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Venu Palaparthi

Venu Palaparthi

Co-Chief Operating Officer, Head of Regulatory Affairs

Venu Palaparthi is responsible for the management of DASH’s non-trading operations as well as regulatory affairs.  In this role, he also leads DASH Regulatory Technologies.  Prior to joining DASH, Venu was a Managing Director at Tagomi, a digital-asset broker that was acquired by Coinbase.

Between 2014 and 2017, Venu was a member of the management team at Virtu Financial. At Virtu, Venu was responsible for compliance, government, and regulatory Affairs, and oversaw the company’s market-making activities at various US exchanges and non-exchange venues. Between 2011 and 2014, Venu was Vice President at Nasdaq. In this role, Venu oversaw many of Nasdaq’s regulatory and post-execution initiatives and was CEO of Nasdaq’s routing brokers as well as eSpeed. Before joining Nasdaq, Venu was the CCO at Instinet.

Venu served on the SEC Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee’s subcommittee on Market Quality. Between 2016 and 2017, Venu served as an International Advisor to the Shanghai Gold Exchange. Venu graduated with dual degrees in Economics and Computer Science from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. He obtained his MBA from the University of Texas in Arlington in 1994. Beginning in 2017, Venu has been a Distinguished Fellow at the Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown University.