Banking, Liquidity And Technology with Purpose

SDM has the experience, banking infrastructure and technology to provide a streamlined & bespoke trading experience.

Connect the gap between institutional capital and digital assets

Secure Digital Markets bridges the gap between institutional capital and digital assets by providing flexible and curated liquidity solutions to our customers.

Catering to institutional money looking for a way into the digital asset space, we understand your business and provide custom solutions to fit it.

Whether you’re an institution, trader, family office, exchange, fund, or mining group, we can provide you with everything from auto-liquidation to a direct feed of liquidity right to your API.

SDM is one of the first electronic, off-exchange digital asset liquidity providers in North America, operates through an electronic communication network (ECN), and offers deep liquidity to its clients with around-the-clock service.

Best-In-Class Liquidity

With ultra-low latency connectivity streams to 10+ of the industries largest liquidity providers, SDM provides the tightest spreads on bitcoin exposure with limited drawdown.

Regulator And Compliance Focused

SDM understands every facet of Canada’s ever-evolving policy framework towards digital asset policies. As a canadian regulated entity our team knows how to continually evolve to meet regulatory requirements.

Flexible Service & Same Day Settlement

SDM offers around the clock service and guarantees same day settlement on all transactions. Credit facilities and flexible recoupment schedules available for eligible clients.

API Connectivity

Two sided, continuous 24 hour price stream via FIX, REST, or WebSocket API connectivity fills both sides of the orderbook and ensures automated execution is completed with tight spreads.

Secure And Efficient Custody

Utilizing the latest offerings in cold and hot storage custody solutions, all digital assets are completely secure with multi signature and MPC-based security using the worlds best external partners.

Support For 50+ Digital Assets

SDM supports top 30 digital asset pairings against G7 currencies (CAD, USD, EUR, CHF, AUD, JPY & GBP).

Vertical Services Integration

Global Network and Distribution

Proprietary Technology Access

Extensive Execution Experience

Our Values


Anticipating client needs through forward thinking technology and constant improvement of internal processes leads to better experiences for all of our clients and partners.


Maintaining strict confidentiality, regulatory adherence and industry best security practices for storage and sensitive client information provides ease of mind for our transacting parties.


No hidden transaction fees and transparent costs helps build lasting relationships with our clients, while also reducing any uncertainty over our offerings.

Our Founders

Zachary Friedman

Chief Strategy Officer

Mostafa Al-Mashita

EVP, Sales & Trading

David Shafrir

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Gord



Ori Ohayon

VP, Derivatives & Cap Markets

Richard Zhou


Michael Van De Velde

VP, Accounting

James Godfrey

EVP, International Banking & Lending

Joaquim Miro

Director, Global Growth

Dean Lloyd

Director, Marketing

Ekaterina Gorzheltson

Director, Finance

Calvin Leyon

Head of Product Development

Mariana Zamriga

Head, HR

Ahmed Nasser

Associate, Financial Analyst

Joel Binda

Finance Operations Associate

Luka Kremic

Analyst, Capital Markets

Renata Zairetdinova

Analyst, Capital Markets

Latif Al-shalal

Financial Analyst

Aziza Raimova

Financial Analyst

Sanjay Duggal

Chief Compliance Officer

Alex Dohi

Deputy Compliance

David Han

Product Controller

Jack Sexton

Senior Account Manager

Alexandra Mukhamedgaliyeva

Manager, Finance

Melodie Buttigieg

HR Coordinator

Nicolas Carrier

Junior Sales Trader

Gabriel Barbera

Web Developer & Designer


Justin Hartzmann

Founder & CEO Coinsmart ($SMRT)

Roger Casgrain

VP Casgrain & CO

Mitchell Demeter

President Netcoins (Acq. BIGG)

Enzo Villiani

CEO, Alpha Sigma Capital CEO, MD Strategy , Nasdaq

Dave Rogers

Founder, President and CEO AMP Energy ($AMP)