Crypto Risk Management Firm Elliptic Makes New Appointments, Expands New York, London Teams

Elliptic, the global firm focused on crypto-asset risk management, announced that it has expanded its global leadership team with the appointment of Barry Chubrik as Chief Financial Officer, and Sophie Froment as Chief People Officer.

Chubrik will join Elliptic’s growing US team “based out of its New York office, and Froment will be based in London.”

The addition of these two experienced hires to Elliptic’s leadership team “comes as the company doubles down on its mission to help businesses detect, mitigate and investigate financial crime risk related to crypto-assets.”

Elliptic is “seeing usage of its solutions grow exponentially, screening over 200 million wallets and transactions in 2022, while introducing the only commercially available holistic screening solution for tackling ‘cross-chain crime’.”

Chubrik and Froment, “both experienced hands at scaling software businesses operating at the cutting edge of technological innovation, bring expertise building world-class teams capable of delivering sustainable customer-focused solutions.”

Simone Maini, CEO at Elliptic, said:

“Elliptic has been consistently delivering on its mission to bring trust, transparency and safety to the world of cryptoassets for almost a decade. This is a pivotal moment for the industry and I am delighted to be adding even more firepower to our team.” 

Maini added.

“We recognize the critical role of blockchain analytics as we collectively emerge from the challenges of 2022, and we’re more committed than ever to playing our role to bring confidence and credibility to cryptoassets. Barry and Sophie are not only incredibly skilled at what they do, but they share our passion for building and protecting the next generation of financial services built on crypto.”

Taking the lead financially and operationally, Barry Chubrik “brings significant experience, most recently serving as CFO/COO of RangeForce, a SaaS platform focused on cybersecurity skills development, and previously as CFO of White Ops (now HUMAN), a global leader in bot fraud mitigation, with a mission to eliminate the profit incentives for cyber criminal activity.”

Chubrik said:

“I’m excited to join Elliptic – a compliance-centric organization with a customer-centric culture. I believe that here I can help to continue to build a purposeful organization that strives to optimize outcomes for employees, customers, and investors, encouraging trust and integrity in this promising ecosystem.” 

At the same time, building industry-leading solutions “requires the right talent, and to ensure Elliptic is not only a leading technology company but also a leading employer, Sophie Froment takes up the role of Chief People Officer.”

Froment brings “a wealth of expertise from building teams at large and fast growing software companies, including Electronic Arts, CCP Games, and GraphCore, where she has successfully implemented equity and inclusion-driven strategies in historically male-dominated sectors, to ensure companies are attracting and retaining the best talent out there.”

Froment stated:

“With over 25 years of HR management experience, I have worked with a wide variety of organizations, from large corporations to startups, helping them create positive, productive and resilient workplaces, and I am keen to help Elliptic continue building a positive and fulfilling work environment to support its rapid growth.” 

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