September 10, 2021 - 3 min read
Joel Edgerton joins Ledger as part of its strategic plan for continued growth in the U.S.
(New York, New York) September 10, 2021 — Ledger Enterprise Solutions, the leading digital asset security technology provider for custodians, exchanges, fintech, and traditional financial institutions today announced the hiring of Joel Edgerton as Head of U.S. Sales, which is a continued step in marking Ledger Enterprise Solutions dedication to expanding its reach in the Americas.
Hiring Joel Edgerton accentuates Ledger Enterprise Solution's mission to provide industry-leading solutions to institutional clients in North America. The team expects institutional investors to continue growing rapidly throughout the rest of the year and has already experienced a 60% increase in customer count since early 2021. The amount of digital assets protected by Ledger Enterprise Solutions has increased more than 10 times since January 2021 with more enterprise customers looking to partner with a reliable custody solution.
In June 2021, Ledger completed a $380 million Series C round, led by 10T Holdings, valuing the company at more than $1.5 billion. With a goal of strengthening its position as the leading secure institutional gateway to digital assets, Ledger Enterprise Solutions is dedicated to unlocking the power of the digital asset ecosystem by building DeFi, staking, and NFT capabilities. Ledger Enterprise Solutions plans to hire 25 more key roles in the U.S. through 2021 and into 2022.
“By bringing Joel onboard, Ledger is continuing to look for the best talent in finance and tech to help us deliver the right value to institutional clients, as mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies continues,” said Pascal Gauthier, CEO of Ledger, “Ledger has a fundamental role to play as we continue to be a driving force in helping onboard institutions in the US into digital assets.”
Joel Edgerton joins Ledger Enterprise Solutions as Head of Sales Americas, where he will be responsible for overseeing clients' strategic growth in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Joel previously served as COO and Board of Directors of bitFlyer, where he helped increase their presence in the United States. He has over 17 years of experience in traditional finance and insurance through State Street, Citigroup, and BNP Paribas. Joel has led global teams of more than 290 staff in 43 countries, and brings his global strategic vision to the Ledger Enterprise Solutions team.
”In my previous role, I was responsible for all U.S. business operations for a major crypto exchange, so I am coming to Ledger Enterprise Solutions well-versed in institutional crypto markets,” said Joel Edgerton. “With so much interest in digital assets, I look forward to the challenge of providing our current and future enterprise partners with services tailored to their unique needs.”
The Ledger Enterprise Solutions suite of services centers around enterprise adoption of the core custody technology platform, Ledger Vault. Through consulting and advisory services and partnerships, Ledger Enterprise Solutions aims to help institutional clients address technology implementation, security, and governance in their digital asset portfolios. As a business entity, Ledger Enterprise Solutions draws on the expertise of over 80 professionals with deep technical knowledge and international backgrounds in security, infrastructure, and strategy at leading technology and finance companies including Microsoft, Nasdaq, The New York Stock Exchange, S&P, and Visa.
About Ledger Enterprise Solutions
Founded in 2021, Ledger Enterprise Solutions is a division of Ledger, the global leader in security and infrastructure solutions for safeguarding critical digital assets. The mission of Ledger Enterprise Solutions is to enable the digital assets industry to become a multi-trillion dollar industry globally. Ledger Enterprise Solutions provides enterprise-grade security technology solutions and digital asset custody services for custodians, exchanges, banks and traditional financial institutions. For more information: please visit https://enterprise.ledger.com