Antonio is one of the founders and CEO of BlockQuake™. He has nearly two decades of regulatory, financial, operational and technology audit experience within the financial services industry. His personal trading experience included stocks, options, and forex before delving into cryptocurrency trading.
Prior to co-founding BlockQuake, Antonio spent much of his career at AIG, Citi and New York Life. Antonio was Vice President at Citi where he conducted global and domestic data governance audits at the Chief Data Office and AML and Compliance business unit levels. He managed corrective action plans for regulatory and audit issues identified across the Citi enterprise, including corporate functions, treasury, liquidity risk, market risk and CCAR. Additionally, he oversaw audits focused on data governance and management, including data quality and data privacy.
During his tenure at AIG, Antonio was a Technology Audit Manager where he planned and implemented integrated IT audits for a variety of corporate functions such as the Treasury and FX operation areas, human resources, vendor management and external facing websites, as well as insurance functions. He assessed the company’s system change initiatives by analyzing the IT pre- and post-system implementation processes.
Antonio was an Internal Auditor at New York Life for IT, Investment and Insurance operations where he evaluated the IT change management and Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) processes and conducted audits of system access, both digital and physical. He performed domestic and international, in-country audits in the operations, investments, IT and financial reporting areas. In addition, Antonio performed fraud investigations and conducted risk assessments in order to determine audit scope and controls.
Antonio holds a B.S. in Accounting and Computer Science from City University of New York – Brooklyn College as well as the following certifications:
CPA (Certified Public Accountant; Licensed in NY State)
CIA (Certified Internal Auditor)
CFSA (Certified Financial Services Auditor – Banking and Insurance)
CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor)
CAMS (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist by ACAMS covering Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing)