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About Tetra Trust Company

Canada’s first licensed digital asset custodian

Founded in 2019, Tetra is Canada’s first licensed digital asset custodian. Our platform provides enterprise-grade custody of digital assets for institutional clients. Backed by Coinsquare, Coinbase Ventures, Mogo and key executives from traditional financial services, Tetra provides a solution to one of the last remaining problems preventing institutional adoption of the digital asset industry–custody.

Led by a first class team of security, product, and business experts and a board of directors with extensive trust company experience, Tetra delivers the most advanced digital asset storage technology in the industry.

Executive team

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Didier Lavallée

Chief Executive Officer

Didier brings over 16 years of capital markets and asset servicing experience, which makes him well positioned to grow Tetra’s digital asset custody. Prior to becoming CEO of Tetra, Didier held various leadership positions at the Royal Bank of Canada including Head of Canadian Custody Product for RBC Investor and Treasury Services. Before that, Didier also ran RBC I&TS North American FX Sales Trading team, FX Product and held various roles in capital markets with RBC, UBS and Genuity. Didier holds a B.A. in Finance and Administrative Studies from Western University.

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Steve Oliver

Chief Compliance Officer

Steve has 20+ years experience in financial markets. He is an expert at managing regulatory relationships and implementing policies & procedures and has held previous senior compliance roles at BP as Compliance Director & Manager overseeing Eastern Hemisphere operations. He holds a CFA designation and is a sessional instructor at the University of Calgary.

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Phil Buchanan

Director of Product and Engineering

Phil is a product leader with over 15 years of experience applying design thinking to products that embrace the advances and complexities of technologies. Prior to joining Tetra, Phil ran product and design teams at several startups, and developed and delivered interaction design curriculum to hundreds of students in the Department of Design at York University.

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Glenn Pangilinan

Director of Operations

Glenn has over a decade of experience in trading and exchange operations with fintech startups and large institutional banks. He has led the operational overhaul for major banking institutions and has started the operations of various FX brokerages and exchanges globally. He has held previous roles in FX operations and product management with the Royal Bank of Canada and market operations for LMAX Exchange. Glenn holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of British Columbia and an MSc in international Political Economy from the London School of Economics.

Board of Directors

Bobby Halpern

Bobby Halpern

Principal, Halpern & Co. Limited

Jenna Kaye

Jenna Kaye

Odyssey Trust Company, CEO

Scott Saxberg

Scott Saxberg

Cache Island Resources, CEO

Nick Thadaney

Nick Thadaney

Partners Capital Group, Founder

Richard Carleton

Richard Carleton

Canadian Securities Exchange, CEO

Didier Lavallee

Didier Lavallée

Tetra Trust Company, CEO

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