Crypto Lending Startup BlockFi Hires Adam Healy As Chief Security Officerbr>
Crypto lending platform BlockFi has hired Adam Healy as the company’s Chief Security Officer.
Based in New York, BlockFi is a non-bank lender that offers USD loans to cryptocurrency owners. The firm services clients in over 100 countries, and in all 50 US states. Its offerings include crypto-based interest accounts providing up to an 8.6% annual percentage yield on bitcoin, Ether and stablecoins; crypto-backed loans which allow investors to access liquidity up to 50% of an asset’s value in USD; and zero-fee trading.
Healy brings more than 15 years’ experience to BlockF, having held roles within the US Intelligence Community and Department of Defense, Microsoft and Palantir Technologies where he was responsible for designing and implementing strategic IT initiatives within the US government and implementing critical cybersecurity programs within Fortune 100 corporations. He brings extensive experience building security programs for high-risk organizations to the BlockFi team that will be instrumental as security controls within the crypto industry evolve and mature to face a constantly evolving threat landscape.
Most recently as CISO at Bakkt, a subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange / New York Stock Exchange, Healy oversaw the company’s security operations responsible for safeguarding institutional clients’ digital assets and Bakkt’s cloud technology that powers its integration with Starbucks.
As Chief Security Officer, Healy will be responsible for leading and strengthening BlockFi’s security-first approach across the organization to protect client data, digital assets and other proprietary information. His focus will span information security, cybersecurity, and physical security.