About us

M2M's platform draws on a combined 700+ years of specialized expertise to guide our users with accurate, independent, real-time valuation insights. M2M's users benefit from our leadership in capital markets, investment management, research, technology, accounting, academia, and regulatory bodies.

Cristina Chen-Oster, CFA

Founder and CEO

Prior to founding M2M Capital, Cristina served as the Head of Americas Distribution for S64, a global Alternatives Solutions business committed to optimizing private market access. Her responsibilities at S64 followed her 13-year tenure at Deutsche Bank, where she led institutional solutions distribution and equity structured products to consistently receive top tier league table recognition. Cristina’s experience also includes lead coverage roles at other global investment banks, such as Goldman Sachs and Natixis. During her career, Cristina has been responsible for over $60bn in alternative product transactions.

Cristina is a strong advocate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She is a member of Chief, a private network whose mission is to connect and support women leaders. She has also held leadership positions in women networks at Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs. Some of her initiatives over the past two decades have been featured by financial publications such as Bloomberg and Fortune.

Cristina is a CFA charter holder and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from MIT.

Edgardo Savoy

Chief Technology Officer

Prior to joining M2M Capital, Edgardo served as the Chief Technology and Product Officer at TransferGo, one of Europe's largest FinTech startups, where he led the company's product growth and was instrumental in capital-raising initiatives.

With more than 25 years of experience in Product, Data, and Technology, Edgardo's career has spanned Latin America, UK, Europe, and the United States. He has been a senior leader in technology and product for some of the world's largest companies in Sportsbetting, FinTech, and Travel. Currently, Edgardo serves a non-executive advisor to early-stage startups in rapidly growing technology sectors such as AI and SaaS.

Edgardo holds an MBA and BS in Technology and Business, and has participated in various programmes at Oxford Business School and The London School of Economics.

Ronnie Shah, Ph.D., CFA

Co-founder and Chief Data and Analytics Strategist

Prior to co-founding M2M Capital, Ronnie served as Head of Quantitative Equity Research for FORT LP, a $6.5bn hedge fund located in Washington, DC. Before joining FORT, Dr. Shah was head of Quantitative Equity Research at Deutsche Bank, Senior Director of Research for Gerstein Fisher Funds, Senior Researcher at Dimensional Fund Advisors and a Portfolio Manager for the Scientific Active Equity team at BlackRock. His research has been published in various academic and practitioner financial journals.

Ronnie graduated summa cum laude with a BS in economics from the Wharton School and BAS in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, an MSc in finance and economics from the London School of Economics, and an MA and PhD, both in finance, from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business. He currently serves as an adjunct professor of Finance at the University of Texas McCombs School of Business.

Diana Youngblood

Chief Operating Officer

Diana Youngblood brings 20 years of finance experience to M2M.

Her technology finance experience includes managing a $100M budget for Schwab’s 270-person mainframe, telecom, and desktop teams, refining their activity-based costing model, and performing financial analyses to investigate options to optimize the choices between cost efficiency, systems availability, complexity, and risk.

Diana was the finance partner of the product development team that launched Schwab’s High Yield Savings account and 2% cash back credit card. During her tenure at JP Morgan, she worked closely with engineers to create an in-house CRM to enable data sharing and transparency to highlight institutional cross-selling opportunities. Diana holds an Economics and Psychology BA from Tufts University.

Marc Pfeffer

Co-founder and Head of Strategic Partnerships

Prior to co-founding M2M Capital, Marc was Managing Director of S64, where he focused on private markets capital raising by connecting alternative managers with asset managers, insurance companies, pensions, endowments, foundations and wealth managers.

Marc has more than 30 years of experience in the investment management industry. He was the Chief Investment Officer of CLS Investments, where he led the portfolio management team and oversaw all investment operations for over $10bn in AUM, including investment philosophy process, positioning and performance. Marc was also the Chairman of the Investment Committee and was responsible for both internal and external communications regarding investment strategies and the current market environment.

Before joining CLS, Marc was the CIO/CFO at Milestone Capital Management. Marc began his career at Goldman Sachs where he was a Vice President and Portfolio Manager managing over $3 billion in municipal fund assets.

Marc holds a BS in Finance from University of Buffalo and an MBA from Fordham University Graduate School of Business Administration.

James Youngblood

Account Executive

James Youngblood draws upon his 14 years of experience in content marketing, copywriting, SEO, sales operations, and SaaS sales to ensure M2M’s offerings connect with those stakeholders prepared to benefit from its powerful solutions.

Experienced in both direct-to-consumer and business-to-business marketing and sales, James brings a strong commitment to empathy and ethics, an approach strongly aligned with M2M’s mission to deliver greater transparency and trust to private markets.

Passionate about leveraging emerging tech, James enjoys finding ways to utilize AI tools to enhance creativity and increase productivity. At the heart of his work is a commitment to harnessing technology to deliver disruptive solutions that redefine industry standards. James holds a BA in Geography from UC Berkeley.

M2M Advisors

Amit Sinha

Asset Management

Arun Muralidhar

Asset Management

Professor Daniel Broby


Diane Petan


Ed Brennan

Valuations & Technology

Håkan Wohlin

Private Capital Markets

Henry Tapper


Jean Roberts, Ph.D.

Data Science

Joanna Sammartino Bailey

Media & Technology

Joshua Dietch

Retirement Plans & Investment Management

Julie Rasmussen


Lou Jaffe

Private Capital Markets

Maria Malavenda

Insurance & Deep Tech

Mark L. Zyla CPA/ABV, CFA, ASA


Meera Balakumar

Private Markets & Technology

Mimi Duff

Wealth Management

Sanjay Muralidhar


Wenchi Hu, J.D.

Legal & Regulatory

Joy Xu

Investment Management