New Practice Expands and Enhances Javelin’s Financial Services Portfolio
SAN FRANCISCO, July 26 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Javelin Strategy & Research, part of the Escalent family, is pleased to announce James Wester as the company’s new Chief Cryptocurrency Officer. Wester will lead the new cryptocurrency research practice and help clients navigate the space by providing strategic insights and advice to Javelin clients. This new practice continues to deepen the firm’s expertise in financial services following the recent acquisition of the Mercator advisory group.
Crypto and digital currencies are becoming an increasingly important part of payment and wealth management ecosystems. Financial services companies and technology providers are eager to create new products and services around this evolving space and need to better understand how cryptocurrencies, stablecoins, digital assets, tokens and topics related businesses fit into the broader financial services market.
“Cryptocurrencies, digital assets and Web3 are at the heart of our customers’ concerns, and Javelin is well positioned to help them play a meaningful and strategic role in this space,” said Jacob Jeger, president of Javelin Strategy & Research. “James is a seasoned professional with deep expertise in payments and cryptocurrency. We believe he is the ideal person to lead our new practice.
Wester joins Javelin with more than two decades of research, marketing and communications experience in payments and technology. Most recently, he worked at PayPal supporting the company’s blockchain, crypto and digital currencies business unit. Prior to PayPal, Wester served as Research Director of Global Blockchain Practices and Payments Strategies at IDC Financial Insights.
“This is a pivotal time for cryptocurrencies and digital assets,” added Wester. “There are many unanswered questions about the technology and the suitability of the technology for financial use cases such as payments, wealth management and insurance. Financial institutions and technology providers need data-driven insights and objective, sound advice to develop winning products and services.
Wester has been widely quoted in the media, including The New York Times, Market (NPR), The Wall Street JournalCNBC and hello america. He holds a master’s degree in management information technology from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree in English and communications from Drury University.
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About Javelin Strategy and Research
Javelin Strategy & Research, part of the Stopover family, helps its clients make informed decisions in a digital financial world. It provides strategic insights to financial institutions, including banks, credit unions, brokerages, and insurers, as well as payments companies, technology providers, fintechs, and government agencies. Javelin’s independent information is the result of a rigorous research process that assesses consumers, businesses, vendors, and the transaction ecosystem. She conducts in-depth primary research studies to identify dynamic risks and opportunities in digital banking, payments, fraud and security, lending and wealth management. For more information, visit javelinstrategy.com. follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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