Digital Asset, a developer
of distributed ledger technology, has hired Carol Mathis as its chief financial officer (CFO).
Mathis joins from RBS
Corporate and Institutional Bank, where she was a managing director and chief
operating officer for the past three years. Prior to that, she was chief
financial officer for more than 12 years.
Before joining RBS,
she spent the previous 12 years as a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers in its
Capital Markets Assurance Division.
This adds to a list of
recent hires including Josh Varsano as chief human resources officer; Gavin
Wells as head of Europe; Kelly Mathieson as product manager; Gordon Weir as
head of delivery; Andrew Pisano as business development director; Emnet Rios as
director of finance and operations; and Martin Korbmacher as a strategic advisor.
Digital Asset says that these appointments
reflect the continued development of its senior team and follow several key
hires over the past year, signaling the firm’s commitment to expanding its
services to meet the needs of its clients.
Mathieson, Pisano and Rios are based in New York, while Wells and Weir are
based in London. Korbmacher will be based in Frankfurt.
“I am delighted to welcome such talented and
experienced individuals to our team. We are privileged to tap into the
expertise of these world-class leaders with deep expertise and proven track
records in the specific areas that will be critical to accelerating our efforts
to the benefit of our customers,” says Blythe Masters, CEO.
Varsano has built and led teams across consumer
and financial services and was most recently the global head of human resources
for Point72 Asset Management. Prior to this, he was at JP Morgan Chase for
eight years as an HR managing director, consumer and community banking.
Wells joined Digital Asset
after eight years at LCH.Clearnet, working on its ForexClear service. In that
role, he was also part of the executive committee of the clearing house.
Before that, Wells
worked as a managing director at Citigroup for 15 years in a variety of roles
spanning FX trading, e-commerce, algorithmic trading and prime brokerage.
Mathieson comes to the technology provider after
spending 26 years at JP Morgan Chase and three years at Goldman Sachs. Most recently, Mathieson was head of JP
Morgan’s global collateral management and securities clearing businesses.
Weir arrives at the firm from Bank of America
Merrill Lynch (Baml), where he was the head of securities operations tech for
the Americas, and most recently the head of development transformation across
global technology and operations. Before this, Weir led the replacement of the
global clearing and settlement systems for the equities business at UBS. Weir
has also worked at PwC and IBM, where he worked on large-scale software
delivery and numerous integration programs.
Pisano already has distributed ledger and
business development knowledge, having joined from CME Group’s digitisation group,
where he helped define the company’s blockchain strategy and commercialised
proofs-of-concepts. Pisano has also held other roles at CME within products and
services and has previously worked at Green Exchange and KPMG.
Rios joins from RBS after spending more than 11
years in a variety of roles, including director of financial planning and analysis.
Prior to RBS, Rios spent five years at IBM serving in various positions
spanning budgeting, forecasting and financial performance reporting.
Korbmacher is the founder and managing director
of Event Horizon Capital & Advisory GmbH, an independent advisory and
investment banking boutique.
Prior to that, he
spent more than seven years at Credit Suisse as the head of investment banking
for Germany and Austria. Korbmacher has also held senior roles at Dresdner
Kleinwort and JP Morgan.
Earlier this year, the firm announced that it
was opening a London office to support clients locally and increase its
presence in the UK and European markets.
Justin Amos, a former
managing director at Nice Actimize, was appointed as head of Europe, but
shortly thereafter relocated to Sydney to build out the firm’s Australia office
following the selection of the firm by ASX to design a national scale
post-trade solution utilising distributed ledger technology. Wells has since
taken over as head of Europe with Amos taking on the role of head of APAC.