Restout New CEO at B2C2
Posted by Colin Lambert. Last updated: January 9, 2024
Digital asset liquidity provider B2C2 has announced the appointment of Thomas Restout as group CEO, following the departure of incumbent Nicola White.
Restout joined B2C2 from Morgan Stanley in September 2022 as CEO of EMEA, at the bank he was global head of macro electronic trading and was part of its working group on crypto trading. He was also an early investor in B2C2 while working at Goldman Sachs, and the firm says his insights have been “pivotal” to its growth, namely starting OTC trading and expanding into Japan.
White had been with B2C2 for more than two years and was appointed group CEO in November 2022. She joined the firm from Citadel Securities, prior to which she also worked at Morgan Stanley for almost 13 years in the e-fixed income business.
“Thomas, an early supporter of B2C2, was already a rising star when we met on the trading floor 10 years ago,” observes Max Boonen, co-founder of B2C2. “His stellar career in TradFi has given him a fantastic foundation to support our clients in the crypto space.”
Yoshitaka Kitao, representative director, chairman, president & CEO of SBI Holdings, adds, “B2C2 is well placed to benefit from the growth in institutional trading of cryptocurrencies. Thomas has been instrumental in B2C2’s progress over the past 12 months, notably with the acquisition of Woorton in France. The company will continue to thrive as an innovator dedicated to building a resilient digital assets ecosystem, providing critical, deep liquidity to institutional clients globally.”
Finally, Restout himself states, “B2C2’s business is stronger than ever, and I look forward to working alongside our outstanding management team to execute on our global strategy of building on our position as one of the leading liquidity providers in crypto markets. We will continue to offer exceptional service and build long term relationships with our clients, as the institutional markets in digital assets mature.”