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.

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


James Godfrey

EVP, International Banking & Lending

Alex Dohi

Chief Compliance Officer

Alan Mittleman

Chief Operations Officer

Joaquim Miro

Director, Global Growth

Dean Lloyd

Director, Marketing

Alexandra Mukhamedgaliyeva

Director, Finance

Yafus Siddiqui

Director, Sales

Catherine Mitilineos

Director, Business Management

Ahmed Nasser

Associate, Financial Analyst

Benjamin Babins

Associate, Talent Acquisition Lead

David Han


Joel Binda

Finance Operations Associate

Latif Al-shalal

Financial Analyst

Aziza Raimova

Associate Manager, Finance

Tara Soltani

Regional Sales Associate

Jack Sexton

Senior Account Manager

Melodie Buttigieg

Senior Associate Manager, HR

Melissa Goncalves

Senior Executive Assistant and Office Manager

Nicolas Carrier

Junior Sales Trader

Yacine Ouldchikh

Junior Sales Trader

Gabriel Barbera

Web Developer & Designer


Justin Hartzmann

Founder & CEO Coinsmart ($SMRT)

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)