SharesPost, a provider of late-stage private company liquidity solutions and private capital markets research, has announced that Vijay Chetty has joined SharesPost Digital Securities Group (DSG) as Vice President of Business Development. In his role, Chetty will head strategy development and partnership initiatives, driving business growth as SharesPost prepares to launch its security token trading platform and global network of crypto exchanges.
John Wu, CEO of SharesPost Digital Assets Group, said: “Vijay is an incredible talent, and we’re excited that he’s joining our team. His experience in building the XRP ecosystem over the past three years makes him the perfect fit for SharesPost as we launch our security token trading platform and exchange network.”
Prior to SharesPost, Chetty spent more than three years focusing on developing and successfully scaling the XRP ecosystem at Ripple. This included leading partnership initiatives for Ripple which included deals with major digital asset exchanges, wallet providers, custodians, aggregators, and financial institutions using XRP for settlement.
Before Ripple, Chetty was on the investment team in BlackRock’s fixed income investment group, where he focused on research and portfolio management for corporate securities and derivatives in funds totaling more than $60 billion in assets. He also had prior roles at Hina Group and NASA and holds a B.A. in Economics from Princeton University.
“It’s been a fascinating experience working in the blockchain industry over the past several years, and I’m looking forward to carrying my experience over to SharesPost,” said Chetty. “Business and ecosystem development is such a different endeavor in this industry, and I know that my experience will be a major asset to the continued development of the SharesPost Digital Securities Group.”
Chetty’s role as Vice President of Business Development for SharesPost Digital Securities Group is effective immediately.