New York, Sept. 06, 2018 — AlphaPoint, a leading blockchain company focused on enabling institutions to launch, scale, and operate digital asset networks and exchanges all over the world, today announced the appointment of Kevin Held as its first Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Held brings 30 years of finance experience in the securities and financial technology industries to AlphaPoint. Most recently, Held was the CFO of OEMS provider TradingScreen and was involved in the operations of the finance, human resources, and administrative groups. Held’s previous experience also includes executive and senior roles at the global institutional trading network Liquidnet, Sandler O’Neill and Partners, and a number of boutique securities firms serving the private equity, institutional and investment banking arenas.
“I am excited about joining this dynamic, fast-paced, and incredibly talented team. Working at AlphaPoint gives me the opportunity to combine my past experiences across capital markets and financial technology and I look forward to helping the rest of the team in growing the company to its fullest potential,” said Held.
“Kevin is a financial executive who has successfully grown companies from startup to the IPO stage. His broad capital markets and M&A experience will be very beneficial as we move forward. His entrepreneurial approach is a perfect match for AlphaPoint as we continue to accelerate our growth and expand our functionality, customer and geographic footprint. We are thrilled to have him lead our financial operations and support our continued growth through this role,” said Salil Donde, AlphaPoint Chief Executive Officer.
AlphaPoint’s success has been built by its current team, which is led by industry veterans with extensive senior experience across capital markets, FinTech, exchange technology, options, FX, and engineering. In this new growth phase, AlphaPoint has established additional senior roles to help further AlphaPoint’s mission: to unlock the value of illiquid assets for a wider audience of investors.
AlphaPoint is a global financial technology company helping institutions make illiquid assets liquid. Through its secure, scalable, and customizable distributed ledger platform, AlphaPoint enables customers to digitize assets as well as launch and operate markets with its white label exchange and asset digitization technology. AlphaPoint and its award winning blockchain technology has helped institutions discover and execute their blockchain strategies since 2013. For more information, please visit https://alphapoint.com and follow @AlphaPointLive.