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.

Iryna Lorens
Chief Operating Officer

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

Denis Vinokourov
Head of Research

Denis has been an active research contributor to the crypto ecosystem since 2017. Prior to joining Synergia, Denis was the Head of Research for BEQUANT, a prime brokerage and digital asset exchange for institutional investors. He began his career as a macro research analyst in 2008.

Federico Natali
Head of Market Neutral Trading

Federico has multi year experience in trading cryptocurrencies and investing in long term growth projects. He is an investor in several bitcoin exchanges and other fintech startups such as Bitfinex, Clearbanc, AlphaFlow and Kraken. Prior to Synergia he worked on the trading desk of a global financial group and as a Prop trader for Midas Capital.

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.

Martin Lamming
Chief Marketing Officer

20 years marketing & commercial partnership experience in start-up financial services companies, including blockchain, crypto, payments, forex & currency exchange.

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.