Team

The ones who make Zero Hash a success.

Meet the Team

Zero Hash is guided by a deep team of industry veterans and innovators. We have decades of experience in market structure, settlement operations, institutional investing, proprietary trading, risk management and IT infrastructure.


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Edward Woodford

Co-founder, CEO

Edward co-founded Zero Hash and serves as CEO. Prior to Zero Hash, Edward he gained experience at a series of hedge funds. Edward holds a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from University of Warwick (United Kingdom) and a Master of Finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (US). He was named in Forbes' 30 Under 30 in 2018.

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Brian Liston

Co-founder, President

Brian co-founded Zero Hash and currently serves as President and COO. Prior to Zero Hash, Brian worked at Red Sea Ventures, an early-stage fund in New York, Accenture Consulting and Skype. He holds a B.S. in Economics & Finance, focus in Mathematics & Statistics from University College Dublin (Ireland) and a Master of Finance from MIT (US). Brian was named as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2018.

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Matt Weiss

Chief Technical Officer

Matt is Chief Technical Officer at Zero Hash. In this role, he focuses his efforts on trading applications, system infrastructure and order routing. Previously, Matt was Lead Architect at Trading Technologies for 10 years, before leaving to found One Stop Trading Solutions, where he consulted with Thomson Reuters to develop low-latency systems. He received a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Engineering.

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Lawrence Mish, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Lawrence is Chief Financial Officer at Zero Hash and is responsible for financial planning, accounting, and budgeting for the firm. Prior to joining Zero Hash, he served as CFO of various trading firms including Ketchum Trading, Allston Trading, and Chicago Trading Company. Lawrence received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management and Accounting from Purdue University and is a registered CPA.

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Waseem Barazi

Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel

Waseem is Chief Regulatory Officer and Associate General Counsel at Zero Hash. He previously served as Chief Regulatory Officer and Associate General Counsel of OneChicago, overseeing both the Compliance and Legal Departments. In that role, he was responsible for ensuring the exchange’s regulatory compliance with the SEC, CFTC and FINRA. Waseem graduated with a B.A. in Economics from of the University of Illinois at Chicago and earned a J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

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Adam Leaman

VP, Head of Client Services

Adam is VP, Head of Client Services at Zero Hash. Prior to Zero Hash, Adam was Vice President of Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking, a technologist at BGC Partners and a Senior Derivatives Trader and Systems Developer at HTG Capital Partners. Adam earned a B.S. in Engineering from Purdue University.

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Board Members

Zero Hash is led by an experienced group of industry leaders from traditional finance, capital markets, regulation, economic research, public policy, and venture capital.


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Julie Myers-Wood

Public Director

Julie Myers-Wood served as Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement at the Department of Commerce and Chief of Staff for the Criminal Division at the Department of Justice. Her expertise focuses on screening, monitoring and compliance review and assessment. She also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Julie earned at J.D from Cornell Law School and a B.A. in English and Political Science from Baylor University

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Kathleen Camilli

Public Director

Kathleen has served as the Chief U.S. Economist at Credit Suisse Asset Management, as Reserve Analyst at Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and as Chief Economist at MFR Securities. She has more than two decades of private and public sector experience and is a economic forecaster and independent economist. Kathleen holds an M.B.A in Finance from New York University and B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University.

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Cynthia Meyn

Board Observer

Cynthia’s wide-ranging experience includes Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, Director at The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), Executive Vice President at PIMCO, Managing Director at Cantor Fitzgerald, and CTO/CRO at Fuji Capital Markets and Vice President at Lehman Brothers. She is also currently moving to the Broker Dealer Board. Cynthia earned her B.A. from Smith College and an M.B.A. at Duke University Fuqua School of Business.

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