SharesPost, a provider of late-stage private company liquidity solutions and private capital markets research, announced Vijay Chetty has joined SharesPost Digital Assets Group as vice president of business development,effective immediately. In his role, Mr. Chetty heads strategy development and partnership initiatives in advance of the launch of its security token trading platform and global network of crypto exchanges.
“Vijay is an incredible talent, and we’re excited that he’s joining our team,” SharesPost Digital Assets Group CEO John Wu said. “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.”
Mr. Chetty spent more than three years focusing on developing and successfully scaling the XRP ecosystem at Ripple. He led partnership initiatives including deals with major digital asset exchanges, wallet providers, custodians, aggregators, and financial institutions using XRP for settlement. Before Ripple Mr. 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,” Mr. Chetty said. “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.”