Lee Smallwood

Lee Smallwood

Managing Partner & COO

Lee Smallwood is the Chief Operating Officer and Managing Partner of Hivemind Capital Partners.

Prior to Hivemind, Mr. Smallwood spent 6 years as the Chief Operating Officer of the Markets & Securities Services business in North America for Citi, a leading global investment bank. In addition, Lee was also Head of Rates Digital Assets, providing traditional financial services with a crypto component to Citi’s existing and digital native clients.

Before his time at Citi, Lee was the co-founder/CEO of Gradible, a fintech startup providing optimal student loan repayment solutions. Gradible was acquired in 2016 by CommonBond Inc.

Lee started his career as a Rates trader on Citi’s analyst program, where he and founder Matt Zhang first met.

He is a graduate of the London School of Economics, graduating with First Class Honors in Mathematics and Economics.

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