Wave Financial LLC (Wave), the SEC-regulated digital asset investment management company, today announced the appointment of Harumi Urata-Thompson as Chief Financial Officer. She will report to David Siemer, Chief Executive Officer, and is based in New York City.
As Chief Financial Officer, Harumi will play an important role in advancing Wave’s financial strategy and expanding its infrastructure to support the firm’s growing and increasingly sophisticated client base. She will be responsible for building out Wave’s financial operations infrastructure and back office solutions to better service the team’s institutional and high-net-worth clients.
“With extensive experience leading teams across both the traditional finance and digital asset sectors, Harumi is well-equipped to provide our team with the immediate strategic insights needed to optimize our financial operations,” said David Siemer. “She is a fantastic addition to our team as we continue to strengthen our position as one of the leading digital asset managers and to deliver sophisticated financial services to our clients.”
Harumi joins Wave with nearly thirty years as an experienced, CFA-certified financial officer and business strategist across both the traditional finance and cryptocurrency industries. Most recently, she served as Chief Financial Officer of Emrit, a distributed blockchain infrastructure provider. Previously, she served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer at the Celsius Network, where she oversaw significant growth of the company between February 2020 and November 2021. Prior to joining the team at Celsius, she held multiple senior-level positions at notable firms such as Thomas Reuters, Morgan Stanley, and Citigroup. Harumi began her work in the blockchain industry in 2017 with the founding of cybersecurity and blockchain-specific consulting agency, HUT Consulting LLC.
“Wave’s leadership team has established the company as a notable digital asset management firm in a short period of time,” said Harumi. “As investors’ demand for more sophisticated and secure portfolio management services continues to grow, I look forward to further establishing Wave as among the leading investment management firms in Web3.0.”
Wave Financial is an SEC-registered digital asset wealth investment adviser and private fund manager, offering sophisticated investment services to high-net-worth individuals, crypto corporate entities, and institutional investors. Since launching in 2018, Wave has accumulated over $1 billion in assets under management (AUM), expanding its offerings to include a full-service wealth management platform and a suite of in-house crypto investment funds.