Former NASDAQ Honcho Comes On Board For Gemini Client Servicing

By Rushali Shome

An ex-COO of a NASDAQ subsidiary has recently joined the crypto exchange Gemini. The former honcho from NASDAQ, which is a leading US Stock Exchange, has decided to use her expertise with stock trading in the world of crypto trading as she joins the US-based crypto exchange.

A Medium post that came out on the 10th of October confirmed this exciting piece of news. Gemini was launched by the famous Winklevoss brothers three years back and has managed to sign on Hightowe-Sellitto in the role of managing director (operations). Her responsibilities would primarily include heading its client servicing division. The experienced executive has a 13-year-long experience of serving as the COO of the International Securities Exchange that went from being a start-up to a leading exchange bought by NASDAQ in 2016, under her able leadership.

Gemini is optimistic that this consummate professional will be able to work on developing its existing marketplace while also improving the experience of taking the services of a crypto exchange for all institutional investors that turn to Gemini for their crypto investment needs. She is hardly the first Wall Street honcho to have made the switch to Gemini. New York Stock Exchange’s (NYSE) former Chief Information Officer Robert Cornish also joined Gemini to work in the tech initiative team, focusing especially on monitoring how NASDAQ deploys its SMARTS Market Surveillance Technology.

Many other Wall Street officials have also switched to crypto-oriented projects of late. A major example that can be cited is that of Priyanka Lilaramani, formerly an executive director employed by Goldman Sachs, who shifted to HOLD, a crypto startup in Malta. Notable crypto exchange Coinbase also recently on-boarded David Marcus, formerly executives with PayPal and Facebook.

Gemini has recently gotten approval from regulatory authorities in New York for launching their own USD-pegged stablecoin, known as the Gemini Dollar. Since then, it has been very active in recruiting top officials from major companies to improve the quality of services offered and to increase turnover as well.

Rushali Shome

Rushali Shome is a history undergraduate with a keen interest in puns, politics and beyond. When not typing away furiously in the “Notes” section of her phone, she can be found trying to catch the eye of servers at restaurants or weddings for a second helping.

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