Transforming the Digital Asset Space
Established by Traders for Traders
In 1980, Zaner Group pledged to provide its customers with superior brokerage, execution and clearing in futures.
Since then, we have executed on that promise, our business growing to encompass commodities, options, forex, cash metals - and now digital assets.
Transforming the Digital Asset Space
In 2019, Zaner Digital arrives with a new promise: to bring to the emerging digital assets market the kind of oversight and regulation long established in the world of traditional finance.
Our staff, advisors, trade desk support and management are highly experienced in the emerging digital asset space, and, as in every division of Zaner Group, expert in traditional financial markets.
Matthew Zaner is the President and CEO of Zaner Group, LLC the parent company to Zaner Digital. Zaner Group began when Mr. Zaner’s father, Jack Zaner, founded the firm in 1980. Zaner & Company actively embraced the revolutionary changes being brought forth by computer innovation and technology, and was integral in creating one of the first on-line futures trading platforms. In 1997, Matthew Zaner joined the firm contributing his work experience in technology, the options trading floors, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Arizona. With the new millennium and the bright future of Zaner & Company came his father's retirement and Matthew Zaner’s purchase of Zaner & Company. Being inspired by his father's integrity, his responsiveness to customer needs and his ability to provide innovative, creative solutions, Mr. Zaner reorganized the company as the Zaner Group LLC, and added new financial solutions to aid our client's goals: asset management, foreign exchange (forex) trading, educational products, systems trading and other key services such as Zaner Precious Metals.
A seasoned financial executive with in depth experience in compliance, accounting and banking for financial services firms. Mr. Oulvey’s long career has been focused in helping firms with accounting, compliance and operations, in both retail and proprietary trading areas. Mr. Oulvey is Series 27 registered. For more than two decades he served as CFO and consultant for SMW Trading, where he also worked with Mr. Cruz. Mr. Oulvey’s main expertise lies in streamlining company processes, accounting, banking, legal liaison, liquidity, customer funds segregation, capital management, human resources and compliance. He has helped to manage firms with derivatives trading, derivatives brokerage, forex, brokerage operations, commodity pools, US Treasury arbitrage, clearing and nonclearing brokerage firms.
John Cruz has traded stocks, bonds, futures, options, metals, commodities and currencies over a varied career that stretches over more than three decades. Since 1992, Mr. Cruz (JBX) has been an independent financial trader and a member of seven exchanges (CME, CBOT, MID-AM, COMEX, MATIF, Eurex, and SGX). Before going independent, he worked for 15 years as a trader with Mr. Oulvey at SMW Trading. With the recent emergence of digital assets, Mr. Cruz found a perfect fit and he has traded them for the past five years. He soon identified market inefficiencies and untapped opportunities, hence his interest in founding Zaner Digital as a way to address these issues.
Shawn McLean has spent more than thirteen years working as a software engineer in the US, for companies such as LucasArts and Electronic Arts, and as lead engineer at Zynga. At Zynga, he was part of the founding engineering team, and his work accelerated the Facebook-enabled explosion in social gaming. His professional experience includes asset deployment and management, light SQL data management, PC and console game engine development, social game deployment and client/server system integration. In 2013, he co-founded and served as CTO and software architect for LVL Analytics, an innovation analysis and patent development service company.
Craig Absiyeh-Eichmeier has been an independent financial trader since 2013, active primarily in the dynamic digital assets market. He began his working life at Siemens Commercial Academy, where he received a grounding in business and finance. Before moving full time into trading, he spent several years as a successful online poker player, which provided further invaluable training in risk and its management.
Martin Higgins has more than two decades of experience as a journalist and copywriter, working in news production, commercial writing and public relations. Since 2017 he has specialized in the blockchain and digital assets space, helping craft media strategies and write whitepapers and promotional content for a variety of projects. He has written journalism for the news site Crypto Insider, and various materials for venture fund accelerator Block Alchemy, where he is a team member.