“Banks can’t ignore Bitcoin anymore.”

Barry Silbert

CEO & Founder

We are a team who passionately believe bitcoin and blockchain technology will drive global economic and social change. Our unique model enables us to deploy our resources to build the bitcoin and blockchain ecosystem over the long term.

The DCG Team

Barry Silbert

Barry Silbert

FOUNDER & CEO, DCG

A pioneer in digital currency investing, Barry began buying bitcoin in 2012 and quickly established himself as one of the earliest and most active investors in the industry. In 2015, Barry founded Digital Currency Group and today, DCG sits at the epicenter of the blockchain industry. Barry previously was the founder and CEO of SecondMarket (acquired by NASDAQ in 2015) and earlier in his career worked as an investment banker. Barry graduated with honors from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University. He has received many accolades including being named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young and Crain's, and being selected to Fortune's prestigious "40 Under 40" list. Barry has a longstanding passion for investing in great entrepreneurs with big ideas and has a knack for disruption himself.

Mark Murphy

Mark Murphy

COO

Mark is the Chief Operating Officer of DCG. In that role, he works closely with DCG’s subsidiaries on strategy, execution, and all management matters. Mark leads DCG’s legal, communications, marketing, public policy, security, cybersecurity, human resources, and facilities teams, and supports Barry on day-to-day management of DCG. He also advises DCG portfolio companies on public relations, brand, and marketing efforts. Mark is a member of the Board of Directors of Blockchain Association, the industry’s leading trade association. Prior to joining DCG, Mark led communications teams at Bloomberg, First Data, and SecondMarket. Mark worked as a commercial litigation attorney earlier in his career. He is a graduate of Miami University (B.A.) and St. John’s University School of Law (J.D.).

Michael Kraines

Michael Kraines

CFO

Michael is the Chief Financial Officer of DCG.  In that role he oversees all of the company’s financial operations, M&A activity, and corporate development efforts.  Michael also supports the continued growth of DCG’s operating subsidiaries and expands the company’s relationships within the larger institutional community.  Prior to joining DCG, Michael served as President and CFO of Trading Technologies. Earlier he spent over two decades in investment banking focusing on the financial technology sector as Managing Director at Sandler O’Neill + Partners and Wasserstein Perella. Michael started his career as a venture capital attorney with Kirkland & Ellis. He is a graduate of Cornell University (B.A), Harvard Law School (J.D.) , The University of Chicago Booth School (M.B.A.).

Casey Taylor

Casey Taylor

VP, DEVELOPMENT

Sitting at the center of DCG's expansive network of portfolio companies, subsidiaries, and shareholders, Casey acts as the primary point of contact for post-investment support and strategic partnerships across our family of businesses. With seven years of experience supporting entrepreneurs full time, she has developed a pattern recognition of the challenges that teams face while scaling and a robust set of resources to support them. A world-class experience designer and seasoned community strategist, Casey cut her teeth working in tech advocacy at NY Tech Alliance and in venture at Female Founders Fund.

Amanda Cowie

Amanda Cowie

VP, Communications

Amanda is VP, Communications for DCG, where she leads external and internal communications, while advising the firm’s subsidiaries and portfolio on communications strategy. Prior to DCG, Amanda was the Global Head of Communications for Squarespace, the website building and ecommerce platform, in a high-growth period through the company’s direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange in May 2021. A passionate storyteller, she spent a decade at Bloomberg in various communications roles, most recently serving as the Global Head of Communications for Bloomberg Media. Amanda started her career in financial and crisis communications at Robinson, Lerer & Montgomery. Named twice to Business Insider’s ranking of the Best Communications Professionals in Tech, Amanda received a B.A. from Boston College.

Samantha Bohbot

Samantha Bohbot

DIRECTOR, PLATFORM

Samantha advises DCG’s portfolio companies on a range of strategic and operational matters, and works across our team, subsidiaries, shareholders, and portfolio executives to identify and lead cross-network business development initiatives. Having ran the partnerships effort at a London-based health-tech startup prior to joining DCG, Samantha is passionate about helping companies at critical growth stages to scale efficiently. She started her career at Orbis Investments, the global asset manager, conducting quantitative analysis on the firm’s emerging market equity fund and, eventually, leading global growth initiatives.

