Leadership Team

The Wave Financial team is pioneering the bridge between traditional asset management with a new paradigm of digital assets strategies.

David Siemer
Chief Executive Officer

Founder of Wave Financial, Wavemaker Partners, and a technology focused investment bank, Siemer & Associates LLC, which he sold to CEC Capital in 2016. He received an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Chief Executive Officer
David Siemer

A leader in the crypto space, David Siemer is the CEO of Wave Financial as well as the founder of Wavemaker Partners, Wavemaker Genesis and Genesis. Wavemaker includes seven funds with AUM of $300m in the US and Southeast Asia which have all posted top-decile returns. Wavemaker is the most active investor in Southern California and Southeast Asia, having made investments in over 300 companies. David also founded Siemer & Associates LLC., a technology focused investment bank, which he sold to CEC Capital in 2016. He is passionate about the power of the blockchain to enable a new generation of technology and innovation. David has been investing in cryptocurrency since 2012. David received his MBA from the University of Chicago.

Les Borsai
Chief Strategy Officer

After ten years managing recording artists, Les launched and built successful startups in digital music and cryptocurrency, joined Ripple as an advisor, and was an early investor in Ethereum.

Chief Strategy Officer
Les Borsai

A serial entrepreneur, Les Borsai is the Chief Strategy Officer at Wave Financial and consultant specializing in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. After ten years managing recording artists, he launched and built successful startups in digital music and cryptocurrency. In 2013, he saw the potential of blockchain technology and joined Ripple, one of the largest cryptocurrencies, as an advisor. He was an early investor in the Ethereum pre-sale in 2014, and now provides consulting services to multiple blockchain companies, including RightMesh, YouNo, and Backstage Play. Les is also a venture partner with Wavemaker Genesis.

Benjamin Tsai
President, Managing Partner

Former CEO of Merrill Lynch Singapore Commodities and alternative investments at AllianceBernstein. Benjamin holds a BS from UC Berkeley, and an MBA from UCLA.

President, Managing Partner
Benjamin Tsai

Ben, a managing partner at Wave Financial, is a trilingual financial executive with 15 years of proven success in developing/marketing global investment solutions for SWF, insurance firms, non-profits, and private banks. He has managed profitable distribution teams in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taipei, and served as CEO of Merrill Lynch Singapore Commodities. Subsequently at AllianceBernstein, Ben focused on business development and distribution of alternative investments. In addition to his work at Wave Financial, he invests and mentors early stage startups in Southern California. He holds a BS from UC Berkeley, and an MBA from UCLA.

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Jennifer Wilde Anderson

As the Chief Operating Officer, Jennifer Anderson is an integral member of the team at Wave Financial, partnering with leadership to develop and implement growth strategies and manage key firm relationships. Prior to Wave Financial, Jennifer served as the COO for Wavemaker Partners and Vice President of Siemer and Associates. Jennifer earned her BA in Political Science from Yale University and her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Chicago Law School.

Jennifer Wilde Anderson
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Previously, COO Wavemaker Partners and Vice President of Siemer and Associates. Jennifer received her BA Yale University and JD from University of Chicago.

Director, Investment Strategies
Henry K. Elder

Former Director of Origination & Investment at Slice and VP at Latitude Real Estate Investors. BS in Political Sience and Goverment from Pepperdine University.

Henry K. Elder
Director, Investment Strategies

Former Director of Origination & Investment at Slice and VP at Latitude Real Estate Investors. BS in Political Science and Government from Pepperdine University.

Associate
Ryan Anderson

Previously, research associate at Bridgewater Securities and trader at Goldman Sachs. Ryan received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

Ryan Anderson
Associate

Previously, research associate at Bridgewater Securities and trader at Goldman Sachs. Ryan received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

Analyst
Andrew Ballinger

Former Apex Token Fund, Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative, World Economic Forum. Andrew received his BS in Business Administration and Digital Entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California.

Andrew Ballinger
Analyst

Former Apex Token Fund, Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative, World Economic Forum. Andrew received his BS in Business Administration and Digital Entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California.

David Siemer
Chief Executive Officer
Les Borsai
Chief Strategy Officer
Benjamin Tsai
President, Managing Partner
Jennifer Wilde Anderson
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Henry K. Elder
Director, Investment Strategies
Ryan Anderson
Associate
Andrew Ballinger
Analyst

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