London-headquartered Midpoint Holdings have announced that John D’Agostino has joined the Board of Directors replacing Ron Geffner who has decided to resign from the Board with immediate effect. Geffner will remain a paid advisor to the firm.
D’Agostino is an American business executive and entrepreneur. He serves on the board of numerous institutional and hedge funds providing independent oversight. He was previously a managing director at Alkeon Capital Management, a multibillion-dollar registered investment adviser.
He received his MBA from Harvard Business School, and he also studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University. He has lectured at INSEAD University and guests lectures at MIT Sloan Business School and develops research notes with the MIT Media Lab around next generation, technology enabled trading strategies.
D’Agostino also leads an asset management working group on Brexit at request of the UK Consul General in New York.
David Wong, Chief Executive Officer at Midpoint commented: “The changes announced today reflect a thoughtful and deliberate process by the Board that was informed by the company’s engagement with shareholders and other stakeholders.
“We are honoured to have someone of John D’Agostino’s calibre join the Board of Midpoint. John is an outstanding individual that will help strengthen our board’s breadth of talent and depth of knowledge. John brings a wealth of global and financial experience and I am confident that he will make many important contributions to Midpoint.”
Mr D’Agostino said, “I have come to know and admire David Wong and the management team at Midpoint. I am confident they have the vision to ability to execute on Midpoint’s long-term success and I look forward to contributing in any way I can.”