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James Slazas

James Slazas

Chief Executive Officer at VaultLink (We're Hiring!)

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James Slazas is the chief executive officer of both VaultLink Inc. and DARMA Capital. VaultLink is a PaaS cryptocurrency and payments network for financial institutions and its customers to transfer value 24/7/365 while adhering to the existing monetary transmission controls. DARMA Capital (Digital Asset Risk Management Advisors), is a CFTC US registered CTA/CPO/Swap firm managing in excess of $1.5B in AUM specifically focused on blockchain assets.

Prior to the onset of the fund in 2018, Mr. Slazas was the director of capital markets and founding member of ConsenSys Capital leveraging ConsenSys’ 1200+ personnel global thought leadership and broad technical blockchain IP to provide traditional investment vehicles to institutional investors. Mr. Slazas has over 30 years of experience in the financial industry. Starting at Lehman Brothers, Mr. Slazas managed a proprietary arbitrage book of derivatives, made markets for “over-the-counter” equities, warrants and options, and created a global risk management group for the Private Client division in Lehman’s London, Hong Kong and Swiss banks. Later, Mr. Slazas co-founded September Investors, a hedge fund investing in longevity risk through life settlements and premium financing.
Mr. Slazas advises a broad spectrum of financial institutions including investment banks, regulatory agencies, exchanges, pension funds, (re)insurance companies, and hedge funds on blockchain strategy.


Experience:

  • Director of Capital Markets (ConsenSys)
  • Founding Partner (DARMA Capital )
  • Chief Executive Officer (VaultLink)
  • Managing Member (September Investors LP)
  • Partner/Investor (Healthcare Inside/Med A-Z)

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