Strengthens Leadership Team With Three Key Hires

  • Payments , Cryptocurrencies
  • 16.08.2018 09:49 am, the pioneering payments and cryptocurrency platform, today announced a series of new hires with Adrienne Wong as Senior Vice President, Head of Product, Cerulean Hu as Lead Blockchain Engineer, and Ivan Stefanovas Senior Vice President of Risk Management.


"Recruiting Adrienne, Cerulean, and Ivan to our team bolsters's ability to offer innovative financial services products and ultimately power our mission of accelerating the world's transition to cryptocurrency," said Kris Marszalek, Co-Founder and CEO of

Adrienne Wong, Senior Vice President, Head of Product, 

Adrienne Wong joins as Senior Vice President, Head of Product. She joins from fintech company Square where she managed global strategy and market launches for its flagship product, Square Point of Sale. She had also led growth and expansion efforts in the Canada, UK, Australia, and US markets. A former Deloitte strategy and operations consultant, Adrienne graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and a concentration in Global Management.

"I'm excited to be part of a team that is working to revolutionize the financial services industry and make cryptocurrency a key part of people's lives," Adrienne said. "I'm keen to bring my background in financial services product strategy to the company as we launch our product suite globally."

Cerulean Hu, Lead Blockchain Engineer, 

Cerulean Hu joined as Lead Blockchain Engineer with a strong background in both the blockchain and traditional financial services industries. In her past roles, Cerulean developed easy-to-use and robust financial products and systems. Previously, she was lead engineer at Equichain, implemented blockchain solutions at FINCOVA, led finance and trading systems development at ANX. Prior to that, she was responsible for developing trading algorithms at HSBC. Cerulean graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering.

"I'm thrilled to be a part of the team as the potential for blockchain in the financial services industry is endless. It's exciting to work with a talented and highly motivated team at the forefront of facilitating mass adoption of blockchain and cryptocurrency."

Ivan Stefanov, Senior Vice President, Risk Management, 

Ivan Stefanov joined the team as Senior Vice President of Risk Management with more than 11 years of experience in risk management in different sectors of the online payments ecosystem. His background in digital wallets, working on international companies Skrill and NETELLER, allowed him the opportunity to manage large teams across multiple markets and enhance the existing fraud prevention and payments setup. Ivan also cofounded NOTOLYTIX, an innovative data processing startup that caters to all aspects of risk management.

"Joining is an exciting next step in my professional development," Ivan said. "I'm looking forward to applying my experience as I work to ensure that products are compliant with evolving global regulations, industry's best practices, and protect consumer interests."


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