Michael Schmidt, Former Nasdaq Vice President HR, has joined AlphaPoint as the company’s first Chief Human Resources Officer.
AlphaPoint, a global blockchain company focused on enabling institutions to digitize assets and launch, scale, and operate digital asset exchanges all over the world, said Schmidt’s appointment is part of the expansion of its executive and senior leadership team.
Schmidt had previously held executive and senior roles at Bloomberg BNA, Vertrue, and Reuters.
Schmidt joins AlphaPoint with more than 25 years of HR experience including his most recent role as the Vice President, HR at Nasdaq, where he supported the Executives that oversaw the Global Information Services, Corporate Solutions, Market Technology, and Listing Services businesses.
Speaking on behalf the company, Salil Donde, AlphaPoint Chief Executive Officer said Schmidt exemplifies the company’s drive towards attracting experienced and highly qualified professional to the company.
This is as the company considers Human Capital as the most important capital it needs and is fundamental to its growth and success. It hopes that it will continue to attract and retain top talent globally; highly qualified employees that fit into its culture of innovation and success.
As an innovative brand, AlphaPoint’s success has been built by its current team, which is led by industry veterans with extensive senior experience across capital markets, FinTech, exchange technology, options, FX, and engineering.
The company has established additional roles at every level of the organization and across every department to help further It mission: to unlock the value of illiquid assets for a wider audience of investors.
In a bid to sustain its rapid growth of adding an average of 20 new employees every other month, the company projects doubling its employee base over the next several months across its offices in New York, Charlotte, Philadelphia and Pune, India.
To add to that AlphaPoint has implemented a program for graduate students, specifically geared toward recent graduates at the undergraduate, graduate, and PhD level from top schools across the nation.Its rotational program trains graduates through various areas of the technology company: capital markets, digital assets, exchange technology, blockchain, capital markets, development, engineering, and technical operations before placing them in a department of their choice. The incoming batch of graduates started this year.