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AP Capital - Who We Are

Who We Are

We are your bridge that connects the east and the west, traditional financial markets and the crypto world. We adopt multi-strategies to minimize the impact of market turbulence and improve liquidity, and more importantly, gain excellent risk adjusted return.

the culture we shape

Here in AP Capital, we have a very flat organizational structure and very young, energetic cultural environment, we believe in meritocracy and everyone’s ideas will be valued. We make moves fast, “roll up your sleeves” attitude is in our gene. We are strong believers in team work, we value diversity because it is key to our ability to think differently. We have team members working in AP Capital from different backgrounds and we cultivate everyone in AP Capital to release their full great potentials.

Meet the Team

global offices

  • Greater China
    • Beijing
    • Hong Kong
    • Shanghai
    • Shenzhen
    • Taiwan
  • Asia
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Japan
    • Philippines
    • South Korea
    • Singapore
    • Thailand
    • Vietnam
  • Australia
  • North America
    • Canada
    • USA
  • Africa
    • Nigeria
    • South Africa
  • Europe
    • Turkey
    • UK
  • Latin America
    • Argentina
    • Brazil
    • Chile
    • Colombia
    • Mexico
    • Peru
Patrick Chiu
Founder & CEO
Patrick Chiu

Patrick has over 12 years of trading and investment experience with a deep understanding of the trends that are shaping the future of finance. Before founding AP Capital Investments in Hong Kong in 2012, Patrick was a Delta One Trader for the Barclays financial firm in Hong Kong.

Patrick also sat as a panel member and consulted in derivatives markets with the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX). As a futurist, Patrick actively invests in and holds advisory positions for various global organizations dealing in blockchain, financial tech, IT services and start-up accelerators — that are all helping to build exciting products that will undoubtedly help shape our future.

He attended the University of Hong Kong, where he earned his M.Sc. in Statistics. He also holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics & Economics from the University of Michigan, as well as a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Hong Kong Metropolitan University.

CEO’s Message

“We are a well-established and regulated financial institution that is experiencing rapid global growth. The firm was originally founded to trade and finance traditional financial markets, however, we have grown to actively facilitate the growth of the crypto ecosystem. We believe both financial segments are necessary for providing world-class financial services to our clients. We welcome new partners, team members, community participants, and financial counterparties to engage with us as we help to build out a brighter financial future for all.”

Jason Jiang
Chief Technology Officer
Jason Jiang

Jason is the Global Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at AP Capital, and he brings more than 24 years of experience running a variety of technology/development groups from distinguished financial firms.

Prior to joining AP Capital, he most recently was the CTO at Fluid Finance and Apifiny. Both are FinTech startups in the crypto and digital asset trading space, and focus on unifying fragmented global trading marketplaces to provide traders and digital asset exchanges with simpler, faster, and more cost-efficient trading and liquidity solutions. Before working in the startup world, Jason was the Vice President and Lead engineer/architect at Goldman Sachs, where he worked in quantitative trading, electronic market making, and custom algorithm research. Before joining Goldman Sachs, Jason was a Vice President and software development manager in the Financial Modeling group at Blackrock, where one of his main contributions was designing and building Blackrock Fixed Income Analytics System (ANSERTM) from the ground up.

Jason’s expertise includes significant experience in building ultra-low latency trading and risk management systems. His work has had exposure to the full technology stack from hardware, networking, full software development life cycle (SDLC), and automated trading controls.

Sunny Zhu
Head of Crypto Trading
Sunny Zhu

Sunny first joined AP Capital as a full-time trader before later being promoted to the company’s Deputy Head of Crypto Trading for Asia. She is now the Global Head of Crypto Trading and has also been involved with AP Capital’s Venture team, where she has been involved or led investments in Berkeley Skydeck and VoiceForm.

She has more than 10 years of professional trading and financial analyst experience as well as, experience with derivatives, options, and futures trading. Prior to joining the AP Capital team, Sunny was a sales and trading professional at BMO Capital Markets, in Toronto. She is also the Co-founder of a Cryptocurrency trading bot and Ethereum-based smart contracts development company, based in Toronto.

Sunny holds a M.Sc. in Financial Economics from the University of Toronto, as well as a B.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo.

Usman Choudhry
Head of Venture Capital Investment
Usman Choudhry

Usman is the Head of Crypto and VC Investments at AP Capital, where he brings more than 5 years of experience as a trader, quantitative, and business analyst.

Prior to joining AP Capital, Usman was a quantitative analyst at Quantolio, a firm that augments the investment management process through Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Usman leveraged AI methods, including deep learning and reinforcement learning, to develop predictive algorithms for pricing and determining optimal trading policy, with a primary emphasis on liquid asset classes.

