Bridging Institutional Investment Credibility
to Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

Our founding partners and team consist of serial entrepreneurs who have worked at some of the top private equity and hedge funds combined with extensive blockchain and cryptocurrency experience.

Team

The ASC team consists of over 100 years of experience in strategic planning, trading, investing and innovation on Wall Street at institutional firms such as Nasdaq, Capital Group, IBIS Management, The Riverside Company, and H.I.G. Capital, combined with top blockchain and entrepreneurial leaders, investors and advisors from Asia, the Americas, and Europe.

Enzo Villani

Founder, CEO and Chief Investment Officer

“Blockchain is the most cost-effective and open-source clearing and settlement system for transactions ever invented. It’s going to change the world and it’s already changing it.”

Enzo Villani

Enzo Villani is a serial entrepreneur with a twenty-year expertise as a chief strategist to Fortune 500 companies, private equity firms, and venture capital. Enzo was co-founder of Nasdaq Corporate Solutions, co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of two strategic M&A consolidations in the areas of investor relations, proxy solicitation, corporate governance and financial technology. Enzo was key in consolidating over ten service companies across 4 continents representing over 5000 public companies and raising in excess of $500 million. In the blockchain industry, Enzo was Chief Strategy Officer of Transform Group. Transform Group represented the launch of over 37% of the alt-coin market capitalization by 2019. He is the co-founder of Blockchain Wire and was the head of international strategy and innovation at OKEx. Enzo holds an MBA from Cornell University Johnson School.

Sandra Ditore

Partner, Administration and Investor Relations

Sandra brings more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience to ASC. She is a creative, solutions-driven executive, with passion for sharing knowledge. Prior to ASC, Sandra Ditore was Regional Director of Membership at Family Office Exchange (FOX) for more than 17 years. In her role, she was responsible for identifying prospective family and advisor members, assessing their needs and priorities, and ensuring they have a deep understanding of the benefits of FOX membership. In addition to new member acquisition, Sandra was responsible for identifying and securing sponsorship for FOX forums and educational workshops. Sandra was senior account manager for a healthcare communications firm, where she developed marketing strategies for global pharmaceutical brands. Prior to this, she held research and marketing positions at several Wall Street investment banking firms, including Drexel Burnham Lambert, Dean Witter Reynolds, and Dillon, Read & Co.

Wes Levitt

Partner, Research and Risk Management

Wes Levitt, CFA is a Partner at Alpha Sigma Capital.  He currently serves as Head of Strategy at Theta Labs where he works on corporate strategy, community relations, and blockchain analytics. At Theta Labs, he has helped drive the Theta token to liquid markets on multiple top global exchanges and a top 50 rank by market cap. He has been a speaker on blockchain topics at conferences such as the New York Media Festival, Blockchain Connect, BlockFesta Seoul, and NAB Streaming Summit. Prior to joining Theta Labs, Wes spent 8 years in investment roles in real estate, first at Redwood Trust as an originator of commercial real estate loans for CMBS securitization, then more recently at Mosser Capital as an asset manager of Bay Area real estate portfolios valued at $500m. He holds a BS in Economics from University of Oregon and an MBA from UC-Berkeley Haas  School of Business.

Nick Birnbaum

Partner, Head of Research

Nick Birnbaum is a Principal and Head Analyst at Alpha Sigma Capital. He is a dedicated and detail-oriented entrepreneur with a diverse background in both finance and film. Prior to joining Alpha Sigma Capital Nick worked for Prudential Financial where he developed key relationships with individuals and business owners to understand their financial goals and risk tolerance. While at Prudential Nick also passed his Series 7 and Series 66 licensing exams. Earlier in his career Nick ran a successful media production business for five years where he oversaw the scheduling and production of commercial and documentary projects for both regional and Fortune 500 companies. His advisory experience in financial services and management consulting helped to shape his unique perspective. A native of Los Angeles, Nick earned his MBA from California State University, Monterey Bay.

Jordana Cohen

Associate

Jordana Cohen is a Magna cum laude graduate from Tulane University, who minored in Spanish and majored in finance in the A.B. Freeman School of Business. She has an extensive background in financial and marketing endeavors in her start-up of events in an effort to fundraise for pediatric cancer research. She had founded and organized a community event, titled “Spin to Eradicate Pediatric Cancer,” in which she had hosted for three consecutive years. Ms. Cohen will be attending University of Miami Law School.

Advisors

We are advised by some of the most sought after advisors in the industry. 

Michael Terpin

Advisor

Michael Terpin launched public relations for over 37% of the alt-coin market cap. Founder, Transform Group, BitAngels, Marketwire. Early investor in Etherium and other over 100+ ICOs, Satoshi Roundtable Member, Syracuse University

Charles Marino

Advisor

Physical and Cyber Security Expert. US Secret Service San Francisco Head, Head of largest Cybersecurity Task Force for the US Secret Service 18 years, Security Head for Golden Warriors, Oracle, and others. MS, National War College.

Tom Richer

Advisor

Tom Richer has more than 27 years of market and business development experience around emerging technologies such as cloud, blockchain, and AI/ML for tech giants Google, Microsoft, HP, IBM, Cognizant, Wipro, and Capgemini. President of Richer Enterprises LLC, an active investor in the blockchain and cloud space. Advisor to Contrivant, a boutique blockchain digital consultancy. Working member of the Initiative for Cryptocurrencies & Contracts (IC3). Advisory Member of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance. Advisor and panelist for MIT Technology Review. Former NA blockchain lead at Capgemini. Cornell University MBA ‘06 and studied blockchain at MIT.

Andy Cheung

Advisor

Founder, CEO, AC/DX exchange, Co-Founder, CEO, Bitwork, former COO, OKEx, Head of Hong Kong office for Boostcom, IClick Interactive, Alibaba, Huawei, Groupon CEO, Bond University, BS.

Michael Onghai

Partner

Michael Onghai, CFA is an investor, 2x entrepreneur, author, inventor and speaker. He is a partner at Alpha Sigma Capital, LP, an active investing technology hedge fund. Over his career, Mr. Onghai has founded and invested in leading innovative blockchain companies including Coinbase and TZero. He is an advisor to several internet incubators and is a panelist who advises FundersClub. Mr. Onghai was the third employee at GeoCities which sold to Yahoo for $3.5 billion.  He has been an investor and operator in several internet technology companies including LookSmart. He is the founder of AppAddictive since 2011 and President of Snowy August Management LLC, a special situations fund. Mr. Onghai holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. He also graduated the Executive Management Certificate Program in Value Investing at Columbia Business School.

A Message From Our Founder

“Blockchain is the most cost-effective and open-source clearing and settlement
system for transactions ever invented. It’s going to change the world and it’s
already changing it.” -Enzo Villani, December 2020

Partner Firms

Alpha Sigma Capital ecosystem consists of leading firms in trading, tokenization, custody, public relations, and marketing.