ABOUT METACO

The foundation for institutional digital asset management.

Best Infrastructure for Digital Assets METACO

Our essence

Founded in 2014 in Switzerland, METACO enables financial institutions to capitalize on the burgeoning digital asset economy.

METACO’s main product, called Harmonize, is an orchestration system for digital assets. From cryptocurrency custody and trading to tokenization, staking and smart contract management, the platform seamlessly connects institutions to the new world of decentralized finance.

METACO, The foundation for digital assets

OUR PLATFORM

Seamlessly manage keys and interactions across the entire DeFi stack.

METACO Harmonize is an orchestration system for digital assets. From cryptocurrency custody and trading to tokenization, staking and smart contract management, the platform seamlessly connects institutions to the new world of decentralized finance.

The platform enables financial and non-financial institutions of all sizes—from small to large banks, asset managers and corporates—to store, trade and manage tokens while ensuring full regulatory compliance.

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Our mission

Digital asset technology for institutions.

We aim to enable financial and non-financial institutions of all sizes to manage digital assets with the highest security and flexibility. 

At METACO we put our customers first. That means we will never compete against them. We provide the cutting-edge technology, they execute successful digital asset business models on top.

OUR DNA

Deep expertise
in crypto and banking

METACO brings together a highly experienced team of software, security, finance and cryptography specialists with years of experience in banking, tech and IT services. 

The management team combines a unique experience in DLT, finance and consulting, with senior profiles having previously worked Accenture, Standard Chartered Bank, Santander Bank, JP Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and Barclays.

Our shareholders

Backed by leading institutional investors.

Board of Directors

Adrien
Treccani

METACO,
Founder & CEO
Francisco Fernandez Avaloq Founder METACO Board of Directors

Francisco Fernandez

Avaloq,
Founder & Chairman
Alex Manson SC Ventures METACO Board of Directors

Alex
Manson

SC Ventures,
GLOBAL HEAD
Olivier Laplace Swiss Post Investments METACO Board of Directors

Olivier
Laplace

Swiss Post,
Investment Director
David Fenand METACO CFO Board of Directors

David
Fenand

METACO,
Chief Financial Officer

Our mission

We aim to enable financial and non-financial institutions of all sizes to manage digital assets with the highest security and flexibility. 

Our values

Integrity, Quality, Passion. At METACO we put our customers first. We strive to deliver best-in-class products and services that help our clients achieve customer and business success.

Our mission

At METACO, we lay the foundations to transform the financial services industry by building the digital asset infrastructure that will revolutionize finance for generations to come.

Our values

Integrity, Quality, Passion. At METACO we put our customers first. We strive to deliver best-in-class products and services that help our clients achieve customer and business success.

Management team

Adrien Treccani, Ph.D.

CEO & Founder

Jessica More

HEAD OF STAFF

Seamus Donoghue

VP STRATEGIC ALLIANCES

Nicolas Dorier

VP Digital Currencies & Founder

Vincent Bouzon

VP Engineering

Craig Perrin

VP SALES

Johannes Kaske

HEAD OF PRESALES

David Fenand

Chief Financial Officer

Cindy Cocozza

TALENT ACQUISITION MANAGER

Dario Duran

Solution Architect

Our work to advance the industry

METACO is proud to be a member of a number of organisations transforming the financial services industry through the regulated and responsible development of distributed ledger technology.

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Our strategic committment

More than a technology vendor.

We understand the complexity of a large enterprise or financial enterprise: we transform complexity such as multiple entities and systems into a competitive advantage.

Our heritage may be in executing projects for large banks, but our platform, pricing and deployment model is perfectly equipped for start-ups and scale-ups as well: our deployment can be SaaS if you wish so, our price is tied to the value we deliver and our MVP approach offers a fast, de-risked route to market. 

Digital assets give banks and institutions the chance to start afresh and to rebuild the future of their businesses without the legacy. Our goal, through our orchestration platform is to eliminate the risks of institutions repeating the same mistakes around technology decisions that will cultivate the same expensive legacy IT estate that exists today.

Our foundational platform enables both IT and Business end-users to overcome the limitations, risks and trade-offs they previously experienced when they had too choose between either building IT solutions in-house or buying off-the-shelf software.

We de-risk innovation by absorbing the intensive R&D investment required to build foundational platforms and distributing this risk and cost across our multiple customers. Our roadmap is aligned to our customer’s needs, allowing them to instead focus on building differentiating value propositions.

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Locations

METACO’s global headquarters are based in the historic city of Lausanne, Switzerland. The company also serves clients from its hubs located in Germany and Singapore.

Adrien Treccani, Ph.D.

Adrien Treccani, Ph.D.

CEO & Co-Founder
Adrien founded METACO in 2015 and now serves as CEO. He is a leading software engineer specialised in high performance computing and financial engineering. A PhD graduate of the Swiss Finance Institute where his doctoral thesis conducted a High-Frequency Jump Analysis of the Bitcoin Market, he has been an active member of the fintech community since 2012, and has advised numerous banks, hedge funds and associations on distributed ledger technology. He lectures at the École Polytechnique de Fédérale de Lausanne and University of Lausanne in cryptography and the financial applications of blockchain and has been published in leading international peer-reviewed finance journals.

Jessica More

Head of Staff

Jessica is Head of Staff at METACO, where she is responsible for the management of the HR and Administration departments. She also acts as a supervisor in the areas of finance and communication, and directly supports the Executive Board and Board of Directors.

