Today, I’m excited to welcome Lane Kasselman, our first Chief Business Officer. Lane has been a trusted adviser to Blockchain.com for nearly 6 years and has been with the team for some of our most critical moments.
As our rapidly growing company looks to scale corporate development, capital markets, partnerships, and government affairs, Lane will lead the team to advance these critical priorities. We’ll also be working with Lane to sharpen and expand the public-facing aspects of our business as Blockchain.com becomes essential for our customers, partners and community.
Lane has spent well over two decades working in business strategy, public policy, crisis management, venture and communications. He’s joining Blockchain.com after having been a partner at The Messina Group, a global corporate and political strategy consultancy, as well as the Founder of Greenbrier, a well-known Silicon Valley strategic communications firm, that he built from the ground up into one of the tech world’s premier strategic advisory agencies. Lane has helped the leadership teams at companies like Lyft, Lime, Instacart, Epic Games, Quibi, ByteDance and many more navigate complex issues and opportunities.
Before Greenbrier & The Messina Group, Lane headed communications and public affairs for the Americas at Uber and played a leading role in creating permanent regulatory frameworks for Uber products in states and cities as Uber blitzscaled around the world. Lane is a former AT&T exec and has worked closely with California Governor Gavin Newsom and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
I’m glad to welcome Lane to Blockchain.com and am looking forward to the impact he’ll make for our company, our customers, the industry and the future of financial services. Now let’s do the work!