Our Team

Nikolai Gurskyi
Chief Investment Officer

Nikolai founded Synergia Capital in 2020 as a result of his extensive experience managing numerous investment companies. Nikolai spent the first 15 years of his career trading commodities and derivatives in the oil and gas industry. He has been actively investing in early-stage blockchain and digital asset projects for many years.

Thomas Caddick
Chief Executive Officer

Thomas has over 18 years of experience in the Financial Sector. He started his career on the sell-side where he managed Institutional Sales and Trading teams before moving to the buy-side in 2012  His experience covers Global Investment Management, ECM, PE/VC investments as well as structuring and building investment funds. Thomas has an extensive network across Europe, Middle East & Asia.

Chris Ciszak
Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Cross-functional technical lead with over 15 years technology experience within Fortune 1000 companies. Blockchain specialist since 2016 across multiple ecosystems for CeFi, DeFi & NFT projects.

Gudrat Guluzade
Quant Portfolio Manager

Gudrat is a Portfolio Manager focusing on the research, development and execution of systematic trading strategies across crypto and associated derivatives. Prior to joining Synergia, Gudrat worked as a Quantitative Analyst across the buy and sell-sides, covering equities, derivatives, and crypto. He holds an MSc in Financial Engineering from Imperial College London.

Iryna Lorens
Business Development

Iryna has successfully started and exited two companies. She has extensive experience as a crypto trader and portfolio manager, managing over $30m AUM. Iryna is well known within the blockchain space and continues to hold a strong presence at crypto conferences, with a large network of business founders and communities