Hagop (Jack) Bouroudjian - Chairman
Jack is Chairman of the Global Smart Commodity Group. He was formerly a member of the board of directors of the CME Group during which time he helped demutualize the exchange and prepare for their IPO. During his time on the Board, Jack was instrumental in conceptualizing the E-mini futures and later creating the Russell 2000 futures and options, S&P Midcap 400 futures and options.
Jack has served as CEO of Index Futures Group and President of Commerzbank Futures. As an entrepreneur, Jack has launched over a dozen companies and thrives on developing innovative and disruptive ideas. He is also currently Co-Founder, Chief Economist and Director of the Universal Compute Exchange (UCX).
Jack graduated with honors and distinctions from Loyola University of Chicago, and is a featured expert contributor on CNBC focusing on market developments and trends.
Robert Alberghine - CEO
As the CEO of Global Smart Commodity Group, Robert is responsible for the design, implementation and the oversight of all facets of the business.
Robert has a proven financial background and over 25 years of experience in financial funds and commodity risk management. Prior to joining GSCG, Robert was the Head of Risk Management for a large US Dairy Cooperative. He transformed hedging and risk management policies to adapt to a high performance and scalable solution for managing a wide array of internal and external risks.
Previously, as Founding Partner in a market making firm, he helped re-establish the Chicago Mercantile Exchange dairy complex from open outcry to an electronic market by direct participation as the lead market maker. Aside from this Robert has managed multiple commodity trading advisors totaling assets in excess of $700M and was a member of a management team advising on equity and fixed income assets allocation and execution for personal assets of high net worth individuals.
Arun Subramanian - President & COO
Arun was previously Head of International Business Development at CME Group, the world’s leading Exchange operator, and is a leading expert on global FinTech and capital markets innovation. He led a number of strategic initiatives helping CME grow their global footprint which included establishing partnerships and investing in Fintech opportunities.
Arun also has a deep understanding of regulatory environments from his extensive work across the globe, and has established and managed operations for financial institutions in Asia, Europe and Latin America.
He has advised several digital initiatives and Funds globally that are specifically focused on blockchain and digital assets. Arun holds a MBA in Finance & Strategy from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Fadi Karadsheh - CTO
Fadi has extensive experience operating in FinTech and capital markets. He began his career at Archipelago as an intern and through their acquisition by the New York Stock Exchange, rose to Managing Director, Operations. Upon NYSE’s acquisition by Intercontinental Exchange, Fadi was chosen to lead the formation and operations of the Systems Operations Department. He was responsible for the transformation of five legacy departments into one and oversaw day-to-day operations of nine electronic exchange trading systems.
At NYSE, he also developed the performance goals and long-term operational plans while driving initiatives to maximize efficiency and productivity through the introduction of extensive process analysis.
Fadi attended DePaul University In Chicago, IL, and received an undergraduate degree in E-Commerce Technology and a Master’s degree in Information Systems.