Lukka appoints CEO
Lukka, an institutional crypto asset software and data provider has appointed Stephanie Miller as Chief Operating Officer (COO).
In her most recent role, Miller was the Chief Executive Officer of Intertrust, a publicly traded, financial services firm based in Europe with a market cap of over USD1.5 billion. Prior to that, Miller held senior roles at SS&C Technologies and JP Morgan, where she was Head of Global Fund Services.
In her new role as COO, Miller will be integral in driving Lukka’s software and data services strategy among financial institutions, fund service providers, asset managers, hedge funds and more. Her reputation for client-focused delivery will enable the firm to transform the fund and financial services business as crypto assets and blockchain are rapidly adopted. Having led a global public firm as the CEO for more than three years, she created a tech-enabled strategy, expanding the company’s revenue to over $600 million.
“Having spent three decades in traditional financial services, I’ve witnessed many different types of transformations from the creation of the credit and structured products markets to the full-scale implementation of technology in daily business operations. I believe crypto assets are the next frontier of financial innovation that is quickly becoming the new normal,” says Stephanie Miller, COO of Lukka. “Lukka is indisputably the industry leader in crypto asset middle and back-office software and data services. Joining the company speaks to my conviction in the future of crypto assets and Lukka’s dominant position as industry and thought leaders.”
“We are humbled to add Stephanie to our team as our new COO. Her deep industry experience and desire to build for her customers makes her a perfect fit to drive Lukka strategy,” says Robert Materazzi, CEO of Lukka. “We have entered a rapid growth phase at Lukka and seasoned leaders like Stephanie are going to play a huge role in meeting our very aggressive objectives.”
Lukka has raised nearly USD75 million in the last 12 months from Soros, S&P Global, State Street Bank, CPA.com (a subsidiary of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) and other institutional investors, having completed its Series D fund raise in the end of March. The firm currently serves over 210 active crypto funds, has assisted companies like ShapeShift and other major crypto exchanges and OTC Desks through financial audits, and supplies crypto asset data to the largest traditional financial and crypto native firms including S&P Dow Jones Indices, IHS Markit, RSM, Arca and many others. Lukka has processed USD4.4 trillion unique transactions to date valued in USD.
Miller joins Lukka as the firm actively looks to bring on leaders from the traditional financial services industry. The company recently appointed Eileen Murray as a strategic advisor and Dan Torrey to lead the expansion of their Sales operations.