Charles Cascarilla is the CEO and co-founder of Paxos, a financial technology company mobilizing assets at the speed of the internet. With over 20 years of experience in financial services, Charles has a unique perspective on integrating blockchain technology with traditional systems. He co-founded institutional asset management complex Cedar Hill Capital Partners in 2005 and its venture capital subsidiary, Liberty City Ventures, in 2012.
Earlier in his career, Charles was a portfolio manager at Claiborne Capital and an analyst at both Bank of America Securities and Goldman Sachs. He serves on the board of several charities and private companies including Project ALS and The Centurion Foundation.
Charles holds a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Notre Dame and is a CFA charterholder.
Paxos uses technology to tokenize, custody, trade and settle assets. It operates a crypto brokerage, a settlement service to settle US equities, and post-trade automation for the commodities and FX markets. It also offers a branded US dollar-backed Stablecoin and PAX Gold – a digital token backed by physical gold. Its customer list includes global companies including PayPal, Credit-Suisse, Societe Generale, StoneX and Revolut. It is well-funded having raised $240 million in equity from leading investors including Declaration Partners, Mithril Capital and PayPal Ventures. It has offices in New York, London and Singapore, and is expanding operations across the world.