Akshi Federici

ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADER ✦ STRATEGIC PLANNING ✦ STRATEGIC OPERATIONS ✦ DATA AND ANALYTICS ✦ GROWTH ✦ INDUSTRY EXPERT

Chief Operating Officer (COO), Founding Venture , Executive Director with ~20 years of hands on operating, strategic, and entrepreneurial experience at leading organizations.


Throughout my career, teams have turned to me to setup operations, streamline and scale execution (from 0 to 10 and from 300 to 3,000 employees), and provide transformative leadership to build excellent teams. I love working with teams that are driven, dynamic, have clear and unique product market fit, while embracing multi-…

Akshi Federici

Experience

  • Edge & Node

    Edge & Node

    Chief Operating Officer

    Jan 2023 - Present

    The Graph is an indexing protocol for organizing and efficiently accessing data from blockchains and storage networks. Edge and Node is a developer focused software development SaaS company.

    • First Chief Operating Officer at ~60 person startup building an indexing protocol
    • Setup organization's first company wide roadmap and company wide metrics based KPI dashboard, hiring processes, people ops capability, best practice org-wide internal operating procedures; and semi-annual org wide strategic planning efforts
  • Kraken Ventures

    Kraken Ventures

    Founding Partner

    Jan 2021 - Jul 2022

    $70M independent VC fund anchored by Kraken Exchange (80% external capital raised) - investing in early stage Blockchain & FinTech companies and protocols.

    • One of 3 founding partners
    • Launched Fund I - raised external capital, sourced and led 8 deals, voted on over 20 deals on IC, LP management, portfolio support, fund ops (fund admin, custody, etc.), expanded the team with Principals & Senior Associate hires
  • Kraken Digital Asset Exchange

    Kraken Digital Asset Exchange

    Director of Operations & Director of Strategic Finance

    Jan 2019 - Jun 2021

    Kraken is a United States–based cryptocurrency exchange, founded in 2011. It was one of the first bitcoin exchanges to be listed on Bloomberg Terminal and was valued at US$10.8 billion in mid-2022.

    • Started at Kraken as Director of Operations to lead Strategic Operations across Kraken within the Business Strategy and Operations team
    • Led several initiatives including M&A support, companywide Strategic and Financial planning exercise across all business lines, functions
    • First Director of Strategic Finance to help lead various Strategic Finance initiatives including managing Kraken's Board Meetings, Audit & IPO readiness, loan program, other finance operations
  • ConsenSys

    ConsenSys

    Founder ConsenSys Academy & Executive Director Special Projects

    Jan 2017 - Jul 2019

    Consensys is a global blockchain company focused on building and scaling tools and enterprise software products powered by Ethereum.

    • Founded and led ConsenSys Academy (ConsenSys’ education arm) for developers globally
    • Established the team from zero to 15 in 1 year, revenue positive in 1 year, profitable in 1.5 years
    • Launched 9 distinct courses / programs for developers and non-developers, online and in-person
    • Forged strategic partnerships with Coursera and setup full educational platform capabilities
    • ~3,500 program graduates across 50+ countries, ~3K social media followers, 5K+ Unique Visitors monthly to site
    • Developed ConsenSys’ first blockchain enabled certification ed-tech product Ethense (in live public betas)
    • Media: Bloomberg, Nasdaq. Website & Products: ConsenSys Academy
    • Speaker: Blockchain West, Women of Silicon Roundabout, Disciplined Disruption, Brunchwork, NYFWA
  • BlackRock

    BlackRock

    Director (Head) of Marketing Analytics

    Jan 2015 - Jun 2016

    BlackRock is a leading global asset manager

    • Created a world class metrics driven marketing culture and organization at BlackRock. Developed first Marketing Mix Model of its kind at BlackRock alongwith BlackRock's marketing agency
    • Developed standardized and actionable metrics re. marketing campaigns, overall business channel performance, brand tracking via surveys, benchmarking internally and externally. Worked closely with Research and Strategy teams
  • Conde Nast Publications

    Conde Nast Publications

    Director Digital Strategy and Operations

    Jan 2014 - Jan 2015

    Conde Nast is a global mass media company that owns and operates brands like Reddit, Vogue, Wired, New Yorker, GQ, Vanity Fair, Architectural Digest, etc.

    • Focused on Strategy and Operations across Conde Nast's digital presence (all brands). Initiatives ranged from growth strategy, strategic partnerships, competitor and industry landscape analyses, individual brand re-positioning, incentive and KPI setup
    • Cross-functional project management across various stakeholders including brand teams, finance, technology, ad ops, research, and external vendors
    • Heavy comScore, Omniture, Kantar, MOAT leverage to drive analytics and data driven insights to inform projects
  • The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

    The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

    Project Leader

    Jan 2005 - Jun 2013

    BCG is a global consulting firm that partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges. BCG works with C-suite / leaders of Fortune 500 companies globally

    • Led project teams of consultants for clients in Financial Services, Insurance, Public Sector across various functions - Strategy, Corporate Development, Marketing & Sales, Operations.
    • Member BCG's Financial Services, Hedge Fund, and Insurance Practices. Sponsored by BCG for MBA (2009-2011), awarded 1.5 year of secondments outside BCG with clients
    • Led compensation design for large US life insurance company via salesforce effectiveness analyses. Led 4 consultants, worked closely with compensation design client teams
    • Led cost reduction across distribution channels of large US life insurance company. Led 3 consultants, worked closely with CEO and his management
    • Led negotiations to sell a German Bank's Asset Management business in the US. Led 3 consultants, managed clients to design post deal operating mode
    • Designed 5-year strategic plan for independent school in Harlem and presented to the Board, school leadership. Managed 2 consultants, worked closely with the school leadership, Board members
    • Evaluated business process outsourcing opportunities for Fortune top 5 technology firm - identified $2B in new business opportunities
    • Designed organization structure for direct reports to CEO of $2.4 Trillion AuC Canadian bank
    • Designed transformation strategy for national Egyptian retail bank - identified ~550K client base
    • Implemented post-merger consolidation of $15.1 Trillion Global financial services firm alongwith 2 client SVPs and coordinated 12 work-streams resulting in on-time post-merger integration
    • Post merger of €52B Global Financial Services group in Italy with a French Bank, identified synergy savings of €2M per year within procurement group
    • Developed quantitative matrix predicting probability of release of new vaccines in developing countries for Global Alliance to improve child immunization
    • Discovered payer trends, opportunities in US Disease Management market for white paper “Realizing the Promise of Disease Management”

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