Matt Beck

Matt Beck

DIRECTOR, INVESTMENTS

Matt joined the DCG team in 2020 as Director of Investments after four years helping to build DCG’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Grayscale Investments. As Director of Investments, Matt focuses on portfolio and risk management for DCG’s digital currency investment strategies as well as new opportunities in public and private equity markets. Having worked at MSCI, Bridgewater Associates, and most recently, Grayscale, Matt is a seasoned asset management professional with a decade of experience in multi-asset class investing. Matt graduated from Lafayette College and is a CFA charterholder.

Jason Yacavone

Jason Yacavone

Director, Investments

Jason joined the DCG team in 2021 as Director of Investments after eight years at Moore Capital Management, where he invested across the capital structure. Prior to his time at Moore, Jason spent eight years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch with a focus on leveraged and distressed credit.  As Director of Investments, Jason is tasked with identifying opportunities in the public markets, while also helping to support the team’s digital currency and private equity investments. Jason graduated from College of the Holy Cross (BA) and Harvard Business School (MBA).

Rumi Morales

Rumi Morales

Director, Investments

Rumi joined DCG in 2022 as Director of Investments after nine years in the blockchain and cryptocurrency investment space, as head of the venture arm of the CME Group and partner at Outlier Ventures, the leading metaverse accelerator. As Director of Investments, Rumi focuses on DCG’s venture portfolio, growth-stage investments, and emerging opportunities globally. Previously, Rumi was a long-time executive at Goldman Sachs, and is also a Board Member or advisor to several blockchain and cryptocurrency organizations and non-profit institutions. Rumi graduated from Wellesley College (BA) and NYU Stern School of Business (MBA).

Bill Krueger

Bill Krueger

COO, Investments

Bill is the Chief Operating Officer, Investments.  In that role, he drives process and technology changes that accelerate sustainable growth and management of DCG’s investment portfolio.  Bill joined in 2022 DCG after spending thirteen years as an executive at Bridgewater Associates, driving technology innovation and operations improvements across the firm.  Prior to that, Bill was a technology strategy consultant and a software engineer, advising financial services, gaming and telecom companies on technology strategy, building B2C and B2B technology products, and directing enterprise-level technology renovations.  He holds Bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Tim Khoury

Tim Khoury

Investment Associate

Tim joined the DCG team in 2021 as Investment Associate. Tim focuses on investment opportunities in the venture, liquid token and emerging manager strategies. Tim discovered the Bitcoin whitepaper in 2013 and has been active in the space ever since. Prior to DCG, Tim worked in private equity at SVPGlobal and in technology mergers and acquisitions at Evercore Partners. Tim holds master’s degrees in math from the University of Cambridge and business (MBA) from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Christopher Costaras

Christopher Costaras

Investment Associate

Christopher joined the DCG team in 2022 as an Investment Associate and primarily focuses on the firm's liquid token investment strategy. Prior to DCG, Christopher founded an esports platform and spent six years in mergers and acquisitions investment banking at Sandler O'Neill + Partners and most recently at Evercore. Christopher has been following and investing in crypto since 2013. Christopher graduated from Wake Forest University with a BS in Finance.

Steven Cook

Steven Cook

Investment Analyst

Steven joined DCG in 2022 as an Investment Analyst working across all investment strategies. Before joining DCG, Steven was a member of the team at Chicago Ventures, a seed-stage generalist fund, where he served as the point person for all crypto and blockchain investing. Prior to Chicago Ventures, Steven played professional basketball in the Netherlands and Estonia, where he competed internationally across Europe and made his first crypto investment. Steven holds a BA in Economics with honors from Princeton University.

Jenn Goodson

Jenn Goodson

VP, Operations and Workplace Experience

Jenn is a versatile leader of administrative and business operations specializing in facilities and human resources. Jenn ensures the processes and systems that are the backbone of DCG’s business run smoothly and facilitates synergies within DCG’s subsidiaries. She prides herself on bringing a balance of humor, diplomacy, and optimism not only to her team, but also to vendor relationships and partners alike. Prior to DCG, Jenn was the CAO at Neota Logic and Manager of Investor Relations at Epiq Systems. She is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace University (BA), Fordham University (MBA), and is a SHRM -Senior Certified Professional. Prior to earning her MBA, you could find Jenn performing professionally in musicals around the country.

