Blockchain payments firm BitPay announced the appointment of a new chief financial officer (CFO) this Wednesday. Glen Braganza joins the company from another payments giant – Worldpay.
“BitPay is at the cutting-edge of blockchain-payment technology and has proven itself as a valuable partner to numerous companies and consumers globally,” said Braganza.
“I believe that BitPay has the opportunity to be a game-changer in the financial technology and payment space as the use cases for blockchain payments grow around the world. I am very excited to be part of this journey and join the team,” he added.
Based in Atlanta, Braganza spent the last three and a half years working as the CFO of Worldpay’s US subsidiary. Prior to taking up that role, he worked for over six years as the company’s head of corporate finance.
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From Lloyds to BitPay
BitPay’s new CFO got his start in the financial industry at Lloyds. He joined the bank as a graduate in 2000 and spent three years on its finance trainee program.
After completing that program, he then worked at the bank for another four and a half years as a senior manager in corporate development.
After leaving Lloyds in 2008, Braganza spent almost two years at investment bank Jefferies before moving to Worldpay.
“Over the past few years, BitPay has seen record growth as businesses realize the potential blockchain payments deliver globally,” said Stephen Pair, CEO and co-founder of BitPay.
“Glen’s experience is a key advantage to BitPay as the team moves the company into the mainstream to help businesses leverage blockchain for fast consumer transactions and easy global payments.”