More like a promotion, two official from Bakkt, a digital asset trading and payments company has been appointed to fill in the position of CEO and President. They appointees includes Mike Blandina as CEO and Adam White as President.
According to the announcement today, the appointment was made by the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), which mostly own Bakkt. It came after the departure of the ex CEO Kelly Loeffler, who left the company to replace the United States retiring Sen. Johnny Isakson.
Under the new role of a CEO, Mike is expected to manage the chart of Bakkt’s strategic direction, payment products, and markets. The new position enables him to oversee the financial and regulatory performance of Bakkt.
While expressing satisfaction, the Founder, Chairman and CEO of ICE, Jeffrey Sprecher, said: "His more than 25 years of experience in payments across product, engineering, strategy and operations will continue to serve us well.”
While Mike spearheads the company's directions, Adam White, who initially served as Chief Operating Officer, will also take part in Bakkt’s strategic direction as President.
Following his wide range of experience in crypto markets, White is said to oversee the digital asset markets, custody, and trading for Bakkt.
Bakkt Continues to Set New Record
Notably, the newly launched Bakkt has secured a position as a global leader in the digital assets space. This could be related to its highly sought-after services, such as the fully-regulated bitcoin futures and options market listed on ICE Futures U.S.
Recently, Bakkt made its storage facility dubbed ‘Bakkt Warehouse,’ available to institutional investors for bitcoin custody services.
News source:Bakkt Appoints Two In-House Officials as CEO and President