Team activities in a glance

The latest event:
LabWeek and FIL-Lisbon Summit were super successful! We were invited to speak on the main stage. Our DeFi Meetup invited industry experts from FinTech Collective and the Filecoin Growth team as panelists! 

Core Values

  • Technical Curiosity

    To solve complex technical problems we have passion and curiosity. To do it the right way, we have focus and dedication.

  • Financial Expertise

    We're following international battle-tested protocols with over 40 years of track record and proactively engage the evolution of finance.

  • Comply with Regulations

    We're not only reducing the counterparty risks but also watching closer to compliance risks counterparties may have.

Who we are & what motivates us

Secured Finance designed a protocol from the accumulated knowledge of 40-years of the financial industry that governs 600+ trillion dollars and made the interbank market system open to the public.

Our Team

  • Masa 'Senshi' Kikuchi
    Masa Kikuchi
    Founder & CEO

    Computer Scientist and Former Head of Derivatives Structuring at HSBC
 with over 17 years of experience in traditional finance. Member of Trusted Web (Web3) Council in the Cabinet Secretariat of Japan

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    Kenji Mitsusada
    Head of Markets

    18 years of interest rate derivatives and macro trading experience. Former Co-Head of G10 FX Forwards and STIR Trading at Goldman Sachs and Hedge Fund Manager at Capula Investment and Management.

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    Reuven Aboulker
    Director of engineering

    12 years as an interest rate derivatives financial engineer in traditional finance. Former technical lead in a top-tier bank. A strong believer in the Web3 revolution.

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    Ki Kwon
    Head of Digital Strategy

    Digital transformation specialist with a decade of innovation experience spanning across Wall Street (Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs), FinTech (GS spinoff), and Mega Tech (Microsoft).

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    Timo Lee
    Community Lead

    Multilingual and multicultural business developer. Contributor to Web3, IPFS, and DeFi. Master of Engineering from TU Berlin in the field of machine learning and transfer learning. 

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    Akihiro Tanaka
    Smart Contract Engineer

    Former lead engineer at Securitize with extensive Web3 skills to build a regulatory compliant STO platform for financial institutions. 9 years as a software engineer/architect at Accenture. A blockchain advocate since 2013.

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    Jasper Neo
    Markets and Operations Specialist

    Markets expert in operations for 8 years dealing with collateral, equities, bonds, and derivative products. Former settlement analyst at FNZ and SS&C. A budding enthusiast trying to harness wealth’s full potential to grow through the financial revolution in Web3.

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    Arpit Singh
    Software Engineer

    Full Stack Developer interested in both Tech and Finance. Prior experience as a Quant developer for OTC trades within a top-tier bank. IIT Delhi graduate and enthusiastic about the future of Web3 and Decentralized Finance.