Chief Operating Officer
Anthony is a Managing Partner and the Chief Operating Officer of a16z Crypto. He oversees the a16z Crypto operating teams, including legal, regulatory, policy, compliance, network governance, network operations, trading operations, security, marketing/comms and talent. Anthony also works directly with our portfolio companies and projects to help them think through strategy, hiring, and building scalable businesses.
Before coming to a16z, Anthony was the chief regulatory officer of the New York Stock Exchange, where he oversaw regulation, including working with regulators at the state, federal, and international levels. Before that, he was the acting superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS), an agency of 1,400 employees, regulating more than 3,800 financial services entities with assets exceeding $7 trillion. While at DFS, Anthony signed and issued New York’s first-ever BitLicense. He also spent more than a decade at Weil Gotshal, where he was a partner specializing in securities litigation and corporate governance.
Anthony holds a JD from St. John’s University School of Law, where he was an editor on the Law Review, as well as a BA from Union College. Following law school, Anthony clerked for Judge Joseph W. Bellacosa on the New York State Court of Appeals.