Crypto Trading Firm Talos to Expand in Europe, US With New Hires

The trading platform has made three key appointments in sales and business development.

AccessTimeIconSep 26, 2022 at 4:57 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 26, 2022 at 5:21 p.m. UTC

Will Canny is CoinDesk's finance reporter.

Crypto trading platform Talos has announced three key hires for its global expansion, four months after it raised $105 million in a funding round.

Talos is hiring Frank van Zegveld, who joins the firm as head of sales for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, Matt Houston as client success director and Hillary Conley as business development director, the company told CoinDesk in a statement.

Zegveld will join the company in October, and will be based in Amsterdam. He previously worked in senior roles at Solid Trading and Lucera Financial Infrastructures.

The hiring come after Talos raised $105 million in a Series B funding round in May, which valued the company at around $1.25 billion and which included investments from traditional finance giants Citigroup (C), Wells Fargo (WFC) and BNY Mellon (BK).

“We’re excited to welcome these three talented individuals to the Talos team as we continue to expand our sales and business development presence worldwide,” Talos founder and CEO Anton Katz said, adding that the “extensive leadership and industry expertise of these new hires will enable us to build long-lasting relationships as we continue to build our global presence in EMEA and beyond.”

The hiring of seasoned TradFi veterans by crypto-linked companies has picked up in recent months as more institutional investors are expanding into the industry during the crypto winter. Most recently, three executives from JPMorgan & Chase left the bank to join crypto firms, defying the bear market.

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