February 1, 2021
Positioning itself to accelerate its business strategy to include institutional trading, proprietary software development and a broadening registered product offering, Modern Capital Inc. announced today that Kris Wild has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of the company.
Chief Executive Officer Brad Atkins commented, “We have reached a point of complexity that requires more operational focus and empowers our operations team to build effective systems to support our sales and trading divisions. As a result, I made the decision last Fall to fill a formal Chief Operating Officer role at Modern Capital. I’m more than excited to announce that Kris Wild has accepted the position of COO with the firm and will, excitedly, also retain the role as Head of Product.” Wild will begin in the role immediately.
In his expanded role Kris will continue to be responsible for the execution of the firm’s institutional trading capabilities, prime brokerage initiatives, custody relationships and technology stack. He will now add to his scope sales support, cybersecurity, rep onboarding and business workflow management. “This is a big role, and we are fortunate to have such a capable team member ready to step in and take action,” said Atkins.
Born in New York City and raised in Zurich, Switzerland, Kris developed and managed a macro currency trading platform to trade individual funds across currency and commodity markets, utilizing a systematic step trading approach to risk management. Kris also served as Head of US Equity Allocation at UBS Investment Bank in Zurich for the specialist advisory team, where he developed and managed financial products for the Client Advisory portfolio. Out of graduate school, Kris was employed at Deutsche Bank as a part of the Wealth Advisory Mandate team.
Kris received his bachelor’s degree in Business and Finance from the London Metropolitan University and his master’s Degree in Quantitative Finance from the University of Westminster, both in London, England. Kris also served proudly in the United States Army where he achieved the rank of Lieutenant working in the areas of weapons and tactics for a Stryker Infantry Combat Brigade.