Association for Digital Asset Markets Assigns Michelle Bond as CEO

Bond served in both the public and private sectors and brings with her a wealth of experience.

The Association for Digital Asset Markets (ADAM) announced on Friday that it has assigned the position of CEO to Michelle Bond.

Announced in a press release, The Association for Digital Asset Markets, which ADAM is a private, membership-based association of firms operating in the digital asset marketplace, has assigned Michelle Bond as the new CEO to boost market integrity and foster fair and orderly conduct in the digital asset marketplace.

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Bond, who served as senior counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, brings experience in Executive Leadership in both the Public and Private Sectors to Focus on Boosting Digital Asset Market Integrity as well as a wealth of strategic, regulatory, and legal experience to ADAM.

Prior to this assignment, Bond has held the role of Board Advisor at Securrency since 2019 and still continues to fulfil this role. Additionally, she served as Ripple’s Global Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs in Washington where she completed one year, finishing in 2020. At Blockchain, she fulfilled her role as Global Head of Policy from 2018 to 2019. Earlier on, in 2014, she also spent four years at Bloomberg as Head of Global Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy.

Michelle Bond, CEO, Association for Digital Asset Markets
Michelle Bond, CEO, Association for Digital Asset Markets.  Source: LinkedIn

Moreover, at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission she was Senior Counsel for two years. Before that at the United States Senate Counsel, she was on the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs from 2011.

In 2010, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP hired her as an Associate in their Financial Institutions department. Further, she spent three years as an Associate of Hogan Lovells Corporate & Securities from 2007. Back in 2005, she was a Regulatory Analyst in Market Regulation for FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) and successfully held the position in Maryland for two years.

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Bond Leaves Securreny for New Pastures

Bond, who is widely respected in the financial services industry, is intending to broaden and deepen ADAM’s role as the industry leader in developing best practices.

“ADAM is focused on bridging the gap between firms in digital asset markets and regulators. We look forward to Michelle leveraging her expertise to guide us through a rapidly changing landscape, grow our membership, and launch exciting new strategic initiatives that help our members stay ahead of breaking developments in digital asset regulation,” said Mike Novogratz, CEO of Galaxy Digital.

Brad Vopni, Head of Digital Assets at Hudson River Trading, said: “Michelle’s significant experience at the highest levels of government and private industry will ensure that ADAM is well-positioned as the leading voice with regulators and policymakers.”

“As the digital asset market continues to evolve, it will become increasingly important for high-integrity market participants to contribute to shaping policy solutions and industry best practices. Michelle is well-suited to bring participants together across the digital asset ecosystem and to serve as a leading voice with regulators and policymakers,” said Michael Moro, CEO of Genesis.

Michelle Bond, CEO of ADAM, stated: “Digital asset markets are a critical component of financial services moving forward, and their future hinges on market integrity and effective policy. I look forward to leading this organization at such an exciting time for the industry, as well as focusing on cutting-edge policy issues with our members.”

 

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