Jessica has over ten years experience in HR, administration and analytical reporting at a management level for IT services companies. She previously worked as an Executive Assistant for the consulting group, Simalaya, which grew from 25 to 100 employees, and was acquired by IT consulting giant Sword Group. Jessica actively supported the operations side of this transition and led the administration of multiple units including payroll, invoicing, analytical reporting as well as directly assisting the Managing Director.

Andre Israel COO METACO

Andre Israel

Chief Operating Officer

Andre joined METACO in February 2021 and serves as COO. Responsible for customer delivery, support, and day to day operations, Andre’s expertise is in helping technology companies to scale. 

Prior to joining METACO, Andre was Accenture’s Core Banking Lead. He is also former CEO of SOFGEN, a banking consultancy company which he led for 10 years, where together with the management team he grew the business six-fold.

Resident in Switzerland for the past three decades, Andre has significant experience in strategy formulation and execution, general management, business transformation and M&A. He holds a Bachelor of Business Science (Honours) degree from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, with a speciality in Computer Science.

Seamus Donoghue

VP STRATEGIC ALLIANCES

Seamus has extensive domain expertise in investment banking, wealth management, commodities and crypto markets that spans market structure, regulation and technology.

He spent 20 years building and managing trading operations across all the global financial centres with JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Barclays and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Since 2011 he has been active as a founder, leader, and investor in fintech and crypto projects including founding Allocated Bullion Solutions, an award winning open architecture technology platform for wholesale precious metals risk management and distribution automation, and as the Asia managing director of the Swiss digital asset exchange Lykke.

Nicolas Dorier

VP Digital Currencies & Founder
Nicolas founded METACO in 2015 and now serves as VP of Digital Currencies. A prolific decentralized systems software developer and open-source advocate, Nicolas has been active in the Bitcoin community since 2014. Prior to co-founding METACO, he built the comprehensive bitcoin library NBitcoin and has co-authored the pioneering coursebook in distributed systems, Programming the Blockchain in C#. He has contributed to several Bitcoin projects, including Bitcoin Core, and previously founded BTCPay Server, an open-source payment processor used by thousands of merchants globally.
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Vincent Bouzon

VP Engineering

Vincent is VP of Engineering at METACO. He has 10+ years experience in managing engineering teams across industries, including finance, health and security. This vast expertise has enabled him to create scalable environments to fit market needs. As a former developer, Vincent started his career at Arcan Systems, a leading Software as a Service (SaaS) company in the healthcare space. As CTO, he led the engineering team’s research and development, and then subsequently served as CEO, where he created and led the organization’s growth strategy. Prior to joining METACO, Vincent held senior positions at Up Group and Sodexo, two established money issuance companies delivering new payment methods. Vincent has been passionate about IT development and security since his childhood, which has transformed to a keen interest in cryptocurrency and distributed systems.

Craig Perrin VP Sales METACO

Craig Perrin

VP SALES

Craig brings over 25 years of experience within investment banking, extensively in sales and relationship management roles on a global basis.

Working closely with clients, to develop a strong track record in managing successful relationships and partnerships, Craig has undertaken senior roles based in Asia, USA, UK and Europe.

Craig has a wide expertise in Securities Services infrastructure, across multiple asset types, as well as Clearing, Global Custody, Client Management and leading the buying process as Head of Network Management.

Most recently Craig was based in New York and was responsible for the global sales strategy and the Americas region on behalf of Standard Chartered bank.   

Johannes Kaske METACO

Johannes Kaske

SALES DIRECTOR, GERMANY
Johannes currently leads business development for METACO in the German market and more broadly within the region. He brings over 10 years of experience spanning banking and wealth management, blockchain and internet platform companies, where he held various roles, from consulting, managing director to actually being a co-founder. Johannes holds a B.Sc. from Universität Passau in Accounting, Finance and Taxation and a M.Sc. from ESADE Business School in International Management.
David Fenand METACO CFO Board of Directors

David Fenand

Chief Financial Officer
David serves as CFO at METACO. David has nearly 30 years of experience in the software, robotics and real estate sectors. His background includes 20 years as CFO and legal advisor at leading Swiss technology startup companies focusing on growth strategies, as well as 12 years as co-founder and executive chairman of Lysis SA, a leading worldwide digital content platform. He previously co-founded and is a current board member of Finlab SA, a software company focused on the development of investment management applications for asset managers.
Cindy Cocozza Talent Acquisition METACO

Cindy Cocozza

TALENT ACQUISITION MANAGER

Cindy is Talent Acquisition Manager at METACO. As an experienced recruitment and HR manager, she is highly specialized in the acquisition of leading IT engineers. 

With over six years of experience in recruitment, she previously worked for international consulting, services and software company, Sword, where she managed the recruitment, onboarding and mentoring processes for experienced engineers in the areas of software development and project management. Cindy graduated from L’Institut de Gestion Sociale (IGS) in Paris with a Master in Human Resources.

Dario Duran joins METACO as Solution Architect

Dario Duran

Solution Architect

Dario joined METACO in April 2021 and serves as its Solution Architect, responsible for building and scaling the Business Solutions and Technology Infrastructure organizations.

Dario has recently assisted SIX Digital Exchange as Functional Head for Crypto@SIX. He was previously Director, Custody Storage & Transaction Banking at SEBA Bank, the Swiss challenger bank providing financial products and services focused on crypto currencies and digital assets. Before, he was part of the founding team and Head of Operations at Shift Cryptosecurity, an ETH spin-off providing a Swiss-made hardware wallet for cryptocurrencies.

He is a CISSP- and ITIL 4-certified cybersecurity and IT service management specialist, with expertise built over 20 years in various roles in private, investment and crypto banking, asset management and venture capital.

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