John McCorvey III

CEO | Founder | Portfolio Manager

John McCorvey III is the Founder and CEO of Stonegate Digital Capital Group, a private equity firm which owns a family of blockchain technology and digital asset investment management companies.

Mr. McCorvey is also the Founder and CEO of Stonegate Global, a diversified financial services company. The Stonegate Global family of companies provides investment fund formation and administration, offshore trust formation and administration, as well as technology solutions for offshore and domestic investment funds, including hedge funds, cryptocurrency funds, commodity pools, venture capital funds, private equity funds, asset-based lending funds, credit funds and real estate funds.

Mr. McCorvey has almost 25 years of experience serving private clients in the alternative and institutional investments industry. Mr. McCorvey began his institutional investment career in 1994 as a financial analyst for the Florida State Board of Administration, the now ~$150 billion pension fund for the state of Florida, performing analysis for multiple portfolios for the fund’s assets which then totaled approximately $65 billion. Mr. McCorvey was the senior vice president of Neovest, which was subsequently sold to JP Morgan in 2005. Mr. McCorvey served as the senior vice president of MadisonGrey, (which, at the time was Bank of Butterfield’s domestic Hedge Fund Administration business) where he led the firm’s growth from approximately $100 million assets under administration to approximately $2 billion until 2007 upon founding Stonegate Global.

Mr. McCorvey has been cited in various publications, including HFMWeek, Acquisitions International, Global Custodian, Securities Technology Monitor, Institutional Investor, Clearing Quarterly, and Hedge Fund Marketing Alliance. Mr. McCorvey is also a speaker at hedge fund and family office conferences.

Mr. McCorvey studied investment management at Harvard Business School, successfully completing the Private Equity and Venture Capital program. As a 1994 ACC Academic All-American, Mr. McCorvey holds a BS in finance with a minor in economics from Florida State University, and was a member of the 1993 Florida State University Seminoles National Championship Football Team under legendary Coach Bobby Bowden.

Anthony Caselli

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Anthony Caselli currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Stonegate Digital Capital Group. Mr. Caselli most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer for MainLine West, a hedge fund group in Denver, Colorado. In that capacity, he oversaw the firm’s expansion from $60mm in AUM to over $250mm in AUM. Mr. Caselli was instrumental in the growth team as well as streamlining operational processes to allow for the company’s expansion. Prior to MainLine, he worked at Spicer Jeffries, a hedge fund audit and taxation firm in Greenwood Village, Colorado. During his time at Spicer Jeffries, Mr. Caselli opened the company’s second office in Palm Beach Gardens and oversaw the day-to-day operations.

Mr. Caselli is a graduate of the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado, at Boulder where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with dual emphasis in Finance and Accounting.

Michelle Vickers

Chief Financial Officer

Mrs. Mechelle Vickers currently serves as the CFO for Stonegate Digital and helps oversee the company’s financial operations. She has served as CFO for Stonegate Global’s outsourced investment fund operations for the past few years, handling CFO work for various funds in different asset classes. Mrs. Vickers also served as CFO for Piedmont Investment Advisory for 20 years and was a senior manager at MadisonGrey Fund Services. Prior to hedge fund accounting she worked in the banking industry. Mrs. Vickers holds a BBA in Accounting from University of North Georgia

William Uicker

Chief Strategy Officer

Mr. William Uicker currently serves as Chief Strategy Officer for Blockchain Financial Group and the Stonegate family of companies. Mr. Uicker oversees the development, communication, execution, and sustainability of strategic corporate initiatives, he also analyses various fund investments and takes part in the due diligence process.

Mr. Uicker is a frequent speaker at Blockchain technology and cryptocurrency conferences and is considered a thought-leader in the industry. William first learned about blockchain technology and cryptocurrency in 2011 and began analyzing the markets in 2016.

Mr. Uicker is experienced in global market analysis in various industries including Blockchain technology, medical research, financial services, retail, as well as the marketing and travel sectors. His experience spans the start-up world, drawing from over 10 years in generating growth in numerous startups across a number of industries, from global market analytics, to leadership roles, operations and executive support. He holds an Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the Florida State University.

Wei Liu

Head of Trading

Principal and Head of Trading, previously worked as the head trader for JE Moody & Co. where he was responsible for the fund’s relative value trading desk that managed $500 million in assets under management. Wei was a key contributor to the firm’s trading model research and developed multiple trading models for the fund. Wei holds a M.S. in Computational Finance from one of the earliest computational finance programs with a 4.0/4.0 GPA and has over a decade of experience trading and researching commodity, FX, interest rate, equity, option, and futures markets. Wei also holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning and previously worked in quantitative urban and geographical data analysis and real estate investments.

Luke Blodgett

Head of Business Development | Stonegate Octic

A Principal and Head of Business Development of Stonegate Octic All-Weather Blockchain Master Fund. Mr. Blodgett is blockchain technology and cryptocurrency trader that has been involved in cryptocurrency since 2012. Mr. Blodgett is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and has raised venture capital in China for several businesses he founded, ran, and successfully exited during his seven years living in China. Prior to running his current company Mr. Blodgett spent nine years in the technology field.

