Team

Pat LaVecchia

CEO

Pat is CEO of Oasis Pro Markets LLC, the first US-regulated alternative trading system (“ATS”) authorized to allow its Subscribers to trade digital (“blockchain”) securities and make payment for those digital securities in digital cash. Over his 25+ year career, he has led capital markets teams and spearheaded the financing, acquisition and/or sale of well over 150 companies involving transactions comprising of over $20 billion across a variety of industries including technology, fintech, and blockchain.

Bob Yostpille

HEAD OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Bob serves as the Head of Administration at Oasis Pro Markets. He has over 25 years of capital markets experience at Credit Suisse, Bank of America, and Royal Bank of Canada. He has deep knowledge of front-to-back processes across Fixed Income and Equities products and has served as COO and Controller for front-office business units and support organizations, including technology divisions.

Frank Weigand

GENERAL COUNSEL & HEAD OF LISTINGS

Frank Weigand is General Counsel and Head of Listings. In his nearly 20 years as an attorney, Frank has developed an expertise spanning a wide range of areas including broker-dealer and securities regulation, capital markets, derivatives, banking, investment advisory, and hedge fund regulation. Prior to Oasis, Frank was General Counsel of HSBC Securities as well as Head of Legal for the Americas Division of HSBC's Global Markets business. Prior to HSBC, Frank was an associate with Davis Polk in NY. Frank holds a JD (cum laude) as well as an undergraduate degree in finance (summa cum laude) from Fordham University.

Viren Khandelwal

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Viren is an eminent entrepreneur with extensive experience in Blockchain, Tokenization Platform, Public and Private Blockchain technologies. His recent work with GE and The Hartford as the Head of Blockchain and Architecture and an Emerging Technology Leader. Viren brings more than 24 years of experience in information technology within the financial services and investment management industry. In addition to his financial services expertise, he has leadership experience in the insurance industry, Cloud Services, architecture, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and product management.

Bob Yap

CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER

Bob recently joined Oasis Pro Markets after serving as the US Head of Equities/Futures/Prime Brokerage Compliance at HSBC, focusing on regulatory compliance advisory for the Markets and Securities Services business. Over the course of 20 years, Bob worked in various other compliance roles at Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers and UBS, and served as a CCO for a FinTech Broker Dealer/ATS.

Evangelos Tzoulafis

SVP, ATS SERVICES

Evangelos is the SVP of ATS Services at Oasis Pro Markets. Evangelos' core capabilities include new product development, trading platforms technology and project management. Prior to Oasis, Evangelos worked at GAIN Capital for over ten years in varying capacities, including head of the Project Management Office and head of Retail Trading Platforms. Evangelos also worked at JP Morgan Chase on the Project Delivery team for the Broker Technology services group, Bank of America as the Online Platform Development Manager, and Sloan Securities as the Director of Operations.

Gareth Thomas

SVP, ATS OPERATIONS

Gareth is SVP of ATS Operations at Oasis Pro Markets. He has a career spanning in excess of 25 years. He started his career with Natwest and Credit Lyonnais before pivoting into Retail FX and Crypto sales and trading with the likes of Saxo Bank and GFT (Gain Capital). Prior to joining OPM, Gareth embarked on the strategic set up and roll out of a new online regulated efX and Crypto firm as COO in Cyprus.

Renuka Gupta

HEAD OF REGULATORY & STRATEGIC ADVISORY

Renuka joined Oasis Pro from BNP Paribas where she was a senior counsel advising on a broad range of derivatives regulatory and transactional matters. Before BNP Paribas, Renuka spent 12 years at GE and was the legal global head of derivatives. Renuka is familiar with both U.S. and European financial services law and regulation. Renuka also has extensive experience with financial services advocacy involving new and emerging areas of regulation. Renuka started her career in private practice as a securities attorney.

Jonathan Boos

SVP, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Jonathan serves as SVP of Business Development at Oasis Pro Markets. He has over 25 years of experience focused on strategy, sales and marketing within capital markets, securities, banking, and technology at JP Morgan, UBS, Thomson Reuters, Sapient, BitGo and others. Jonathan has a deep understanding of capital markets including derivatives, commodities, hedge funds, private equity, venture capital and other alternative asset classes such as cryptocurrency and alternative payment.

Shannon Tomai

ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL

Shannon Tomai is Assistant General Counsel at Oasis Pro Markets. Shannon has more than 15 years’ experience providing expert legal advice and acting as a strategic advisor to executive teams. Shannon has extensive experience in corporate law, commercial construction and real estate transactions and corporate governance. Prior to Oasis, Shannon was general counsel of a New York and Connecticut-based commercial construction firm. Prior to that, Shannon ran her own private practice as a business attorney. She started her career as an M&A and securities attorney for an international law firm.

