Press Release: Ondo Finance hires former McKinsey head of digital assets as Chief Strategy Officer

Press Release: Ondo Finance hires former McKinsey head of digital assets as Chief Strategy Officer

Greenwich, Connecticut – Ondo Finance, a pioneer in the tokenization of real world assets, today announced the addition of Ian De Bode as its Chief Strategy Officer. Mr. De Bode was previously a Partner at McKinsey & Company, leading its efforts in Digital Assets.

Ondo currently offers two tokenized cash equivalents. OUSG provides exposure to US Treasuries for qualified purchasers, and USDY provides a yield-bearing alternative to conventional stablecoins. Ondo also recently announced Ondo Global Markets, a platform to bring publicly traded securities onchain with native access to traditional securities exchange liquidity.

"I am honored to join Ondo Finance at this pivotal juncture," expressed Mr. De Bode. "As we witness the dawn of tokenization reshaping the financial landscape to be more inclusive, transparent, and efficient, I am excited to contribute my expertise. Institutional interest is at a turning point, and I am excited to strengthen new and existing institutional relationships and further advance Ondo's visionary product suite."

"We are thrilled to welcome Ian to our team," stated Nathan Allman, CEO and Founder of Ondo Finance. "With his outstanding track record and forward-thinking approach to onchain finance, Ian brings a wealth of expertise that will undoubtedly catalyze transformative growth for an exciting new initiative and the broader ecosystem.”

This latest announcement follows a series of significant hires made by Ondo in the first quarter of this year. Notably, Chris Tyrrell, former Goldman Sachs Head of Digital Assets Compliance, joined as Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, while Ashwin Khosa, previously of Institutional BD at Tether, assumed the role of VP of Business Development, and Katie Wheeler, a former BlackRock VP and Circle’s Director of Business Development in Web3, joined as VP of Partnerships.

About Ondo

Founded in 2021, Ondo Finance is a US-based technology company focused on making institutional-grade financial products and services available to everyone. Ondo focuses both on the tokenization of securities as well as on the development of decentralized protocols that improve the utility and distribution of those tokens. Ondo’s leadership formerly ran the Goldman Sachs Digital Assets team, Ondo works with institutional partners like Blackrock and Morgan Stanley, and Ondo is backed by top VCs including Founders Fund, Pantera Capital, and Coinbase Ventures.

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