Founded in 2018, Defiance ETFs is an exchange-traded funds (ETFs) sponsor and registered investment advisor focused on thematic investing. Our suite of rules-based ETFs allows retail and institutional investors to express a targeted view on dynamic sub-sectors that are leading the way in disruptive innovations.
Chief Executive Officer
Matthew is a financial services executive who has devoted his career to exchange traded funds (ETFs). He is responsible for driving the overall firm strategy. Before founding Defiance, Matthew was a Senior Vice President and Institutional ETF Strategist at Direxion. Prior to that, Matthew served as an Investment Management Associate at BlackRock and as a Portfolio Analyst on the ETF trading team at ProShares. Matthew currently holds FINRA Series 3, 7, 24 and 63 licenses. He is a graduate from Johns Hopkins University with a Master of Arts in Government (MA), Bar-Ilan University with an International Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Binghamton University with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics.
Paul Dellaquila, CIMA, CAIA
Paul is responsible for overseeing Defiance’s operations, ETF product development and distribution. Prior to joining Defiance, Paul was a leader of U.S. Wealth Advisory ETF distribution for BlackRock and was formally head of iShares Private Group sales desk. At BlackRock he was also responsible for iShares ETF distribution efforts across the wirehouse, independent and private wealth channels and held senior roles overseeing BlackRock open end, SMA and iShares distribution for the wirehouse channel. Paul is recognized as a top expert in the ETF industry frequently appearing on CNBC, the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. Paul currently holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®), and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations; in addition to the Series 7, 24, 51, 63, and 65 licenses. Paul holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Finance from Florida State University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Saint Joseph’s University.
Chief Investment Officer
Sylvia Jablonski, Chief Investment Officer of Defiance ETFs. Sylvia manages Defiance’s retail and institutional investment research, capital markets and thematic ETF model portfolios. Mrs. Jablonski is a recognized pioneer in the ETF industry. Acknowledged as a top expert in the ETF space, Sylvia is frequently featured on CNBC, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal. Prior to joining Defiance, Sylvia was Managing Director at Direxion, advancing ETF education and strategy throughout the global financial industry, including the United States, Asia and Mexico. Sylvia is a graduate of Boston College from where she received a B.S. She also holds an MBA from Fordham University. Sylvia is FINRA Series 7,3,55, 63 and 24 licensed. She also holds Hong Kong LE Papers 1 and 2.
Chief Marketing Officer
Jacob is the Chief Marketing Officer of Defiance ETFs and is responsible for managing Defiance’s retail digital marketing strategy. Jacob also conceived and oversees Defiance Analytics which is Defiance ETFs LLC’s proprietary fintech A.I. marketing platform. Previously, Jacob has advised and consulted for top ETF providers and asset management executives. Jacob holds an International Bachelor of Arts (BA) from IDC Herzliya.
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