Not your average firm.
Access to a respected and trustworthy investment team
The Valkyrie team consists of true cryptocurrency enthusiasts who speak globally as thought leaders about the latest technological developments alongside cryptocurrency's investment opportunities and money management strategies. Our founders have experience running bitcoin full nodes and mining.
We aim to be unlike any Wall Street investment firm
Valkyrie is an asset management firm that aims to make alternative assets accessible in a fund structure.
Valkyrie's team consist of experts in all areas of digital currency, asset management, product development, distribution and compliance.
Chief Executive Officer
Leah Wald is the CEO of Valkyrie Investments. She is an economist with an expertise in asset management focused 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.
Chief Investment Officer
Steven McClurg is the Chief Investment Officer of Valkyrie Investments. He 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 portfolio manager and...
Managing Director of Marketing
Lori Tiernan brings over a decade of experience launching and growing financial brands. Since 2013, she has run Innovative Asset Growth where she served in an outsourced CMO capacity to several emerging and niche asset managers and FinTech brands. She was an early employee in Institutional Distribution and Marketing at Guggenheim investments and helped the firm expand their footprint globally and raise billions in new assets.
John is the Managing Director of Valkyrie Investments. Key is the Principal/Founder of Key Strategic Advisors, LLC, a strategic advisory and consulting firm specializing in advising asset managers on their growth strategies and corporate development initiatives.
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.
Kristen Flores is a graduate of Pepperdine University with a degree in Business Administration. Having spent most of her career in project management in the accounting and finance industry, she understands the importance of teamwork and team synergy.
Head of Research
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...
VP of Sales
Jamie began her career in the financial industry 8 years ago as an Investment Advisor before transitioning to investment product sales at JPMorgan Asset Management. She has comprehensive experience partnering with RIA and Independent Broker Dealer firms, with breadth of expertise in ETFs, mutual funds, structured products, alternative and digital assets.
Head of Capital Markets
John is a Senior-Level Capital Markets Executive with 25+ years of experience specializing in ETF creation and distribution, with more than 35 years of experience in the Financial Industry as a whole. John managed the ETF team at Guggenheim Investments in Chicago and oversaw 77 ETFs including the BulletShares ETFs, raising $40 billion in AUM before selling the Guggenheim ETF franchise to Invesco in April 2018.
Mr. Singh is an experienced financial services legal, compliance, fintech and business professional. Shawn was the Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of a multi-billion dollar asset manager and was responsible for the Brevan Howard firm spin out in 2014-2015...
Head of Distribution
Donal Mastrangelo is a 35 year Wall Street veteran with multi channel, multi product capital raising expertise. He most recently led iFunds Distribution for Mercury Capital Advisors, with multiple channels across the US.