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Wintermute is a leading algorithmic trading firm that is focused on the innovative digital asset markets and is building the future of finance while also empowering its employees to act like owners and achieve more than it’s possible elsewhere.


Wintermute is a new generation algorithmic trading firm that uniquely merges


  • Technological sophistication and best practices from traditional capital markets
  • The culture and speed of a hyper-growth technology startup
  • The cutting edge innovation of a blockchain-native company


Evgeny Gaevoy

Founder & CEO

Evgeny has 15+ years of experience growing fintech businesses. He has consistently grown market share in Europe’s top fiat exchanges, developed and executed ambitious expansion projects and led agile cross-functional teams. Prior to founding Wintermute, Evgeny built and ran the Optiver's European ETF business (HFT and OTC) - one of the largest in EU. Evgeny holds MSc in Finance and EMBA form London Business School.

Valentine Samko

Chief Technology Officer

Valentine has over 15 years’ experience in developing high-performance trading systems. Prior to Wintermute, Valentine developed and designed low latency trading platforms at several proprietary trading companies. At Standard Chartered and Barclays, Valentine improved various aspects of scalability, performance and algorithmic trading. Valentine holds a PhD in Computer Science/Maths.

Marina Gurevich

Chief Operating Officer

Prior to Joining Wintermute, Marina was a growth strategy consultant and the founder of System2Labs. She helped dozens of Private Equity and Venture Capital backed B2B companies accelerate growth. Prior to management consulting, Marina gained 10+ years of experience managing strategy, sales and marketing functions of Fortune 100 companies including Procter & Gamble, Philips and Nikon.

Morgan Vincent

Head of Trading

Morgan has over 8 years experience in trading. Prior to Wintermute, he was an equity options trader at Optiver, an equity sales trader at Kyte Broking and was building crypto trading algorithms in his spare time. Morgan holds a MSc in Finance from Skema Business School and a MSc in Computer Science. He joined Wintermute to pursue his passion and leads the CeFi trading and OTC teams.

Yuriy Myronovych

Head of DeFi

Yuriy has over 10+ years of software development experience and over 5+ experience focusing on DeFi. Prior to Wintermute, Yuriy was working on a non-custodial decentralised wallet at Argent as well as DeFi arbitrage and liquidation at a private venture MKM. Yuriy was also one of the pioneering DeFi traders.

Yoann Turpin

Head of BD and co-founder

Yoann has 10+ years experience as a high-frequency trader at Optiver. Prior to co-founding Wintermute, Yoann worked in London’s hedge funds and family offices. Yoann is a seasoned startup investor and serves as a board member or advisor to over 10 startups. Yoann holds a MSc from EdHec business school. In his spare time, Yoann likes practising his Mandarin and learning Russian.


Wintermute is backed by the top tier technology and blockchain venture capital firms.

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