Pantera Capital hires Shamir Shah as COO

Former JPMorgan head of asset management sales Samir Shah has jumped ship to join Pantera Capital as its new chief operating officer.

Shah left his role at the American multinational investment bank to pursue the new role at the cryptocurrency-focused investment firm.

“After 12 fantastic years with JPMorgan, it is bittersweet for me to share that I will start a new professional chapter. I’ve been incredibly fortunate at JPM, taking on many new challenges within the bank across sales, strategy and digital roles.

“I leave humbled, as a very proud alum, and a forever champion of the firm”, he said via a LinkedIn post.

“As for my next step”, he added, sharing his excitement for his new role, “I am thrilled to share that I will be joining Pantera Capital as chief operating officer. Pantera is one of the industry’s leading investors in blockchain technology.”

Shah follows in the footsteps of others that have left traditional investment banking for crypto-focused roles.

In May, JPMorgan said goodbye to Christine Moy after 18 years of employment with the company when she left to work for the private equity firm Global Apollo, as its first head of digital-asset strategy.

Shah aims to “help take the organization to new heights!”

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Updated: 07/05/2022 — 15:00