Evan Malanga

Evan Malanga

Director, Strategy & Operations

Evan manages strategic and operational initiatives for DCG at both the parent and subsidiary level with a focus on DCG's new and emerging businesses. Prior to DCG, Evan held leadership roles at Securitize and Consensys. and worked in both M&A and private equity at Evercore and Gotham Partners, respectively. Evan graduated from the University of Connecticut (BA), Columbia Business School (MBA) and is a U.S. Army veteran.

Matt Kummell

Matt Kummell

Director, Strategy & Operations

Matt works with DCG subsidiaries on strategic and operational topics, with a focus on businesses in the investment management ecosystem. Prior to joining DCG, Matt was the Head of North America for Citi’s Business Advisory Services team, a strategic consulting practice focused on institutional investor clients in Citi’s Markets division. Matt has also held strategic and front-office leadership roles in the Hedge Fund industry at Citadel, Balyasny Asset Management, and S.A.C. Capital Advisors, the predecessor to Point 72 Asset Management. Earlier in his career, Matt worked for Bain & Company as a Case Team Leader in the Boston office. Matt has an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Mike Katz

Mike Katz

Director of Legal

Mike handles all things legal from an operational, transactional, and strategic perspective for DCG. As Counsel, Mike also works closely with DCG’s subsidiaries and their leadership teams. Prior to joining DCG, Mike was an associate at Cooley LLP and Paul, Weiss, representing emerging growth companies and venture capital funds in a diverse range of critical transactions, from formation through funding and liquidity events. Mike helped start ups grow into household names by providing strategic and practical advice to management teams and investors. Mike is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia Law School and lives with his family in New York City.

Laura Bilder

Laura Bilder

Associate Counsel

Laura works closely with the investment team and provides legal support across a broad range of transactional, governance, and other business issues. Prior to joining DCG, Laura was an associate at Jones Day representing public and private companies in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and other strategic transactions. She also advised companies on matters related to corporate governance and shareholder activism. Laura is a graduate of Fordham Law School (JD) and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business (BS).

Abraham Michael

Abraham Michael

Development Program Manager

Abe joined DCG in 2022 as the Development Program Manager, supporting DCG’s subsidiaries and portfolio companies solve their most challenging problems. He brings five years of experience from the Young President’s Organization (YPO), where he was trusted to deliver business-related programming and engagement for CEOs who operate in the financial services industry. Abe started his career advising bi/multi-lateral commercial interests between the U.S. and the Middle East.

Jigar Shah

Jigar Shah

ASSISTANT CONTROLLER

Jigar Shah serves as the  Assistant Controller for DCG where he is responsible for daily functions related to financial accounting and reporting. He also supports the finance function for subsidiary companies. Drawing from a career in financial services, most recently at Brookfield Asset Management, previously at SS&C Technologies, as well as Lightfoot Capital Partners and Ernst & Young, LLP, Jigar brings fantastic experience to this role. He holds degrees from New York University and Pace University.

Christopher Saveri

Christopher Saveri

Tax Director

Chris handles all things tax from an operational, compliance, and strategic perspective for DCG. In his role, Chris also supports DCG's subsidiaries on strategic tax initiatives. Prior to joining DCG, Chris worked in EY’s Financial Services Office for 13 years, and served as a tax lead in EY’s Metro NY Fintech initiative. He advised fintech companies at all stages and served as a subject matter expert for digital currency, supporting varied teams on tax technology and complex tax issues. Chris is a graduate of Villanova and is a CPA licensed in New York and New Jersey. In his spare time, you may spot him at his local Brazilian Jiu Jitsu dojo.

