Executive Team

Greg King, CFA, Founder and CEO

Greg King, CFA, Founder and CEO

Greg founded Osprey Funds in 2018, combining his transformative financial product experience and interest in crypto. Greg is also the Founder & CEO of REX Shares (since 2015). Previously, he Co-founded VelocityShares (2009), which was acquired by Janus in 2014. Greg is an innovator in the field, launching over 100 ETPs including the first ETPs tracking VIX, broad-based commodities, and FANG stocks.

Greg has held key positions at Barclays, Credit Suisse, and Global X Funds. He earned an MBA from University of California, Davis and is a CFA charterholder. He has been a bitcoin investor since 2013 and enjoys spending time on his hobby farm in Redding, CT.

Scott Acheychek, Managing Director, Head of Investor Relations

Scott joined Osprey in 2021 after holding senior sales and leadership positions at several large global investment banks. Scott covered hedge funds, asset managers, and financial advisors for multi-asset and commodity specific solutions. Since 2006, he has worked on the launch of over 50 ETNs and ETFs. Scott graduated from Sacred Heart University with a B.S. in Mathematics

Robert Rokose, CCO/CFO

Robert Rokose, CFO

Bob joined Osprey in 2020, bringing 28 years of accounting and financial reporting experience to the company.

Previously, he served as CFO and Managing Director at PIMCO/Allianz Funds, CFO of U.S. Funds at JP Morgan Asset Management, and Assistant Comptroller of Lexington Global.

Bob earned an M.B.A. from University of Connecticut and is a CPA Charterholder. He is an avid skier and lives in Ramsey, New Jersey with his wife and two kids.

Phil Pearlman, Chief Behavioral Officer and Head of Marketing

Phil Pearlman, Chief Behavioral Officer and Chief Marketing Officer

Phil joined Osprey in 2020. Previously, he served as EVP Director of Marketing at Bank OZK, Executive Editor at Stocktwits, and Interactive Editor at Yahoo Finance.

He is an advisor to and investor in multiple fintech companies.

Phil earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from Argosy University. He loves jazz music and walking.

Matt Mascera, Director of Operations

Matt Mascera, Director of Operations

Matt joined Osprey in 2020. Previously, he managed Operations and Trading at Seacliff Capital. Prior to that, he held senior positions at UBS, FBR & Co., and Charles Schwab. Matt has extensive transactional experience across multiple asset classes.

Matt earned a BSM in Finance from Tulane University. He sits on the Board of Directors of Share Hope Foundation. Matt is a foodie and lives in Westport, Connecticut with his family.

Ryan Ballantyne, Managing Director, Investor Relations

Ryan has over 25 years of financial industry experience, including six years with asset management firm Reality Shares, where he drove sales, distribution, investor relations and product development for their ETF suite. Previously, Ryan was a cash and derivatives sales trader with Susquehanna and Deutsche Bank. Ryan resides in CA with his wife and 5 children and is an avid surfer and mountain biker.

Ryan holds an undergraduate degree from St. Lawrence University and an MBA in finance from San Diego State University.

Advisory Board

Brian Estes

Brian is the Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer at Off the Chain Capital, a firm focused on Graham/Dodd value investing in blockchain and digital assets.

Josh Brown

Joshua Brown is the CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management, a New York City-based investment advisory firm. Josh is the author of the book Backstage Wall Street. Josh is also the founder of the popular blog The Reformed Broker.

Michael Komaransky

Michael is the founder of Grapefruit Trading, a crypto market maker firm. Prior, Michael served as Head of Trading at Cumberland, DRW’s digital-currency unit where he played a key role in building of the world’s leading liquidity providers in cryptoassets.

Dave Abner

Dave Abner is the Global Head of Business Development at Gemini. Before that, he was CEO of Wisdomtree Europe responsible for the development, design and successful execution of what is now the 9th largest ETF provider in Europe. David is the author of The ETF Handbook and is an educator in the ETF industry.

J Parsons

J. Parsons has been a leader in the exchange traded product industry for over 20 years. Most recently, J served as Global Head of Sales in the iShares business of Barclays Global Investors (BGI), where he played a key role in accelerating ETF distribution to financial advisors.