Renata Szkoda is our Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Szkoda brings with her over 20 years of experience and financial leadership in regulated capital markets and financial services industry. Ms. Szkoda has deep expertise in financial regulation and a strong record of building financial and operational infrastructure to enable business expansion within regulated environments. She was previously the Director of Finance at Galaxy Digital, a financial services and investment management firm focused on digital assets.
Prior to that, Ms. Szkoda was the Chief Financial Officer at Blue Fire Capital, proprietary trading firm based in Chicago, Chief Financial Officer of KCG Futures, the division of KCG Americas (KCG), a self-clearing futures commission merchant (FCM) and the Senior Vice President, Accounting and Finance at Rosenthal Collins Group (RCG), a FCM based in Chicago where she oversaw the finance and treasury operations. Prior to her employment at RCG, Ms. Szkoda was a senior audit manager in the Financial Services Practice Group of RSM McGladrey, providing audit and consulting services to a variety of financial services firms, including securities broker-dealers, futures commission merchants, hedge funds, investment advisors, market specialists and commodity pools. Ms. Szkoda is a CPA and holds a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from University of Illinois at Chicago.
Ms. Szkoda co-founded and is the Chair of Global Digital Assets & Cryptocurrency Association (Global DCA), a self-regulatory association for digital assets industry established to guide the evolution of digital assets and the underlying blockchain technology within a regulatory framework designed to build public trust, foster market integrity and maximize economic opportunity for all participants.