BitGo welcomes former Xapo VP Pete Najarian as Chief Revenue Officer

Pete will be responsible for driving the company’s global sales strategy and execution, and will report to CEO Mike Belshe

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BitGo, a bitcoin and blockchain asset firm, which provides institutions with security, custody, and liquidity solutions, today announced that Pete Najarian is joining the company as Chief Revenue Officer.

Pete has over 20 years of experience working in international finance with institutional investors. He joins BitGo from Xapo, where he was Senior Vice President of Institutions. Last week, Xapo sold its institutional business to Coinbase.

“Pete has a deep understanding of capital markets and an exceptional breadth of experience in financial services. This makes him a perfect partner for institutional investors who are entering the cryptocurrency market. We’re building the financial infrastructure of the future and Pete’s experience in both traditional financial markets and cryptocurrency will be critical. I’m delighted to have him on my leadership team.”
– Mike Belshe, CEO, BitGo

Prior to Xapo, Pete served as Global Head of Emerging Markets Sales for Royal Bank of Scotland, where he was responsible for the organization and leadership of institutional sales teams in 27 countries with a specific focus on Fixed Income, loans, currencies, and commodities.

Previously, Pete held multiple positions at UBS including Head of Institutional Client Coverage-APAC, Global Head of Emerging Markets Sales, and Head of US and Latam Emerging Markets Sales. Pete has served on numerous industry boards including the Foreign Exchange Management Committee for the Monetary Authority of Singapore. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Lafayette College and an MBA from Duke University.

“In my conversations with institutional investors, it’s clear that interest in cryptocurrency continues to grow, and that there is a real and significant opportunity. I’ve spent my career working with institutional investors and what impressed me about BitGo is the company’s commitment to delivering both the services and depth of client engagement that are required to build long-term partnerships with institutional investors.”
– Pete Najarian, Chief Revenue Officer, BitGo