We’re excited to welcome Katie Wells to the Blockchain team as our General Manager for the Blockchain Wallet. Katie joins us from Twitter, where she spent the past two years as a General Manager of Twitter’s Live Video business, a business she helped grow from before its launch. Prior to that, she was Twitter’s Head of Consumer Product and Strategic partnerships.
When we launched the Blockchain Wallet, we had a simple goal – give individuals the ability to manage their crypto via their own private keys through an easy-to-use digital wallet. This was a radical approach, but as the digital asset ecosystem has evolved the Blockchain Wallet has been the leading way to store, transact, and invest in crypto around the world. More than ever, people want autonomy and control over their financial futures. Katie’s experience will be key as we realize our vision building the next generation of finance.
Katie has spent most of her career in consumer technology and financial services. Before Twitter, Katie was Head of Mobile Product Strategy and Partnerships at American Express, helping build mobile experiences for cardholders. She also worked on Amex’s Strategic Planning Group, an internal strategy consulting team reporting directly to the CEO, primarily focusing on expanding international acceptance. Katie was previously a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group and a sales and trading associate at Lehman Brothers specializing in interest rate derivative products.
“The Blockchain Wallet was designed to be the single easiest way to get started in crypto and we’re proud to serve such a diverse user base,” said Peter Smith, CEO and Co-Founder at Blockchain. “Katie’s expertise will be integral as the ecosystem evolves and we’re thrilled to welcome her to Blockchain.”
“I’m thrilled to join Blockchain to continue supporting the needs of our existing 28 million users, and to open up the crypto world to new users, regardless of their level of experience or knowledge about the space,” said Katie Wells. “I believe that innovation in this space is offering people more financial empowerment, and I look forward to building on Blockchain’s mission of connecting the world to crypto.”
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