BlockFi adds tech guru to executive team

Alex Grigoryan has been named as the Jersey City-based fintech's chief technology officer

On the heels of announcing Deborah Barta as its chief operating officer, Jersey City-based BlockFi, a crypto financial services company, named Alexander Grigoryan as its chief technology officer.

Grigoryan brings 15-plus years of engineering and management experience, having worked for a variety of startups and Fortune 500 companies. At BlockFi, he will oversee all global product development and technology strategy moving forward.

“As we look forward to the next level of step function growth in BlockFi’s global suite of products and services, we needed a tech leader who has built global financial technology platforms at scale,” Zac Prince, founder and CEO of BlockFi, said in a prepared statement. “Given Alex’s stellar track record of working with billion-dollar global brands in the mobile payments and e-commerce spaces, we knew that Alex was the perfect fit for the role and are ecstatic to have him on board to continue to make BlockFi the crypto platform of choice in 2022.”

Grigoryan has scaled and managed large, global engineering organizations, as well as spearheaded the development of world-class mobile payments technology and customer experience platforms. Prior to BlockFi, Grigoryan led product engineering at Skillz, a leading mobile games platform, and, before that, held senior engineering and developer roles at Walmart and PayPal.

“I’m thrilled to be joining such an outstanding team at BlockFi that is truly at the frontier of building and distributing crypto financial products to masses and helping all investors build and grow their crypto wealth. I’m excited for what’s ahead under the leadership of BlockFi’s founders, Zac Prince and Flori Marquez. It’s my belief that technology is the foundation for powering adoption and transformation at scale, and BlockFi is at the forefront of this for the crypto industry,” Grigoryan said.