Global Digital Assets Practice.

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Global Digital Assets Practice.

The Omerta Group’s Global Digital Assets Practice specialises in retained executive search across the Digital Asset ecosystem.

We partner with Hedge Funds, Investment Banks, Asset Managers, Proprietary Trading Firms & Exchanges as they expand and grow their presence across Digital Assets. Our Digital Assets Practice focuses on Cryptocurrency, Blockchain / Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and Decentralized Finance (DeFi).

Our connectivity across financial markets, through 20+ years in executive search, brings an unrivalled access to a network of talent across the globe.

Digital Asset & Cryptocurrency Trading.

Portfolio Management | Quantitative Trading & Research

Client & Product.

Sales & Distribution | Business Development | Market Structure | Product Management & Product Development

Corporate Functions.

CEO | CFO & Senior Finance | COO & Operational Management | CRO & Senior Risk | CIO | CTO | CISO | CDO | Transformation & Programme Management

Technology.

Research & Development | Infrastructure & Cloud | Automation & Engineering | Cyber Security & Technology Risk

Our Reach

Coverage.

Our Track Record

Recent Completed Assignments.

Head of Quantitative Trading & Strategy.

Cryptocurrency Exchange | Singapore

Cryptocurrency Portfolio Manager.

Multi-Asset Hedge Fund | London

Head of Sales.

Digital Currency Prime Broker | Singapore

Cryptocurrency Trader.

Principal Trading Firm | Singapore

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Chief Risk Officer.

Leading FinTech Platform | London

APAC Institutional Sales.

Digital Currency Prime Broker | Hong Kong

Chief Information Security Officer.

Digital Assets Custodian | London

Head of Cryptocurrency Market Making.

Global Hedge Fund | New York

Our People

Practice Team.

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Jason is the CEO of The Omerta Group, responsible for...

Jason Mort

CEO

Head of Global Systematic Markets & Digital Assets Practice. Global...

Jim Brownwood

Senior Partner

Michael is Head of Americas, leading The Omerta Group’s regional...

Michael Stover

Senior Partner, Head of the Americas

Bradley leads The Omerta Group’s Asia Pacific business and is...

Bradley Garland

Senior Partner, Head of Asia

Adam joined The Omerta Group in 2021 having spent over...

Adam Hunter

Partner

Taylor joined The Omerta Group at the beginning of 2022...

Taylor Watson

Senior Associate

Jack Colquhoun

Associate

Gabriella joined the Omerta group in 2022, supporting the Quant...

Gabriella Willingham

Associate

David joined The Omerta Group in Summer 2022 as a...

David O’Brien

Senior Associate

Odeta joined The Omerta Group in 2023 as an Associate...

Odeta Galminaite

Associate

Jason Mort

Position: CEO
Email: Jason.Mort@omerta-group.com
Categories: Digital Assets, TOG, TOG Management
Location: London

Jason is the CEO of The Omerta Group, responsible for key client relationships and overall management of the firm globally.
 
Jason also leads The Omerta Group’s Digital Assets Practice, concentrating the firm’s 20+ years of expertise in Global Markets across Cryptocurrency, Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and Decentralized Finance (DeFi).
 
Through his two-decade career in Executive Search, Jason has built up a deep network across global financial services and has completed a considerable number of mandates across multiple jurisdictions for his clients, including significant team moves and creation of new revenue streams.
 
His clients include prominent Hedge Funds, Investment Banks, Proprietary Trading Firms, Exchanges, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Asset Managers, Commodity Trading Houses and Family Offices.
 
Prior to his career in Executive Search, Jason worked in Investment Banking as a Fixed Income Trader.
 
Jason read Economics & Business Finance at Brunel University.

Jim Brownwood

Position: Senior Partner
Email: Jim.Brownwood@omerta-group.com
Categories: Digital Assets, Systematic Markets, TOG
Location: London

Head of Global Systematic Markets & Digital Assets Practice. Global Co-Head of Liquid Markets.
 
Jim specialises in placing senior PMs and quant traders into the firm’s retained buyside clients.
 
He is the Head of the Global Systematic Markets practice (GSM) which he founded in 2016 following 12 years in trading executive search. GSM focusses on discreet and precise executive search across a range of quantitative and technical fields with a core focus on high frequency and mid frequency quantitative portfolio managers, traders, quantitative strategists, and quantitative developers. This is across traditional markets such as equities, futures, options, and bonds, as well as centralised cryptocurrency cash and derivatives trading and decentralised finance.
 
Jim also co-runs the firms Liquid Market Practice which is responsible for the TOG’s front office hiring for both quantitative and discretionary sales and trading. He is also a member of the firm’s executive committee.

