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The Team

Tom Graham
Managing Partner - TLDR; Co-founder - Codec, MapD, Media Protocol, DFC
Tom is a prominent crypto advisor and a leader in the big data, database and brand tech worlds. He co-founded MapD (world’s leading GPU in-memory database), Codec.ai and Media Protocol. He has advised many ICO projects including Quantstamp, Gifto, GBX, Cardstack, etc. He holds a BA, LLB, LLM, and graduated from Harvard Law School and Melbourne University.
Jon Knipper
Partner - TLDR; formerly Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley
Jon draws upon a career at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong to bring a technical fixed income approach to the crypto space. In his time at Goldman, Jon worked in global macro sales & trading, providing FX and derivative solutions to global hedge fund names. At Morgan Stanley, Jon focused on selling Interest Rate Derivatives and structuring fixed income deals across Asia.
Andre McGregor
Partner - TLDR; formerly Cyber Special Agent - FBI, Head of IT Security - Tanium
Andre led the cybersecurity team at Tanium, a multi-national cybersecurity software company. He served as a technically-trained FBI Cyber Special Agent in New York City, helped form FBI New York’s first cyber squad focused on nation-state intrusions, and was the FBI Cyber Rep to the United Nations and DHS Cyber. Prior to Quantico, he attended Brown University, worked at Goldman Sachs and Cardinal Health as IT Director. He is currently the FBI and technical consultant for the TV show Mr. Robot.
Rita Soares
Partner & Chief Strategy Officer – TLDR, formerly Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Rita is an expert in regulatory and policy issues raised by blockchain, cryptocurrencies and emerging technologies. At Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, she advised organizations on cyberlaw matters such as online privacy and licensing requirements for cloud-based technologies. As a NY-qualified attorney at the Wall Street law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, she advised private equity firms, issuers and investment banks in cross-border acquisitions and financing projects. Originally from Portugal, she is a graduate of Harvard Law School and is based in London.
Alex Yamashita
Partner - TLDR; formerly Goldman Sachs, Multi-sector Entrepreneur & Investor
Alex focuses on capital deployment, strategic partnerships, and identifying new business lines for the group. Previously at Goldman Sachs (structured product syndication) and CLSA (VP Asian Distribution), Alex was the youngest ever AsiaMoney Top 5 Japan Equities Sales. Alex is also a serial founder & investor in tech, lifestyle, and consumer companies. He holds a BA in Economics from Yale University.
Yamila Eraso
Partner - TLDR, Venture Capital Advisor
Yamila is an experienced venture capital advisor as well as an expert in regulatory matters regarding blockchain technology. Born in Russia, raised in Colombia and educated in the USA and Germany, she has been advising entrepreneurs, early-stage venture capital firms and blockchain projects across the globe. A Harvard Law School graduate and a Colombia and New York qualified attorney, she has over 10 years of M&A and venture capital experience after having worked for prominent law firms in Colombia and the USA. She is also an attorney at a Berlin-based boutique law firm as well as a lecturer of the master program at the prestigious Bucerius Law School in Germany.
Eugene Kan
Partner - TLDR; formerly Editorial Director HYPEBEAST, Co-Founder MAEKAN
Eugene brings a wealth of digital media, trend analysis, and research experience. He played a pivotal role in building HYPEBEAST up until it went public in 2016. Later, Eugene co-founded MAEKAN, a modern approach to media through a multi-faceted approach to content, community, and experience. Eugene also runs TLDR’s master node investment strategy working group.
Chuck McGraw
Partner & COO - TLDR; formerly Tanium, Navy SEALs
Chuck spent 20 years as a Navy SEAL building and leading high-performing teams in decentralized and distributed environments. He has completed 11 combat deployments and held the positions of Assault Squadron Operations Chief and Basic Training Command Operations Chief. Chuck has served as a mentor, coach, and teacher on subjects such as creating and leading high-performing teams, low visibility operations, and the application of Special Operations tactics, techniques and procedures to contingency operations across the globe. He holds a BBA in Economics, a BS in Information Systems, and is finishing his MBA from USC, Marshall School of Business.
