The Nukkleus Financial Technology Team
The senior management of Nukkleus Financial Technology has deep entrepreneurial and Wall Street experience.
Co Chairman and CEO, Board Member
Emil Assentato, was previously the 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. His career spans over 30 years of Wall Street leadership in Institutional Sales, Marketing and Senior Management. Mr. Assentato 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 lead a management buyout of the brand from Tradition, and whilst keeping Tradition as a minority equity partner, Mr. Assentato in recent years, re-focused the brand strategy on Asian markets.
Senior Advisor and Board Member
Don Fewer served as a Senior Managing Director of Standard Credit Group and member of the executive board at Compagnie Financiere Tradition from 2008 through 2015. Mr. Fewer served as senior managing Director of GFI Group Inc. from June 2000 to April 2008, its head of North America brokerage operations from June 2000 to 2008 and head of credit product brokerage business in North America from January 2007 to April 2008. Mr. Fewer joined GFI Group Inc. in 1996 to establish its global credit derivatives brokerage services. Mr. Fewer served as a Director of GFI Group Inc. since from November 2001 to 2008. Mr. Fewer served as a senior vice president in structured products group of Garvin Guy Butler Corp. Mr. Fewer served as a senior vice president of Prebon-Yamane (U.S.A.) Inc., where he headed its treasury group and was responsible for all non-trading floor operations. Mr. Fewer served as a director of The Clearing Corporation. Mr. Fewer graduated from Pace University and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration. He is a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon - International Economic Honor Society.
Craig Marshak has a track record of over 30 years of Investment Banking experience at bulge bracket firms including Morgan Stanley Merchant Banking, Schroders, and Nomura Securities, where he was responsible for managing a $300 million principal investment and merchant banking fund focusing on growth and technology companies. Mr. Marshak is credited as having identified and organized first or second round institutional investments for such companies as Shopping.com, sold to EBAY for $600 million, and CyberArk, now trading at over a $1 billion market value on NASDAQ. Working jointly with Jack Lahav at Israel Venture Partners, he originated numerous transactions as a principal in the financial technology and retail forex sectors. Mr. Marshak holds a JD from Harvard Law School, as well as degrees from Duke University and the London School of Economics.
Operating Group CIO
Shawn Dilkes acts as the Chief Information Officer for Nukkleus. He brings more than 20 years’ experience in designing, implementing and managing world-class, enterprise-level technology systems for organizations in the financial technology and ecommerce industries. At FXDD Shawn is responsible for directing overall technology vision and long-term globalization strategies. In this role, he supports FXDD by driving execution, technology innovation, and market leadership by introducing technologies and growth programs that support local and worldwide client operations. Shawn was instrumental in the development of proprietary trading algorithms and risk management software as well as developing one of the industry’s first fully-integrated MetaTrader Bridge. Additionally, he pioneered the original concepts behind Retail FX Straight-Through-Processing (STP), which represented 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.