Bobby Zagotta

Bobby Zagotta

Formal First Name
Robert (Bobby)

Bobby Zagotta is a well-known figure in the crypto industry, and the U.S. CEO and Global Commercial Officer of Bitstamp, the world’s longest-running cryptocurrency exchange. In his role, Bobby oversees the day-to-day operations and accelerates Bitstamp's growth in the region as part of the company's commitment to expand further into the U.S. Bobby is a global P&L and strategy executive with a proven track record of success in launching and expanding new businesses, drives, driving growth, establishing global markets, and leading transformational change at the enterprise level, with extensive experience in cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies. Prior to joining Bitstamp, he was the Chief Commercial Officer of crypto asset exchange Kraken, where was responsible for strategy, businesses, driv development, research and analytics, and global growth initiatives. Prior to Kraken, Bobby was a senior managing director and member of the executive team at financial exchange and markets operator CME Group, leading global strategy and growth. He also co-founded a strategy advisory firm, worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a senior manager and principal consultant and started his career as an engineer at Texas Instruments.

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  • Bobby was a member of the senior leadership team accountable for business operati operati operati operati operations & strategy, and business operati operati operati operati development.

  • He was also part of the corporate development/M&A, intelligence & analytics, banking & payments, as well as two business line P& line P& line P& line P& line P&Ls.

  • During his tenure at Kraken, he gained extensive expertise in cryptocurrency, strategic communications, negotiation, and blockchain.