Jeff Dorman

Jeff Dorman

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Jeff Dorman is the Chief Investment Officer at Arca, a digital asset management firm that creates and manages institutional grade products using cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. In his role, he leads Arca’s investment committee and oversees various firm activities, including portfolio sizing, trading, and risk management. Dorman is a prominent cryptocurrency investor known for his fundamental analysis, contrarian bets, and ability to simplify crypto's arcane topics. Prior to Arca, he was Chief Operating Officer of Harvest Exchange, a fintech company that is widely used by asset managers and investors. Before that, he spent nearly two decades as a trader and portfolio manager on Wall Street. He had extensive trading and asset management experience at leading firms, including Merrill Lynch and Citadel, where he oversaw trading of over $100 million in proprietary capital. Dorman is also a CoinDesk columnist, and remains as an advisor for Harvest Exchange.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • As Chief Operating Officer, Jeff managed the company's strategic partnership efforts, including syndication agreements and third-party sales arrangements.

  • He created product roadmaps for internal projects, and managed the firm's business development efforts.

  • He grew the company's audience to a thriving global community, and set the stage for an institutionally sellable product.