Goldex, the smart app for physical gold investments, today announced that it has added Chief Technology Officer Florian Miciu as well as Board Advisor Henry Ritchotte to its roster as the FinTech company looks to capitalise on surging growth of users and an increasing number of deposits.
Florian Miciu, the CTO, comes with an award-winning background of over 20 years in IT management at both established trading firms and Tier 1 banks - including Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs - as well as successful disruptors such as Chi-X Europe. He has a proven track record in creating trading innovation in ultra-low-latency environments, and is recognised as one of the most prominent experts in the industry.
“Florian is a veteran of algorithmic trading, and he’s been recognised for his abilities all over the world to create leading-edge technology solutions across multiple asset classes,” explained CEO and Founder, Sylvia Carrasco. “I’m delighted that he’s chosen to join us and with his expertise on board, I’m confident that we’ll continue to streamline our platform to bring even better prices to our customers as well as enhancing the user journey at every stage of their experience.”
Henry Ritchotte has over two decades of experience at Deutsche Bank, with responsibility over various periods for Hedge Fund Coverage, Asian Fixed Income Sales, Japan, COO Global Markets and CIB, Group Strategy, Technology, Operations, Corporate Service and Security. He served as the Chief Operating Officer from 2012 to 2015, and created the blueprint for the German giant’s greenfield digital challenger bank. He has also worked with Credit Suisse and Merrill Lynch, using that depth of expertise to found RitMir Ventures, which is dedicated to investing in financial services start-ups.
“Goldex immediately piqued my interest because I have a keen focus on disruptive regulatory and technology-driven business models,” Henry stated. “With the gold market still operating in a very archaic way in many respects, Goldex certainly fit that criteria. I’m excited to develop the virtual gold marketplace and to deliver better prices and professional execution to our customer base of retail and institutional investors.”
The two appointments further solidify Goldex’s intention to redefine gold ownership and provide instant access to global gold dealers, in an effort to bring fairness to the gold industry and save users money every time they invest in gold. So far in 2019, Goldex has experienced a significant rise in users and volume of transactions.
“We’re delighted to welcome Henry as an Advisor to the board of Goldex,’ commented Sylvia Carrasco. “I know his experience in the banking sector will prove invaluable and his world-class background speaks for itself. With Henry and Florian both on board, we can focus on further developing the first algorithmic technology-driven marketplace ever developed in physical gold trading - and our customers will benefit directly from this.”