Three JPMorgan executives to join crypto firms

What

Three JPMorgan executives have marked the latest high-profile departures from the US bank to join crypto firms

Why 

The leaver’s new positions range across a number of disciplines including business and corporate development and Chief Operating Officer

What next

All executives are excited to be joining organisations looking to drive change across the financial system

The story

Three prominent executives have departed US Investment bank JPMorgan in favour of crypto firms. 

The latest exits are former managing director Eric Wagge, digital innovation lead Puja Samuel and banker Samir Shah.

Eric Wragge, a former managing director at JPMorgan with 21 years’ tenure at the bank has joined the Algorand blockchain project as head of business development and capital markets.

Samir Shah, a former JPMorgan banker left the bank to become a chief operating officer at cryptocurrency-focused investment firm Pantera Capital while Puja Samuel, formerly a head of ideation and digitisation at JPMorgan has joined Digital Currency Group (DCG) as head of corporate development 

Commenting on her new role at DCG, Samuel said: “I am excited to help build out new strategic partnerships alongside an energised team that is driving change across the financial system.”

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