About Us

Valkyrie Investments is a top-tier financial services firm that bridges the gap between traditional finance and the rapidly evolving digital asset industry. Based in Nashville, the team boasts a wealth of technical expertise in the blockchain economy and a track record of successfully launching investment vehicles across conventional markets.

Valkyrie is led by financial industry veterans with an extensive background across firms including Guggenheim Partners, MUFG, Ernst & Young, Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and The World Bank.

With collective experience and proficiency, Valkyrie is positioned as the go-to solution for institutional investors seeking access to cutting-edge cryptocurrency trusts, ETFs, SMAs, and hedge funds.

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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Investment Management


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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