Category: Executives

September 22, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Kraken appoints Dave Ripley as CEO, Jesse Powell becomes Chairman of the board

The official press release highlighted that Ripley has played a key role in scaling Kraken’s operations in over 16 acquisitions, regulatory licenses and partnerships. Ripley started his career as a software engineer before becoming a financial adviser at Boston Consulting Group. He has accumulated almost a decade of crypto industry leadership experience. He became COO…

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Binance hires Jasmine Lee
July 08, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Binance.US appoints former PayPal executive Jasmine Lee as CFO

Brian Shroder, CEO of Binance.US, commented: Jasmine is a rare talent who possesses more than 20 years of deep knowledge in both fintech and high-growth startup environments. Her experience at PayPal, a public Fortune 500 company, in particular, will be invaluable as we chart our path to an IPO in the coming years. Lee stated:…

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Nicola White appointed as B2C2 US CEO
May 24, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

B2C2 appoints Nicola White as US CEO

Before that, White  served as global head of electronic markets within the fixed income division at Morgan Stanley, during which time she automated interest rate trading. Nicola White, CEO of B2C2 USA, said: I’m delighted to be leading our U.S. operations and look forward to working with the global team to build out B2C2’s already…

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State Street Digital hires Rob Otter as Head of Blockchain Engineering and Nitin Gaur as Digital Technology Strategy Lead
May 23, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Rob Otter joins State Street Digital as Head of Blockchain Engineering and Nitin Gaur as Digital Technology Strategy Lead

Nadine Chakar, head of State Street Digital, said: We are very excited to welcome both Rob and Nitin to the State Street Digital team. They each bring deep expertise, proven track records in supporting the growth of technical teams, cutting-edge research, and creating market differentiating capabilities in digital markets. Both will be critical as we…

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Binance hires Europol crypto expert Jarek Jakubcek as Head of Intelligence and Investigations APAC
May 13, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Binance recruits Europol crypto expert Jarek Jakubcek as Head of Intelligence and Investigations APAC

Jakubcek’s background Jakubcek spent seven years at EC3, where he provided operational and strategic support for major cryptocurrency investigations. He led the largest cryptocurrency experts' platform in the world with representatives from hundreds of law enforcement agencies from around the globe. As a specialist and educator in the field, Jakubcek will be a key link…

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Martin Bruncko Binance
November 03, 2021 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Binance hires Martin Bruncko as Executive Vice President for Europe

Prior to joining Binance, Bruncko has held different roles including founder, executive, and board member in various European deep tech and fintech companies. He has served in companies such as AeroMobil, Stasis, GA Drilling, and Neulogy (acquired by Civitta). Bruncko has also served as a member of the investment committee of the European Innovation Council…

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October 14, 2021 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Binance appoints former DFSA director Mark McGinness as Chief Regulatory Liaison Officer

Mark McGinness commented: The rapid mainstream adoption of blockchain and crypto technology signals a need for a deeper understanding and appreciation among governments, regulatory bodies and users alike. I aim to bridge this divide through working closely with industry leaders and policymakers to not only set best practices and regulatory frameworks, but also broaden their…

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May 21, 2021 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Apifiny appoints ex-Goldman Sachs Vice President Jason Jiang as CTO

Apifiny’s CEO declared that Jiang’s wealth of experience within the financial services sector makes him “ideally positioned” to aid in the company’s transformation, as well as to “unify the global crypto market.” Haohan Xu, CEO of Apifiny, stated: We are uniquely positioned to become the de-facto global crypto marketplace for trading professionals, connecting all of…

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