Rob Salman Of IEX Joins CoinList To Help With Grow Token Platform Business

Rob Salman who was previously on the business development team at IEX, the upstart stock exchange has joined crypto startup CoinList as head of business development, according to people familiar with the situation.

This marks yet another instance where a prominent Wall Street employee has joined the crypto bandwagon.

Salman was with IEX since its earliest days in 2013. He previously worked at Citadel, Nasdaq, and Bloomberg. The University of Texas-graduate is known on Wall Street for his market structure expertise, with one high-frequency trading executive describing Salman to The Block as a stud.

His LinkedIn Profile description reads: ”

A dedicated, results-oriented sales professional with expertise in brokerage/financial industries, operations, departmental functions (including hands-on interaction with all levels of upper management), developers, analysts, and electronic traders. A strong leader with the motivation and capability to provide excellent customer service while aspiring to the highest levels of quality and accountability. Series 7, 3 and 63 licensed.”

He left IEX just before it welcomes its first-ever listed company, Interactive Brokers. IEX announced earlier this month that the brokerage firm would switch its listing from Nasdaq to the startup.

Founded in 2017, CoinList provides a platform for companies to conduct token sales, a crypto-twist on the initial public offering process. The firm also allows accredited investors to shop around for certain investment opportunities on its platform. It is a place where digital asset companies and networks run and manage their token sales.

In total, the company has facilitated $400M in token sales, according to its website. That includes Filecoin’s blockbuster $205M sale. The firm announced in April it raised $9.2 million to build out its platform. CoinList backers include a slew of crypto firms such as Blockchain Capital and Polychain Capital.

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