Meet The Team

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Emil Assentato

Co Chairman and , Board Member

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Emil Assentato's career spans over 30 years of Wall Street leadership in Institutional Sales and Senior Management.


The former Chief Executive Officer of Tradition North America, one of the leading inter-dealer brokers in the world, and a subsidiary of Compagnie Financiere Tradition, a leading global brand in inter-dealer broking listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange. He continues today as Chairman of Tradition North America.


Emil and his team were the founding shareholders of FXDD in 2002 and pioneered the brand in the early days of the retail forex industry. Having led a management buyout of the brand from Tradition, in recent years, Emil re-focused the brand strategy on Asian markets.

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Jamie Khurshid

Chief Operating Officer

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Jamie Khurshid is an experienced investment banker, fintech CEO and leader of European regulatory transparency in financial markets.


During his time at Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and Royal Bank of Scotland he co-founded IHS Markit Boat and London Stock Exchange Turquoise MTF. Recognized for successfully delivering the longest-running European regulatory vehicle and defining the first voluntary transparency regime for the global bullion market on behalf of the London Bullion Market Association, under the authority of the Bank of England with oversight from the UK FCA.


Jamie established Match Financial, Digital RFQ and Jacobi Asset Management to eliminate counterparty risk and introduce transparency and efficiency to the new digital asset class and crypto markets.


Currently, CEO of Financial Strategies Acquisition Corp, a NASDAQ SPAC, CEO of Jacobi Asset Management 

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Shawn Dilkes

Chief Technology Officer

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Shawn Dilkes' brings more than 20 years of experience in designing, implementing and managing world-class, enterprise-level technology systems for organizations in the financial technology and ecommerce industries.


Shawn, CTO of FXDD is responsible for directing overall technology vision and long-term globalization strategies. He drives execution, technology innovation, and market leadership - introducing technologies and growth programs to support local and worldwide client operations.


Instrumental in the development of proprietary trading algorithms, risk management software and developing one of the industry’s first fully-integrated MetaTrader Bridge. He pioneered the original concepts behind Retail FX Straight-Through-Processing (STP), a major shift in risk management strategies.


Prior to FXDD, Shawn was a founder and President of Dynamic Systems Group Inc., a leading Wall Street software development and consultancy firm.

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Erin Grover

Head of emerging markets

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Erin Grover supports NGO and emerging markets initiatives for Nukkleus portfolio brands.


Erin specialises is in crypto asset management, crypto funds and algorithmic trading. She connects investors to blockchain-based funds and traders, providing guidance, transparency and reassurance. This advice, typically found in traditional investment firms, affords clients easy access to the investment potential of cryptocurrency.

An advisor for the AKASHA Innovation Hub in Dublin, an on‐the‐ground incubation and acceleration programme for blockchain projects.

Erin is passionate about providing more opportunities for financial awareness and investment opportunities to diverse populations and women as well as transparency for the delivery of funds for international aid.

Prior to her work in blockchain, she worked for the United Nations, USAID and other international NGOs as a content producer and marketing strategist.

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Geneva Loader

Chief Marketing Officer

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Geneva Loader manages digital marketing initiatives for Nukkleus and is CMO of Jacobi Asset Management.


 Geneva brings over a decade of digital marketing experience, having worked extensively for multinationals in B2B, consumer products, retail, finance and technology. She has advised global organisations on the development of digital marketing strategies, marketing technology roadmaps, and digital transformation projects. 

Prior to Nukkleus Geneva has a background from top tier management consultancies, media agencies and publishers. Most recently, Geneva was Marketing Technology Director at Bain & Company in the specialist digital marketing division in London. Specialising in Marketing Technology, Ecommerce and Brand Strategy consulting.