We’re thrilled to announce that George Sax, a former Deputy U.S. Treasury Director and longtime government official of the United States Secret Service, has joined Blockchain as our Global Head of Security. George has decades of experience managing complex security operations across the nation and around the world.
Over the course of his 25-year career in security, George has held a variety of leadership roles and has dedicated himself to keeping the nation’s most precious infrastructure and individuals safe. Most recently, he served as the Deputy U.S. Treasury Director and oversaw the Office of Investigations where he led a global team of over 2,000 people across 161 offices. George was responsible for combating cyber-related financial crimes and developing comprehensive programs to protect the United States’ financial infrastructure. In his new role, George will draw on his experience to further develop our security philosophy, focusing on operations, infrastructure, and product security.
Also, George will be applying decades of physical and personal security insights to Blockchain. For years, he was responsible for the executive protection of multiple U.S. Presidents and their families as well visiting foreign heads of state. This included managing security at a number of high-risk events, including the 2016 U.S. Presidential Campaign and the 2017 U.S. Presidential Inauguration.
“George is a recognized security leader with decades of valuable experience protecting the most important people, infrastructure and systems in the United States,” said Peter Smith, CEO and Co-Founder of Blockchain. “We are proud to welcome him to Blockchain and for him to lead our security efforts as we continue to make crypto safe and easy to use for everyone.”
As the oldest and most trusted software provider for digital assets, our innovative non-custodial Blockchain Wallet gives users complete autonomy and control over their crypto. We recently surpassed 26 million wallets and have more customers than Charles Schwab and TD Ameritrade combined. We also introduced a comprehensive institutional grade platform, Blockchain Principal Strategies, to enable institutional customers the ability to secure, manage and evaluate their digital assets with the same peace of mind and security that has become synonymous with the Blockchain name. As we continue to rapidly grow and launch new products and services, George will be key in developing security programs that enhance our unmatched track record.
“Blockchain is helping to build a fairer financial future by democratizing access to digital assets,” said George Sax, Global Head of Security at Blockchain. “I look forward to applying my experience at the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Treasury to the company’s already robust security program and enable millions across the globe access to this new financial system with confidence.”