Bitstamp made an announcement that Julian Sawyer has been joined as Chief Executive Officer of the company, as it’s co-founder and former CEO Nejc Kodrič moves into a new advisory role on the company’s Board of Directors.
Julian Sawyer, who currently serves as the managing director of the UK and Europe. At major global crypto exchange Gemini, however becomes the second Bitstamp’s CEO in history. The replacement is reportedly a response to the dynamic growth of the exchange over the past nine years.
In addition, Sawyer has over 20 years of banking and fintech experience. In May 2015, Sawyer co-founded Starling Bank, where he served as CEO until 2019. The exec also served as a consultant and advisor to other banks and founded Bluerock Consulting.
Moreover, Bitstamp is ranked the eighth biggest crypto exchange by daily trading volume, which is around $332 million, according to data from CoinGecko. The exchange provides trading services for over seven major cryptocurrencies.
Bitstamp has reached many milestones in just the past 12 months under Kodrič’s strategic guidance. The company introduced a new matching engine from Nasdaq Technologies, adding a level of speed and reliability. That puts the company on-par with the world’s greatest exchanges.
[blockquote footer=””]Based on the direction of the company, Julian’s expertise in the complexities of global banking. Makes him the right choice to lead Bitstamp into its next phase. He understands the possibilities that cryptocurrency holds for our world and how to integrate it with existing financial structures.[/blockquote]
Furthermore, Bitstamp was the first exchange to go live on BCB Group’s BLINC network. And the launch partner for Silvergate’s SEN Bitcoin leverage product.