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Unlocking global digital asset liquidity with CLST.

CLST’s team has a track record of changing how the world’s money markets work. It is time to establish a new short-term debt market for digital assets.

WHY CLST

Our Mission

A functioning short-term debt market is the key pillar for the institutional adoption of stablecoins and cryptocurrencies. We are building the infrastructure to create the New Money Market.

CLST strives to develop a peer-to-peer marketplace and innovative products for institutional lenders and borrowers to increase the liquidity in the short-term debt market for digital assets.

Team

Money Market Veterans & Entrepreneurs

Hugh Macmillen
Co-Founder & CPO
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Hugh Macmillen
Co-Founder & CPO

Hugh MacMillen has over 30 years of interest rate trading experience. He has worked for Banks and major interdealer brokers in various roles, ranging from Senior Forex Trader to Branch Manager before founding Instimatch Global in 2017. Having built an institutional money market venue with double digit billions in transaction volumes per month and over 200 institutional clients globally, Hugh is one of most recognized Entrepreneurs in the space.

Hugh is very passionate about the development of money markets in the crypto and stablecoin space, both in the defi and unsecured elements of this new business.

Together with the team, he is responsible for transferring his market knowledge to this exciting new market.

Robert Radek
Product Manager
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Robert Radek
Product Manager

Robert Radek is Product Manager at CLST, as key person behind the CLST Markets product suite, he is driving the efforts to quickly adapt client needs and innovate CLST through reliable forward thinking applications.

Prior to joining CLST, Robert was a founder of the Netsprig Foundation in 2013, the first crypto foundation in Poland where he led product business models around Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. In 2018 he launched Geon Network, a Geomining patented mobile based game application, which was used by hundreds of thousands of users in a play-to-earn model.

Robert holds a Masters degree in Civil Law from University of Bialystok, Poland.

Hassan Al-Lawati
Co-Founder and Board Member
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Hassan Al-Lawati
Co-Founder and Board Member

Hassan Al-Lawati is a veteran entrepreneur with over 24-years of experience in leading and supporting teams across the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and the US. His expertise includes deal structuring, customer acquisition, and fundraising. Hassan has co-founded several companies and served in various structured corporate environments.

Nicholas Chalk
Managing Director APAC
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Nicholas Chalk
Managing Director APAC

Nicholas is from London and holds 15+ years of commercial experience across Finance and Technology. Nicholas moved to Asia 11 years ago where he spent 7 years in Singapore, prior to moving to Hong Kong. In Singapore he held roles across wealth management serving mass affluent, HNW and UHNW clients.

During his time in Hong Kong, he served as Morningstar’s Sales Director responsible for sales, strategic partnerships and relationship management. At the company, he covered Morningstar’s Tier 1 Banking and Asset Management clients in Hong Kong including Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Blackrock, HSBC, Citibank, BNY Mellon and covered Morningstar’s product suite of research, investment, data and technology solutions.

Current living in Singapore, Nicholas completed a course in algorithmic trading with the University of Oxford & Said Business School in 2020. Together with the team, he is responsible for CLST market expansion and all subjects related to Asia and APAC.

Domenico Hegglin
Operations Manager
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Domenico Hegglin
Operations Manager

Born in London, Domenico currently resides in Hong Kong where he grew up. He joins CLST from a systematic hedge fund where he spent almost three years running their investor relations and operations. During this time Domenico focused on maintaining relationships with HNWI, SFOs and prime brokerages while developing internal documents on best practices for the firm.

Domenico is responsible for the scaling of CLST’s global operations as well as the establishment of best client management practices.

Domenico holds a BSc from the University of Hartford.

 

Amit Walia
Project Manager
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Amit Walia
Project Manager

With 8 years of experience in the software industry, Amit has been balancing between the roles of a business analyst and project manager. He works closely with development leads and acts as a bridge between internal teams and clients. Amit contributes broad knowledge from various industries, as he has been managing projects within sports, commodities trading, insurance and e-commerce.

Amit holds a Master Of Computer Applications from the Chandigarh Engineering College

Michael Guzik
Co-Founder & CEO
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Michael Guzik
Co-Founder & CEO

Michael had multiple stations at leading blockchain based ventures with a focus on FinTech. After being appointed as the youngest Head of blockchain at PwC, he led Primary Markets at Lykke, advised the Swiss Stock Exchange on their “Digital Asset Exchange” infrastructure and was Partner at Blockchain Valley Ventures. Previously to founding CLST, Michael founded KORE Technologies, one of the leading infrastructure providers for Digital Assets.
Michael graduated from Imperial College London with a degree in Economics.

Alex von Mühlenen
Business Development Manager
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Alex von Mühlenen
Business Development Manager

Alex von Mühlenen serves as Business Development Manager at CLST and is responsible for the overall expansion of the business trough strategic partnerships, sales, liquidity management and product innovation.

Prior to his engagement, Alex founded Resilient Studios, one of the leading tech hubs in Zurich, hosting enterprises such as the Cardano Foundation, B3i, Flovtec or Liquity.

Bara Caldova
Head of Marketing
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Bara Caldova
Head of Marketing

Bara Caldova has joined CLST as the Head of Marketing to be in charge of both strategy and implementation of marketing and brand initiatives within CLST.

Prior to joining CLST, Bara started her career in big pharma and has spent the last 5+ years in a fast-growing tech startup environment as a head of marketing overseeing a portfolio of digital products.

Bara holds a Masters degree in International Marketing from King’s College London.

Jan Binczyk
Lead Product Designer
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Jan Binczyk
Lead Product Designer

Jan has over 15 years of professional experience in the field of product design as a UX Designer and UX Manager. He transforms the experience delivered to users by positioning UX design as an integral aspect of strategic product planning. He has launched and now coordinates the User Experience & Business Design postgraduate studies at the Tischner European University in Cracow.

As a Lead Product Designer at CLST, he’s responsible for providing an excellent user experience across the platform and facilitating the product development process.

Jan holds a Master’s Degree in Social Psychology of the Internet and Communication from the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw.

Shaun Fonseca
Client Director APAC
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Shaun Fonseca
Client Director APAC

Shaun is from Singapore and has 12+ years of experience working in the financial and digital assets industry, having worked in banks such as Morgan Stanley, Australia, and Citigroup, Singapore, serving and managing the investments and wealth of HNW and UHNW clients within the APAC region.

Prior to joining the digital assets industry, Shaun served as a VP of relationship management in a multi-family office, managing the wealth of his own book of HNW and UHNW clients, advising them on their investments and estate and legacy planning needs.

Based in Singapore, Shaun joins CLST from a digital assets wealth management firm where he secured strategic commercial partnerships, educated investors, and helped grow the investor base and assets under management of the firm.

Experienced in cryptocurrencies and digital assets, Shaun has a graduate certificate in Fintech, Financial Technology with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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