Since joining AP Capital, Usman has helped set a solid investing strategy, oversee day-to-day operations and continuously improve our crypto-focused systems and infrastructure. Usman holds a B.A., Major in Economics and Minor in Computer Science, from McGill University.

Gordon Meyer
Head of Marketing
Gordon Meyer

Gordon Meyer joined AP Capital as the Global Head of Marketing and brings more than 25 years of experience in developing and managing marketing strategies and growing disruptive companies.

Gordon has previously served as Head of Marketing at Cointelegraph, an industry leader in fintech and blockchain news. Before that, he was Head of Marketing at CrossTower, a digital assets capital markets firm; and Director of Digital Marketing at SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Most recently, Gordon became an advisor to the American Marketing Association, as well as a Mentor for Techstars and Rise by Barclays for FinTech companies in NYC.

He has been featured on NPR’s All Tech Considered, as well as publications such as Forbes, INC Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Skift, CMO.com and Brandchannel — among others. In 2018, Gordon was named one of the “30 people to watch in Augmented Reality” by Next Reality News, and in 2015, he was named “Top 40 under 40 Brand Marketers” by Brand Innovators, a premier Marketing industry think tank.

Gordon’s expertise is helping companies in perfecting their go-to-market strategies, as well as scaling company growth with a metrics-driven approach. Between work and his volunteering, Gordon stays busy yet still finds time to teach Blockchain at Columbia College Chicago Online and also serve as the NY Chapter President for the VR/AR Association. He holds a B.A. in History from Lehigh University.

Wayne Wen
Head of Compliance (Asia)
Wayne Wen

Wayne began his career with AP Capital in early 2019 as a compliance manager for the Asia firm in Hong Kong. Earlier this year, he was promoted to take on the role of Head of Compliance in Asia.

He brings more than 10 years of experience in regulatory compliance and investment compliance consulting. Prior to joining AP Capital, Wayne was a Compliance Officer for Elephas Investment Management Limited, and a Compliance Analyst at Point72 — both firms located in Hong Kong. Wayne holds an LL.M. in International Economic Law from the Chinese University of Hong Kong as well as, a Legal Professional Qualification, P.R.C.

Loretta Joseph
Global Regulatory Advisor
Loretta Joseph

Loretta is the global regulatory advisor at AP Capital Investments, and she is a highly dynamic, skilled banking, financial, and consulting professional with over 25 years in financial markets. She has worked for major investment banks at Board, MD, or at a senior management level throughout Asia and India including, RBS (India), Macquarie Group (India), Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, and Elara Capital (India). Spanning a long career, Loretta has tremendous exposure to global financial markets, multiple asset classes, and emerging market environments. Loretta has advised many international banks, global hedge, and pension funds on managing portfolios and exposure to derivatives and related products.

She is also a Fintech consultant at the Financial Services Commission, Vanuatu, and is a board member of the Regional Center of excellence (Mauritius) in collaboration with the OECD on Fintech. Loretta is an external resource to GIABA. She regularly advises a number of global organizations on responsible adoption of financial technology across policymakers, governments, and industry – specifically crypto and blockchain. She has previously advised OECD and OSCE on digital assets and their impact in AML/CFT.

Loretta holds various advisory positions globally. She was the recipient of the Fintech Australia “Female leader of 2016”. She was the recipient of the Fintech Australia “Leader of 2017”, and Sancta Sophia College (Within Sydney University) Alumni Award 2016, 2018, and current 2019 alumni award recipient for Social impact. Loretta holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Sydney, Australia.

Rory Smith
Talent & Acquisition Manager
Rory Smith

Rory is the Human Resources Manager and Lead Recruiter at AP Capital. He has over 10 years of experience in the HR and recruiting industries.

Prior to joining AP Capital, Rory succeeded in several technical recruiting positions, where he helped companies find top technical talent as they scaled their businesses. Most recently, with Yoh, A Day & Zimmermann Company, a lead staffing and recruiting agency for clients with specialized resource needs in the areas of IT, fintech, and cloud computing. Before that, he was the Lead Technical Recruiter at IntelliStack, a recruiting services & HR solutions company for enterprise-level organizations. He has also been an IT Recruitment Consultant for Chandler Macleod Group, one of the largest HR services providers in Australia.

Rory is excited about the potential that crypto and blockchain have to revolutionize finance around the world, and he is excited to help find and bring top crypto talent to the AP Capital team. Rory holds a B.A. in Communication and Media from Quinnipiac University.

