for digital currency businesses. He is also a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University's Cyber Initiative, and was co-chair of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo's Cyber Security Advisory Board. Benjamin holds a JD and a BA from Columbia University.
Rodney Miller is the Chief of Staff at NYDIG. Prior to joining NYDIG, Rodney was COO/CFO at OnyxPoint Global Management, a private equity firm, and COO/CFO at hedge fund Puissance Capital Management. Previously, Rodney spent 14 years at Goldman Sachs where he was a Managing Director and most recently Chief of Staff for the Global Equities Division and CFO of Global Prime Services. He began his career at General Electric and held several financial management and CFO roles in their industrial businesses over 11 years. Rodney received a BA in Business Administration from Michigan State University.
Tejas Shah is Global Head of Trading at NYDIG. Prior to joining NYDIG, Tejas worked at Two Sigma where he focused on systematic options trading. Previously, Tejas spent nearly 20 years at Goldman Sachs where he was a partner and co-head of Equity Derivatives Trading for the Americas. Tejas earned a dual BS in Physics and Economics from the University of Michigan.
Ross Stevens founded NYDIG in 2017, and serves as its Chairman. Ross founded Stone Ridge in 2012, and serves as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Investment Committee. Ross received his PhD in Finance and Statistics from the University of Chicago (Booth) and his BSE in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton). Ross founded and serves as the Advisory Board Chairman of the Stevens Center for Innovation in Finance at the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton).
Ronnie Wexler is Global Head of Business Development at NYDIG. Prior to joining NYDIG, Ronnie spent 19 years at Goldman Sachs, where he was a partner and held senior roles as co-head of Americas Equities Sales and Head of Americas Equity Derivative Sales, and was a member of the firm’s Structured Investment Products Committee. Ronnie received his BS in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.