Tezos Foundation Hires Roman Schnider As CFO And Head Of Operations

Job Appointments | June 13, 2019 By:

Tezos Foundation, the nonprofit governance organization for the Tezos blockchain, has hired Roman Schnider as its new Chief Financial Officer and Head of Operations. Schnider will be replacing Eelco Fiole as CFO, effective in an undisclosed date this summer.

Roman Schnider joins the Tezos Foundation after nearly 15 years at PwC where he worked in various roles around the world with a special focus on investment banking. Most notably, in 2016, he launched the department for blockchain and cryptocurrency assurance at PwC Switzerland. Schnider is especially familiar with the Tezos protocol and Foundation due to PwC Switzerland’s role over the last year as the independent external auditor of the Foundation’s finance and business operations. The Tezos Foundation is the first large-scale blockchain organization to work with one of the “Big Four” as its statutory auditor.

“As the Foundation continues to provide resources to a growing Tezos ecosystem, the CFO and operations lead will be critical to our success,” said Ryan Jesperson, President of the Tezos Foundation. “Roman’s experience makes him the ideal finance and operations specialist for our team. He is already familiar with the opportunities and challenges blockchain projects face and has a deep understanding of the Tezos Foundation from his time at PwC Switzerland.”

“I sincerely look forward to joining the Tezos Foundation,” said Schnider. “Together, we will work to serve and support the Tezos community in the most effective, efficient and transparent way possible.”