Meet our Team

The 3iQ Team combines depth of industry experience in institutional asset management with crypto asset expertise

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Frederick T. Pye

Chairman & CEO

Robbie Kidd

President & Chief Operating Officer

Anthony L. Cox

Executive Vice President & Director

John Loeprich

Chief Financial Officer

Thomas G. Staudt

Director

Richard Strauss

Director

Bruce Smith, CPA

Director

Chris Jouppi

Director

Ross McKee

Director

Fred Pye

Frederick T. Pye

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Director

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Anthony Cox

Anthony L. Cox

Executive Vice President & Director

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John Loeprich

John Loeprich

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer & Director

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Thomas Staudt

Thomas G. Staudt

Director

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Richard Strauss

Richard Strauss

Director

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Bruce Smith

Bruce Smith, CPA

Director

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Chris Jouppi

Chris Jouppi

Director

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Ross Mckee

Ross McKee

Director

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Meltem-Demirors

Meltem Demirors

Director

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Jean-Desgagne

Jean Desgagne

Director

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EXECUTIVE TEAM

Fred Pye

Frederick T. Pye

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Director

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John Loeprich

John Loeprich

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer & Director

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Pascal StJean

Pascal St-Jean

President
 

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Chris Matta

Christopher Matta

President of 3iQ Digital Assets (US)

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SENIOR LEADERSHIP

Kesem Frank

Chief Technologist

Louis Lavalle​

Managing Director, 3iQ Digital Assets (US)​

Brian Gooding

Head of Distribution

Mark Connors

Head of Research

Kevin Jiang

Kevin Jiang

Portfolio Manager & Head of Trading

Valerie Hull

Valerie Hull

Vice President, Finance

Renata Punwasee

Director, Funds

Kerry Lower

Kerry Lower

Director, Human Resources

Katie McDonald

Katie McDonald

Director, Project Management

Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson​

Senior Manager, Operations​

Alex McDougall

Alex McDougall

Managing Director, Product Development

Louis Lavalle

Louis LaValle

Managing Director, 3iQ Digital Assets (US)

Louis LaValle

Managing Director, 3iQ Digital Assets (US)

Louis LaValle

Managing Director, 3iQ Digital Assets (US)

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

Fred Pye

Frederick T. Pye

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Director

Kevin Jiang

Kevin Jiang

Portfolio Manager & Head of Trading

Rachel Kirkwood

Rachel Kirkwood

Associate Portfolio Manager & Sales Executive

SALES TEAM

Brian Gooding

Head of Distribution

Rachel Kirkwood

Rachel Kirkwood

Associate Portfolio Manager & Sales Executive

Kevin Aikman-Carter

Kevin Aikman-Carter

Sales Coordinator

Ashley Peters

Chief Compliance Officer

Pascal St-Jean

President

Chris Matta

President of 3iQ Digital Assets (US)

Valerie Hull, CPA, CA

VP, Finance

Anoop Dogra

Managing Director, Syndications

Tanvir S. Sodhi

Managing Director, Trading and Operations

Alex McDougall

Managing Director, Product Development

Louis LaValle

Managing Director, 3iQ Digital Assets (US)

Thomas Rose

Managing Director, 3iQ Digital Assets (US)

Francois Dionne St-Arneault

Director, Sales

Kevin Jiang

Manager of Trading and Operations

Connor Loewen

Cryptocurrency Analyst

Ashley Peters

Chief Compliance Officer

Chris Matta

President of 3iQ Digital Assets (US)

Valerie Hull, CPA, CA

VP, Finance

Arjun Dhanoa

VP, Middle East

Anoop Dogra

Managing Director, Syndications

Tanvir S. Sodhi

Managing Director, Trading and Operations

Alex McDougall

Managing Director, Product Development

Louis LaValle

Managing Director, 3iQ Digital Assets (US)

Thomas Rose

Managing Director, 3iQ Digital Assets (US)

Francois Dionne St-Arneault

Director, Sales

Kevin Jiang

Manager of Trading and Operations

Connor Loewen

Cryptocurrency Analyst

Ashley Peters

Chief Compliance Officer

Chris Matta

President of 3iQ Digital Assets (US)

Valerie Hull, CPA, CA

VP, Finance

Anoop Dogra

Managing Director, Syndications

Tanvir S. Sodhi

Managing Director, Trading and Operations

Alex McDougall

Managing Director, Product Development

Louis LaValle

Managing Director, 3iQ Digital Assets (US)

Thomas Rose

Managing Director, 3iQ Digital Assets (US)

Francois Dionne St-Arneault

Director, Sales

Kevin Jiang

Manager of Trading and Operations

Connor Loewen

Cryptocurrency Analyst

Fred Pye

Frederick T. Pye

CHAIRMAN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & DIRECTOR

Frederick T. Pye is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director of 3iQ Corp. He is also the Chairman and Director of 3iQ Digital Holdings Inc. Mr. Pye is recognized for creating and promoting creative and unique investment products for the investment industry.

