Appetite for Disruption

A Podcast on the Business and Regulation of Fintech

Many opportunities and challenges are at the intersection of technology financial services, and government. Fintech itself is rapidly evolving as businesses continuously innovate, and new ideas come from unexpected places. At the same time, regulators are trying to keep pace and increasingly use technology themselves to ensure that businesses comply with the law.

Hosted by Troy Paredes and Lee Schneider, this bi-monthly podcast dives into this disruption by engaging the leaders who are changing what fintech is and how we think about it. In this podcast, Troy, former SEC Commissioner and founder of Paredes Strategies LLC, and Lee, general counsel at Block.one and co-founder of Genesis Block, LLC, discuss today’s — and tomorrow’s — exciting and impactful fintech topics.

With their guests, they explore business, technology, and regulatory trends and developments, giving listeners new perspectives to take back to Main Street, the Hill, Wall Street, and the boardroom.

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Roman Ginis, Ph.D., CEO & Founder, Imperative Execution

Roman Ginis is the Founder and CEO of Imperative Execution, a financial technology company that engineers smart trading venues to improve market efficiency. He designed IntelligentCross, the first live Alternative Trading System to use AI to minimize the key implicit cost of trading: market impact and adverse selection. 

Prior to founding Imperative Execution in 2016, Roman worked as a quantitative trader at Cubist and UBS, where he developed and traded market making and event-driven strategies. Before working in the financial industry, he worked on technology projects in pattern recognition for network security at BAE and real-time stream processing algorithms at IBM. Roman holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from Caltech, focused on distributed systems, statistical performance analysis and discrete optimization.


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