Gemini Trust Company, LLC (Gemini), a New York trust company that is a licensed digital asset exchange and custodian, announced today that Jeanine Hightower-Sellitto has joined as Managing Director of Operations to lead the Client Services Team, which is focused on enhancing the Gemini platform experience for institutional investors.
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“Jeanine is a tremendously dedicated professional with a very high regard for operational excellence and efficiency,” said Cameron Winklevoss, President of Gemini.
“Her depth of knowledge and experience in the financial industry makes her a valuable asset to our organization and our customers.”
Hightower-Sellitto joined Gemini on Sept. 10, 2018, and reports directly to Gemini President Cameron Winklevoss.
Hightower-Sellitto most recently served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) at NASDAQ subsidiary International Securities Exchange (ISE), an operator of three electric options exchanges.
As COO, Hightower-Sellitto was responsible for the ISE office and ISE business management during the organization’s transition to NASDAQ, which acquired ISE in June 2016 for $1.1B.
Hightower-Sellitto also held leadership roles in business development, product management, and relationship management during her 13-year tenure at ISE.
Ms. Hightower-Sellitto joins at a time of incredible growth for Gemini, which recently added General Counsel Sydney Schaub, previously of Rent The Runway and Square, and Chief Technology Officer Rob Cornish, previously of New York Stock Exchange, to its team.
Gemini recently became the first licensed exchange in the world to offer hot wallet insurance for custodied digital assets, which is in addition to the FDIC insurance already offered for fiat funds custodied by Gemini.
Gemini Trust Company, LLC (Gemini) is a digital asset exchange and custodian that allows customers to buy, sell, and store digital assets such as bitcoin, ether and Zcash. Gemini is a New York trust company that is subject to the capital reserve requirements, cybersecurity requirements, and banking compliance standards set forth by the New York Department of Financial Services. Gemini was founded in 2014, by brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, to build a bridge to the future of money.
Gemini, in partnership with the Cboe Futures Exchange, LLC, launched the first-ever bitcoin futures contract in December of 2017. Gemini is also the world’s first licensed exchange to offer trading and custody services for bitcoin, ether and Zcash. In September of 2018, Gemini launched the world’s first regulated stablecoin, the Gemini dollar, that combines the creditworthiness and price stability of the U.S. dollar with blockchain technology and the oversight of U.S. regulators.