Graham Friedman
Partner - TLDR; Commercial Cinematographer
Graham has spent the last decade behind the camera working with brands such as ABinbev, Unilever, Mondeleze and many more. An NYU Tisch grad and Senior Photographer at Vaynermedia, he has tirelessly honed the skill of translating brand messaging into actionable content. Through various campaigns, micro to macro, he gained experience with the many tools available for messaging in the modern era.
Jason Truppi
Partner - TLDR; formerly Cyber Special Agent - FBI, Director of Endpoint Detection - Tanium
Jason is a career technologist turned FBI agent and now entrepreneur. He has two decades of experience building, securing and investigating networks; working on some of the largest national security and criminal cyber intrusion cases as an FBI Cyber Special Agent in the United States. More recently, he was Director of Endpoint Detection and Response at Tanium, an enterprise security software company. He continues to drive cyber policy as a Center for Strategic & International Studies Cybersecurity Fellow.
Scott Hirokane
PM – TLDR; formerly Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley
Scott brings over 15 years experience in financial services including 10 years at Goldman Sachs in Tokyo and Hong Kong, where he was an Executive Director and head of Program Trading for Asia Pacific. Scott was subsequently a Portfolio Manager at Millennium Capital Management. He began his career in Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley in New York and holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.
Sally Hadidi
Community - TLDR, Convener – TESTNET, DFC
Sally studied at the Glasgow School of Art prior to starting a career in marketing at Universal Music, where she helped to launch EPs and remastered albums for globally renowned artists. Later she became a founding employee and Head of Communications for Import.io before taking on the role of Head of Marketing of Stuart Delivery, which successfully sold to Geopost. With over 8 years of brand and marketing experience, she has gone on to advise brands such as Pipedrive, Guess and HackerRank, as well as curate TESTNET and DFC.
Jeboah (Bo) Joerg
PM - TLDR; formerly Goldman Sachs
Bo leverages over 7 years of derivative and fixed income trading experience at Goldman Sachs in his approach to managing a portfolio of crypto assets. Bo's early career was spent in New York as part of the GS derivatives group. As a Vice President on the converts desk he was in charge of the healthcare, biotech and transport portfolios. Afterward, he transferred to Hong Kong where he held the title of Executive Director being tasked with leading Goldman's convertible bond trading effort across Asia.
Andrew Durgee
Partner - TLDR; formerly The Coin Tree
Andrew is a serial entrepreneur and startup junkie who studied Management Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Andrew is a results driven and highly skilled executive with over 12 years of experience in operations, business development, product development, marketing, and sales across multiple verticals. Andrew entered the crypto universe in early 2010, pioneering early blockchain technology plays including an industry first multi signature wallet repository. These solutions led to the creation of The Coin Tree. The Coin Tree provided state of the art storage to the cryptocurrency community based on the security of it's proprietary vault system.
Martin Adams
Partner - TLDR; Co-founder - Codec, Media Protocol, DFC
Martin is a marketing expert and entrepreneur. Having founded the first social media agency in 2005, he went on to co-found Media Protocol and Codec.ai. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he worked at the Berkman Centre for Internet and Society and specialized in intellectual property as an attorney in New York. He is a regular speaker at marketing/brand events and has been recognised as a Maserati Top 100 Entrepreneur.
João Marecos
Counsel - TLDR
João specialized in innovation and information law at the New York University, where he focused his research on privacy, anonymity and the role of big online platforms as intermediaries of information. As a lawyer, he worked for the Magic Circle law firm Linklaters LLP, where he advised on mergers and acquisitions, competition law, IP and data protection across multiple industry sectors such as finance, payments, health care and retail.
Rob Pfeiffer
Senior Advisor - TLDR; Compass Partner, Bryan Garnier
Rob brings 25+ years experience from leading investment banks and the fund management industry, including his role as a senior partner at Compass Advisors. Rob focuses on bringing established best practices to the crypto economy.