Led by pioneers & industry award-winners

Empowering financial innovation with expert-driven analytics in crypto derivatives.

Leadership Team

Led by a team with over 60 years of experience at global investment banks, hedge funds, and the fintech sector 

Eamonn Gashier
Founder & CEO

Derivatives structuring and trading for 15+ years. Previously portfolio manager at Whard Stewart, a macro hedge fund. Held senior roles at investment banks, Credit Suisse and most recently Nomura. Associate member of the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies. MSc in Financial Mathematics at University of Warwick; MEng in Chemical Engineering at University College London.

Dennis Filtz
Chief Technology Officer

25+ years experience as a developer, architect, and software engineering leader, most recently as the Head of Application Development for the Risk Manager product suite at MSCI. Head of Development for Locus, Credit Suisse’s pre-trade analytics platform. Developer at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, and Microsoft. US Army veteran, having served 6 years primarily in the 82nd Airborne Division.

Alfonso Delgado
Operations & Legal

Lecturer at Imperial College Business School on blockchain, and author of several academic papers and book chapters. Head of Investment Research at Silver 8 Capital, one of the earliest and largest hedge funds in the crypto-asset space. Previously worked as a derivatives lawyer in a leading London law firm; Completing a PhD in Computer Science at Imperial College; MSc in Law and Finance from Oxford; LLB from King’s College.

Andrew Melville
Research Analyst

Graduated from Imperial College London with an MSc in Mathematics and Statistics, including a strong foundation in Probability Theory and Stochastic Analysis. He has extensive academic research experience as the author of published academic papers, and has developed a talent for communicating complex ideas.

Cody Gîdei
Senior Software Engineer

5+ years at Bloomberg in Trading & Analytics, and Goldman Sachs in Investment Banking. Passionate builder, effective collaborator & lifelong learner. First Class Honors Bsc Computer Science from King's College London.

Vajiya Shaikh
Technical Lead

11+ years of experience in software architecture and development. Led e-commerce application in loyalty domain for airlines. Hands-on experience in coding and architecture for product based companies. Seasoned lead developer with a proven track record of complete customer satisfaction. Graduate and class topper in Computer Engineering.

Ahmad Kida
Data Analyst

Graduated from University of Southampton with an MEng in Electronic Engineering with Artificial Intelligence. While studying, he developed an interest in cryptocurrency and has completed substantive research in on-chain analytics. He maintains a high level of technical understanding of the cryptocurrency space and a consistent enthusiasm on extracting insight from on-chain data.

Lorinc Balassa
Senior Software Engineer

4+ years at Bloomberg in Fixed Income, and at a startup leading the infrastructure development of high frequency crypto trading strategies. Graduated from Imperial College London with an MEng in Electronic and Information Engineering.

Tony Maynard
Senior Software Engineer

5+ years as a Full Stack Engineer previously developing Quant infrastructure for hedge funds. Previously working on software specialising in a data-rich progressive web application. His expertise in both front-end and back-end development allows him to craft user-friendly, data-centric solutions that provide powerful insights for our users. Graduated with a First class honours BSc in Mathematics.

Suyash Bhutada
Quantitative Engineer

4 years experience of building Monte Carlo pricing engines for FX/Credit Exotics at Goldman Sachs. Has a strong foundation in Probability Theory and Derivatives pricing. Previously graduated first class in Industrial Engineering and Computer Science at IIT Delhi.

Elena Kirova
Head of Business Development

Entrepreneur and angel investor with 7+ years of experience in alternative asset management. Previously held various roles in top tier financial institutions, working with blue chip global hedge funds and funds of funds in investment research, portfolio allocation, and fundraising. Passionate about financial innovation, blockchain and driving business growth by crafting and conveying value effectively.

Franco Zanuso
Software Engineer

9+ years of experience in the Financial Sector. Started working at the largest Argentine Derivatives Exchange, then at a startup to help develop a trading platform for the Latam OTC Market. Following that, spent 2 years as part of BlackRock's Engineering Team. Graduated with honours as a Systems Engineer and holds an MSc in Finance.

Bailey Miller
Senior Cloud Engineer, Devops Lead

12+ years of experience beginning as a cryptanalyst at the NSA before moving to security and cloud infrastructure engineering at video game companies such as Blizzard and Riot. 10 years of experience in the cloud including AWS, Google Cloud and Openstack. Proven track record of architecting and engineering solutions to myriad emerging problems in the cloud engineering space. Strong communicator and lover of technology.


Block Scholes is supported by seasoned experts of the finance industry.

Philip Kallerhof
Hedge Fund Advisor

Managing Partner at Protos Asset Management, a longstanding crypto-asset hedge fund with a focus on quantitative styles and DeFi investments. Lecturer on finance and trading at ETH Zurich