David LaValle is Senior Managing Director, Global Head of ETFs at Grayscale Investments, the world’s largest digital currency asset manager. LaValle has over 20 years of experience in financial services and a proven executive management track record. LaValle’s expertise covers the broad finance industry, the Indexing landscape, and the exchange- traded product (ETP) ecosystem, including extensive knowledge in trading, distribution, capital markets, stock exchanges and regulatory engagements.
Prior to joining Grayscale, LaValle was the Chief Executive Officer of Alerian and S-Network Global Indexes. In that role, LaValle was responsible for all facets of the business including leading the firm’s growth and business transformation strategy, formulating and overseeing the Executive Management Team and representing the firm as a frequent spokesperson for press engagements and events. Previously, LaValle was the US Head of SPDR ETF Capital Markets and a member of the senior leadership team at State Street Global Advisors, a $3.5 trillion-dollar global asset manager. Prior to State Street, LaValle led Nasdaq’s Exchange Traded Product Marketplace where he was responsible for all aspects of strategy and business development for Nasdaq’s ETP listing and trading businesses. Before joining Nasdaq, LaValle was a member of the New York Stock Exchange and American Stock Exchange where he managed trading businesses.
LaValle earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown University, served on the Security Traders Association of New York (STANY) Board and is a current member of the Wall Street Rides FAR charity advisory board.