Samir Shah, previously JPMorgan’s head of asset management sales, has passed on the bank to take up the place of chief operating officer at cryptocurrency-focused investment firm Pantera Capital.
Shah expressed that following “12 fantastic years with JPMorgan,” traversing roles in sales, system and digital, the time had come to begin a new professional chapter, by means of a LinkedIn post.
“As for my next step, I am thrilled to share that I will be joining Pantera Capital as Chief Operating Officer. Pantera is one of the industry’s leading investors in blockchain technology, and I’m excited to partner with Dan Morehead, Joey Krug and the broader Pantera team to help take the organization to new heights!” Shah said in his post.
Shah follows a very much trampled way from Wall Street into crypto. Toward the start of May this year, long-time crypto and blockchain lead at JPMorgan, Christine Moy, passed on the bank to become head of digital assets at private equity firm Apollo Global Management.
Toward the beginning of April, Pantera reported plans to close a blockchain fund with about $1.3 billion in committed capital.