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Talos Appoints Michael G. D’Alessio to Chief Operating Officer; Announces Key Global Executive Hires in the US, UK, and APAC Regions

Talos Appoints Michael G. D’Alessio to Chief Operating Officer; Announces Key Global Executive Hires in the US, UK, and APAC Regions

New York - Talos, the premier provider of institutional digital asset trading technology, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael G. D'Alessio as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Michael brings to Talos extensive leadership experience in institutional finance and technology along with a proven track record driving the exponential growth of startups.

In his new role as COO, Michael will be responsible for global operations, which includes driving global expansion and strategy, optimizing revenue operations, overseeing marketing and finance, in addition to the day-to-day operations of the firm. He will work closely with Talos co-founders Anton Katz and Ethan Feldman, as well as the board, to help drive growth, profitability, and operational excellence across the company.

"We’re excited to announce Michael as Talos’s first Chief Operating Officer, and we have the utmost confidence he can help take Talos to the next level," said Talos CEO and co-founder Anton Katz. "His wealth of experience, deep industry knowledge, and high-energy problem-solving skills make him an invaluable addition to our team. We look forward to working with him as we continue to expand and strengthen our business."

Prior to  joining Talos, Michael was Senior Vice President, Product and GM at Wonder, the fine food delivery startup, where he oversaw greater than 600% growth in the company’s value and employee growth from 10 to upwards of 1,500. Previously, he helped launch Arcesium from parent company D.E. Shaw & Co, where he held the role of Senior Vice President & Chief of Staff in Technology. Michael began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers and graduated from Lehigh University's College of Business.

In addition to Michael’s appointment as COO, Talos also announces the following executive hires: 

Libby Vanderkaay joins Talos as VP, Head of Revenue Operations. Libby brings more than 15 years of experience in sales, business operations, and strategy development in the fintech industry. Prior to joining Talos, Libby was Chief Operating Officer of Client and Partner Development at Arcesium. She previously held leadership positions at Northern Trust, Omnium (an affiliate of Citadel Investment Group), and Bank of America / Merrill Lynch. Libby earned her B.S.E. from the University of Michigan.

Daniel Packham joins Talos as VP, Head of Operations EMEA. Daniel brings more than 16 years of experience in financial services and operations management. Daniel was most recently Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) at Elwood Technologies where he helped scale the business from 5 to 100+ employees globally in 12 months. He previously held several management roles across Barclays and Barclaycard.

Neelabh Dixit joins Talos as Commercial Product Manager, Derivatives. Neelabh has over a decade of experience in trading and trading systems development in financial markets, including 6 years building and running different cryptocurrency trading businesses. Prior to his most recent role as Head of Trading at Q9 Capital, a sell-side crypto trading platform, Neelabh also co-founded and managed a digital assets trading firm specializing in high beta strategies and market-making. He began his career on the Equities trading desk at Deutsche Bank in Asia before transitioning to the crypto industry. Neelabh is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

Roland Jarquio joins Talos as VP, Product Marketing & Growth. Roland brings over 15 years of experience in product marketing, brand, and growth strategy. Roland joins Talos from Coinbase, where he was Director, Institutional Sales Marketing. Prior to Coinbase, Roland spent over a decade on Wall Street where he held senior roles at Citi and Barclays. He began his career at McKinsey & Company before moving to GE where he led brand strategy for GE Money. Roland earned his BA from Washington University in St. Louis and MBA from Northwestern University.

"We're thrilled to welcome these exceptional senior executives to Talos and are excited to see the wealth of knowledge and experience they bring to our growing team," added Anton. "As we expand our global footprint, it's crucial that we continue to attract the best and brightest talent. I'm confident these executives will help us achieve our next phase of growth and be valued members of our diverse team."

With the addition of these senior executives, Talos is well positioned to continue its global expansion and its mission to help drive the institutional adoption of digital assets. The company is excited about the opportunities ahead and looks forward to continued success in the future.

For more information contact: Media@talos.com

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