Jesse Smythe

Director and Co-Founder

Before partnering in bringing Balmoral Digital to market, Jesse co-founded a successful international derivatives business, where he acted as the Responsible Manager of its AFS license as well overseeing market making and risk management activities. His professional life pre-finance involved an accomplished career in the Australian Defence Force’s Naval Special Operations unit (AUSCDT1), where he spent six years as a Clearance Diver. 

The strategic, systematic approach to decision-making instilled by the ADF has since served Jesse well within the investment sphere, from his initial years as a proprietary foreign exchange trader through to building trading systems and algorithms to exploit market inefficiencies within the digital ecosystem. The past few years have seen exponential growth in his understanding of the opportunity around cryptocurrencies and the emerging digital asset ecosystem and given rise to his current collaboration focused on realizing that potential. 

Outside the office, Jesse’s time is primarily devoted to being a husband, father, dog owner, and amateur golfer.