About Us

Valkyrie Investments is a leading financial services firm at the intersection of traditional finance and the emerging digital asset sector. Headquartered in Nashville, Valkyrie’s team combines deep technical expertise in the blockchain economy with robust experience launching investment vehicles across the traditional markets. Valkyrie is led by financial industry veterans with an extensive background across firms including Guggenheim Partners, UBS, JP Morgan, Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and The World Bank.

Our leaders

The Valkyrie team has deep expertise in traditional asset management with extensive backgrounds in building, launching, and scaling financial products with major financial firms. We aim to be the experts across the universe of investment management and digital assets.


Co-Founders

 

Leah Wald

Chief Executive Officer


Leah Wald is an economist with an expertise in asset management focusing on value investing. As a direct report to the CEO of Vital Financial, Wald spearheaded investment strategies for multi-billion dollar asset managers on global macro strategy.

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Steven McClurg

Chief Investment Officer


Steven McClurg has considerable traditional finance and Fintech experience, ranging from insurtech and payments to blockchain. Previously, Mr. McClurg was a Managing Director at Guggenheim Partners, where he was a...

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Investment Management & DeFi

Sean Rooney

VP, Research and Trading


Sean Rooney graduated from Pepperdine University with a degree in Business Administration and an accomplished D1 volleyball career. After four All-American seasons and one NCAA championship, Sean joined the United States National Team and competed in two Olympic Games...

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Bill Cannon

Head of Portfolio Management


Prior to joining Valkyrie, Bill Cannon was a Managing Director at Guggenheim Partners Investment Management, where he was member of the insurance portfolio management division responsible for $80 billion of assets under management. Before that, Mr. Cannon...

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Josh Olszewicz

Head of Research


Josh Olszewicz is a seasoned crypto analyst and trader with nearly a decade of experience trading crypto markets. Prior to joining Valkyrie, Josh led the crypto research team at BraveNewCoin and was a portfolio manager for Techemy Capital. Josh holds a BS in Human Biology...

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Kristy-Leigh Minehan

Technical Advisor


Formerly of Core Scientific and Genesis Mining, Minehan has spent over twelve years building cryptocurrency infrastructure for multiple countries and companies; researching and writing about consensus algorithms and network incentives; and contributing to...

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Operations & Compliance

Nick Bonos

Head of Fund Operations


Nikolaos (Nick) Bonos has been in the financial services industry for more than 32 years. He has worked in various senior operational roles for State Street, JP Morgan Chase, Rydex Investments, Security Benefit Corp., Guggenheim Investments, and MUFG Investor Services (US), LLC.

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Benjamin Gaffey

Fund Controller


Ben Gaffey is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with over a decade of experience in auditing financial services companies and funds. As a senior manager at Ernst & Young, he worked with a number of financial institutions including Guggenheim, State Street, US Bank and...

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Drew Hill

General Counsel


Drew Hill is a seasoned blockchain, token, and cryptocurrency attorney, with particular expertise related to securities law and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining Valkyrie, Drew was in private practice at Frost Brown Todd LLC where he was a key member of the firm's...

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Deborah Mickelson

Director of Operations


Deborah Mickelson brings over two decades of business operations and administrative support in varied fields, from finance to non-profit. Deborah prides herself in leading and supporting teams in both innovative and intelligent ways while cultivating and nurturing successful...

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