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Gemini Europe hires Starling Bank Co-Founder as the new MD

Julian Sawyer, MD, UK and Europe, Gemini

The European division of the cryptocurrency exchange and custodian Gemini Trust Company has appointed Julian Sawyer as the Managing Director of the UK and Europe. The new hire will be responsible for developing the company’s strategy in the European region and its product line. He will also oversee the expansion of its team in a bid to expand its physical presence.

“Europe is the birthplace of modern financial markets and the United Kingdom (UK) has been a global financial capital of innovation for hundreds of years,” said Tyler Winklevoss, CEO of Gemini. “Gemini needs to be here and Julian’s deep knowledge and fintech expertise in these regions make him well-suited to lead Gemini’s expansion into this pioneering area of the world.”

Previously, Julian was the co-founder and COO at UK-based Starling Bank where he built out business operations, including payment systems, card operations and customer service. Apart from this, Julian Sawyer founded Bluerock Consulting and worked as a management consultant at Andersen Consulting (Accenture) and E&Y.

Established in 2014 in New York, Gemini Trust Company is a cryptocurrency exchange and custodian that allows customers to buy, sell, and store cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ether, litecoin, and zcash.

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