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.

James Brooks
Chief Product Officer & Chief Commercial Officer


20+ years growing businesses by combining creative strategy with disciplined implementation. Former Chief Operating Officer at ICE Data Services. Prior to that, he held executive roles at The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) including Vice President of NYSE Business/Product Development and Head of NYSE Market Data. Also served as Vice President, Head of Equities for NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

Jennifer Phillips
Chief Revenue & Growth Officer


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.

Drew Sievers
Chief Operating 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…

Asiff Hirji
President, MoonPay


Mr. Hirji has served as the President of MoonPay since January 2023 and previously served as President of Figure Technologies, Inc. since January 2020 until December 2022. Mr. Hirji was a member of Forge’s board from November 2019 until its business combination with Motive Capital Corp in March 2022. From November 2017 to June 2019, Mr. Hirji served as President and COO of Coinbase, Inc.  Read more …

Ashwin Kumar
Industry 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 …

Eric Leupold
Managing Director, Deutsche Börse


Mr. Leupold has served as the Managing Director of the Cash Market division of Deutsche Börse AG since September 2021. He previously served in various other roles with Deutsche Börse AG for over 10 years, most recently as Head of Group Venture Portfolio Management from June 2019 to September 2021, Deputy Head of New Markets from August 2018 to May 2019, and Head of Pre-IPO and Capital Markets from April 2016 to August 2018. Read more …

Blythe Masters
Founding Partner, Motive Partners


Ms. Masters previously served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Motive Capital Corp from 2020 until its business combination with Forge in March 2022. 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 …

Larry Leibowitz
Chief Executive Officer, Entrypoint Capital


Mr. Leibowitz is a finance and technology entrepreneur specializing in business transformation and capital markets. Since January 2022, he has been CEO of Entrypoint Capital, a quantitative investment management firm. Previously, he held roles such as COO, Head of Global Equities Markets, and board member at NYSE Euronext (2007-2013), COO of Americas Equities at UBS (2004-2007), Co-CEO of Schwab-Soundview Capital Markets (2001-2004), and CEO of Redibook ECN (1999-2002). Read more …