By: 2 January 2024

Lawn began working with Elwood in January 2023, where he played a role in scaling the company’s end-to-end Software-as-a-Service products

Chris Lawn named Elwood CEO

Elwood Technologies, a digital assets infrastructure for institutional investors, has recently named Chris Lawn as its chief executive officer.  

With more than three decades of experience in trading and portfolio management, Lawn has garnered experience in both traditional finance and digital assets. His career includes stints at Caxton Associates, One River Digital and Coinbase.  

Lawn began working with Elwood in January 2023, where he played a role in scaling the company’s end-to-end Software-as-a-Service products.  

Lawn is taking over from the outgoing James Stickland, who led the company through its $70m series A funding round in 2022. The round was co-led by Dawn Capital, a B2B software investor, and Goldman Sachs.  

On his vision for the company, Lawn said: “I am confident that we can build on our strong foundation to continue delivering a market-leading end-to-end Execution Management Systems (EMS) and Portfolio Management System (PMS) technology for institutions trading digital assets.” 

Commenting on Lawn’s appointment, Mathew McDermott, Elwood board observer and global head of digital assets at Goldman Sachs said: “Chris brings a wealth of experience and leadership to Elwood and the board is confident he is the right person to take the company to the next level.” 

Outgoing chief executive officer Stickland commented: “It has been a privilege to lead Elwood through its startup phase, and I am excited to welcome Chris as the new chief executive officer. He has already played a key role in Elwood’s evolution into a global, institutional fintech company.” 

Image: Elwood  

Josh Poyser
Josh Poyser is an editor at FinTech Intel. He has written about fintech for several years and appeared at FinTech Connect 2023 on the 'Unlocking Success: The Art of Fintech PR' panel.