Firm Management & Values

We believe in education, transparency, and service.


John Sarson

Managing Partner & CIO


Managing Partner & CMO


General Partner & COO

John leads the team as Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer, leveraging over 15 years of Wall Street experience with firms like Lord Abbett and Guggenheim.

​After leaving Wall Street in 2016, John founded an independent Registered Investment Advisory firm prior to Sarson Funds.

​John serves as an elected delegate on the not-for-profit Blockchain Policy Council, John graduated from the University of Notre Dame and is series 65 Securities licensed.

Jahon brings a decade plus of venture-backed startup, competitive intelligence, and technology experience to his role as Chief Marketing Officer.

Prior to entering the cryptocurrency space, he was involved in successful venture-based businesses such as BidCars and The Appraisal Lane. Jahon also served as an intelligence officer with the US Department of Defense.

Jahon received his BA and MA from Johns Hopkins University and attended the Babson College Graduate School of Business.

Brittany works to help clients of all sizes safely invest in cryptocurrencies with transparency and a fiduciary standard as Chief Operations Officer.

Her 10+ years of experience in traditional retail banking helps Sarson Funds navigate the increasingly complex relationship between traditional and digital asset investment strategies.

Previously, Brittany worked as Director of Operations at ETF Momentum, Sarson Funds’ RIA. She received her degree from Columbus State Community College.


Jacob Stelter

Blockchain Analyst & Trader

Jacob brings over 4 years of cryptocurrency experience to the team. Areas of expertise include mining, masternodes, staking and off-line security. He brings a passion to the cryptocurrency space and is deeply integrated inside multiple cryptocurrency communities.

Jacob graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from Westminster College and is currently pursuing his Series 65 license.

Kate Shughart

Director of National Accounts

Kate has over 10 years experience in the sales industry, spanning multiple fields such as technology and real estate, as well as with the US Federal Government as a Technical Support Specialist.

Prior to Sarson Funds, Kate worked as a Technical Project Manager for Nationwide Insurance monitoring offices in Manhattan, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. She is currently pursing her Series 65 license.

Lindsey Trostle

Client Support Specialist

Lindsey provides subscribers and clients with helpful resources to learn more about digital currencies and assists investors accessing Sarson Funds online portals.

Her background in library sciences & education provides the team with organization and research skills, collecting and developing educational materials. Lindsey is a graduate of Ball State University.

Jason Penner

Senior Trader

Jason brings deep expertise in the evolving Security Token Offering (STO) marketplace with a focus on trends in real estate tokenization and STO regulation.

Based in New York City, he has been investing in cryptocurrencies since 2014 and has valuable connections to many leading real estate-blockchain innovators.


Values matter today more than ever.

That’s why our team works hard to ensure that the Sarson Funds vision – a dedication to continuing cryptocurrency education, a commitment to investors, advisors, and our community – shines through with transparency.

This is Real, Clear, Crypto.