Digital Trading Platform Linqto Appoints Miguel Vias As Chief Operating Officer

Job Appointments | August 11, 2020 By:

Digital trading platform Linqto has appointed Miguel Vias as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Linqto is democratizing the private markets space by making private investing accessible, affordable and liquid for accredited investors. The company also provides founders, venture capital investors, and employees liquidity without having to wait for an IPO, acquisition, or other liquidity event.

Vias has more than 20 years of financial markets and FinTech experience with expertise in management, liquidity growth, and financial products. He joins Linqto from blockchain startup Ripple, where he served as Head of XRP Markets, and was responsible for growing institutional adoption of XRP, the third largest cryptocurrency, as well as cultivating partnerships for On-Demand-Liquidity, Ripple’s flagship remittance product. Prior to Ripple, Vias was Head of Precious Metals and Options for the CME Group, the largest futures exchange in the world. Prior to that, he held various precious metals trading positions at Mitsui, Bank of America, and Morgan Stanley.

In his new role, Vias will utilize his considerable expertise building liquidity for new financial products by working with pre-IPO Unicorns, Secondary Market sellers and Digital Assets entrepreneurs to strengthen the Linqto Investment Platform.

“As we continue to make private markets accessible to accredited investors globally, I could not think of a better addition to Linqto’s leadership team than Miguel,” said Bill Sarris, Linqto CEO. “He joins us at a pivotal moment and brings a level of experience and expertise that will be critical in supporting Linqto as it becomes the global leader in private market liquidity.”

“I am thrilled to join Linqto and to have the opportunity to work with the amazing team Bill has assembled,” said Vias. “I look forward to helping accelerate the already substantial momentum they have created and am excited to continue finding new ways to provide our customers with liquid access to private markets.”