Executive Leadership Team

Kelly Rodriques
Chief Executive Officer


26+ years investing in and building financial services companies; former CEO at PENSCO (acq. NASDAQ: OPB), Totality (acq. NYSE: VZ) and NOVO (acq. EPA:PUB).

Cathy Dondzila
Chief Accounting Officer


35+ years of finance and accounting experience in the global capital markets and investment industries. Cathy previously served as Chief Accounting Officer and Finance Officer of NewRez LLC, a non-bank mortgage services provider. She has had prior roles as Chief Accounting Officer and Senior Vice President at Ocwen Financial Corporation, a mortgage servicing company.

Vidya Eashwer
Chief Technology Officer


18+ years creating and executing innovative fintech technology strategy; former Head of Technology, Edge Systems, at Intercontinental Exchange, and Managing Director of IT at the New York Stock Exchange managing international teams.

Victoria Hughes
Chief People Officer


20+ years leadership experience building people strategies that drive high performing cultures. Former CPO at fintech, Earnest; and CPO at AnitaB, an organization focused on advancing women in tech. Certified executive coach and M&A advisor.

Mark Lee
Chief Financial Officer


35+ years in financial business strategy and operations; former COO PENSCO Trust Company, CFO Stanford Management Company, Group CFO Charles Schwab, additional roles Goldman Sachs, Barclays Global Investors.

Jennifer Phillips
Chief Growth Officer, President Forge Markets


20 years scaling tech in the secondary markets space; former President of SharesPost Financial Corp., additional roles Silver Lake Waterman, New Evolution Ventures, Jefferies & Co. and Merrill Lynch.

Johnathan Short
Chief Legal Officer


30+ years running legal, regulatory and government affairs; former General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE), a $45 billion NYSE-listed exchange group with domestic and international operations. Additional roles include Partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP law firm where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions.

Drew Sievers
Chief Delivery Officer


30+ years investing in and building financial technology companies; former CEO and Board Chair at Harvest Savings & Wealth Technologies (acq. NYSE: ENV), Managing Partner at Operative Capital, CEO and co-founder mFoundry (acq. NYSE: FIS).

Board Members

Kelly Rodriques
Chief Executive Officer, Forge Global


Mr. Rodriques has been Forge’s Chief Executive Officer since July 2018. Prior to Forge, Mr. Rodriques served as Chief Executive Officer of PENSCO Trust Company from March 2010 to September 2016. Since September 2016, he has been the Managing General Partner of Operative Capital, an early-stage investor in FinTech companies. Read more …

Debra Chrapaty
Chief Technology Officer, Toast


Debra Chrapaty is the Chief Technology Officer of Toast, the restaurant technology and end-to-end cloud platform company. Ms. Chrapaty brings decades of experience in large-scale technical infrastructure, cloud, operations management, and product management for many brands, including the National Basketball Association (as CTO), E*TRADE (as CIO), Microsoft (as corporate VP of Infrastructure and Cloud), CISCO (as SVP of Collaboration Software), and ZYNGA (as CIO).  Read more…

Stephen J. George
Founder, Panorama Point Partners

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Mr. George is the co-founder and has been the Managing Partner of Panorama Point Partners, LLC since its inception in January 2012. Mr. George previously was the founding Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner of Capricorn Investment Group, LLC from 2002 to 2013. Mr. George was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs at its San Francisco office from 1995 to 1999. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University in 1989. Read more …

Christoph Hansmeyer
Managing Director Pre- / Post-Trade, Deutsche Börse


Mr. Hansmeyer has been a director of Forge since January 2020.  He has been Head of Group Strategy and M&A, as well as Chief of Staff at Deutsche Börse AG since 2018. He was previously with Allianz SE, based in Munich, Germany from 2012 until 2018, where he held positions in Group Merger & Acquisitions and in the company’s Group Strategy & Portfolio Management team. Read more …

Asiff Hirji
President, Figure


Mr. Hirji has served as the President of Figure Technologies, Inc. since January 2020. Mr. Hirji was a member of the board of Forge Global Inc, from November 2019 until its business combination in March 2022. From November 2017 to June 2019, Mr. Hirji served as President and COO of Coinbase, Inc. Read more …

Ashwin Kumar
Partner, Motive Partners


Mr. Kumar is an industry partner at Motive Partners, which he joined in 2021. Prior to joining Motive Partners, from 2018 to 2021, Mr. Kumar was founding partner of 7RIDGE, a private markets asset manager invested in fintech and associated transformative technologies. Mr. Kumar’s extensive experience spans investment banking capital markets, investing and market infrastructure across the United States and Europe with over 30 years in the financial sector. Read more …

Blythe Masters
CEO & Director, Motive Capital Corp.


Ms. Masters has served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Motive Capital Corp since 2020. Ms. Masters is an Industry Partner at Motive Partners, which she joined in 2019. Prior to joining Motive Partners, Ms. Masters served from 2015 to 2018 as the CEO of Digital Asset Holdings, the leading enterprise blockchain fintech software company responsible for the Australian Securities Exchange’s post trade infrastructure replacement project. Read more …

Kim Vogel
Director, Trico Bancshares & Tricounties Bank


Ms. Vogel has been a director of Trico Bancshares and Tricounties Bank and a member of its Audit Committee, Cyber Risk and Information Technology Committee, and Compensation and Management Succession Committee since February 2020. She was President, Co-Founder and director of BaseVenture Investing, Inc. from 2014 to 2019, serving as Transitional President in 2019 after the company was sold to Fidelity National Information Services, Jacksonville, Florida (FIS). Read more …