SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SharesPost, Inc., a leading liquidity provider to the Private Technology Growth asset class, today announced that Nick Grabowski, a technology executive with 19 years of experience working with both start-ups and Fortune 500 financial services firms, has been named Chief Technology Officer.
Grabowski has extensive experience in strategy development, system design and project management. He has led teams of application and systems architects, designers and engineers in building enterprise-class financial services platforms. Most recently, he was Vice President of Application Architecture and R&D at Charles Schwab & Co. Earlier in his career, he held senior technology positions at Yola and Ebates.
“Nick is a strategic and experienced technologist who has been very successful in developing trading systems, client facing interfaces and brokerage account platforms,” said SharesPost Founder and CEO, Greg Brogger. “His mission will be to continue to improve our platform’s existing capabilities and develop new ones related to our blockchain securities initiatives.”
Grabowski will focus on integrating crypto currency and blockchain securities into the SharesPost platform. By bringing secondary trading and custody of traditional “unicorn” stock and digital securities together in a SharesPost Private Brokerage Account, SharesPost will enable investors with easy access to the entire spectrum of private growth companies – from start-ups conducting their ICO to late-stage, multi-billion dollar companies on the eve of their IPO. Grabowski will also be responsible for connecting client holdings with SharesPost’s data and research, so that SharesPost’s clients have the information they need to make the best possible investment decisions.
Grabowski, who joins the firm’s executive management team, will also work closely with SharesPost’s Noah Thorp, Lead Blockchain Architect, to build GLASS – a global liquidity and compliant settlement network of crypto exchanges.
Grabowski’s appointment follows the successful completion of the company’s $15 million Series C round in June. The Series C will help build out SharesPost’s Alternative Trading System (ATS) for private company shares and digital security tokens, and fund the company’s further expansion into Asia. In May, SharesPost announced it had successfully amended its Form ATS to permit blockchain securities and tokens to be traded on its platform.
About SharesPost, Inc.
SharesPost is a FINRA-registered broker-dealer, SEC-registered Alternative Trading System (ATS) and Registered Investment Advisor. SharesPost helped launch the secondary market for private tech companies in 2009 and has built one of the leading platforms for secondary transactions and digital securities. SharesPost provides the private tech asset class with a suite of trading and lending solutions to facilitate shareholder and option holder liquidity. With more than $4 billion in secondary market transactions in the shares of more than 200 leading technology companies, SharesPost provides the trading, research and online tools to transact in the private market with confidence. For more information, visit sharespost.com.
GLASS is a decentralized liquidity and settlement network for crypto trading platforms and exchanges. Participating exchanges will deepen their liquidity, drive incremental transaction volume and settle compliant token transactions in all jurisdictions irrespective of whether or not the tokens are securities. The GLASS network will be anchored initially by the SharesPost Marketplace, an already established U.S. Alternative Trading System for digital and other unregistered securities. For more information, please visit glassnet.io.