Blockchain.com adds world-class leadership to its ranks
Since 2011, Blockchain.com has been one of the most trusted and widely used crypto platforms in the world. We’ve grown to 85 million wallets in more than 200 countries, thousands of institutional clients, and facilitated more than $1.2 trillion in crypto transactions. As we look toward the future and continue to build on more than a decade of innovation, I’m excited to welcome new engineering leaders and recognize the outstanding work of promoted leaders as we build the future of finance.
Please join me in welcoming two new colleagues and celebrating two well-deserved promotions.
- Sven Niederheide has been promoted to Chief Compliance Officer. Based in Germany, Sven previously served as our Head of Legal and Compliance and as Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO), where he has been working alongside regulators and acquiring the appropriate licenses in Europe and beyond. With nearly 20 years of management experience in banking, payments, and fintech within Germany, the UK, and Europe, Sven specializes in helping to scale businesses through strategic banking and payments licensing. He has extensive experience handling crypto regulation, corporate and regulatory compliance, open banking, anti-money laundering, and more at companies like neobank N26, fintech Moss, former automotive financial services firm GMAC, Hamburg Commercial Bank, as well as all of GE Capital’s businesses in Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg. During his time at Hamburg Commercial Bank AG, Sven also supported the transition from BaFin supervision to the European Central Bank including its Assets Quality Review (AQR) and later the successful sale of the formally state owned bank to a consortium led by Cerberus Capital Management. A former Chief Compliance Officer, Sven is skilled at navigating complex regulatory landscapes.
- Adam Schlisman has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer. Previously serving as Deputy CFO at Blockchain.com, Adam is now responsible for all of the company’s financial functions, where he brings a pragmatic approach to solving challenges and engaging opportunities. His career spans nearly 20 years of experience in financial leadership, risk management and corporate finance, serving as COO at risk and analytics advisory firm Kiski Group and as a Risk Analyst at hedge fund Graham Capital Management. Adam’s data and digitalization approach are already playing a key role in scaling the processes and systems required to build a financial system for the internet and support the future of finance.
- Venu Javarappa joins Blockchain.com as Vice President of Consumer Engineering. He brings more than 20 years of engineering leadership and product experience, and was most recently VP of Engineering at Bitso since 2021. Previously, Venu has held engineering leadership roles at LinkedIn, Prosper Marketplace and Data Axle, where he led tech and product teams across 40 different countries. Venu has also worked as CTO and Advisor for six high growth fintech, analytics, machine learning and AI startups from seed stage to Series D that were based in San Francisco, New York and Beijing. He brings extensive experience in crypto, search, data platforms, payments, analytics, and ML/AI.