Gemini, the cryptocurrency exchange set up by the Winklevoss twins, has hired Starling Bank co-founder Julian Sawyer to spearhead a move into the European market.
Sawyer has been appointed managing director of the UK and Europe, responsible for shaping Gemini's overall strategy in the region, developing products and hiring out a team from his base in London.
Sawyer left Starling in the summer after four years as COO of the app-only bank he co-founded. Before Starling he founded management consultancy Bluerock Consulting.
Tyler Winklevoss, CEO, Gemini. "Gemini needs to be here and Julian's deep knowledge and fintech expertise in these regions make him well-suited to lead Gemini's expansion into this pioneering area of the world."