Mr. Pye has managed private client portfolios with Landry Investment Management and various other investment dealers. Prior to this Mr. Pye was Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of Argentum Management and Research Corporation, a company dedicated to managing and distributing quantitative investment portfolios including the first long-short mutual fund in Canada.

He was also Senior Vice-President and National Sales Manager of Fidelity Investments Canada and an integral part of the team that saw assets rise from $80 million to over $7.5 billion in assets under management during his tenure. He also held various positions with Guardian Trust Company, which listed the first Gold, Silver and Platinum Certificates on the Montreal Exchange.

Mr. Pye obtained a Masters in Business Administration from Concordia University.

Robbie Kidd

President & Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Kidd is the President and Chief Operating Officer of 3iQ Corp. Over the last 2.5 decades he has held various senior roles at Marquest Asset Management Inc., Artemis Investment Management Limited, 3iQ Corp., Gatehouse Capital Inc., and Connor, Clark & Lunn Capital Markets Inc., and Triax Investment Management Inc.

Mr. Kidd has served on several public boards over the years and is currently the CEO & Director of Logica Ventures Corp. (TSXV:LOG.P) a Capital Pool Company. Mr. Kidd was previously a director of Gold Miners Split Corp (NEO: GLC, GLC.PR.A), a split share corporation invested in gold miners.
Anthony Cox

Anthony L. Cox

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & DIRECTOR

Tony Cox is the Executive Vice President and Director of 3iQ Corp. He is also a Director of 3iQ Digital Holdings Inc. Mr. Cox has more than 15 years of experience in Canada and the United Kingdom with major accounting firms and over 30 years of experience in the investment fund industry in Canada including eleven years as Chief Financial Officer of an investment fund manager subsidiary of Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada and eleven years with an investment fund manager subsidiary of National Bank Financial Inc.

Prior to joining 3iQ, Mr. Cox served as President of Canadian Fund Management Inc. and provided consulting and contract services to investment fund managers.

Mr. Cox has been very active in the investment fund industry, serving on many Investment Funds Institute of Canada committees and as a past director of Fundserv Inc.

Mr. Cox is currently a member of the Independent Review Committees of PIMCO Canada Funds, and Connor, Clark & Lunn Funds (chair). He is also a Board Member of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Ontario. He is a CPA, CA, and holds the ICD.D designation (ICD.D 2010).

John Loeprich

John Loeprich

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER & DIRECTOR

John Loeprich is the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Director of 3iQ Corp. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of operations, finance, and assisting with strategic planning.

John brings over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry, ranging from public accounting to finance and operations with multi-national corporations to finance and sales and marketing and strategic planning with a number of investment management firms.

John started his investment industry tenure at Fidelity Investments where he became Chief Financial Officer before starting his own business specializing in assisting companies launch themselves into the mutual fund market.

Prior to 3IQ, John was EVP & CFO at Qwest Investment Fund Management, helping grow the business into a profitable IFM/PM platform. Prior to Qwest, John was Senior Vice-President, Partner & head of the Private Client Division at Hillsdale Investment Management, responsible for Sale & Marketing to investment advisors and high net worth individuals. During his time at Hillsdale the firm’s assets grew from $12 million to over $500 million.

John is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant and a graduate of the University of Waterloo (Bachelor of Mathematics).

Thomas Staudt

Thomas G. Staudt

DIRECTOR

Tom Staudt is a Director of 3iQ Digital Holdings Inc. Tom has been with ARK Investment Management (New York) for almost 7 years, and currently serves as ARK’s Chief Operating Officer, managing and overseeing the strategic operations of the firm, screens financial markets for new opportunities, and evaluates and implements ARK’s product portfolio. Tom earned the asset management industry’s 2020 Rising Star Award recognition from Fund Intelligence.

