TEND, the blockchain-powered platform for investments, announced this week that it has appointed Rasoul Jalali, former UBER General Manager for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). While sharing details about Jalali’s appointment, TEND Founder and CEO, Marco Abele, stated:
“I am excited to bring a preeminent industry leader like Rasoul Jalali on board as COO. With exceptional experience in building and scaling a supply and demand platform from scratch, as well as launching and expanding a thriving business internationally, Rasoul is a rare talent in this field.”
According to TEND, Jalali’s expertise will help create effective, scalable growth model, allowing the platform to continuously expand its customer base and a global network of investors. Abele noted:
“Rasoul Jalali places the same premium on the network effect as a key to business growth and reputation building as the rest of the TEND team. Rasoul is an expert in developing the operational excellence which is required to build an effective community network. His dedication to ‘best in class’ service will ensure sustainable growth for the TEND platform, transforming investment markets into a place where customers can find value which goes beyond the financial.”
Speaking about his new role at TEND, Jalali shared:
“Having worked on UBER’s expansion in key European markets, I am aware that the effective cultivation of customer networks is essential to drive a business’ growth and that the physical service experience offered by the platform, as well as its interaction with partners, need to be perfect to capitalize on network effects. I am excited to join such a visionary venture, and look forward to contributing to TEND’s work introducing meaningful and purposeful investment opportunities to those who do not have access to them currently.”
TEND explained that it aims to function as a large-scale investment platform without owning hard-assets, a similar business model to other asset light organizations such as Uber and Airbnb. Providing investment opportunities within the expanding ‘shared economy,’ the platform aims to leverage the rise of transformative technologies and smart contracts, to apply them to real life assets and create co-owned investment opportunities driven by purpose and emotion.
TEND added that Dr. Erich Joachimsthaler, CEO of Vivaldi Group, has joined the company as Strategic Advisor.