About Us

We are dedicated to helping digital asset exchanges and blockchain project founders build the future of finance. Our mission is to provide the eco-system with liquid and efficient markets, which are crucial to the adoption of new technologies.

At Wintermute Trading we are experts in market making, high-frequency trading, crypto markets, and blockchain technology. Together, we have 70+ years of combined experience in market making,  trading and building the world's leading high-frequency trading algorithms

Our story

Wintermute was founded in July 2017 by the founding team with 60+ years of combined experience in high-frequency trading in traditional markets. ​Since then, Wintermute has grown to become one of the top liquidity providers of digital assets globally covering on and off exchange markets across CeFi and DeFi.

​Wintermute is a high-growth proprietary trading company owned by the founding and employee team and trusted by top tier VCs such as Lightspeed Venture Partners and Blockchain.com Ventures.

Check out our Careers page to learn more about working with us.

Evgeny Gaevoy
Founder and CEO
Evgeny Gaevoy
Founder and CEO

Evgeny has 15+ years of experience growing fintech  businesses. He has consistently grown market share in Europe’s top fiat exchanges, developed and executed ambitious expansion projects and led agile cross-functional teams. Prior to founding Wintermute, Evgeny built and ran the Optiver's European ETF business (HFT and OTC) - one of the largest in EU. Evgeny holds MSc in Finance and EMBA form London Business School.

Valentine Samko
Chief Technology Officer
Valentine Samko
Chief Technology Officer

Valentine has over 15 years’ experience in developing high-performance trading systems. Prior to Wintermute, Valentine developed and designed low latency trading platforms at several proprietary trading companies. At Standard Chartered and Barclays, Valentine improved various aspects of scalability, performance and algorithmic trading. Valentine holds a PhD in Computer Science/Maths.

Yoann Turpin
Head of BD, co-founder
Yoann Turpin
Head of BD and co-founder

Yoann has 10+ years experience as a high-frequency trader at Optiver. Prior to co-founding Wintermute, Yoann worked in London’s hedge funds and family offices. Yoann is a seasoned startup investor and serves as a board member or advisor to over 10 startups. Yoann holds a MSc from EdHec business school. In his spare time, Yoann likes practising his Mandarin and learning Russian.

Marina Gurevich
Chief Operating Officer
Marina Gurevich
Chief Operating Officer

Prior to Joining Wintermute, Marina was a growth strategy consultant and the founder of System2Labs. She helped dozens of Private Equity and Venture Capital backed B2B companies accelerate growth. Prior to management consulting, Marina gained 10+ years of experience managing strategy, sales and marketing functions of Fortune 100 companies including Procter & Gamble, Philips and Nikon.

Yuriy Myronovych
Head of DeFi
Yuriy Myronovych
Head of DeFi

Yuriy has over 10+ years of software development experience and over 5+ experience focusing on DeFi. Prior to Wintermute, Yuriy was working on a non-custodial decentralised wallet at Argent as well as DeFi arbitrage and liquidation at a private venture MKM. Yuriy was also one of the pioneering DeFi traders.

Morgan Vincent
Head of Trading
Morgan Vincent
Head of Trading

Morgan has over 8 years experience in trading. Prior to Wintermute, he was an equity options trader at Optiver, an equity sales trader at Kyte Broking and was building crypto trading algorithms in his spare time. Morgan holds a MSc in Finance from Skema Business School and a MSc in Computer Science. He joined Wintermute to pursue his passion and leads the CeFi trading and OTC team.

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