Chain Inc., a San Francisco, CA-based blockchain tech company, appointed Tom Jessop as President.
Mr. Jessop joined Chain from Goldman Sachs, where he was Managing Director, Technology Business Development and Chief Financial Officer of the Technology Division. He will report to Adam Ludwin, CEO at Chain, and be responsible for leading all facets of Chain’s commercial efforts.
Jessop’s entire 17-year career at Goldman Sachs was focused on creating and investing in technology platforms for capital markets. In his Technology Business Development role, he led a number of investments and joint ventures. Prior to this assignment, Jessop was a senior leader in the Principal Strategic Investments group where he managed a global team focused on investments in exchanges, e-trading platforms, post-trade networks, and other fintech solutions across the fixed-income, currency, commodity, and equity markets.
Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Jessop was a Managing Director at Standard & Poor’s where he was responsible for launching and running several businesses, managing cross-functional teams, and providing strategic planning and marketing leadership.
Founded in 2014, Chain is a technology company that partners with organizations to build, deploy and operate blockchain networks that enable innovative financial products and services.
The company has raised over $40 million in funding from Khosla Ventures, RRE Ventures and strategic partners including Capital One, Citigroup, Fiserv, Nasdaq, Orange and Visa.