RocketFuel Blockchain Appoints Peter Jensen As New CEO

Job Appointments | September 16, 2020 By:

RocketFuel Blockchain, Inc. has appointed Peter M. Jensen as its Chief Operating Officer (CEO).

RocketFuel Blockchain Inc. is developing blockchain-based technologies to bring highly efficient check-out and privacy protection solutions to eCommerce and brick and mortar merchants and their customers. The blockchain technologies developed by RocketFuel are designed to focus on enhanced customer privacy protection eliminating the risk of data breach while increasing the speed, the security and the ease of use. RocketFuel believes that users of its technologies will be able to enjoy seamless check-out and forget about the clunky cart paradigm of the past.

Jensen has over 30 years’ experience in tech, having served in senior positions with Oracle and Symantec. He was most recently CEO of Spanugo, a venture-capital backed provider of security assurance applications, which was sold to IBM in 2020. Prior to that he was CEO of Presidiohealth, which developed software to manage patient experience for the healthcare industry; ParStream, a venture-capital backed provider of analytics databases for the Internet of things, which was acquired by CISCO in 2016; and, a SAAS company that provides security and reputation protection, which was acquired by Cloudflare in 2014. He was also Vice President of Sales at Pancetera, which was acquired by Quantum in 2011, and of Thinstall, which was acquired by VMWare in 2008.

Jensen will replace RocketFuel CEO Gert Funk, who will remain as Chairman of the Board and will also continue to head the company’s sales efforts to online merchants. Jensen will also join RocketFuel’s board of director.

“We are very fortunate to have an executive of Peter’s experience and knowledge of the tech industry join RocketFuel as our CEO,” said Funk. “As we continue to focus on completing the development of our check-out technologies and begin beta testing of our software with online merchants, we believe that Peter’s deep background in the tech industry and his extensive contacts in Silicon Valley will propel our company’s growth and take us to the next level. Furthermore, Peter has demonstrated tremendous success in partnering with founders of late stage start-ups to accelerate growth. He also has extensive operational, sales and management experience at some of the largest companies in the Valley as well as several highly successful early stage tech companies. I’m excited to have him join our company to lead us into our future.”

“I am thrilled to be joining RocketFuel as its new CEO,” Jensen said. “I believe that the company’s blockchain-based checkout technology will provide a much-needed solution to merchant’s and customers’ desire for privacy and security in online transactions. I have been thoroughly impressed by RocketFuel’s current team and its major investors, several of whom I have known for decades. I look forward to working with the Board as we build RocketFuel into a world-class leader in the online payments space.”