Founded in 2019, we account for a significant proportion of global cryptocurrency volume. Combining the technological innovation that powers our high frequency trading strategies with a unique partnership based approach, Auros is redefining liquidity provision and sustainable growth in the digital assets space.
A portfolio manager and trader for over 20 years, Ben oversees Auros' commercial trajectory, where and how we invest in projects and venues, and has ultimate oversight for our algorithmic market making business. He has a proven track record of performance in the fields of derivatives structuring, volatility and high frequency trading. His early career was forged at Optiver in Sydney and Chicago, running various trading books in New York and Hong Kong, before going on to establish Auros as the firm’s Head of Trading. He holds a First Class Honours degree in Accounting and Finance from UNSW.
Brendan is Auros’s technological lead, along with being a co-founder of the business. With a varied background in developing both trading system architecture and innovative non-trading solutions, he, like Ben, spent his formative years at Optiver, being responsible for various software- and platform-based teams. Brendan has an academic background in Computer Software Engineering.
David is responsible for the operational running of the firm, along with facilitating strategic direction, building culture and communication, and being accountable for all facets of risk management. Starting his career at Goldman Sachs and then UBS in London, David has gone on to build and lead some of the largest buy and sell side institutional trading desks globally. He has diverse experience across Equities and FICC, specialising in electronic trading and platforms. Educated in the UK, he holds a BEng in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc in Automotive Design.
Having established himself as a go-to authority on new platforms, products and ecosystem growth, Jason drives Auros' commercial relationships and is responsible for the firm's unique partnership model, as well as shaping our external value proposition. Following a 14-year career in institutional finance, building global Macro/FX client franchises at Macquarie, Citi and BoAML, he made the switch to Digital Assets via work on projects such as Matrixport and Bit.com. Jason holds a Bachelor of Business in Finance and Accounting at UTS.
Jaia is a human resources professional with over 15 years of successful experience in hiring and employee management. She specialises in talent acquisition and outbound recruitment. Prior to joining Auros, she managed the human resources function in startup and small- to medium-size companies in industries including tech, fintech and telecom services. She holds an MBA in Business Administration, majoring in Finance and Banking from Central European University.