Okcoin Adds Three from the FX World
Posted by Colin Lambert. Last updated: December 21, 2021
Cryptocurrency platform Okcoin has tapped the foreign exchange industry for three staff, naming Tom Gould, Iskander Vanblarcum and Paul Goldman to roles in the company.
As reported in The Full FX weekly update on 21 December, Tom Gould is joining as head of sales for North America. He joins from LMAX Group, where he was head of US sales for LMAX Exchange. Prior to this he held e-FX sales roles at Bank of America and Credit Suisse.
Vanblarcum was last at Refinitiv, where he was head of FX new business, having joined the firm from an FX sales role at Barclays in London. At Okcoin, he will be head of sales and general manager, based in London.
The third hire, Goldman, joins as general manager, Australia. He was formerly head of sales at cryptocurrency exchange Eqonex. He has also served as head of sales at Ceevo, director of e-FX sales and margin FX business management at HSBC, and director of FX sales and e-FX business management at Macquarie Group.
“Onboarding a wide range of institutions onto Okcoin’s platform at scale requires a deep understanding of financial markets, and we’re pleased to have hired three banking industry veterans to lead the effort,” says Simon Ren, executive vice president of institutional business at Okcoin. “Tom Gould, Iskandar Vanblarcum, and Paul Goldman each possess the investing prowess and business acumen to elevate Okcoin’s institutional offering on a global level.”