Prior to joining ARK, Tom worked in a media sales and consulting role for WILX. Before WILX, Tom spent time with Fidelity Investments in their mutual fund department, and he has also consulted on Millennial investing behavior to TIAA-CREF.

Tom received his Bachelor of Business Administration, magna cum laude, in Finance and Economics from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Arts in Telecommunications Policy from Michigan State University, a Master of Science in New Media Management from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, and his Master of Business Administration from Cornell University.

Tom is also currently the President of the ARK ETF Trust.

Richard Strauss

Richard Strauss

DIRECTOR

Richard Strauss is a Director of 3iQ Digital Holdings Inc. Richard has over 25 years of experience in the U.S. securities industry.  Most of his career was spent at Goldman Sachs where he was a Senior Financial Services Analyst in charge of Investment Management, Brokerage, Investment Banking and Money Center Bank research coverage.

While at Goldman, he also played an important role in marketing the Firm’s 1999 IPO to institutional investors worldwide.  After leaving Goldman, Richard was a Director at Deutsche Bank covering Financial Services.  Earlier, he had been at Salomon Brothers, covering superregional and regional banks.

Currently, he is President and managing member of Kensington Partners, a trading operation. Richard holds both an MBA and BA from Cornell University.

Bruce Smith

Bruce Smith

DIRECTOR

Bruce Smith is a Director of 3iQ Digital Holdings Inc. Bruce is a Corporate Director and Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives at VanEck. Bruce joined VanEck back in 1983, and has been a director of various VanEck related entities such as the Van Eck Associates Corporation, Van Eck Securities Corporation, and the Van Eck Absolute Returns Advisers Corporation.

Prior to joining VanEck, Bruce served as a CPA at McGladrey & Pullen. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA). He holds FINRA Series 7, 27 and 63 Licenses, and has received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Fordham University in 1977 and a CPA designation in 1980.

Chris Jouppi

Chris Jouppi

DIRECTOR

Chris Jouppi is a Director of 3iQ Digital Holdings Inc. Chris is a senior executive with over 40 years of progressive experience in risk management, electrical power, automation, medical device and professional services. Chris’ experience includes hands on involvement in technology, global marketing and sales, manufacturing operations, supply chain management, quality, finance, technology licensing, customer support, strategic planning and M&A.

Chris holds an MBA from Wilfred Laurier University and a BSc in Electrical Engineering at the University of Waterloo.

Ross Mckee

Ross McKee

DIRECTOR

Ross McKee is a Director of 3iQ Digital Holdings Inc. Ross has more than 35 years of experience as a Canadian capital markets and securities regulatory lawyer, recently retired from Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. During his legal practice at Blakes, Mr. McKee advised Canadian and foreign issuers, dealers, advisers, custodians, depositaries, and marketplaces on capital markets regulation and compliance issues, for traditional and new securities. His securities law experience also includes advising special committees of independent directors, mergers and acquisitions, and project finance. Since 2013, he has advised developers, issuers, and brokers on cryptocurrencies and digital asset funds, token foundations and blockchain protocols. Since his retirement from Blakes in 2019, Mr. McKee has acted as a legal consultant on securities law compliance, venture capital and blockchain-related matters. Mr. McKee is a graduate of Trinity College, University of Toronto (BA) and Queen’s University (LLB), where he taught securities regulation for five years.

Alex McDougall

Alex McDougall

Managing Director

Alex McDougall is a Managing Director at 3iQ. Alex analyzes companies throughout the full lifecycle from early-stage to multi-national institutions. Starting his career as an investment banker at the Bank of Montreal, Alex led multiple projects and teams across BMO Capital Markets, including in Fintech, M&A, and Financial Institutions. Alex helped lead the charge on several of Capital Market’s early blockchain and fintech initiatives and was recognized as a leader within the Investment Bank.

Alex left BMO in early 2018 to co-found Bicameral Ventures, a platform focused on “Interconnected Investing” and building a portfolio of highly complementary projects working towards bringing new technology paradigms into reality. Bicameral’s themes generally include blockchain, interoperability, data and identity self-sovereignty, personalized AI, and Web 3.0. Alex joined the 3iQ team in Q1 2021 as Managing Director – Product Development.

Louis Lavalle

Louis LaValle

Managing Director, 3iQ Digital Assets (US)

Louis LaValle is Managing Director and co-head of Distribution for 3iQ Digital Assets (US) with over 17 years of financial industry experience. Prior to joining 3iQ, Louis held senior roles across the alternative investment industry at Neuberger Berman, BNY Mellon (EACM Advisors), Legg Mason (Permal Group) and SkyBridge Capital. Prior to this, he was an investment analyst at Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse First Boston. He received a BA, cum laude, from New York University.

