Gemini Hires Former Starling Bank Exec for Push Into Europe
Helen Partz's original article for cointelegraph.com reduced by 75%
Gemini, the top global cryptocurrency exchange per CryptoCompare's latest Exchange Benchmark, hired a former senior executive from United Kingdom-based Starling Bank. Julian Sawyer, a former CEO and co-founder at Starling, will now lead Gemini Europe - the European affiliate of Gemini Trust Company - as the managing director of the U.K. and Europe, the firm announced Dec.
4.Over 20 years in high-growth financial services organizations. According to an announcement by Gemini president Cameron Winklevoss, Sawyer joins the major United States-based crypto exchange with a total of 20 years experience at growing financial services organizations. Alongside managing product development and operations, the new European exec will manage hiring in the U.K.
and Europe, and will report directly to Cameron. In the announcement, Tyler Winklevoss stated that Europe is the "Birthplace of modern financial markets," while the U.K. has been a major hub of global financial innovation for hundreds of years.
Gemini first eyed support for the U.K. last year, when it reportedly began hiring advisors to oversee its potential expansion into the country. According to its website, Gemini also operates in Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Canada.
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