Michael Stover

Position: Senior Partner, Head of the Americas
Email: Michael.Stover@omerta-group.com
Categories: Asset Management, Corporate Functions, Digital Assets, Fixed Income & Foreign Exchange, Hedge Funds, Investment Banking & Private Markets, Systematic Markets, TOG
Location: New York

Michael is Head of Americas, leading The Omerta Group’s regional client relationships, strategic development and senior search mandates across Global Markets, Global Systematic Markets, Investment Banking and Asset Management, based in New York.
 
Michael has had significant global front-office recruiting experience, with his career spanning 20 years working at a strategic level as a talent acquisition leader in the U.S., EMEA and Asia markets. His coverage has included; Global Securities (Equities, Fixed Income & Research), Capital Markets, Investment Banking, Asset Management, International Banking, Transaction Banking, Wealth Management and Shared Services senior recruitment.
 
Prior to joining Omerta, Michael was a Managing Director at a boutique executive search firm focused on the global financial services industry, where he was responsible for the origination of new business development and execution of searches across global markets and asset management.
 
Michael’s career has also included senior talent acquisition roles at Citadel, UBS, Credit Suisse, Standard Chartered Bank and Wachovia/Wells Fargo.

Bradley Garland

Position: Senior Partner, Head of Asia
Email: Bradley.Garland@omerta-group.com
Categories: Asset Management, Corporate Functions, Digital Assets, Fixed Income & Foreign Exchange, Hedge Funds, TOG
Location: Hong Kong

Bradley leads The Omerta Group’s Asia Pacific business and is a senior member of the Asset Management and Global Markets practices.
 
Bradley joined The Omerta Group in 2016 and has over 18 years’ of experience in executive search, across Europe and Asia. He has made senior level placements with both buy side and sell side across; sales and distribution, investment and research, trading, structuring, origination and financing.
 
Previously, he was a founding member of an Asian focused, boutique search firm specialised in Fixed Income, Currencies and Financing. Prior to moving to Hong Kong in 2008, Bradley worked in London for a prominent executive search firm leading the Structured Finance Practice.
 
Bradley read Equine Science at the University of the West of England.

Adam Hunter

Position: Partner
Email: adam.hunter@omerta-group.com
Categories: Corporate Functions, Digital Assets, Systematic Markets, Technology, TOG
Location: London

Adam joined The Omerta Group in 2021 having spent over 10 years’ covering senior technology mandates across Investment Banking, Asset Management and Systematic Markets in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
 
He has a track record of delivering for clients across a wide range of roles within the Technology landscape, from c-suite leadership through to business heads and senior functional positions in the front office.
 
Adam graduated from Leeds University and has spent time working across Asia as well as New York.

Taylor Watson

Position: Senior Associate
Email: taylor.watson@omerta-group.com
Categories: Digital Assets, Systematic Markets, TOG
Location: London

Taylor joined The Omerta Group at the beginning of 2022 and works as a Senior Associate sitting in the Global Systematic Markets Practice based in London.

Prior to The Omerta Group, he worked at a Global contingent firm where he was responsible for servicing a global client base, focusing on those in the Digital Assets Markets.

Taylor read Industrial Economics and Insurance at the University of Nottingham.

Jack Colquhoun

Position: Associate
Email: jack.colquhoun@omerta-group.com
Categories: Digital Assets, Systematic Markets, TOG
Location: New York

Gabriella Willingham

Position: Associate
Categories: Asset Management, Digital Assets, Systematic Markets, TOG
Location: New York

Gabriella joined the Omerta group in 2022, supporting the Quant and Investment professional team across Global Systematic Markets, Asset Management and Global Markets landscape.
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Prior to joining, Gabriella worked as an Associate with a boutique search firm based in New Jersey. She partners with quantitative funds, proprietary trading firms and tech start-ups across their algorithm development and technology roles.
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Gabriella graduated summa cum laude in Economics from Middlebury College.

David O’Brien

Position: Senior Associate
Email: david.obrien@omerta-group.com
Categories: Digital Assets, Systematic Markets
Location: London

David joined The Omerta Group in Summer 2022 as a Senior Associate sitting in the Global Systematic Markets practice based in London.
 
David focusses on Quantitative Researchers, Quantitative Traders and Portfolio Managers for our buyside clients (predominantly in APAC).
 
Prior to the Omerta Group he worked at a boutique search firm focussing on Front Office hiring in both sell and buy side institutions.
 
David read Industrial/Organisational and Business Psychology at UCL and Experimental Psychology at the University of Bristol.

Odeta Galminaite

Position: Associate
Email: odeta.galminaite@omerta-group.com
Categories: Digital Assets, Systematic Markets
Location: London

Odeta joined The Omerta Group in 2023 as an Associate in the Global Systematic Markets team, based in London.
 
Prior to The Omerta Group she worked in a boutique search and consulting firm focussing on advising international law firms on their global growth and strategy initiatives.
 
Odeta read Law at the University of Warwick.