BlockStone

ADVISORY TEAM

Frank Polsinello

Founder & CEO

In 1995, as Frank began to more fully understand the ramifications of the changes he believed the internet would bring to businesses and society, he launched his career in financial services to present the opportunity to investors. During those early years, Frank experienced firsthand the obstacles and difficulties in conveying the investment opportunities presented by a paradigm shifting technology. Today, Frank sees many of the same forces, patterns, and dynamics driving the future of digital assets and blockchain technology. It is these observations and more than 21 years as a wealth advisor that motivated Frank to found BlockStone Asset Management. Frank graduated from Dartmouth College where he studied Religion, Math and Economics. He also completed certification in Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain technology from the London School of Economics.

Ed Zyszkowski

Co-Director of Research

Ed Zyszkowski has created billions of dollars of value and a legacy of industry-transforming technologies. Ed invented foundational “data mining” technologies and developed parallel text search systems for Dow Jones and Microsoft while at Thinking Machines Corporation in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Ed later founded and led Torrent Systems to develop Orchestrate, a parallel processing big data environment, that was later sold to IBM that forms the basis for their Information Server product. He has also assembled, inspired and led high performing teams to create pivotal technology companies that he sold to Boeing, Yahoo! and Google.

Ed completed his undergraduate degree and graduate studies at Johns Hopkins University, postgraduate studies at MIT and an eMBA at Babson College. A visionary leader, Ed continues to explore the next wave of transformational technology including the explosion of dig data, AI and machine learning across decentralized systems.

Brian Conroy

Senior Advisor

With 35 years in financial services, Brian has held senior positions at investment banks and asset management firms including Goldman Sachs, SAC Capital and Fidelity Investments. While at Fidelity, Brian was President of Fidelity Capital Markets, Global Head of Equity Trading and President of Fidelity International where he was responsible for asset management and distribution across 25 countries. Most recently, Brian was CEO of the global electronic trading firm Liquidnet where he supervised its sale to TP ICAP for $525 million.

Brian graduated from Dartmouth College and is on the Board of Trustees for Avon Old Farms Prep.