MainBloq, the high-performance trade execution infrastructure for digital assets, is pleased to announce that Clay Cowdery has joined the executive team as Chief Operating Officer.

Clay brings 25+ years experience in tech, engineering, analytics, and financial services operations. He has worked with a variety of early stage FinTechs and established financial infrastructure solution providers. Clients include global banks, clearing houses, and financial regulators.

“I am very excited to join the MainBloq team as we scale the company and provide even more value to our clients. The demand for flexible, advanced financial infrastructure for institutional clients trading in the digital asset space is growing at an incredibly fast pace.”

Clay’s over two decades of experience as an enterprise architect, business strategist, and operations lead will be key to expanding Mainbloq’s footprint in the institutional digital asset space.

“I have been working in cross border fiat currency and trade settlement back-office operations for many years with global financial institutions and central banks. Digital currency has been on  everyone’s radar for a number of years. We are now seeing institutional investors investing in these asset classes and taking them seriously,” said Clay.

As part of the company’s continued investment in product and client development Clay will spearhead productizing Mainbloq’s offering for institutional clients and building the company’s strategic roadmap in order to deliver outstanding client experience across Mainbloq’s portfolio of current and future clients.

“I am very excited about the Mainbloq solution and focus on connectivity, messaging and algos. We provide institutional investors with a single virtual view across multiple trading venues and provide them with trading algos to accelerate their trading strategy.

“Clay’s superpower is his ability to filter and focus on delivering features that make an impact advancing the cryptocurrency trading markets” said Chairman and Founder Peter Bordes, “In a complex, rapidly growing global space like digital assets the ability to see the forest for the trees is indispensable.”

Clay is joining Mainbloq during an expansionary period as the company embarks on broadening its client base both in terms of the types of clients and scope of relationships with those clients.

“Clay is that rare person who has vision and the ability to execute,” said CEO and Founder Ryan Kuiken “We’re excited to bring Clay in to help us execute our expansion as the marketplace matures.”

“I think that my knowledge, experience, and wisdom overlaps and complements the rest of the Mainbloq team,” said Clay.  I am really excited to contribute to our corporate culture which fosters humility and diversity of ideas, supporting everyone to execute to their greatest strengths. This is rare in the deep technology and Fintech space.”


About Mainbloq

Mainbloq is a data, research, and technology company focusing on blockchain and digital assets. Mainbloq offers a suite of trading tools, including smart order routing and trading algorithms for hedge funds, traders, and some of the world’s largest banks.

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Ryan Kuiken, CEO