Heidrick & Struggles: From Financial Services to Blockchain and Crypto, How Executives Are Making the Switch

The Global Blockchain Business Council and Heidrick & Struggles conducted an online survey of 46 professionals who recently made the move from investment banks, asset management firms, hedge funds, or other types of firms.

A notable finding was that 20% of companies recruiting for senior roles in blockchain and crypto organizations used an outside recruiter. Find out the other results from the survey regarding what types of financial institutions executives come from, what roles executives had before joining a blockchain or crypto company, and more.

Heidrick & Struggles also outlines five considerations when contemplating joining a blockchain and crypto company. Here are the first three: 

  • Blockchain and crypto companies offer exceptional room for individual growth. 
  • Flexibility means leaders can shape the way their companies operate.
  • Companies are prioritizing cultural impact over role-specific experience

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