Blockchain/AI Platform Harvest Names Three Execs, Including CFO Jon LaNasabr>
Harvest, a platform that leverages blockchain and AI for an investor network, has announced three executive hires.
Jon LaNasa has been named chief financial officer and head of corporate development, while Robert Caputo and Jared Longhitano have both been named VP account executive.
“I am thrilled to welcome such an accomplished team of professionals to Harvest,” said Peter Hans, co-founder and CEO of Harvest. “They each bring great domain knowledge and track records of success in financial services and digital platforms, our core areas of expertise. We have been fortunate to have exceptional growth in recent years and Jon, Robert and Jared will help propel that further in 2018.”
LaNasa brings more than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, operator and investor in a wide-range of industries, including mobile, e-commerce, manufacturing and strategic consulting. He holds a BBA in Finance, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Notre Dame.
Prior to joining Harvest, LaNasa was on the founding team of Photofy, a mobile photo enhancement app and brand engagement platform, and served in the role of Chairman and CEO. Prior to that, he founded and sold InvitationBox.com to Café Press and had extensive business development experience with Amphenol Corporation, leading the creation of the RF Automotive business group and overseeing Amphenol’s global relationship with Cisco Systems. Hehas also held roles with Affect Change, Greenology Products, Priceline WebHouse Club and Booz Allen Hamilton.
Caputo is based in Boston and brings more than 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, and product management at top financial services firms, including Fidelity Investments, Ameriprise Financial, and Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. He holds a M.B.A. in Marketing from Northeastern University and B.A. in Economics from Brandeis University.
Longhitano is based in New York and joins Harvest with a two-decade track record as a financial services sales executive and entrepreneur. Prior to joining Harvest, he was Head of Sales for CapSo Inc, a financial technology company that specialized in the distressed debt/high yield and bankruptcy/restructuring marketplaces. He has also held senior-level sales and business development roles at Debtwire, BGC Partners, eSpeed and Cantor Fitzgerald, serving institutional investors and hedge fund clients and relevant service providers.