21.co Taps David Josse as New Chief Technology Officer


David Josse has been hired as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of cryptocurrency investment product firm 21.co. As the CTO, David will boost the firm’s leadership as well as accelerate its product development. Specifically, he will lead the engineering team to expand, scale and evolve 21.co’s product offerings. David Josse will conduct his operations from the 21.co New York office.

Josse’s jurisdiction as CTO covers all of 21.co subsidiaries including 21Share, an Exchange Traded Product (ETP) provider. He regarded his decision to join 21.co as a “no brainer” saying that he is impressed with the firm’s culture. 

“21.co’s vision for the direction of the crypto excites me, and I am honored to work with the very brightest in the DeFi space. I look forward to coupling my experiences in both traditional and digital financial arenas to drive the next wave of 21.co’s vision for the industry,” he commented.

David Josse’s Work History

Prior to his appointment in 21.co, Josse served as the CTO of a digital asset trading platform Symbridge. According to his LinkedIn profile, he had worked with the firm for the past year and eight months now. Similarly, Josse spent more than ten years working with Goldman Sachs for its Marcus product. He served as the Global Head of Data Engineering and Business Intelligence. 

During his time at Goldman Sachs, Josse took part in the launch of the Apple card. Also, Josse has worked at Motorola, Barnes and Noble, and NYSE Technologies. Altogether, he is bringing onboard 21.co, over twenty-five years of experience which cuts across several sectors and industries. 

Ophelia Snyder agrees that Josse’s experience and expertise are a necessary addition to its engineering team. Snyder is the president and co-founder of 21.co.

“David’s deep knowledge and industry expertise make him well-suited to lead our engineering teams – and he will complement our existing leadership and talent well. We can’t wait to continue building innovative, first-of-their-kind products under his leadership,” she said.

Meanwhile, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Kraken was recently named CEO of the firm. This was announced after Jesse Powell said he was stepping down as the company’s CEO. MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor also resigned from his position to take on the position of Executive Chairman.

Victoria Nye
A Blockchain columnist who is enthusiastic about developing a network interface between the real world and the cryptosphere.

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