Axoni, a Wall Street-linked startup creating blockchain solutions for the big banks, has hired Thomas Chippas as its new Chief Operating Officer, exemplifying how established financial industry figures are betting on the innovative technology. Prior to Axoni, Chippas was the Chief Executive Officer of Citadel Technology.
As Chief Operating Officer of Axoni, Chippas’ mission statement is now to be responsible for driving ongoing development of Axoni’s products and services, managing and broadening commercial engagements, and scaling the growing organization.
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Beyond just Citadel, Chippas also has over twenty years of experience in both financial services technology firms and global investment banks. He was a Managing Director at Barclays Capital, a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank, a Principal at Bank of America, Head of Global Sales and Account Management at The Macgregor Group, Regional Director at Financial Technologies International, Regional Sales Manager at Deloitte and more.
Back in April it was revealed that the new private office of the formally most active bitcoin regulator in America, Benjamin Lawsky, “the Sheriff of Wall Street”, is now working for Axoni. The Lawsky Group was the press contact for Axoni when it announced the completion of its distributed ledger test with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citi, Credit Suisse and J.P. Morgan.