Alex Kriete, CFA
Alex is a founding partner of Motus Capital Management. Previously Alex was the Co-Head of the Digital Assets Group at Citi, where he was responsible for business development and thought leadership across digital assets. Alex has been investing in the digital asset space since 2016, writing weekly insight pieces since 2017, and advising clients and former colleagues consistently through various market cycles. This dedication has built trust and a meaningful network across the digital asset ecosystem.
Prior to leading the Digital Assets Group, Alex was an Investment Counselor at Citi Private Bank for 11 years, overseeing ~$3B of assets and advising on asset allocation and portfolio construction across all asset classes. Alex has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Richmond.
GREG GIRASOLE, CFA
Greg is a founding partner of Motus Capital Management. Previously Greg was the Co-Head of the Digital Assets Group at Citi, where he was responsible for business development and thought leadership across digital assets. Greg has been investing in the digital asset space since 2016, writing weekly insight pieces since 2017, and advising clients and former colleagues consistently through various market cycles. This dedication has built trust and a meaningful network across the digital asset ecosystem.
Prior to leading the Digital Assets Group, Greg spent over a decade in wealth management at Citi and J.P. Morgan. Most recently Greg was a Portfolio Manager where he managed over $5B of multi-asset class portfolios on a discretionary basis for UHNW individuals and Family Offices. Greg has a degree in Finance and Management Information Services from the University of Delaware.
Frank is a founding partner of Motus Capital Management. In the wake of the 2017 crypto boom, Frank sought to understand the potential of digital assets via traditional financial valuation metrics, and in 2022 he left traditional finance to focus solely on crypto.
At the end of his career at Citi, Frank was a Director and Investment Counselor overseeing ~$8B of assets spanning traditional, alternative, and direct investments. He also held roles in Cross-Asset Sales & Trading, where he led idea generation for the bank’s most sophisticated tactical trading clients. Prior to Citi, Frank was a Teaching Fellow in the graduate finance department at New York University, where he taught statistics, econometrics, and volatility modeling. Frank holds degrees in Economics and Business Administration from The College of William & Mary and an MBA from NYU's Stern School of Business.
Eric is a Research Analyst at Motus Capital Management. Prior to joining the team Eric was a Client Service Associate at Citi. He assisted in enforcing operational integrity while building upon existing or creating client relationships. However, his true passion has been within the cryptocurrency industry.
Eric began investing in digital assets in 2016. Since then, he has dedicated himself to understand the underlying technology and its correlation to the assets represented. Eric has a background in blockchain programming (Solidity) and digital assets analysis throughout various market cycles.
Prior to Citi, Eric was a blockchain consultant for businesses offering solutions to integrate the technology in way best fit for their strategy. Eric has a degree in finance and economics from Baruch College.
Omid Malekan is an Advisor to Motus and the Explainer-in-Chief of blockchain technology. He is the author of Re-Architecting Trust: The Curse of History and the Crypto Cure for Money, Markets, and Platforms as well as The Story of the Blockchain: A Beginner’s Guide to the Technology That Nobody Understands.
Omid is an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School where he lectures on blockchain and crypto.
An eight-year veteran of the crypto industry, his writing has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Spectator Magazine, and his own blog on Medium.com.
Malekan advises individuals and corporations on the intersection of the old and new. Learn more at www.omidmalekan.com
Max is a Research Analyst Intern at Motus Capital Management. In late 2020, Max began exploring cryptocurrencies and was quickly enveloped into the space. Although new to the scene, Max is a digital native and has been able to quickly learn and become adept with these new technologies, seeing them to be the next logical progression of the internet.
Outside of the market, Max studies Chemical Engineering within the College of Chemistry at UC Berkeley. As a current Junior, Max plans to take a concentration in biotechnology and bioprocessing. More specifically, Max has an interest in protein engineering/manufacturing and its applications in the therapeutic, cosmetic, and food industries. The mathematics and critical thinking skills from his academics have proven useful for navigating the world of crypto and DeFi.
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