The team at Blockchain.com, a leading provider of crypto wallets, trading platforms and Block Explorer services, welcomed this Lane Kasselman as the company’s first chief business officer.

Peter SmithBlockchain.com CEO and Co-Founder is pleased to welcome Lane Kasselman, who will now help the company grow its business.

Smith noted that Lane “has been a trusted advisor to Blockchain.com for nearly 6 years and has spent some of our most critical moments on the team”.

He added:

“As our rapidly growing company seeks to scale corporate development, capital markets, partnerships and government affairs, Lane will lead the team to advance these critical priorities. We will also be working with Lane to sharpen and expand the publicly accessible aspects of our business, as Blockchain.com is vital to our customers, partners and the community. “

Lane has worked in business strategy, public policy, crisis management, venture, and communications for more than two decades, said Smith. He also confirmed that Lane will join Blockchain.com after partnering with The Messina Group, a global corporate and political strategy consultancy.

Lane is also the founder of Greenbrier, a Silicon Valley strategic communications company that he built from the ground up into one of the tech industry’s most established strategic advisory agencies. Smith further noted that Lane has helped executive teams at companies like Lyft, Lime, Instacart, Epic Games, Quibi, and ByteDance navigate complex topics and opportunities.

Prior to Greenbrier & The Messina Group, Lane was responsible for directing communications and public affairs for America at Uber, Smith confirmed. Lane also played a leading role in “creating an enduring regulatory framework” for Uber products.

Lane is a former executive director of AT&T and has worked with California Governor Gavin Newsom and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Smith said.

He added:

“I am excited to welcome Lane to Blockchain.com and look forward to the impact he will have on our company, our customers, the industry and the future of financial services.”

As recently reported, UK-based Blockchain.com has raised $ 120 million through its strategic growth round led by Macro Investors.

Garrick Hileman, research director at Blockchain.com and visiting scholar at the London School of Economics, recently argued that the Robinhood failure was a “perfect advertisement” for decentralized finance (DeFi).