Roger one of the world’s leaders and innovators in blockchain and cryptocurrency. In 2011, Roger heard about Bitcoin for the first time, and his company, Memorydealers, became the first established business in the world to start accepting Bitcoin for payments. Roger then went on to become the first person in the world to start investing in Bitcoin start-ups.
He nearly singlehandedly funded the entire first generation of Bitcoin and Blockchain businesses including Bitcoin.com, Blockckchain.com, Bitpay.com, Kraken.com, Purse.io, and many, many, more. Those businesses have gone on to raise hundreds of millions of additional funding, and, serve tens of millions of customers around the world.
Robert is a Managing Director at Colbeck Capital, a leading Hedge Fund providing private lending solutions. With over 25 years of experience, Rob is a seasoned trader and investor who helped structure and place billions of debt securities.
Prior to Colbeck, Robert was the Head of Credit Sales and Trading at Macquarie Securities USA. Previously, he spent 10-years as Head of High Yield Sales/Distressed Debt at Morgan Stanley.
Robert has significant investment, sales and trading experience in most financial products and geographies.