Crypto.com Hires Wendy Montgomery As Chief People Officerbr>
Hong Kong-based startup Crypto.com has appointed Wendy Montgomery as the company’s first Chief People Officer.
Founded in 2016, Crypto.com provides an alternative to traditional financial services, turning its vision of “cryptocurrency in every wallet” into reality, one customer at a time. Crypto.com claims that its platform is built on a solid foundation of security, privacy and compliance and claims to be the first cryptocurrency company in the world to have CCSS Level 3, ISO27001:2013 and PCI:DSS 3.2.1, Level 1 compliance.
Montgomery brings more than two decades of experience and is skilled in strategic and operational human resources, and has in-depth experience in high-growth technology and ecommerce environments. She started her career in the British Army. Following her work in the army, she moved into the private sector. Her most recent role was as Head of Human Resources for Red Hat Asia Pacific, the world’s leading provider of open source, enterprise IT solutions.
“I’m looking forward to using my experience to create and nurture a strong culture that supports high-performing, collaborative teams and achieves strategic objectives,” said Montgomery. “Crypto.com is at a pivotal moment for rapid growth, which I look forward to being a part of. Ultimately, my goal is to support Crypto.com’s mission to put cryptocurrency in every wallet and accelerate the world’s transition to decentralized finance.”\
Kris Marszalek, Co-Founder and CEO of Crypto.com, said that the timing couldn’t possibly be better to bring in a seasoned executive like Montgomery to lead all facets of HR function.
“Our team is now 500+ people strong, essentially doubling the size of the company in 6 months, all against the backdrop of WFH arrangements during the Covid pandemic,” Marszalek said. “Wendy is tasked with strengthening our culture and processes to make sure we continue being a fantastic place to work and a high performance team, as we continue our rapid growth trajectory.”