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Gavin Michael

Gavin Michael

CEO
Bakkt

Before Bakkt, Dr. Gavin Michael was the Head of Technology for Citi’s Global Consumer Bank responsible for the long-term strategic direction, planning and management of Citi’s global technology organization, execution of its cloud architecture, data and services strategies, and driving digitization efforts to accelerate speed to market. Before joining Citi, he was Head of Digital for Consumer & Community Banking at Chase, where he was responsible for all aspects of the digital business, including the Chase Mobile App and Chase Online.

Prior to Chase, Gavin was the Chief Technology Innovation Officer at Accenture with responsibility for the innovation agenda, technology strategy, research and development. He has also worked at Lloyds Banking Group as IT director for its retail banking business. Prior to Lloyds, he served as Head of Strategy and Architecture at National Australia Bank.

Gavin earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Australian National University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Western Australia. He was named 2016 “Digital Banker of the Year” by American Banker.

About

Bakkt

Bakkt unlocks the $1.2+ trillion of digital assets that is currently held in cryptocurrencies, rewards and loyalty points, gaming assets and merchant stored value. The firm began in 2018 with the vision to bring trust and transparency to digital assets. Through the Bakkt Warehouse and Bakkt Bitcoin Futures and Options contracts, it serves institutional clients in an end-to-end regulated market with true price transparency.

For consumers, Bakkt aggregates digital assets to enable instant liquidity and to empower users to trade, transfer and pay however they want. Merchants within the Bakkt ecosystem see a lower cost of payment acceptance, enhanced customer engagement, and decreased loyalty liability through a variety of redemption options. Launched in 2018 by Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., Bakkt is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.