Chris Perkins

Chris Perkins

Formal First Name
Christopher (Chris)

Chris Perkins is President and Managing Partner of CoinFund, a diverse investment firm focused on digital assets and decentralized technologies. Chris drives institutional scale for CoinFund and portfolio partners and informs the investment process. In addition, he works with employees and institutional investors to deliver enterprise scale by bridging the gap between cryptocurrency native investing and traditional finance. Prior to joining CoinFund, he served as Global Co-Head of Futures, Clearing and Foreign Exchange Prime Brokerage businesses at Citi where he was responsible for delivering leading listed derivative electronic and voice execution, comprehensive central clearing and #1 ranked OTC Clearing and FXPB services to top institutional clients. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Chris’s nine-year military career included service in Iraq during the Global War on Terrorism.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • During his tenure, Citi was widely recognized as the global leader in clearing hundreds of trillions of dollars and safeguarding ≈40B in client assets.

  • He worked closely with numerous global regulators to architect and execute a comprehensive restructuring and integration plan across multiple geographies.

  • He served as the US Head of Derivatives Intermediation at Lehman Brothers, managing a portfolio of over $100B.

  • He spent nine years in the United States Marine Corps, most recently as a Captain and Commanding Officer.

  • He launched Veterans In Digital Assets, a nonprofit initiative focused on identifying employment opportunities for vets in the digital asset and crypto space.

  • He founded Veterans on Wall Street, an initiative dedicated to honoring former and current military personnel by facilitating career and business opportunities in the financial services industry.



  • New York City Marine For Life Award

  • Peter J. Awn Community Service Award



  • Chris has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.



  • Board of Advisors, Academy Securities

  • Member, The Economic Club of New York

  • Executive Committee & Board of Directors, FIA, Inc.

  • Board of Directors, Traiana



  • Vice Chairman, Team Rubicon

  • Member, NationSwell

  • Co-Founder, Veterans In Digital Assets (VIDA)

  • Co-Founder, Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS)

  • Leadership Council, Bob Woodruff Foundation

  • Veterans Advisory Committee, City of New Rochelle