The Ava Labs Team

We're a world-class team of experts in computer science, economics, finance, and law with offices in New York City and Ithaca, New York. We're passionate individuals creating a frictionless world by redefining the way people build and use finance applications.

Emin Gün Sirer

Founder

CEO

Kevin Sekniqi

Founder

COO

Maofan "Ted" Yin

Founder

Chief Protocol Architect

John Wu

Business Operations

President

Carrianne Fairbairn

Business Operations

Executive Assistant‍

Chris Lavery

Business Operations

Chief Finance Officer

Evan Tong

Business Operations

Intern

Joe Ferrara

Business Operations

Business Development

Lydia Chiu

Business Operations

VP of Business Development

Olivia Song

Business Operations

Business Development - Korea

Phillip Liu Jr.

Business Operations

Head of Strategy

Ricardo Vazquez

Business Operations

Business Development - LATAM

Yuri Aflen

Business Operations

Business Development Intern

Chris Wilbourgé

Design

Designer

Felipe Andres

Design

Designer

Amani Moin

Economics

Chief Economist

Aaron Buchwald

Engineering

Software Engineering Intern

Bernard Wong

Engineering

Software Engineer

Cevahir Demirkiran

Engineering

Software Engineer

Collin Cusce

Engineering

Senior Software Engineer

Daniel Laine

Engineering

Senior Software Engineer

Dhruba Basu

Engineering

Software Engineer

Emre Kanatli

Engineering

Software Engineer

Fabio Barone

Engineering

Software Engineer

Gabriel Cardona

Engineering

Developer Evangelist

Michael Kaplan

Engineering

Senior Software Engineer

Momo Araki

Engineering

Software Engineer

Stephen Buttolph

Engineering

Senior Systems Architect

Tyler Smith

Engineering

Software Engineer

Aytunç Yıldızlı

Marketing

General Manager

Jay Kurahashi-Sofue

Marketing

VP of Marketing

Nicolas Lemaitre

Marketing

General Manager

Noah Childress

Marketing

General Manager

Radostin Minchev

Marketing

General Manager‍

Patrick Sutton

Marketing

Director of Communications

Ryan Chen

Marketing

General Manager

Advisors

Maureen O'Hara

Robert W. Purcell Professor of Finance at the Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University. Seminal figure in microstructure theory.

Adam Kravetz

COO Seven Eight Capital. COO ETF Market Making and Arbitrage, Citadel Securities. COO Global Execution Services, Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Managing Director, Tower Research Capital.

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