Meet Hex Trust's management team, board of directors, and advisory board. Our team has decades of experience in banking, finance, and building complex technology platforms for some of the largest financial institutions in the world.
Alessio Quaglini has over 15 years of professional experience, developed in banking, regulatory body and management consulting.
Prior to joining Hex Trust, Alessio was the Head of Strategy Asia for BBVA, overseeing the overall business development and geographical footprint in Asia. Among the responsibilities, Alessio helped the Bank set up branches and obtain regulatory approvals in Taiwan, South Korea, Australia, and Japan. Alessio was subsequently Director of Financial Institutions at First Abu Dhabi Bank, where he was responsible for developing the bank's business with Financial Institutions and Non-Bank Financial Institutions in North Asia. Alessio also worked at the Italian Financial Services Authority (Consob) in Rome, where he was responsible for the supervision of public equity and derivatives markets in the market abuse department.
Alessio earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in telecommunication engineering from La Sapienza University in Rome and his MBA from IE Business School.
Rafal Czerniawski has 30 years of experience in Fintech and banking technology.
Prior to being Hex Trust's CTO, he was the CTO of CLSA, CIO at SetClear and CTO Advisor to a number of start-ups. Rafal also co-founded Betatron, a startup accelerator in Hong Kong, IC Studios and Quikspaces.
Rafal is a seasoned technologist and executive leader who has built his professional career around software.
Marty Jetton’s professional career began in Investment Banking with The Chase Manhattan Bank and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. He has built and managed enterprise-wide risk management teams in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.
During the 1990’s, Marty set up Chase’s first global custody operation in China, India, and Bangladesh. More recently, Marty was a founding partner in Ultifin Limited, a virtual investment bank focusing on utilization of blockchain to increase the efficiency and lower operational risk of cross border trade finance.
Marty gained his preliminary interest and experience in Asia during his study at the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona, where he obtained his Masters of International Management degree, specializing in Southeast Asian Studies.
Sam Ameen is a marketing expert and entrepreneur who has been focusing on the blockchain and technology sectors for the last eight years.
Sam is one of the founding team members of Betatron, a Venture Capital firm and accelerator which has invested in 36 startups over the last four years. Sam mentors startups on their marketing strategy and helps them scale online by building their brand, acquiring users / clients via paid and organic acquisition channels, and generating press and media coverage. Prior to that, Sam built a digital marketing agency and has worked on and advised over 20 blockchain projects on their marketing strategies.
Sam regularly contributes his insights and opinions on the blockchain and technology ecosystem via his articles published on media platforms such as Forbes and Tech in Asia, amongst others. Sam graduated studying Investment & Finance from the Henley Business School.
Calvin Shen has more than 10 years of financial services and investment experience across fintech start-ups and asset management.
As the Head of Sales & Business Development of Hex Trust, Calvin works closely with clients to provide bespoke blockchain and custody solutions to help them bridge the worlds of digital assets and traditional finance. Prior to joining Hex Trust, Calvin was at Figure Technologies, a fintech and blockchain start-up based in San Francisco. Previously, he spent time at PIMCO, SSGA, Deloitte and BNY Mellon across portfolio management, business development and institutional sales based in the United States.
He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in economics from UC San Diego and is a CFA and CAIA charter holder.