Jeff Dorman

Jeff Dorman

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Jeff Dorman is the Co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Arca, an institutional-grade investment management firm that offers high-caliber digital assets products using crypto and blockchain technology. In his role, Jeff leads the investment committee and oversees various firm activities, including portfolio sizing, trading, and risk management. Prior to launching Arca, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Harvest Exchange, a premier fintech company, where he oversaw the implementation of the firm’s accounting, CRM systems and aspects of product and design. Before that, Jeff spent nearly two decades as a trader and portfolio manager on Wall Street. He gained trading and asset management experience at leading firms, including Merrill Lynch and Citadel, where he oversaw trading of over $100 million in proprietary capital. Jeff is a CoinDesk columnist, and he remains as an Advisor for Harvest Exchange.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • As COO, 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.


  • Jeff was Senior VP of Global Credit Advisers, where he generated new investment ideas within the corporate bond market and equity markets.

  • He was Director and Head of Trading at Brencourt Advisors, responsible for co-managing and trading a portfolio of corporate and sovereign bonds.

  • He was Director of High Yield Bond Trading at Citadel, where he managed and traded a portfolio of high yield and distressed bonds.

  • He was an Associate of High Yield Bond Trading at Merrill Lynch, where he managed and traded a portfolio of high yield and distressed bonds and CDS.

  • He began his career at Lehman Brothers doing investment banking and leveraged finance.


  • Jeff has been interviewed and profiled in various financial media and publications.

  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision and the 2021 Real Vision Festival of Learning.