As and when the blockchain industry accelerates its legs, the hiring spree follows the same. Recently Jeanine Hightower-Sellitto, a former COO of major U.S. stock exchange NASDAQ subsidiary is expected to join Gemini, one of the renowned crypto exchanges as reported by Medium Post on 10th October.
Gemini based in the U.S. set up by Winklevoss Twins in 2015 appointed Hightower-Sellitto as a managing director of operations as the company is actively focusing to streamline its operations and clients services. On her candidature ‘s front, she worked almost for 13 years as a chief operating officer at the International Securities Exchange by executing a start-up based transaction to transform it into a major exchange purchased by NASDAQ in 2016 with the price amounting to $1.1 billion. With this, Hightower-Sellitto is expected to scale up the market by creating the crypto friendly interface for institutional investors as a part of her responsibility.
Not only Hightower-Sellitto but also Robert Cornish was appointed by the company in order to streamline and execute the tech initiative and analyze the deployment of NASDAQ’s SMARTS Market Surveillance Technology.
Besides this, other Wall Street executives are expected to have joined various crypto-related projects. For example, Priyanka Lilaramani, the former executive director joined the Maltese crypto startup HOLD, the other is Dr. Rolf Werner, the head of Central Europe was appointed to blockchain non-profit IOTA Foundation. Amid this, the renowned crypto exchange Coinbase is expected to have hired a couple of executive from Facebook, PayPal.
The world’s 49th largest crypto exchange by CoinMarketCap, Gemini recently received approval from New York regulators to introduce its U.S. led Stablecoin called Gemini Dollar. Following this, the Winklevoss brothers started hiring advisors in order to explore the opportunities in the U.K.