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.

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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.

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.”

Dante Venafro

Partner, Venture StrategY

Suha Askary

PARTNER, MENA

Advisors

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

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

Alpha Sigma Capital
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.

Patrick Martin

Patrick’s experience spans 30 years as a serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and investment banker. He has co-founded and scaled companies, raised and invested hundreds of millions in growth capital, and achieved many successful exits via M&A and IPOs. He is a frequent speaker and industry specialist on FinTech and Blockchain.

Wes Levitt

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.

Sandra Ditore

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.

Michael Onghai

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.

Jason Geisler

CPA brings more than 15 years of tax compliance, planning and structuring experience to Alpha Sigma Capital. Prior to joining, Jason Geisler was a Senior Tax Manager at PKF O’Connor Davies LLP. During his tenure at PKF, he served on the Executive Tax Committee, providing oversight for the firm’s entire tax practice across multiple offices and states. Jason was also responsible for assisting both individuals and businesses with buy and sell side transactions, tax research and year-round tax compliance and planning. Jason is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York, and is a member of both the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He also holds an MBA from Widener University.

Jordana Cohen

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.

Alan Ginsberg

Mr. Ginsberg has advised on more than 75 strategic transactions and advisory assignments totalling more than $100 billion during his tenure as an investment banker. Currently, he is advising numerous public and private companies on strategic initiatives.

Mr. Ginsberg is a Director of StoneCastle Financial Corp and of StoneCastle Trust Co, as well as, an Advisory Director of Yale’s Peabody Museum. Mr. Ginsberg received his B.A. in Economics from Yale University.

Mr. Ginsberg has more than 35 years of experience in providing financial advisory services to financial institutions. His investment banking career began at Salomon Brothers in 1983, followed by being a key member of a team that moved to UBS in 1995 and to Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette in 1998. He remained at DLJ through the merger with Credit Suisse until 2004, when he was recruited to head HSBC’s Financial Institutions Group, remaining there until 2006. Following HSBC, Mr. Ginsberg was a senior member of the BankAmerica Financial Institutions Group, followed by Co-Heading the Banks and Specialty Finance team at Barclays.

Daniel Siciliano

F. Daniel Siciliano is an Independent Director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco and Chair of the American Immigration Council. He is the former faculty director of the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University and former Professor of the Practice and Associate Dean at Stanford Law School. His work has included expert testimony in front of both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives and for 2009, 2010, and 2011, alongside leading academics and business leaders such as Ben Bernanke, Paul Krugman, and Carl Icahn, Professor Siciliano was named to the “Directorship 100” – a list of the most influential people in corporate governance.

Siciliano was also co-founder, CEO and ultimately Executive Chairman of LawLogix Group, Inc. – a global software technology company named 9 consecutive times to the Inc. 500/5000, several times ranked as one of the Top 100 fastest-growing private software companies in the US and named to the US Hispanic Business 500 (largest) and Hispanic Business 100 (fastest growing) lists for 2010 and 2011. In 2012 he sold a majority stake of the company to PNC Riverarch Capital, continued as Executive Chairman, and led the sale of the company to Hyland Software/Thoma Bravo in 2015.

Siciliano is a co-founder and board member of the Silicon Valley Directors’ Exchange (SVDX), Chairman of the national non-partisan American Immigration Council, past-President of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council #1057, and an active member of the Latino Corporate Directors’ Association.


Siciliano’s related areas of expertise include executive compensation, corporate compliance, the legal and social impact of autonomous (AI/robotic) systems, and corporate technology strategy and security. He has served as a governance consultant and trainer to the Board of Directors of dozens of Fortune 1000 companies (including Google, Microsoft, Fedex, Disney, Entergy and Applied Materials), is an angel investor and consultant to several firms and companies in Silicon Valley, Hong Kong, India, and Latin America, and currently serves as an independent director on the board of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco. He lives in Los Altos, California.

Michael Terpin

Michael Terpin has more than 25 years of PR agency management. He has directly supervised many renowned PR campaigns of the digital media era, including early-stage PR for America Online, Earthlink, Jupiter, Motley Fool, Match.com, and Shapeways, as well as full-service campaigns with established brands, including Alpine, AT&T, Diamond Multimedia, Fujitsu, JBL, Konami, Marriott, Memorex, Philips, Rackspace, Red Herring, and TEAC.In the blockchain sector, Terpin has led the PR efforts for more than 100 blockchain companies and foundations, including some of the leading token crowdsales. Client successes include the launches of Augur, Counterparty, Dash, Ethereum, Factom, Golem Network, Lisk, MaidSafe, Tether, as well as ongoing campaigns for Bittrex and Shapeshift.

Terpin co-founded BitAngels, the world’s first angel network for digital currency startups, which now has more than 500 members globally.

Tom Richer

Tom Richer has three decades of market and business development experience around emerging technologies such as cloud, blockchain, and AI/ML with tech giants Deloitte, Google, Microsoft, HP, IBM, Cognizant, Wipro, and Capgemini. President of Richer Enterprises LLC, an active investor in the blockchain and cloud space. 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.

Charles Marino

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.

Andy Cheung

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.

Abdulla Kanoo

Abdulla is an associate at Alpha Sigma Capital focusing on both liquid and illiquid strategies, bringing a quantitative-based perspective to investments. Prior to Alpha Sigma, Abdulla managed large capital programs in the energy infrastructure and power generation space. Separately, Abdulla has been involved in the private markets, leading the blockchain focus for his syndicate vehicle that focuses on high-growth technology companies globally. Abdulla has an undergraduate degree in structural engineering and is pursuing a graduate program in Operations Research with a focus on Financial Engineering at Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering.

Barath Sundaravaradan
Steve Kanaval