Zodia Markets Taps BlockFi for Sales Head
Posted by Colin Lambert. Last updated: January 19, 2023
Zodia Markets, the Standard Chartered backed digital asset exchange and brokerage has named Paul Howard as head of sales. He will be responsible for developing and deepening relationships among Zodia Markets’ target of institutional clients and report directly to Michael Walsh, CEO Ireland and head of distribution.
Howard joins from BlockFi where he worked for just over 18 months as a senior director. Prior to that he spent just under 2 years at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong in the futures and equities trading business, having joined from Morgan Stanley Hong Kong, where he worked for over 11 years in futures and equities sales and trading. He started his career at Bear Stearns in the equities technology team.
“I am joining a truly innovative and experienced team at Zodia Markets at such an exciting period for the company,” says Howard. “I look forward to bringing my experience to bear in the new role and in helping establish Zodia Markets as the most trusted institutional trading partner for digital assets.”
Usman Ahmad, CEO of Zodia Markets, adds, “Paul joins our growing team as we look to capitalise on the opportunities being presented amidst an uncertain market backdrop, as clients seek to trade with stable and well-governed businesses such as Zodia Markets. Paul’s extensive experience in trading and sales, combined with his knowledge of digital assets, will bring great value to the business.”