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Options Transparency

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  • Indications of Interest
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  • Data Mining

Our Founders and Sales Leadership

The Vesel team consists of a diverse group of individuals, each having various backgrounds from regions across the United States and South America.

You will see countless years of combined experience that compliments our mission. We are proud of the broad range of talents within our team that span from Wall Street Sales, Trading Management, Operations and Regulatory Supervision, Engineering and Compliance, and Marketing and Social Media. We have combined our expertise and insight to bring forth a product complimentary to Customer needs.

Click each team member to discover who we are and where we are.

Joe Wesley-edited
Chairman of the Board, Founder & CEO

Joe Wesley is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Vesel. He founded this innovative financial technology startup with a singular mission: To bring transparency to the Options Market.

Joe is a visionary industry leader with more than 20 years in the Trading and Regulatory spaces of Wall Street. He spent the early years of his career at Pershing being involved in various aspects of Discount Brokerage and Agency and Principal Trading. As his career expanded, Wesley pursued the newly relevant space of business trading supervision. He spent 5 years at Bear Stearns as a Series 24 Principal navigating the challenging dot-com regulatory environment.

In 2003, while at Bank of America, he created and managed the Global Equities Supervision Platform. During Joe’s tenure at Bank of America he also created one of the largest Equity Agency Trading desks on Wall Street. Subsequently, he branched out in order to build and manage the Special Situations Trading Desk, with the goal of bringing greater transparency and client service to OTC and SPAC securities.

In 2009, following the 2008 financial crisis, Joe moved to BTIG as Managing Director-Head of Sales and Trading Compliance. He was instrumental in streamlining protocol in order to keep Compliance current, as the regulatory environment was in a state of change. In 2012, Joe joined Cantor Fitzgerald as Managing Director-Head of Capital Markets Supervision. His role at Cantor followed a similar path as Compliance and business regulatory processes remained in flux.

Joe speaks fluent Spanish and spends his time between Argentina and New York. Joe is also involved in various forestation projects in Central New York State.

NYC, New York / Cordoba, Argentina
Chris Hopgood

Chris’s services include: Trade Volume Advertising, Enhanced Market Color Options, Derivative Volume Advertising, Interactive Sales Trader Value Rankings, & Volume League Tables. A financial services professional with over 10 years of experience; Chris understands and appreciates that trade volume advertising is more important than ever before as market volatility and competition are at the highest levels in years. Sell-side traders spend a great deal of time, money and resources trying to measure and communicate their trade activity while buy-side funds and firms struggle to obtain and make use of it. There is a real problem, but Chris believes this can now be solved with the unprecedented solution of derivatives volume advertising. This solution is Vesel_interactive, the industry’s first and only tool-suite designed for both buy-side and sell-side audiences. As a Partner of this enterprise, Chris is proud to offer a platform that helps traders, firms, and customers more effectively communicate and share information. This expanding and accelerating engagement by both buy- and sell-sides continuously increases site traffic and is driving customer engagement even higher! Simply put, Vesel_interactive allows traders to finally advertise, promote and value derivatives trading.

Miami, Florida
Co-Founder, CIO

Kevin is a Managing Partner and CIO of Vesel_interactive, an online tool suite designed specifically for use by both sell and buy side audiences to advertise, measure and value derivatives trading. Kevin is also a partner and CIO of Wellness Plan of America. The WPA provides consumers and businesses with innovative health and wellness programs designed to support the long-term lifestyle changes required to maintain life-long wellness. Further, he serves as Director of Marketing and Customer Development for a unique nutrition wellness solution provider featuring the best of natural and organically grown foods that are individually proportioned, packaged and delivered right to the home. It is a comprehensive, nutrition-focused platform for improving health, preventing and managing chronic disease, and reducing medical costs. Providing the “missing-link” to great health, this solution offers easy access to affordable, natural and organically grown foods, coupled with personalized meal planning and tracking tools. He founded Distinct Logic in 2001 and currently serves as its President and CEO. Distinct Logic provides custom software solutions and workflow consulting, pioneering the concepts of extreme but managed business expansion without limitation or resistance from information systems or resources that support them. With over 25 years of system development and business application, Kevin designs and oversees holistic technological direction including planning, implementing and maintaining best practices for information technology for all corporate functions so as to realize timely investment return. This includes evaluating the use of existing and new technologies to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of end-to-end operations.

Atlanta, Georgia
Luciana Arposio
Client Relationship Manager

Luciana’s professional career includes more than five years as an English teacher at private Elementary and High Schools in Córdoba, Argentina. Ms. Arposio was also a professional model, most recently with the Nash Agency in Argentina. She has acquired multiple certifications outside of teaching and modeling, including Commercial and Legal Translation. Luciana’s role as Client Relationship Manager at Vesel, LLC complements her dedication to delivering exceptional product knowledge with customized attention to detail.

Cordoba, Argentina/ NYC, New York
Gabriella Gioe
Community and Project Manager

Gabriella Gioe is Community Manager for Vesel Interactive. Vesel is an Early Stage Company that provides an alternative source of information to Wall Street professionals. Her role encompasses data base management, graphic design and marketing support. She report directly to both the CEO and Head of Sales and Business Development.

Gabriella is a graduate of Flagler College where she majored in Spanish with a concentration in Latin American Culture Studies. She also minored in Graphic Design and Fine Arts with marketing courses as a compliment.

A United States native, Gabriella has spent her the majority of her post college life in international venues stemming from internships in Spain to Latin America. Presently, she resides in Cordoba, Argentina where she works in Vesel’s local office. She speaks fluent Spanish and continues to teach English to non-English speaking students. Gioe has volunteered with Mexico’s Habitat for Humanity mission over a span of four consecutive years. She has also been a volunteer caretaker and provider at an orphanage in Antigua Guatemala.

Cordoba, Argentina
Damon Wilson
Web Developer and Designer

Damon Wilson is a Web Developer and Designer for Vesel Interactive. 

Damon graduated from Cal Berkeley with an Industrial Engineering degree, a sweet Marshawn Lynch story and a love/hate relationship with Cal football. He also started in goal for Cal’s lacrosse team. 

Damon developed his coding and design chops working in IT consulting and tiny startups in the San Francisco Bay Area before venturing out on his own to do freelance web development and design.  

A native of the USA Damon now spends the majority of the year in Cordoba, Argentina with his wife Paola and his dog Zeta.

Cordoba, Argentina / Santa Rosa, CA



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