Bosonic appoints veteran entrepreneur and operator Tony Kiehn, president and chief financial officer
Posted: October 26, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. EDT|Update: 52 minutes ago
SAN FRANCISCO, October 26, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Bosonic Digital (“Bosonic”), a real-time and agnostic clearing and settlement platform for digital assets, today announced that Tony kiehn joined as president and chief financial officer after an advisory role within the firm since the first quarter of 2020. He reports to and will work in tandem with the CEO Rosario Ingargiola as the company digests new team and advisory board members, prepares for further growth and embarks on its largest strategic capital increase to date.
Kiehn has an accomplished career in global financial markets and a proven track record of building and operating start-ups, including three successful exits, and investing in dozens of companies through a private equity firm he has led for over a decade. His role at Bosonic is to grow the business and oversee funding and operations to deliver the solutions provided by Bosonic to help create a 24/7 institutional grade crypto marketplace.
âI have met a lot of entrepreneurs and technologists throughout my career and Rosario stands out for their relentless pursuit of fixing something that is broken,â Kiehn said. “There is a real opportunity to revolutionize capital efficiency in the institutional market and I feel good to put my mark on what we are building here.”
This role comes at a critical time as Bosonic rolls out its net settlement and custodian loan market functionality – two key aspects of its quest to strengthen the institutional crypto infrastructure, which will also evolve to include other classes of active.
âHaving Tony at the helm is a huge plus for us. He’s a hard-working operator with a roll-up-sleeves and get-things-going mentality, which allows me to refocus my efforts on other parts of the business, âsaid Rosario Ingargiola, CEO. “His rare and multidimensional experience straddling capital markets, scaling technology and high-growth companies, and his first-hand experience across Asia, Europe and the United States. “
Kiehn began his career at GE in the corporate finance and audit staff, who reported to the CEO of GE. Jack Welch, followed by management positions at Jardine Matheson, SpeedPort and Conxion, before founding private equity firm Blackford Capital where he was a general partner and served on six boards of directors (including three as chairman); and co-founder Fortis Pacific, which invests, advises or launches companies in the fields of blockchain, cryptography and Fintech. He obtained his MBA from Harvard University and BA in Commerce, Accounting and Finance from University of Nebraska.
About Bosonic Digital
Bosonic is a Fintech platform that eliminates the credit and settlement risk of digital asset counterparties. The Bosonic network independent of custodiansâ¢ provides cryptographic digitization of collateral, custodian transactions, payment transactions, cross margins, transaction clearing, clearing, and settlement automation. With nearly 10 billion dollars in transactions processed, Bosonic’s institutional clientele includes custodians, exchanges, brokerage houses and market makers. Founded in 2016, Bosonic is based in San Francisco with a presence in London and Singapore and benefits from the support of leading investors, in particular Capital without borders, Cowen, DMG Blockchain Solutions, loyalty, Susquehanna and TransMarket Group.
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