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MoonPay appoints Nils Puhlmann as Chief Risk and Security Officer

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London, 3 August 2021 – MoonPay, the global payments solution for cryptocurrency, has announced the appointment of Nils Puhlmann as its Chief Risk and Security Officer. Puhlmann joins MoonPay at a high growth period for the company.

Prior to joining MoonPay, Puhlmann was the Chief Trust and Security Officer at TripActions, a consumer-facing travel management company that enables consumers to build, manage, and scale corporate travel management programs on the web or through a smartphone app. He held the same role at Twilio, a cloud communications platform-as-a-service based in San Francisco. Elsewhere, Puhlmann was the co-founder and former board member of the Cloud Security Alliance, a global community of over 50,000 computer security professionals.

In his role at MoonPay, Puhlmann will be focusing on assuring the safety and security of all operations as  the company continues to scale. His wealth of experience in security, risk management, and compliance will be critical as MoonPay grows its user and partner base across new markets, ensuring the business adheres to all regulations and creating a secure ecosystem for its users.

Puhlmann’s appointment follows MoonPay’s hiring of former Coinbase UK CEO, Zeeshan Feroz, as its Chief Growth Officer in March.

Ivan Soto-Wright, Founder and CEO at MoonPay said: 

“At MoonPay, we have ambitious growth plans, and as we continue on our journey and expand into new markets, the safety and security of our customers and partners’ data is of the utmost importance. Puhlmann’s experience and strength in protection and risk management will be fundamental as we continue to grow. We’re delighted to welcome him to the team.”

Nils Puhlmann, Chief Risk and Security Officer at MoonPay added: 

“MoonPay’s growth over the last 24 months has been impressive in a particularly competitive market. Its mission  to provide the technology that will allow one billion users to access cryptocurrency by 2030 is one that I have long-shared and  I am thrilled to join this talented team at this exciting stage of the company’s development.

“As MoonPay continues to expand into new markets and work with a range of new partners, risk, compliance and security will become increasingly important. I look forward to building on the stellar work already done by the team, and working to set a higher bar for the industry.”

About MoonPay

MoonPay is a financial technology company that builds payments infrastructure for crypto. Their suite of products provides a seamless experience for converting between fiat and cryptocurrencies using all major payment methods including debit and credit card, local bank transfers, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay. MoonPay is active in more than 160 countries and is trusted by 250+ leading wallets, websites, and applications.

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