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.


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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Lori Tiernan

Chief Strategy Officer

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...

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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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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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John Key

Managing Director, Partnerships

John Key is a Managing Director responsible for Partnerships and Interim Head of Distribution at Valkyrie Investments. Prior to joining Valkyrie, John was the Principal/Founder of Key Strategic Advisors, LLC, a strategic advisory and consulting firm specializing in advising...

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Ryan Gorman

Chief Communications Officer

Prior to joining Valkyrie, Ryan Gorman was an independent consultant to hedge funds and institutional service providers in the digital asset space. He brings a wealth of experience from both institutional and retail asset management at both UBS and Bank of NY Mellon, as a journalist...

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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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Lluis Pedragosa

Managing Partner, Ventures

Lluis Pedragosa is the Managing Partner of Valkyrie Ventures. Prior to Valkyrie Ventures he was a Managing Partner and CFO of Team8, a cybersecurity, fintech, and enterprise software company creation platform and investment firm with offices in Tel Aviv and New York...

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Wes Cowan

Managing Director, DeFi

In addition to his role as Managing Director of Decentralized Finance at Valkyrie, Wes Cowan is the co-founder of the Valkyrie On Chain DeFi Fund. Prior to working in the blockchain sector, Wes was a Principal at JPMorgan managing over $800 Million, before leaving to start his...

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