AQRU Strengthens Senior Leadership Team with Appointment of Crypto and Fintech Veterans

  • People Moves
  • 10.08.2022 10:45 am

AQRU plc, a company specialising in decentralised finance (“DeFi”), announces today that Digby Try, Executive Director and Co-founder of AQRU, has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer of the Company.  

Mr Try has over 20 years of experience in senior management roles in the currency, payments and fintech sectors in both the UK and US. Prior to founding AQRU, Mr Try was Head of Global Sales at banking and payments platform OpenPayd, where he worked alongside many of the world’s leading crypto exchanges to deliver fiat banking rails to the crypto industry. His other previous roles include Vice  President of Sales for EMEA at international payments platform Currencycloud, which was acquired by Visa for £700m in 2021, Business Development Manager at foreign exchange specialist Moneycorp,  and Head of Dealing in the US for international transfer service provider HiFX. 

Mr Try’s appointment as Chief Commercial Officer comes shortly after Kamelia Gankova was appointed Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of AQRU’s wholly owned subsidiary Accru  Finance Ltd. (“Accru Finance”). In this role, Ms Gankova will help Accru Finance grow its service offering by launching products that enable customers to take advantage of the increasing number of investment opportunities available in the decentralised market. 

Ms Gankova has more than 15 years of experience streamlining operations and delivering market expansion initiatives for companies in the cryptocurrency, fintech and gaming sectors. Before joining  Accru Finance, Ms Gankova was Managing Director at cryptocurrency exchange, where she established and grew the company’s operations in Bulgaria. She was also Director of Customer  Service at multinational online payments company Paysafe, where she managed the merger of the company’s different multinational customer service teams, and Head of Servicing for online wallet and international payments platform Skrill, with responsibility for overseeing the Customer Service,  Merchant Service, VIP service and Payments departments.  

Philip Blows, Chief Executive of AQRU, commented: 

“We are delighted to welcome Digby and Kamelia to their new roles. With more than 35 years of combined experience helping companies in the fintech and crypto sectors navigate periods of change  and grow their operations, Digby and Kamelia will continue bringing valuable insights and expertise to  ensure we keep delivering services that enable both retail and institutional investors to take advantage  of all the opportunities available in DeFi.”

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