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.

Maofan "Ted" Yin

Engineering

Founder

Michael Kaplan

Engineering

Senior Software Engineer

Cevahir Demirkiran

Engineering

‍Software Engineer

Lydia Chiu

OperationsBusiness

VP of Business Development

Zane Witherspoon

Community

Developer Outreach Manager

Tyler Smith

Engineering

Software Engineer

Jay Kurahashi-Sofue

Community

VP of Marketing

Patrick Sutton

Community

Director of Communications

Chris Lavery

Operations

Chief Finance Officer

Felipe Andres

Design

Designer

Amani Moin

Economics

Chief Economist

Stephen Buttolph

Engineering

Software Engineer

Carrianne Fairbairn

Operations

Executive Assistant‍

Bernard Wong

Engineering

Software Engineer

Emin Gün Sirer

OperationsBusinessEngineering

Founder & CEO

Phillip Liu Jr.

BusinessOperations

Head of Strategy

Fabio Barone

Engineering

Software Engineer

María Paula Fernández

Community

Director of Social Media

Farid Rached

Community

General Manager

Ryan Chen

Community

General Manager

Joe Ferrara

Business

Business Development

Kevin Sekniqi

OperationsBusinessEngineering

Founder & COO

Chris Wilbourgé

Design

Designer

Radostin Minchev

Community

General Manager‍

Collin Cusce

Engineering

Software Engineer

Emre Kanatli

Engineering

Software Engineer

Daniel Laine

Engineering

Software Engineer

John Wu

OperationsBusiness

President

Olivia Song

BusinessCommunity

Business Development - Korea

Ricardo Vazquez

BusinessCommunity

Business Development - LATAM

Aytunç Yıldızlı

Community

General Manager

Nicolas Lemaitre

Community

General Manager

Noah Childress

Community

General Manager

Aaron Buchwald

Engineering

Software Engineering Intern

Collin Montag

Engineering

Software Engineering Intern

Daniel Weber

Engineering

Software Engineer

Momo Araki

Engineering

Software Engineer

Saulo Santos

Community

Community Growth Ambassador

Hongbo Zhang

Engineering

Software Engineering Intern

Yuri Aflen

Operations

Intern

Evan Tong

OperationsBusiness

Intern

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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