MoonPay appoints JD Millwood as VP of Growth
By Edlyn Cardoza
MoonPay, the global payments solution for cryptocurrency, has announced the appointment of JD Millwood as VP of Growth. JD joins MoonPay at a crucial growth period for the company, as it announced its $555 million Series A funding round, which was led by Tiger Global Management and Coatue.
Prior to joining MoonPay, JD was the VP of Growth and Product at Curve, a consumer-facing payment card company that aggregates multiple payment cards through its mobile app. He also held the role of Head of Growth at crypto exchange platform, Coinbase. Elsewhere, JD has held various growth-related roles at companies including Uber, Mercer, and Dolby Laboratories.
In his role, JD is charged with leading growth, data, and marketing to increase brand awareness, while rapidly scaling MoonPay’s customer base. His wealth of experience across growth and product will be critical as the company expands its user and partner base across new markets, ensuring the business is able to develop its exposure whilst continuing to innovate and develop seamless ways for consumers to buy and sell cryptocurrencies, NFTs and other digital assets.
JD’s appointment follows MoonPay’s hiring of Nils Puhlmann as Chief Risk & Security Officer in August. Following its historic funding round, MoonPay plans to double its headcount across all departments over next year.
Ivan Soto-Wright, Founder and CEO at MoonPay said: “This is an incredibly exciting time at MoonPay and we are proud of the exceptional depth and quality of talent across our organization. It is vital that we continue to meet our high standards as we expand into new markets and develop our offering and Millwood’s wealth of experience across growth, marketing, product and data will be fundamental to help us achieve our ambitious plans.”
JD Millwood, VP of Growth at MoonPay added: “As MoonPay builds on its stellar achievements this year, it will be essential that the business continues to expand its customer base as well as engage with partners, creators, and consumers across new markets on a global scale. I am looking forward to helping MoonPay achieve this goal and realise its formidable ambition of helping a billion people enter the crypto economy by 2030. MoonPay’s innovation and industry foresight is truly remarkable and I am excited to be supporting the team on this journey.”
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