Organizational change at Ledger: Welcome to our new Chief of Staff and our new Head of B2B

11/17/2021 | Blog posts

Ledger achieved great things in the past few months and materially grew in size, stature, and number of people. Since the beginning of the year, we raised $427M in series-C funding, hired over 250 people, and launched Ledger Enterprise Solutions (LES), a new business unit dedicated to digital assets corporations and professional investment firms.

Today, we’re a team of 500+ professionals, headquartered in Paris, with a state-of-the-art factory in Vierzon and offices in Singapore, Zurich, Grenoble, Montpellier, London, New York, and Portland. Our people represent over 30 nationalities and collectively speak 22 languages. As we grow, we face new challenges to continue scaling while seizing all the opportunities the digital and crypto assets worlds offer. 

To manage this next phase of growth and expansion, which should lead us to 1,500 employees by late 2023, we must change and strengthen the organization. 

We’re excited to announce that as of November 2, Jean-Michel Pailhon took on a new role as our CEO, Pascal Gauthier’s, Chief of Staff, running Ledger’s operational tasks and driving mission-critical projects and strategic initiatives. Jean-Michel has been with Ledger since 2017 and has the knowledge and vision to carry out this role with perfection.

Replacing Jean-Michel is Alex Zinder, our new Vice-president of Ledger Enterprise Solutions (LES) and member of our Executive Committee. Alex joined Ledger in March of this year after almost two decades in capital markets technology (Nasdaq and SIX Digital Exchange) and the past seven years focused on distributed systems and digital assets. Alex has the technical background, business acumen, and leadership experience to take Ledger Enterprise Solutions to the next level.

We know Jean-Michel and Alex will make an impact in their new roles and will be crucial in helping us build the greatest security company in the crypto assets world!