Marcelo Ochi
Country Head Brazil
Marcelo Ochi

Financial professional with 14 years of experience, working in the cryptocurrency markets, OTC (over-the-counter), and as a Trader. Marcelo Ochi has experience in the financial market at banks such as Citibank and Santander. Since 2017 he has worked in the crypto market, as Head of Commercial and OTC Desk at Foxbit – one of the largest exchanges in Brazil. Being named Partner of the year 2020.

Founding partner of WD Capital – a company specializing in OTC Desk and crypto consulting. He joined Mamoru in May 2022 as Country Head Brazil.

He studied MBA in Business Management from FGV – Fundação Getúlio Vargas and an international degree in Public Policy, Finance, and Investment Strategies from the University of Chicago, United States of America.

Patrick Chiu
Founder & CEO
Patrick Chiu

Patrick has over 12 years of trading and investment experience with a deep understanding of the trends that are shaping the future of finance. Before founding AP Capital Investments in Hong Kong in 2012, Patrick was a Delta One Trader for the Barclays financial firm in Hong Kong.

Patrick also sat as a panel member and consulted in derivatives markets with the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX). As a futurist, Patrick actively invests in and holds advisory positions for various global organizations dealing in blockchain, financial tech, IT services and start-up accelerators — that are all helping to build exciting products that will undoubtedly help shape our future.

He attended the University of Hong Kong, where he earned his M.Sc. in Statistics. He also holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics & Economics from the University of Michigan, as well as a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Hong Kong Metropolitan University.

CEO’s Message

“We are a well-established and regulated financial institution that is experiencing rapid global growth. The firm was originally founded to trade and finance traditional financial markets, however, we have grown to actively facilitate the growth of the crypto ecosystem. We believe both financial segments are necessary for providing world-class financial services to our clients. We welcome new partners, team members, community participants, and financial counterparties to engage with us as we help to build out a brighter financial future for all.”

Jason Jiang
Chief Technology Officer
Jason Jiang

Jason is the Global Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at AP Capital, and he brings more than 24 years of experience running a variety of technology/development groups from distinguished financial firms.

Prior to joining AP Capital, he most recently was the CTO at Fluid Finance and Apifiny. Both are FinTech startups in the crypto and digital asset trading space, and focus on unifying fragmented global trading marketplaces to provide traders and digital asset exchanges with simpler, faster, and more cost-efficient trading and liquidity solutions. Before working in the startup world, Jason was the Vice President and Lead engineer/architect at Goldman Sachs, where he worked in quantitative trading, electronic market making, and custom algorithm research. Before joining Goldman Sachs, Jason was a Vice President and software development manager in the Financial Modeling group at Blackrock, where one of his main contributions was designing and building Blackrock Fixed Income Analytics System (ANSERTM) from the ground up.

Jason’s expertise includes significant experience in building ultra-low latency trading and risk management systems. His work has had exposure to the full technology stack from hardware, networking, full software development life cycle (SDLC), and automated trading controls.

Sunny Zhu
Head of Crypto Trading
Sunny Zhu

Sunny first joined AP Capital as a full-time trader before later being promoted to the company’s Deputy Head of Crypto Trading for Asia. She is now the Global Head of Crypto Trading and has also been involved with AP Capital’s Venture team, where she has been involved or led investments in Berkeley Skydeck and VoiceForm.

She has more than 10 years of professional trading and financial analyst experience as well as, experience with derivatives, options, and futures trading. Prior to joining the AP Capital team, Sunny was a sales and trading professional at BMO Capital Markets, in Toronto. She is also the Co-founder of a Cryptocurrency trading bot and Ethereum-based smart contracts development company, based in Toronto.

Sunny holds a M.Sc. in Financial Economics from the University of Toronto, as well as a B.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo.

Usman Choudhry
Head of Venture Capital Investment
Usman Choudhry

Usman is the Head of Crypto and VC Investments at AP Capital, where he brings more than 5 years of experience as a trader, quantitative, and business analyst.

Prior to joining AP Capital, Usman was a quantitative analyst at Quantolio, a firm that augments the investment management process through Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Usman leveraged AI methods, including deep learning and reinforcement learning, to develop predictive algorithms for pricing and determining optimal trading policy, with a primary emphasis on liquid asset classes.

Since joining AP Capital, Usman has helped set a solid investing strategy, oversee day-to-day operations and continuously improve our crypto-focused systems and infrastructure. Usman holds a B.A., Major in Economics and Minor in Computer Science, from McGill University.

Gordon Meyer
Head of Marketing
Gordon Meyer

Gordon Meyer joined AP Capital as the Global Head of Marketing and brings more than 25 years of experience in developing and managing marketing strategies and growing disruptive companies.