Jordan Fitterman

Jordan Fitterman

Manager, Financial Analysis

Jordan joined the DCG team in 2021 as a Manager of Financial Analysis. In this role he oversees all of DCG’s efforts relating to capital, liquidity, forecasting, corporate development and investor relations. Prior to joining DCG, Jordan spent 4 years at Goldman Sachs with a focus on FinTech and Consumer Banking and 2 years prior at J.P. Morgan. Jordan is a graduate of The University of Florida (B.S.) with a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering.

Rachel Schwartz

Rachel Schwartz

Assistant Controller

Rachel serves as DCG's Assistant Controller, where she is responsible for the daily functions related to financial accounting and reporting, in addition to providing similar support to DCG's subsidiary businesses. Rachel draws from her previous experiences in accounting and finance across a range of companies and industries. Most recently, she worked at Wolfe Research, a premier equity research boutique firm. She started her career at Ernst & Young, as part of the assurance services division, followed by Barclays, where she worked in product control for securitized products. She is a CPA and received a M.S. in Accounting from the University of Virginia and a B.S. in Management from Georgia Tech. 

Christiane Shaw

Christiane Shaw

Chief of Staff

CChristiane serves as a trusted and supportive partner to the CEO ensuring he is as effective as possible both personally and professionally. She draws energy and passion from the ever changing and fast paced nature of this unique role. Before joining DCG in 2013, Christiane held operations and HR roles at AlpInvest Partners, Warburg Pincus, and Cambridge Leadership Associates. She is a graduate of Western Connecticut State University.

Kelly Austrie

Kelly Austrie

Executive Assistant, Operations

Kelly joins DCG as support to our Operations Team. Her responsibilities range from helping our COO leverage his time to best support our subsidiaries, to assisting the Director of Operations with facilities and HR projects. With a background in Change Management, she is passionate about supporting others and has a no job too big or too small attitude. Prior to DCG, Kelly held supportive roles at Bridgewater Associates and most recently Genpact. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with her Bachelors in Psychology, and Masters in Sport Management.

Board Members

Barry Silbert

Barry Silbert

FOUNDER AND CEO, DCG

A pioneer in digital currency investing, Barry began buying bitcoin in 2012 and quickly established himself as one of the earliest and most active investors in the industry. In 2015, Barry founded Digital Currency Group and today, DCG sits at the epicenter of the blockchain industry. Barry previously was the founder and CEO of SecondMarket (acquired by NASDAQ in 2015) and earlier in his career worked as an investment banker. Barry graduated with honors from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University. He has received many accolades including being named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young and Crain's, and being selected to Fortune's prestigious "40 Under 40" list. Barry has a longstanding passion for investing in great entrepreneurs with big ideas and has a knack for disruption himself.

Glenn Hutchins

Glenn Hutchins

CO-FOUNDER, SILVER LAKE

Glenn Hutchins is Chairman of North Island and a Co-Founder of Silver Lake. He is a director of AT&T and of VirtuFinancial; Co-Chairman of the Brookings Institution and CARE; on the Executive Committee of the Boston Celtics and the Obama Foundation; and a board member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the New York Presbyterian Hospital, and the Center for American Progress. He is also a member of the Investment Board of Singapore’s Government Investment Corporation. Previously, Mr. Hutchins served President Clinton as a special advisor on economic and health-care policy. With his wife, Debbie, he founded the Hutchins Family Foundation to support healthcare, education and public policy initiatives.

Lawrence Lenihan

Lawrence Lenihan

CHAIRMAN AND CO-FOUNDER, RESONANCE

Lawrence Lenihan is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Resonance, a venture operating company that partners with talented creators to transform the fashion industry by uniquely combining venture investing experience, fashion industry insight and expertise, manufacturing knowledge and capability and technology vision. Prior to Resonance, Lawrence founded FirstMark Capital in New York City which has backed some of the most successful commerce companies in the market today including Tommy John, Pinterest and Shopify. Lawrence is an Adjunct Professor at NYU’s Stern School where he teaches Next Generation Retail.

Board Advisors

Lawrence H. Summers

Lawrence H. Summers

CHARLES W. ELIOT UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR AND PRESIDENT EMERITUS AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Lawrence H. Summers is the Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus at Harvard University. He served as the 71st Secretary of the Treasury for President Clinton and the Director of the National Economic Council for President Obama.