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Latest Crypto Hires: Ex-Coinbase, Blockchain.com Pros Join Cowen Digital

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Latest Crypto Hires: Ex-Coinbase, Blockchain.com Pros Join Cowen Digital
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Cowen Digital expanded its institutional sales team with pros joining Blockchain.com and Coinbase.

The digital assets division of the financial services company Cowen has integrated Jackie Rose as director of institutional sales, he revealed Thursday. Rose was previously responsible for institutional business development at Blockchain.com and also worked for The Carlyle Group and JPMorgan as a partner and investment banking analyst, respectively.

chase campbell is now vice president of digital asset sales at Cowen Digital. A former institutional sales associate at Coinbase, he supported traditional and crypto-native financial businesses looking to trade and custody digital assets.

TD Bank revealed earlier this month that it set to acquire Cowen for $1.3 billionthough details on how he might seek to leverage Cowen’s digital assets unit remain unclear.

Eric Rose, Cowen’s chief execution officer, said in a statement that Cowen Digital plans to continue to expand its team as part of its strategic build over the next five years.

Electric Capital added the former SEC Chairman Jay Claytonformer Federal Reserve Governor Kevin Warsh and Pratiti Raychoudhuryhead of research at Meta, as advisors.

The venture capital firm recently announced $1 billion in capital to invest in early-stage Web3 companies and protocols with investments ranging from $1 million to $50 million.

“By bringing together experts in product design, the global financial system and regulation, the founders of Electric Capital are able to accelerate innovation and adoption of Web3 tools,” the company said in a statement. communicated.

A former member of now-bankrupt Celsius Network’s institutional business development team is now head of lending solutions at Main digital technologies.

Courtney Campbell is set to lead the development of the company’s institutional lending solution initiative to be announced later this year, James Runnels, CEO of Digital Prime Technologies, said in a statement.

Prior to Celsius, she was Managing Director of Credit Suisse’s Premier Services Group. Previously, she was Head of International Securities Lending and Synthetic Products for the Americas at Bank of America, where she worked for over a decade.

Identity provider Okta added Emily ChoiPresident and COO of Coinbase Global, to its Board of Directors.

Choi has been with Coinbase since 2018 and has also served as a board member for ZipRecruiter and others. Prior to Coinbase, she was Head of Business Development at LinkedIn Corporation from 2009 to 2018.

“It’s clear that identity is at the heart of every industry and every digital interaction,” Choi said. “I look forward to working with Okta as the company fulfills its mission to empower anyone to use any technology safely and create a world where your identity is yours.”

blockchain analytics company Crypto upside down hiring Daphne Kwon to drive its DAO initiatives.

Kwon joins Flipside Crypto from media conglomerate Meredith Corporation, where she served as Chief Strategy Officer. She has also worked as President and COO of Betaworks Studios and held CFO and business development roles for brands including Disney and Oxygen Media.

“We will see the emergence of new business models with truly decentralized governance and investment structures that unleash the power of community passion and expertise – many of which promise to tackle some of the biggest opportunities global finance, designer economies, health and environmental issues,” Kwon said in a statement.

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Prime Digital Asset Brokerage Floating point group caught Pierre Eliades – who last led e-commerce sales for Wells Fargo – to oversee business development in the US and throughout Asia-Pacific, Reported blockages Wednesday.

Eliades served as vice chairman of Lehman Brothers in 2001 before becoming chief executive of Bear Stearns & Co. about four years later. He then worked for JPMorgan as head of trading for the Americas.

The digital bank Cogni recently integrated former registered commodity trading adviser Simon Grünfeld to lead its Web3 initiatives.

The executive previously worked for blockchain platform as a service SIMBA Chain, as well as digital collectibles marketplace VeVe. He also founded the white label platform Ibinex to help companies develop crypto exchanges.

Co-CEO of Alameda Research Sam Trabuco revealed on Wednesday he retires of his role at the crypto quantitative trading firm and liquidity provider. He hasn’t decided on a new destination yet, he said in a series of tweets.

Caroline Ellison is now the sole CEO of the company, an Alameda spokesperson told Blockworks.


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  • Ben Strack is a Denver-based journalist who covers macro and crypto-native funds, financial advisors, structured products, and the integration of digital assets and decentralized finance (DeFi) into traditional finance. Prior to joining Blockworks, he covered the asset management industry for Fund Intelligence and was a reporter and editor for various local Long Island newspapers. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in journalism. Contact Ben by email at [email protected]

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