Elliptic, the world’s leading cryptocurrency compliance company, today announces a series of strategic hires to strengthen its senior leadership team.
Experienced tech executive Christopher Scoggins has become a member of Elliptic’s board of directors, with Dustin Dean joining in the newly created role of chief revenue officer.
Christopher Scoggins, board director, Elliptic is a former senior executive at Oracle, brings more than 20-years’ experience building technology companies and recently managed global revenues, partnerships and strategy for Oracle Data Cloud.
Scoggins joined Oracle after it acquired Datalogix in January 2015, where he managed the digital business from its inception. Prior to Datalogix he spent six years in the venture capital industry with Sequel Venture Partners and The Sprout Group, specialising in SaaS and digital advertising technology businesses.
He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BS from Trinity University and holds a MBA from Stanford University.
Dustin Dean, chief revenue officer, Elliptic has 20-years’ experience in SaaS technology, including 13-years at LivePerson, a provider of cloud-based mobile and online business to consumer messaging solutions.
As the executive vice president of global sales and customer success, Dean was responsible for driving strategic business expansion, acquiring new customers, and developing LivePerson’s growing global user base.
During his time with LivePerson, Dean served in many key leadership roles as the company grew from $17M in annual revenue to more than $200M. He joined the company in 2005 as a direct sales executive and held progressively more senior leadership roles during his tenure, including senior vice president of the global strategic segment, director of business development, director of global channels, and general manager of APAC.
The appointments coincide with a period of rapid growth for Elliptic following the firm’s international expansion to the US and Asia.
James Smith, co-founder and CEO of Elliptic said, “As an entrepreneur and an early-stage investor, Chris has been involved in building many successful software and data businesses from scratch over the last 20-years.
“We are excited to add his experience and expertise to our company, which will help as we continue our expansion into new markets, to be at the forefront of cryptocurrency intelligence gathering across the globe. As cryptocurrencies continue to grow in usage, Dustin’s extensive experience at bringing on board new customers and working in different international markets will be essential to delivering our core mission of making digital money safer to use.”
Scoggins said, “At Datalogix we used proprietary data sets and machine learning to predict consumer preferences basically, what brands and products are you interested in at a given moment in time.
“Elliptic is using very similar techniques and strategies to answer a different set of questions – how do financial institutions and regulators score and manage the various risks associated with crypto assets, almost like a credit score for the global crypto ecosystem. This is a big idea.”