New York City, Aug. 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AlphaPoint, a developer of blockchain solutions for the financial services industry, today announced that industry executive Rob Bender has joined its Board of Directors.
Mr. Bender brings to AlphaPoint over 20 years of experience in financial and operational leadership. Most recently, he served as EVP & CFO of Axioma, where he helped lead the company from a 12-person startup into a leading Wall Street analytics provider. During his tenure, Axioma realized 50X revenue growth, raised $100 million in capital, and increased its headcount tenfold. Mr. Bender has a successful track record across multiple phases of the business lifecycle – including startup, growth, international expansion, and M&A.
Prior to Axioma, Mr. Bender led strategic planning and business development for a $250 million division of Primedia (NYSE:PRM), overseeing numerous acquisitions and strategic partnerships.
“We are extremely excited to have Rob join our Board,” said Joe Ventura, AlphaPoint’s Founder & CEO. “He has an extraordinary track record – as both a FinTech entrepreneur and industry executive – and this expertise will prove invaluable as we continue to scale.”
Last month, AlphaPoint graduated from the FinTech Innovation Lab, an elite FinTech accelerator operated jointly by the Partnership Fund for New York City and Accenture (NYSE: ACN). Earlier this year, the company welcomed Scott Scalf, former Director of Trade Lifecycle Systems at Deutsche Bank, to its executive team.
“Distributed ledger technology is poised to redefine so many of the inefficiencies underpinning today’s financial institutions,” said Rob Bender. “The AlphaPoint team brings more than just innovative blockchain solutions to the table. The company has deep financial services expertise, which uniquely positions it to deliver tangible value for our clients today. I’m thrilled to help contribute to the firm’s continued success.”