Gordon has previously served as Head of Marketing at Cointelegraph, an industry leader in fintech and blockchain news. Before that, he was Head of Marketing at CrossTower, a digital assets capital markets firm; and Director of Digital Marketing at SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Most recently, Gordon became an advisor to the American Marketing Association, as well as a Mentor for Techstars and Rise by Barclays for FinTech companies in NYC.

He has been featured on NPR’s All Tech Considered, as well as publications such as Forbes, INC Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Skift, CMO.com and Brandchannel — among others. In 2018, Gordon was named one of the “30 people to watch in Augmented Reality” by Next Reality News, and in 2015, he was named “Top 40 under 40 Brand Marketers” by Brand Innovators, a premier Marketing industry think tank.

Gordon’s expertise is helping companies in perfecting their go-to-market strategies, as well as scaling company growth with a metrics-driven approach. Between work and his volunteering, Gordon stays busy yet still finds time to teach Blockchain at Columbia College Chicago Online and also serve as the NY Chapter President for the VR/AR Association. He holds a B.A. in History from Lehigh University.

Wayne Wen
Head of Compliance (Asia)
Wayne Wen

Wayne began his career with AP Capital in early 2019 as a compliance manager for the Asia firm in Hong Kong. Earlier this year, he was promoted to take on the role of Head of Compliance in Asia.

He brings more than 10 years of experience in regulatory compliance and investment compliance consulting. Prior to joining AP Capital, Wayne was a Compliance Officer for Elephas Investment Management Limited, and a Compliance Analyst at Point72 — both firms located in Hong Kong. Wayne holds an LL.M. in International Economic Law from the Chinese University of Hong Kong as well as, a Legal Professional Qualification, P.R.C.

Loretta Joseph
Global Regulatory Advisor
Loretta Joseph

Loretta is the global regulatory advisor at AP Capital Investments, and she is a highly dynamic, skilled banking, financial, and consulting professional with over 25 years in financial markets. She has worked for major investment banks at Board, MD, or at a senior management level throughout Asia and India including, RBS (India), Macquarie Group (India), Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, and Elara Capital (India). Spanning a long career, Loretta has tremendous exposure to global financial markets, multiple asset classes, and emerging market environments. Loretta has advised many international banks, global hedge, and pension funds on managing portfolios and exposure to derivatives and related products.

She is also a Fintech consultant at the Financial Services Commission, Vanuatu, and is a board member of the Regional Center of excellence (Mauritius) in collaboration with the OECD on Fintech. Loretta is an external resource to GIABA. She regularly advises a number of global organizations on responsible adoption of financial technology across policymakers, governments, and industry – specifically crypto and blockchain. She has previously advised OECD and OSCE on digital assets and their impact in AML/CFT.

Loretta holds various advisory positions globally. She was the recipient of the Fintech Australia “Female leader of 2016”. She was the recipient of the Fintech Australia “Leader of 2017”, and Sancta Sophia College (Within Sydney University) Alumni Award 2016, 2018, and current 2019 alumni award recipient for Social impact. Loretta holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Sydney, Australia.

Rory Smith
Talent & Acquisition Manager
Rory Smith

Rory is the Human Resources Manager and Lead Recruiter at AP Capital. He has over 10 years of experience in the HR and recruiting industries.

Prior to joining AP Capital, Rory succeeded in several technical recruiting positions, where he helped companies find top technical talent as they scaled their businesses. Most recently, with Yoh, A Day & Zimmermann Company, a lead staffing and recruiting agency for clients with specialized resource needs in the areas of IT, fintech, and cloud computing. Before that, he was the Lead Technical Recruiter at IntelliStack, a recruiting services & HR solutions company for enterprise-level organizations. He has also been an IT Recruitment Consultant for Chandler Macleod Group, one of the largest HR services providers in Australia.

Rory is excited about the potential that crypto and blockchain have to revolutionize finance around the world, and he is excited to help find and bring top crypto talent to the AP Capital team. Rory holds a B.A. in Communication and Media from Quinnipiac University.

Marcelo Ochi
Country Head Brazil
Marcelo Ochi

Financial professional with 14 years of experience, working in the cryptocurrency markets, OTC (over-the-counter), and as a Trader. Marcelo Ochi has experience in the financial market at banks such as Citibank and Santander. Since 2017 he has worked in the crypto market, as Head of Commercial and OTC Desk at Foxbit – one of the largest exchanges in Brazil. Being named Partner of the year 2020.

Founding partner of WD Capital – a company specializing in OTC Desk and crypto consulting. He joined Mamoru in May 2022 as Country Head Brazil.

He studied MBA in Business Management from FGV – Fundação Getúlio Vargas and an international degree in Public Policy, Finance, and Investment Strategies from the University of Chicago, United States of America.