Gaurav Patrikar

VP, ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY

Gaurav is a vice president of Enterprise Technology. Prior to Oasis, Gaurav worked at the Hartford as Director of Claims IT Strategic Development. Gaurav is a leader in Global Information Technology with significant insurance industry experience that combines strong business acumen with broad technical knowledge to effectively select and implement technology solutions that advance business objectives, reduce costs, and improve customer experience. His insurance industry experience spans across both private and commercial line of business.

David Loffredo

SVP, PARTNERSHIPS

David recently joined Oasis Pro Markets after serving as the President of Inveniam Solutions. He has spent his 30-year career at the intersection of innovation and Capital Markets, split between consulting (Accenture / EY) and industry (Lehman Brothers, Bloomberg, Broadridge). As the first ever COO of Bloomberg Tradebook, David helped transform the global multi-asset class broker dealer / ATS, into the three-time Waters Technology Best Agency Broker Dealer. He led the Capital Markets Infrastructure Practice at Accenture, and the Capital Markets Technology Practice at EY. David has an undergraduate degree (Economics) from Vanderbilt University.

Christopher Hebel

COMPLIANCE OFFICER

Chris has over 20 years of experience in bulge bracket and boutique firms, including startups, covering research, capital markets & investment banking, foreign/domestic/algo trading, compliance, and stock surveillance. Chris is a cum laude graduate from Quinnipiac University with a BS in Finance.

Wes Jamieson

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Wes joined Oasis Pro from RSM where he was the National Lead Blockchain Technical Resource and founding member of RSM’s National Crypto and Blockchain Team. In his role at RSM, Wes was responsible for developing and managing relationships with external digital asset partners. Wes also provided education for the team through live classes as well as authoring an AICPA Level 2 course on how to audit the blockchain. Additionally, Wes wrote tax memos, position docs, and oversaw / performed calculations around digital asset taxation.

Michael So

VP, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Michael joined Oasis Pro Markets as VP of Product Development. Michael has a broad range experience across the digtal asset space, he was Co-Founder of Okra Finance, Head of Business Development at Cook Finance, Head of Tokenization at Atomyze, and Project Manager at Gemini.  He began his career at traditional financial institutions including Bank of America, HSBC, RBS, Scotia Bank, and Barclays.

Thomas Rubio

ASSOCIATE

Thomas joined Oasis Pro from Bakkt where he worked on the institutional custody and liquidity operations team. He worked closely with Bakkt's blockchain security and engineering teams to develop, test, and support their proprietary systems. Prior to Bakkt, Thomas worked for BlackRock's U.S. Wealth Advisory team.

Walker McKeough

ASSOCIATE

Walker joined Oasis Pro from Portfolio Advisors where he worked on the marketing/investor relations team and helped raise a $2.8b Secondary Fund and a $750m Direct Co-Investment Fund. Walker was also responsible for completing DD requests, RFPs, Cash Flow analysis, DDQs and ad-hoc requests. Prior to Portfolio Advisors, Walker worked for Canaan Partners, a Venture Capital Firm, and Bentley Associates L.P., a boutique investment bank.

Marcin Parzych

TECHNICAL BUSINESS ANALYST

Marcin has over 5 years of experience in IT and software development, including product management, quality assurance, agile, scrum, and business analysis. Marcin was responsible for ensuring the development of various products, implementation of development processes, and management of product roadmaps.

Allan Kim

SMART CONTRACT DEVELOPER

Allan is a smart contract engineer building secure applications on decentralized ledger technology. Prior to Oasis, Allan worked as a smart contract engineer at Masa Finance.

Tucker Kennedy

ANALYST

Tucker joined Oasis Pro Markets after graduating from the University of Alabama. He has experience at UBS Wealth Management Americas working on the Strategic Partnerships Team. With the Strategic Partnerships Team Tucker was tasked with building and utilizing strategic relationships to create business opportunities between partners and compile value add presentations and external speakers for the use of the larger UBS workforce both internally and for external conferences.

Laura Kane

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Laura is the Administrative/Executive Assistant at Oasis Pro Markets. Prior to joining Oasis, Laura specialized in business relocation services where she assisted business owners in identifying replacement locations and filed relocation claims per State/Federal guidelines. Laura is fluent in Spanish as a second language.