Team

Pat LaVecchia

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 30 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

Bob Yostpille

Head of Administration

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

Frank Weigand

General Counsel & Head of Listings

Frank Weigand is General Counsel and Head of Listings at Oasis Pro Markets. 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, hedge fund regulation and transactional matters. 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.

Renuka Gupta

Renuka Gupta

Chief Regulatory Officer

Renuka joins 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.

Evangelos Tzoulafis

Evangelos Tzoulafis

SVP, ATS Services

Evangelos is the SVP of ATS 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.

Viren Khandelwal

Viren Khandelwal

SVP, Enterprise Technology

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.

Gareth Thomas

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.

Christopher Hebel

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

Wes Jamieson

VP, Business Development & Strategy

Wes joins Oasis Pro from RSM US, where he was the National Lead Blockchain Technical Resource and member of RSM’s National Crypto and Blockchain Team. In his role, Wes was responsible for developing and managing relationships with external digital asset partners.

Thomas Rubio

Thomas Rubio

Associate

Thomas joins 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

Walker McKeough

Associate

Walker joins 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.