Shah joins Pantera after 12 years at JPMorgan in a variety of sales, strategy and digital roles.
Samir Shah, formerly JPMorgan’s head of wealth management sales, has left the bank to take over as chief executive officer at crypto-focused investment firm Pantera Capital.
Shah said that after “12 great years with JPMorgan,” spanning roles in sales, strategy and digital, it’s time to start a new professional chapter, via a LinkedIn post.
“Regarding my next step, I am pleased to share that I will be joining Pantera Capital as CEO. Pantera is one of the industry’s leading investors in blockchain technology, and I’m excited to partner with Dan Morehead, Joey Krug, and the broader Pantera team to help take the organization to the next level!“, Shah said in his post.
Shah took the thorny path from Wall Street into crypto. In early May this year, longtime crypto and blockchain leader at JPMorgan, Christine Moy, left the bank to become head of digital assets at private equity firm Apollo Global Management .
In early April, Pantera announced plans to close a blockchain fund with a committed capital of around $1.3 billion.