Blockchain Firm AlphaPoint Appoints Igor Telyatnikov As New CEO

Job Appointments | June 3, 2019 By:

AlphaPoint, a blockchain firm that enables customers to unlock the capital trapped in illiquid assets, has appointed Igor Telyatnikov as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. Salil Donde, former CEO, will assume the role of strategic advisor to the company.

Telyatnikov is a founding member of AlphaPoint and has held multiple senior leadership positions within the company, including President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to the appointment, he was responsible for overseeing AlphaPoint’s business strategy, customer success and revenue growth. Telyatnikov’s leadership helped AlphaPoint become a major player in the blockchain industry powering digital asset marketplaces and tokenization platforms in 35 countries with billions of dollars in transactional volume.

Prior to helping found AlphaPoint, Telyatnikov served as Managing Director of Cvetlo, an early stage venture firm making investments in FinTech, adtech, and online media firms. He also led business development at LiftDNA, a digital ad exchange platform that provided over 10 billion ad price predictions per month and was later acquired by OpenX, a global leader in digital and mobile advertising. Prior to LiftDNA and OpenX, Telyatnikov drove the adoption of new security technologies through multiple roles at Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, (now Allegion (NYSE: ALLE)), a leading global manufacturer of security and safety solutions.

“I am honored to take on the role of Chief Executive Officer,” said Igor Telyatnikov. “This is an incredibly exciting time for AlphaPoint given the growth we’ve experienced this past year. We continue to execute on our commitment to product innovation, leading-edge technology and world-class service for our customers. We have an outstanding team in place who delivers on this commitment each day and I’m excited about all we can accomplish going forward.”

In addition, the company announced that Joe Ventura, Chief Technology Officer will become Chief Information Officer and Kapil Rathi, Global Head of Trading will become Chief Operating Officer. Both Ventura and Rathi will report to the new CEO.

“The role of CIO is a natural progression for Joe and the company, given his track record of success and the importance we place on developing leading-edge technology and relentless execution,” Telyatnikov said. “He is widely regarded as a technology visionary in the industry and is the right person to lead our IT strategy during this next phase for AlphaPoint. Kapil has made significant contribution to AlphaPoint’s business since joining us in 2018. His deep expertise of the securities exchange industry and regulated markets has been very conducive for AlphaPoint to serve its customers. Kapil and I will focus on defining business strategy and vision for our company and helping our customers succeed.”