We’re a global community of inventive minds and skilled experts. Here’s eight of them that are leading the company.

David Newns
Head SIX Digital Exchange
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In October 2021, David joined as Head SIX Digital Exchange. Prior to his position, David was Senior Managing director at State Street and Global Head of GlobalLink Execution services. In this role he has been responsible for Currenex and FX Connect, GlobalLink’s core execution and trading platform businesses. Previously, he was Global Head of Currenex and SwapEx and prior to that, held the roles of Chief Operating Officer for State Street Global Exchange Trading & Clearing and State Street eExchange EMEA. He has more than 20 years of experience in the eFX industry, having joined Currenex in 2001 as a founding member of Currenex’s London operation. Prior to joining Currenex, David held several positions in technical services at MicroStrategy, a leading global provider of enterprise software platforms for business intelligence.  

Dr Peter T. Golder
Global Head of Commercial
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Peter T. Golder joined SDX in June 2020 and serves as its Global Head of Commercial with a mandate to define and execute innovative and commercially viable business models to establish SDX as a leader in global institutional Digital Assets and Crypto markets. He has over 25 years of capital markets and investment banking experience as a senior executive, founder and investor. Prior to SDX, Peter held executive leadership positions at Deutsche Bank/ Dar Al Istithmar [DB’s award-winning Islamic structuring boutique], Euroclear, Booz & Company, Prosdocimi and was the founder of Addaura and 776 Capital. 

Peter is a Board member of the Global Blockchain Business Council [GBBC] and the Ethereum Enterprise Alliance [EEA]. In addition, he serves on the InterWork Alliance [IWA] Leadership Council and is an advisor to the FinTech Council of the International Capital Markets Association [ICMA]. Peter regularly publishes on industry matters and is a frequent speaker at [Digital Asset and Crypto] industry events.

Peter is a passionate financial services entrepreneur, executive and investor with over 25 years of international capital markets and investment banking experience. Peter is an advocate of the power of data and technology to enable the creation of innovative/ disruptive business models to build a more trusted, sustainable and effective financial services ecosystem.

Mathias Studach
Head Finance, Risk & Organizational Development
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Mathias Studach joined SDX in July 2018 as Head Finance, Risk and Organizational Development. He has a wealth of experience in financial markets, especially in the management and implementation of enabling-technologies, strategy and controlling. In his previous role as Head Technology at a Swiss private bank in Zurich, he was responsible for the digital transformation of the company and the technological implementation of their Blockchain Asset Management Solution.  

Paul Burd
Global Head of Operations
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Paul Burd joined SDX in October 2019 as Global Head of Operations. He has over 30 years of experience in the financial industry and in Investment Banking, Asset Management and Private wealth management operations and is a strong business development and change professional.

Prior to SIX Digital Exchange, Paul worked for Fidelity International, Barclays, JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs. In his previous role as Head Global Business Operations at Fidelity, he was responsible for operations across 19 locations including 1,800 people, as well as the introduction of intelligent automation capabilities such as robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

Pete Stephens
Head of Information Technology
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Pete Stephens joined SDX in April 2020 and serves as Head of Information Technology. Pete is a technologist with over two decades experience within the global financial services industry. Prior to joining SDX, Pete worked at DrumG Technologies, UBS AG, IBM and PwC. Recent roles include APAC CTO for UBS based in Hong Kong, UBS blockchain lead based at the Level39 technology accelerator in London and CIO for DrumG Technologies. His early career had a deep focus on capital markets post-trade technology.

David Hatton
Head of Product
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David Hatton joined SDX in September 2020 and serves as its Head of Product. David brings over 25 years of financial services experience with Commerzbank, LCH and EuroCCP, and a wealth of cultural experiences having worked across Europe in London, Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam, and Geneva. During his time at LCH he helped build and launch their market leading Foreign Exchange Clearing Service – ForexClear and whilst in Paris for CDSClear he led the technical aspects of their transformation and growth programmes.

Nathan Kaiser
General Counsel
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Nathan Kaiser joined SDX in October 2020 as General Counsel. He is a lawyer by conviction, specializing in digital economy from Fintech to AI, with most of his practice in Asia, between Shanghai, Hong Kong, Beijing and Taipei. Prior to spending two decades in Asia, he had worked in Zurich, Lausanne, and Paris, gaining his experience at UBS and Swiss Re. He was founding partner of Eiger and Junior Partner at Wenger & Vieli. He is an advisor and angel investor to various start-ups worldwide, with a focus on technology that promises to make the world just a bit better.

Thomas Zeeb
Chairman SDX, Global Head Exchanges & Member Executive Board, SIX
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Thomas Zeeb took up his role as Head Securities & Exchanges at Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX) in April 2018. He has been responsible for the Securities Services business unit since 2008 and has also been in charge of Swiss Exchange since February 2018. He joined SIX in 2008 having previously worked for Clearstream Banking in London and Luxembourg. As Executive Director of Client Relations, he was a member of the company’s executive management and a member of the Board of Directors of Clearstream Banking Frankfurt. Placed in charge of sales, relationship management and client services, Thomas Zeeb was responsible for the development of the European and US businesses. He previously held positions in companies such as the Bank of New York in London, Sim & Fed SpA in Florence and Deutsche Bank AG in Frankfurt. Over the course of his career, Thomas Zeeb has gained a wealth of experience in the post-trading sector.

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