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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.

Our Mission is to enable, empower and advance the truly decentralized world for more transparent, fair and efficient markets and products


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 the EU. Evgeny holds MSc in Finance and EMBA from London Business School.

Valentine Samko

Chief Technology Officer

Valentine has over 20 years of experience in software architecture and development, including 15 years at top tier banks (Barclays, Morgan Stanley, Standard Chartered) and proprietary trading firms (XTX, Dain Capital), working on quantitative algorithms and high performance low latency trading platforms. Prior to Wintermute, Valentine was working on a low latency trading platform at XTX, a leading global quantitative trading firm. 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 of 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 MSc in Finance from Skema Business School and MSc in Computer Science. He joined Wintermute to pursue his passion and leads the CeFi trading and OTC teams.

Yoann Turpin


Yoann has 10+ years of 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 MSc from EdHec business school. In his spare time, Yoann likes practising his Mandarin and learning Russian.

Jonathan Chan

Global Head of Business Development and Partnerships

Prior to joining Wintermute, Jonathan had 10+ years of experience in TradFi across a global leading market maker and a multi-billion dollar asset management firm. Before shifting to business development, Jonathan was an Options Trader at Citadel Securities in Chicago. Jonathan graduated with Honors in Bachelor of Science degree from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Lilian Tan

Head of Compliance

Prior to Wintermute, Lilian has built an extensive Compliance career over 10 years across a range of financial service firms. Her previous positions included Head of Compliance in an algorithmic trading firm, Chief Compliance Officer role in a global macro hedge fund and consultant in various compliance consultancy firms. Lilian completed the Bar Vocational Course and holds a Master’s degree in Law from University College London.

Morgan Dann

General Counsel

Morgan has 10+ years of legal experience across the capital markets sector. Prior to Wintermute, she headed the International Legal team at Tower Research Capital as Deputy General Counsel and has worked at Morgan Stanley and multinational law firm Shearman & Sterling LLP. Morgan holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto. Morgan has been involved in the digital asset space in a legal advisory role since 2018.

Nalaka Gamage

Head of Finance

Nalaka has over 15 years of Finance experience across a number of financial services firms. Most recently Nalaka was the group controller at XTX Markets. Prior to this Nalaka held senior finance positions within KCG and GETCO (now acquired by Virtu Financial). Nalaka also worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Finance, supporting the global markets and electronic trading teams. Nalaka is a chartered management accountant (ACMA) and holds an MBA.


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

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