Bitstamp has selected James Greenwood as its new Chief Technology Officer as well as promoted other senior hires.

Shared in a press release with Finance Magnates, James Greenwood, with a background as an author and more than fifteen years in executive roles in the financial industry, has been named by Bitstamp, the longest-running cryptocurrency exchange , as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

Bitstamp is in the process of recruiting for various high profile roles and making internal promotions as it is already at a crucial juncture of growth. Presently, the company appears to be strengthening its global team as well as propelling further advances across its products and services.

Other Hires

In addition, as Greenwood steps into his role as CTO, he will replace David Osojnik, who he is advancing to Bitstamp’s Advisory Board. Osojnik has been with the company for around seven years. He joined as Head of Systems Operations and within six months, he was promoted to CTO. For the last eight months, he has also taken on the role of acting Chief Executive Officer. Now, he takes on the new challenge on the Advisory Board.

Further, Miha Miklic, who has a long history with the company, has been elevated to the rank of Deputy CTO. Miklic has been vital in his part in scaling up Bitstamp’s engineering team. He has focused on advancing the software development process and platform implementation taking into account global regulations as they evolve. He played his part to enable the company to obtain a CSSF licence of financial institutions.

Greenwood’s Vocation

In the new role, Greenwood will create the vision and scale Bitstamp in order to deliver the next generation of DeFi products. Also, he will retain the company’s much-desired position in the market for offering stable regulated cryptocurrency services.

Prior to the announcement, Greenwood served Zand Bank (UAE) as its Chief Product Officer over the last year in London. In this post, he oversaw the launch offerings of the world’s first combined corporate and retail digital bank.

Additionally, he fulfilled the post of Chief Operating Officer for Commercial Bank International from 2017 to 2020.

Earlier on in 2014, Tandem bank recruited Greenwood as its CTO where he stayed for three years.

Further, he spent a year as the Vice President of Digital and Mobile at AlixPartners. His earliest known position in the fintech world was for Barclays as its Director of Digital & Mobile Architecture and Strategy, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Welcoming the Team

Commenting on the announcement, Julian Sawyer, the CEO of Bitstamp, declared: “As Bitstamp continues to grow, it’s vital that we continue to push the boundaries of technology whilst also ensuring that our standards are maintained on a global scale."

“I’m delighted to be welcoming James to the team and excited to see him harness his experience from the banking and fintech markets to take Bitstamp to the next level.

I’m also delighted to congratulate both David and Miha on their new roles. They have been instrumental in creating and maintaining Bitstamp’s legacy, and I’m thrilled that they are continuing with us on the next phase of our growth journey.”

In response to his appointment, Greenwood stated: “Throughout my career, I have focused on being at the forefront of digital financial services. As Crypto and DeFi become mainstream, this is where that focus now is, and bringing that experience to Bitstamp will help us continue that innovation and expansion. Bitstamp has a clear vision and purpose, and I look forward to cementing its position as a global leader, focused on harnessing the benefits of technology to deliver positive outcomes for crypto investors.”

David Osojnik, Bitstamp’s Advisory Board Member, said: “Over the past seven years, I’ve seen Bitstamp continue to step closer to the global company we have always envisioned. In building Bitstamp’s legacy, I’ve been able to develop my expertise in crypto and DeFi technology and look forward to bringing that experience with me to the board to help Bitstamp to grow further.”

Miha Miklic, Deputy CTO of Bitstamp, said: “I see a clear opportunity for Bitstamp to become a bolder player in the global crypto market and build on our foundations as the world’s longest-standing exchange - and I’m excited to support this goal in my new position. I’m looking forward to drawing on my engineering experience and utilising this to help drive future innovation across our products and services, particularly as regulation continues to evolve and customer demand heightens.”

Bitstamp has selected James Greenwood as its new Chief Technology Officer as well as promoted other senior hires.

Shared in a press release with Finance Magnates, James Greenwood, with a background as an author and more than fifteen years in executive roles in the financial industry, has been named by Bitstamp, the longest-running cryptocurrency exchange , as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

Bitstamp is in the process of recruiting for various high profile roles and making internal promotions as it is already at a crucial juncture of growth. Presently, the company appears to be strengthening its global team as well as propelling further advances across its products and services.

Other Hires

In addition, as Greenwood steps into his role as CTO, he will replace David Osojnik, who he is advancing to Bitstamp’s Advisory Board. Osojnik has been with the company for around seven years. He joined as Head of Systems Operations and within six months, he was promoted to CTO. For the last eight months, he has also taken on the role of acting Chief Executive Officer. Now, he takes on the new challenge on the Advisory Board.

Further, Miha Miklic, who has a long history with the company, has been elevated to the rank of Deputy CTO. Miklic has been vital in his part in scaling up Bitstamp’s engineering team. He has focused on advancing the software development process and platform implementation taking into account global regulations as they evolve. He played his part to enable the company to obtain a CSSF licence of financial institutions.

Greenwood’s Vocation

In the new role, Greenwood will create the vision and scale Bitstamp in order to deliver the next generation of DeFi products. Also, he will retain the company’s much-desired position in the market for offering stable regulated cryptocurrency services.

Prior to the announcement, Greenwood served Zand Bank (UAE) as its Chief Product Officer over the last year in London. In this post, he oversaw the launch offerings of the world’s first combined corporate and retail digital bank.

Additionally, he fulfilled the post of Chief Operating Officer for Commercial Bank International from 2017 to 2020.

Earlier on in 2014, Tandem bank recruited Greenwood as its CTO where he stayed for three years.

Further, he spent a year as the Vice President of Digital and Mobile at AlixPartners. His earliest known position in the fintech world was for Barclays as its Director of Digital & Mobile Architecture and Strategy, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Welcoming the Team

Commenting on the announcement, Julian Sawyer, the CEO of Bitstamp, declared: “As Bitstamp continues to grow, it’s vital that we continue to push the boundaries of technology whilst also ensuring that our standards are maintained on a global scale."

“I’m delighted to be welcoming James to the team and excited to see him harness his experience from the banking and fintech markets to take Bitstamp to the next level.

I’m also delighted to congratulate both David and Miha on their new roles. They have been instrumental in creating and maintaining Bitstamp’s legacy, and I’m thrilled that they are continuing with us on the next phase of our growth journey.”

In response to his appointment, Greenwood stated: “Throughout my career, I have focused on being at the forefront of digital financial services. As Crypto and DeFi become mainstream, this is where that focus now is, and bringing that experience to Bitstamp will help us continue that innovation and expansion. Bitstamp has a clear vision and purpose, and I look forward to cementing its position as a global leader, focused on harnessing the benefits of technology to deliver positive outcomes for crypto investors.”

David Osojnik, Bitstamp’s Advisory Board Member, said: “Over the past seven years, I’ve seen Bitstamp continue to step closer to the global company we have always envisioned. In building Bitstamp’s legacy, I’ve been able to develop my expertise in crypto and DeFi technology and look forward to bringing that experience with me to the board to help Bitstamp to grow further.”

Miha Miklic, Deputy CTO of Bitstamp, said: “I see a clear opportunity for Bitstamp to become a bolder player in the global crypto market and build on our foundations as the world’s longest-standing exchange - and I’m excited to support this goal in my new position. I’m looking forward to drawing on my engineering experience and utilising this to help drive future innovation across our products and services, particularly as regulation continues to evolve and customer demand heightens.”