Management Team

The margin senior management team has decades of experience in technology, finance and trading. They saw early the potential of blockchain and set out to build a suite of professional trading tools for this still nascent technology. In May of 2014 they introduced the margin trading terminal, which was the first dedicated crypto trading terminal on the market, and since then they have added a powerful backend API, SOR and arbitrage and market making high frequency trading strategies.

Jonathan Maycock, Co-founder and CEO

Jonathan Maycock

Co-founder and CEO

Jonathan worked as a software developer at Scottish Equitable International before returning to academia to complete a PhD in Wave Optics. Afterwards he set up and ran the Manual Intelligence Lab at CITEC in Bielefeld University for over 8 years. It took bitcoin to entice him back to finance.

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Christof Elbrechter, Co-founder and CTO

Christof Elbrechter

Co-founder and CTO

Before moving to the cryptocurrency space, Christof worked for 11 years in the Neuroinformatics Group at Bielefeld University. With a focus on robotics, computer vision and machine learning he made contributions to the domain of robotic manipulation of paper during his PhD, led the Computer Vision Group and created the open source computer vision library ICL.

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Irène Binder, CFO

Irène Binder


Irène started her career in banking and then joined the Henkel Group where she held several positions in Finance including Treasury and Controlling in East Europe to become the European Controller for the Institutional Business. She was CFO and member of the board of Semaia Pharmaceuticals, a Biotech Start-Up. Irène is a graduate from University of Geneva in Economics and European Studies.

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