Team

Pat LaVecchia

Pat LaVecchia

CEO/Co-Chairman

Pat is CEO and Co-Chairman 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 30 year career, he has led capital markets team 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

Bob Yostpille

Chief Administrative Officer

Bob serves as the CAO of 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.

Evangelos Tzoulafis

Evangelos Tzoulafis

VP, ATS Technical Services

Evangelos is the VP of ATS Technical Services at Oasis Pro Markets. Evangelos's core capabilities include new product development, trading platforms technology and project management.   He has a successful track record of introducing new products, platforms and programs that drove profitable growth and improved customer engagement and value for companies such as Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and GAIN Capital.

Christopher Sutton

Christopher Sutton

Director, Blockchain Services

Chris is Director of Blockchain Services and has extensive experience in developing technology platforms. He previously worked as a Technical Product manager for Cisco where he led the firm's M&A Digitization initiative, built out an internal Innovation Hub, and revamped a large-scale internal Cloud product. He holds a Master of Science in Financial Systems Engineering, with Merit, from University College in London and a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Florida International University.

Christopher Hebel

Christopher Hebel

Compliance Officer

Chris brings over twenty years of diverse Wall Street experience, both in bulge bracket and boutique settings, beginning his career at Merrill Lynch in Research and ECM/Investment Banking. He transitioned into trading and compliance at Sound Securities LLC and opened an international desk trading ordinary shares, and in 2010, he co-founded a proprietary trading firm utilizing various algorithms. Chris joined MacKenzie Partners Inc. in 2012 and co-founded the Sentinel Market Intelligence Group, primarily responsible for stock surveillance as well as proxy voting ahead of annual/special meetings of shareholders, including proxy contests and tender offerings. Chris graduated with a BS in Finance from Quinnipiac University.

Akash Patel

Akash Patel

Head of Trading Services

Akash is Former Head of Trading Operations at EGLP (Engineers Gate Market Making unit). Experienced Market Maker, Lead Market Maker in ETFs and former upstairs Risk Manager for Knight Capital NYSE DMM unit. Risk manager for Equities, Futures, ETFs, FX and Corporate Bond market making at KCG proprietary unit. Former options specialist on the American Stock Exchange. Graduate with Masters and Bachelors from MIT in Mechanical Engineering.