Matrixport Hires Two
Posted by Colin Lambert. Last updated: August 19, 2021
Asian digital assets platform Matrixport has made two hires to support a global expansion and a bid to secure licences in more jurisdictions.
The firm has named Justin Buitendam and Omid Zadeh as directors of business development and sales. Based in Australia, Buitendam will focus on Asia, while Xadeh will lead business development in EMEA, based in the United Kingdom.
Buitendam joins from a short spell in business development at Bit.com, having previously worked in trading roles at First Markets Capital and DV Trading over a three-year period. Prior to that he worked in trading at prop trading firms RKR Capital, JLLJ Capital and Valenka Capital, he also worked in that role for Marex Spectrum and Refco Offshore.
Zadeh, meanwhile, joins from LSEG’s Refinitiv, where he was director, sales and trading, having joined the firm in early 2017 from a two-year spell with Icap in the same role.
“Strengthening our international management bench strength is key as we deliver on our vision of being the one-stop digital assets platform of choice,” says John Ge, co-founder and CEO of Matrixport. “With their combined experience, Justin and Omid will play important roles in onboarding the next global wave of cryptocurrency users.”