Ashley Peters

Chief Compliance Officer

Ashley Peters is the Chief Compliance Officer at 3iQ Corp. Ms. Peters is an experienced Chief Compliance Officer and compliance consultant. Her experience in the Canadian investment industry has focused in compliance in IIROC, MFDA, exempt market dealer, investment fund manager and portfolio manager rules and regulations. Ms. Peters served as the Chief Compliance Officer for Solium Financial and Ross Smith Asset Management. As Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer, Ms. Peters oversaw the launch the Ross Smith Cryptocurrency Fund.

Ms. Peters is a past member of various IIAC and IIROC compliance committees and the IIROC Alberta District Council. Ashley has a background in finance and compliance.

Pascal StJean

Pascal St-Jean

PRESIDENT

Pascal St-Jean is the President of 3iQ Corp.

Throughout his career, Pascal has focused on the transformation and disruption of industries via rapid scaling of businesses under his leadership. Having successfully created and grown multiple business ventures, Pascal was recognized as one of the youngest recipients of Ottawa’s Forty Under 40 award.

Pascal is the co-founder of STAND Advisors where he served as Strategic Advisor and Fractional Executive to over 5% of the Globe and Mail’s 500 fastest growing companies in Canada.  He is also a founding partner of Futuring– an executive coaching business, and the Chair of TEC Canada.

Pascal’s experience in open-source technologies and distributed systems led him to invest in cryptocurrency in 2016, and act as an educational resource on digital asset investments to several organizations. In addition, Pascal has served as a strategic consultant to bitcoin mining start-ups such as Hydra Mining and founded Quasar Strategy, a private multi-strategy Bitcoin fund.

Chris Matta

Chris Matta

PRESIDENT OF 3IQ DIGITAL ASSETS (US)

Chris is the President of 3iQ Digital Assets (US).

Chris also serves as the President and Founder of the Blockchain Association of New Jersey, which advocates for innovative regulatory leadership and enterprise collaboration for the cryptocurrency space.

Prior to joining 3iQ, Chris was the Co-Founder of Crescent Crypto, an asset management firm focused on creating innovative investment solutions to bring the cryptocurrency asset class to institutional and mainstream investors. Previously, Chris was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs where he managed assets for the Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund and Trust Company.

Valerie Hull

VP, FINANCE

Valerie Hull is the VP, Finance at 3iQ Corp. Valerie brings over 20 years of experience in the financial services and investment industry, with roles ranging from public accounting, internal audit, fund administration and finance with a number of investment management and investment firms.

Valerie is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant, and Certified Management Accountant and is a graduate of the University of Waterloo (Masters of Accounting).

Anoop Dogra

Managing Director

Anoop Dogra is a Managing Director at 3iQ, responsible for product development, syndication and legal matters.

Prior to 3iQ, Anoop was a Director at BMO Capital Markets where he was responsible for originating, structuring and distributing innovative financial products, including mutual funds, alternative funds and closed-end funds, and prior to that, Anoop was a Partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, where he practiced securities and corporate law.

Anoop holds a Bachelor of Laws from Western University, a Master of Business Administration from Saint Mary’s University, and a Bachelor of Commerce from Guru Nanak Dev University (India), and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario.

Tanvir S. Sodhi

Managing Director

Prior to joining 3iQ Corp., Tanvir was Director of Operations at Questrade Wealth Management Inc., where he developed operational excellence across the firm in addition to building high performance teams, process and infrastructure in the areas of compliance, trading, technology and investment operations. He played an integral role in successfully setting up and launching eight exchange traded funds on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

In the course of his career, Tanvir has held senior roles in fund administration, product development, operations and compliance with some of the top Canadian bank owned securities firms, custodians, administrators and asset management companies. He is an innovative and leading industry executive who brings a wealth of successful experiences in growing businesses and processes.

