Samir's Wall Street Journey: From 2001 to Digital Sales

Samir Shah started working at the Wall Street firm in year 2001, starting a career that will take him over sales, growth and digital sectors.

Samir Shah, JPMorgan Chase's former head of asset management sales, has left the bank to take up the position of chief operating officer at cryptocurrency-focused investment firm Pantera Capital.

In a LinkedIn post, Shah said that after 12 fantastic years with JPMorgan, spanning roles in sales, strategy and digital, he was ready to start a new professional chapter.

"I am pleased to announce that I will be joining Pantera Capital as the chief operating officer. Pantera is a leading investor in blockchain technology, and I'm looking forward to working with Dan Morehead, Joey Krug and the rest of the team!" Shah wrote in his post.

JPMorgan's crypto expert, Christine Moy, recently left the bank to join Apollo Global Management as head of digital assets. She is following a well-worn path from Wall Street into crypto.

In April, Pantera announced plans to close a blockchain fund with about $1.3 billion in committed capital.