Better, Faster, More Secure Trading.

This is Who We Are.

By utilizing blockchain technology, 9th Gear increases transparency for regulators while ensuring availability of funds and reducing capital requirements to better serve traders and lenders.

We've linked the chains. It's time to trade.

Better, Faster, More Secure Trading.

This is Who We Are.

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About 9th Gear

9th Gear Technologies is the only B2B institutional marketplace that enables same day Foreign Exchange (FX) transactions with a lending capability. We offer greater transparency, reduced risk and lower cost to vastly more participants. Through a digital transformation of the backend, 9th Gear has re-imagined the FX transaction, moving from a process where a handful of global banks dominate the FX market and trades take two days to settle, to a trade that is open to new participants and can be completed in minutes. 9th Gear leverages the smart contracts and distributed ledger of a private permissioned blockchain to transform this $5.1 trillion daily industry.

Leadership

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CEO + Founder
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Maryanne Morrow

Maryanne brings over 25 years as a corporate veteran of finance, marketing and advertising. She is an expert on blockchain, ICOs and cryptocurrency and is an active angel investor. Previously, she was CEO and founder of a start-up accelerator focusing on faster paths to monetization.

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CFO
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David Paul

A Silicon Valley tech veteran, David brings extensive financial operations experience working with high tech manufacturing companies, where he led large scale technology implementations and participated in multiple initial public offerings.

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CEO + Founder

Maryanne Morrow

Maryanne brings over 25 years as a corporate veteran of finance, marketing and advertising. She is an expert on blockchain, ICOs and cryptocurrency and is an active angel investor. Previously, she was CEO and founder of a start-up accelerator focusing on faster paths to monetization. Maryanne is also a member of the Board of Directors.

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Chief Financial Officer

David Paul

A Silicon Valley tech veteran, David brings extensive financial operations experience working with high tech manufacturing companies, where he led large scale technology implementations and participated in multiple initial public offerings.

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Chief Strategist

Andrew Fately

Andrew brings 35 years experience in capital markets in trading, sales and management roles. He is an expert in risk management, trading systems and capital markets products. Andrew is also known as the “FX Poet”; writing a daily poem explaining the rhythm of FX markets at www.fxpoetry.com.

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Chief Marketing Officer

Mary-Lou Smulders

Mary-Lou brings tremendous passion, strategic depth and more than 25 years of high tech sales, marketing and leadership experience. She is a tenured CMO, board member and advisor from several technology start-ups.

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VP Engineering

Michaele James

Michaele comes to 9th Gear with over 20 years of technology development experience. Her focus, throughout her career, continues to be on creating and implementing IT strategy in order to (re-)invent and deploy innovative business solutions.

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Senior VP, Operations

Kathy Maher

Kathy has deep business and management experience in capital markets, asset management and wealth management. She held senior technology and operations leadership positions where she built and integrated global operating infrastructures.

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Executive VP, Global Partnerships

Ed Monaghan

Ed has over 25 years of industry experience with a deep understanding of global FX activities, as well as the associated global regulations. He was instrumental in the creation and execution of RBC's strategic foreign exchange initiatives.

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VP, Customer Success

Gretchen Wilson

Gretchen brings 25 years of financial services experience spanning product manufacturers, securities clearing firms and retail distribution. She has focused her career on creating, building and expanding these businesses.

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VP, Delivery

Neal Strickberger

Neal brings more than 20 years of software, operations, MIS, consulting and investment experience. He blends a deep technical understanding with process, product, and business experience into a pragmatic “systems” method to lead teams and drive execution. 

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VP, Product Development

Steve Hawes

Steve’s 25+ year career has focused on the intersection of financial services and technology including product and operations roles for asset management programs, payment systems, brokerage trading and private client portals.

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Board of Directors & Advisors

Chairman of the Board

Bob Bunje

Bob Bunje is a seasoned executive with over 50 years of experience in financial services, and consulting. He offers specific focus in M&A, IPO’s as well as financial strategy and budgetary oversight.

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board Member

Jim Emerich

Jim is a Silicon Valley finance veteran with more than 25 years of experience at multiple technology startups in the CFO and financial executive positions.

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Advisor

Carrie Catlin

Carrie is currently serving as a Principal at Fenway Financial Advisors. She has worked in financial services for over 25 years, around the world, including leadership roles for institutional advisers as well as developing and selling trading systems to traders.

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Advisor

Jim Glascott

As a 30+ year expert of the finance industry, Jim has a deep understanding of all aspects of institutional banking including capital raises, risk management and debt/lending strategies. He has also been closely  involved in the structuring and execution of some of the largest acquisition finance deals completed to date.

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Advisor

Earl Sacerdoti

Earl is a serial entrepreneur, management consultant, executive coach, and angel investor focused on early-stage software ventures. He has over 40 years experience as board member, successful inventor, published author, co-founder of Symantec and research manager.

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Advisor

Josiah Sullivan

Josiah has a deep understanding of security and access engineering, operations and product planning with a proven track record of driving breakout growth in engineering services team by consistently reducing cost while increasing performance.

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Careers

9th Gear is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, long-term unemployment or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Please include your resume and availability information. Principals only. Recruiters, please do not contact us.

Join the Team

9th Gear is a FinTech blockchain startup based in Silicon Valley with offices in London, New York City, Boston, and Salt Lake City. We are looking for people who are high-energy, positive and excited to work on new businesses and develop our culture of team-based work practices. These opportunities will fit passionate people who embrace high integrity and enjoy making a big difference.

If you are a self-starter, have successful start-up experience and think 9th Gear would be a good fit, we would invite you to start a dialogue with us.

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