Thomas Rose

Thomas Rose

Managing Director, 3iQ Digital Assets (US)

​Tom Rose is Managing Director and co-head of Distribution at 3iQ Digital Assets (US) with 25 years of business development and relationship manager experience including 18 years in the investment management industry. Prior to joining 3iQ, he was with Neuberger Berman responsible for building the intermediary business on the West Coast, engaging with RIAs and multi-family offices. Previously, he was with BlackRock and managed the institutional Core-West team covering foundations, endowments, and pension plans (both corporate and public) and was responsible for growing the institutional business across the BlackRock platform and developing talent. Before the acquisition of Barclays Global Investors (BGI) Tom was a senior member of the Client Connect team. Tom received a BA, from TCU and MBA from the University of San Francisco. Tom holds the CFA designation and sits on the Board for the Peter Pan Foundation.

Francois Dionne StArneault

Francois Dionne St-Arneault

DIRECTOR OF SALES

François is the Director of Sales for Canada at 3iQ Corp. Prior to joining 3iQ, François was the Co-Founder of sept24, a full-service communications & marketing agency based in Quebec. François has worked with innovative and forward-thinking companies in assisting to bring their products and services to market. François brings more than 15 years of experience in marketing and sales to 3iQ. François holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Université de Sherbrooke.

Kevin Jiang

MANAGER OF TRADING AND OPERATIONS

Kevin Jiang is the Manager of Trading and Operations at 3iQ Corp.

Kevin brings 10 years of experience in securities trading, investment, and asset management. Prior to joining 3iQ, Kevin was the Head of Fixed Income Department at Guosheng Securities Asset Management where he oversaw asset under management growth of over $1 billion. Previously Kevin was Head of Trading of Fixed Income Department at CITIC Securities.

Connor Loewen

Connor Loewen

CRYPTOCURRENCY ANALYST

Connor Loewen is 3iQ’s cryptocurrency analyst. Connor has been involved with bitcoin and other digital assets for over 5 years. Connor holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Capilano University and has completed the Canadian Securities Course. During university, Connor served as the Director of Finance for the Capilano Finance Association for three years, where he led student investment workshops and lectured full-sized classes on managing equities, derivatives, and digital assets. Connor had previously worked in the TSX Venture industry, and at Toronto-Dominion Bank.

Arjun Dhanoa

VP, Middle east

Arjun Dhanoa is a Vice President at 3iQ based out of Dubai, responsible for overseeing business development and sales in the Middle East region. Prior to joining 3iQ, Arjun served as the CEO of a real estate and hospitality company based out of the UAE and India.

In his previous role he worked in Private Equity covering the Middle East and Asia region, with his focus being the Renewable Energy, Telecom & Retail sectors. Arjun received a BS from New York University Stern School of Business where he attained a double major in Finance & Marketing.

Meltem-Demirors

Meltem Demirors

DIRECTOR

Meltem Demirors is a Director of 3iQ Digital Holdings Inc. Meltem is the Chief Strategy Officer of CoinShares, a publicly listed ($CS.ST) digital asset investment firm that manages $5B in assets, and is a trusted partner to investors and entrepreneurs navigating the digital asset ecosystem. Meltem oversees the firm’s corporate strategy, investments, and growth efforts. An established veteran of digital asset investing, Meltem draws on her substantial experience and widespread influence to accelerate growth and acceptance of the asset class. Prior to joining CoinShares, Meltem helped build and grow Digital Currency Group, raising capital from the world’s largest corporations and managing a portfolio of 120 companies and 4 subsidiaries. Before she was bitten with the bitcoin bug, Meltem worked in the Oil & Gas industry in trading, corporate treasury, and M&A roles. Meltem has been recognized for her personal contributions to the industry and serves as an outspoken advocate. She is a founding member of the World Economic Forum Blockchain Council and testified before the House Financial Services Committee. Meltem teaches at MIT and Oxford, and is co-chair of the WEF Cryptocurrency Council, and is actively involved in and passionate about bitcoin education and advocacy efforts as well as causes related to civil rights and freedom of speech.

Jean-Desgagne

Jean Desgagne

DIRECTOR

Jean Desgagne is a Director of 3iQ Digital Holdings Inc. Jean brings deep C-suite and Board experience within large multinational financial institutions, exchanges & market infrastructures, including TD, TMX and The Canadian Depository for Securities. He is a current and past Board Member for regulated financial companies, government agencies, industry associations, universities and not-for-profit organizations. He is an advisor to several startups and is CEO of Canada Stablecorp Inc. He is currently Chair of the Board for CPA Ontario, and a Director at CAA Club Group, CAA Insurance, Echelon Insurance and Orion Insurance. He Chairs the Internal Audit Committee for the Province of Ontario, I&IT Section and is an Executive in Residence at the Telfer School of Management.