Exagon is an alternative asset manager focused on generating returns through a mixed strategy across uncorrelated asset classes.


John D. Zwick

Chief Executive Officer

Prior to founding the fund, John worked for the Crypto Currency Fund (CCF), which was the top-performing fund globally in 2013. The fund won numerous industry-leading distinctions.
John founded one of the first Bitcoin—based investment companies in 2012 and attended the formative meetings of the Bitcoin Foundation. He was the seventh employee at the first Bitcoin company to receive venture capital funding in 2011. He was a speaker at the first global Bitcoin Conference - Bitcoin 2013: The future of Payments and worked at the Bitcoin mining
company CoinTerra in Austin, Texas in 2014.
John graduated from the University of Chicago with a BA in Economics. He previously attended Phillips Exeter Academy. He resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
John first recommended Bitcoin as an investment in November 2011 after the price bottomed for the year at $2.

Giacomo Melegari

Chief Operating Officer

Giacomo has been an active investor in the digital asset space since 2013, after attending Phillips Exeter Academy and partnering in early Bitcoin mining investments with John Zwick.

Prior to Exagon, Giacomo worked in Manhattan flagship commercial real estate brokerage. He assisted the three-person team that closed the highest-value Manhattan retail lease of 2014, Microsoft’s Fifth Avenue flagship. Giacomo speaks fluent Italian and French, and graduated Vanderbilt University in 2015 with a degree in Economics and a Chinese language minor.

Robin Greif

Chief Technology Officer

Robin develops proprietary automated trading and risk management software for Exagon LLC, implementing momentum, statistical arbitrage, and portfolio strategies across all major exchanges and the entire spectrum of cryptocurrency coins and tokens using advanced statistical theory and machine learning.

Before joining Exagon, Robin worked for a proprietary trading company in the Chicago derivatives trading industry, trading algorithmic market-making strategies across asset classes from energy derivatives to yield curve products to agriculture goods on all major exchanges around the globe. He brings his expertise on market micro-structure and algorithm development in the proprietary trading sector to Exagon to improve flexibility and profitability in the constantly evolving cryptocurrency space.

Robin holds BA in Physics from the University of Chicago, and is completing graduate studies in Computational Astrophysics at Heidelberg University.


Bruce Richardson


Bruce Richardson was one of the most highly trained soldiers in the US army as an airborne, ranger artillery officer. He is a Wharton MBA, a former CPA with KPMG and former CFO with Quadion Corporation. With the executive team the company was sold for over $100 million.

He served 16 years on the St. Louis Park school board and for 10 years on the Association of Metropolitan School Districts board where he served as chair of the Executive and Legislative committees. He continues to serve on the St. Louis Park Public Schools Foundation board and on the board of the Veterans Defense Project.

He is a facilitator for ``Echoes of War`` and Veterans Voices discussion groups at the Minnesota Humanities Center. He does organizational work for the Minnesota Student Leadership Seminar and consults on leadership, finance, and strategy for RSI consulting. He and his wife Audrey live in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

Christopher Xiao


Christopher advises on FX strategy. Christopher was previously the head strategist for Bank
of America on their currency options desk. He is a forerunner of thought leadership in foreign exchange rate market volatility and risk analysis. As a trader he consistently generated positive P&L on a monthly basis managing positions by utilizing comprehensive fundamental and technical analysis, while observing sound risk-management principles.
Christopher covered FX options for Bank of America where he acted as market maker in G10 vanilla options before becoming the bank’s Chief FX Options Strategist. Christopher managed the bank’s weekly publication of the flagship FX volatility research report which highlights shifting macro trends and trading opportunities in FX options.
Christopher has been cited in the Financial Times, Barron’s, Business Insider, and other financial publications. Christopher advises Exagon on its price targeting and trend following strategies in cryptocurrencies based on his macroeconomic understanding of G10 FX markets and substantial trading experience. In his spare time Christopher is an avid pianist and sports enthusiast. He resides in New York City.


Exagon is a fast-growing team and has the following full- and part-time opportunities available. Please email careers@exagonfund.com with interest.

Quantitative Analyst — Full-time — Seeking experienced quant with background in AI and machine learning models to enhance our alpha seeking trading strategies.
Business Development Associate — Part-time — A focus on fostering partnerships and strategic ventures
Marketing Intern — Part-time — Tasked with generating client facing reports, industry analysis and presentation materials