Brice Lemke

Senior Research Scientist

Brice Lemke, CFA, CAIA, CQF, FRM, Senior Research Scientist. Mr. Lemke has worked in quantitative finance for over a decade. Brice has run models for asset allocation strategies at Mellon Capital Management, researched and implemented alpha generation at Fidelity’s quant arm (Geode Capital Management), been a Portfolio Construction analyst at PanAgora Asset Management, and worked as a Senior Quantitative Analyst at HedgeServ. He has a double B.A. in Physics and Philosophy from U.C. Berkeley, a M.S. in Physics from Rutgers, and graduate certificates from Stanford in Quantitative Finance, Data Mining, and Artificial Intelligence. He also holds the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst), CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst), CQF (Certificate in Quantitative Finance), and FRM (Financial Risk Manager) certifications. He has been following the cryptography movement since the late 90s and is excited to combine his passion for financial modeling and cryptographic assets.

Charles Petersen

Portfolio Manager

Mr. Petersen is the Founder and Portfolio Manager of Stonegate Soho Fund. Mr. Petersen also helps oversee various aspects of the financial services business. Mr. Petersen began his Wall Street career in 2000 as an analyst on a corporate bond trading desk. While on Wall Street, he directed investments and managed risk in trading accounts that, in certain cases, exceeded $1 billion. He also advised multi-billion dollar hedge fund, mutual fund and pension fund clients as to the suitability of specific investments for their portfolios.

In 2012, Mr. Petersen founded Soho Income Advisors, a registered investment advisor, and later, Soho Income Fund, LP, the predecessor to the Partnership. The Partnership relies on Mr. Petersen's unique perspective obtained by investing in and advising on a number of different sectors and asset classes during his Wall Street career to help achieve its objective of an average annual return that is superior to that of the S&P 500 without the corresponding increase in volatility.

Mr. Petersen attended Bucknell University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration – Accounting in 1997. He also holds the CFA Institute’s Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Andre Fluellen

Vice President of Blockchain & Alternative Investment Education

Mr. Fluellen currently serves as Vice President of Blockchain & Alternative Investment Education. Mr. Fluellen started his eight-year NFL career with the Detroit Lions, he decided to change his profession and delve into his passion; which is financial services and education. In order to make this change, Andre became a licensed Registered Investment Advisor and Insurance Agent. As a former professional athlete, he has first-hand experience on the benefits of managing finances properly and also has witnessed the detrimental effects of improper financial planning.

The National Football League gave Andre a unique position that has given him insight on the many aspects of financial planning. Team building, structure, discipline, and goal setting are just a few attributes gained through athletics that directly correlate to the excellent care that he gives to his clients. He is passionate about educating and encouraging his clients while they are on their respective paths to financial success.

Andre believes that giving back is an important component to his ongoing success. He hosts a yearly no-cost youth football and cheering camp in his hometown of Cartersville, Georgia, and also, he frequently participates in speaking engagements for many charitable organizations. He, his wife, and two daughters live in Georgia.

Evan Bender

Stonegate Digital Asset Mining

Mr. Bender has developed a deep understanding of high-tech sales and financial analysis. Prior to Stonegate, Evan gained experience as a business financing direct lender originating millions in net new business, with accounts ranging from $10k to $25mm in monthly revenue. His background includes work as an analyst at companies such as Crawford Lake Capital - a Biotech Long/Short equities fund with over $550mm AUM - and Citrix Systems, Inc. At Citrix, Evan refined his customer service skills and led a sales team with revenue generation 168% above monthly company goals. Evan caught the entrepreneurial bug as VP of the Entrepreneur’s Association at UC Santa Barbara, and hasn’t stopped since. He was awarded the TMP Young Innovator scholarship while competing as a NCAA Division 1 athlete.

Currently, Mr. Bender applies his intricate knowledge of sourcing and sales to rapidly scale any mining operation he works with. He is currently focused on establish key relationships and strategic partnerships across cryptocurrency and finance industries.

Amir Khazaieli

Stonegate Digital Asset Mining

Mr. Khazaieli is a serial hardware entrepreneur and crypto hobbyist amassing expertise in the crypto space since 2011. He is an Electrical Engineer specializing in RF/Analog systems with a background in Digital Design, Computer Vision, and Signal Processing. Amir has had a lifelong obsession with building cash-flow positive businesses. An early Bitcoin adopter and mining enthusiast, Amir built his first business at age 16 by strategically sourcing laser diodes from China, designing accompanying custom “plug and play DIY” circuit boards, and distributing to customers in over 30 different countries. Prior to Stonegate, Amir founded Revolux, a mining hardware assembly and resale business and Fathhome, an innovative waterless laundry startup with alpha units currently in the field. Prior to that, Amir was a top consultant and RF Systems Engineer at Sonos.