Quant Network (QNT) – the project best known for developing the first-of-its-kind Overledger blockchain operating system – have announced the appointment of Guy Dietrich (Managing Director, Rockefeller Capital Management) to its board of directors.
Dietrich – as Quant Network’s blog post states – brings “over 35 years of investment experience” to the Quant Network board. In his capacity as managing director for Rockefeller Capital – a leading independent financial services firm with roughly $18.6 billion in assets under advisement as of last September – Dietrich is responsible for advising high- and ultra-high-net-worth-individuals, family offices, foundations, and endowments.
Prior to joining Rockefeller Capital, Dietrich – who considers Quant Network “an exceptional team of experienced professionals in the cybersecurity and blockchain industry” – led the largest private wealth management practice for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Silicon Valley, Quant Network’s blog post went on to highlight.
Quant Network – who last week introduced Quant Atlas, an Overledger-powered solution enabling cross-border, interoperable banking – hopes that appointing Dietrich to its board augurs well vis-à-vis the London-based company’s ability to penetrate the U.S. market. Such a sentiment was conveyed by Quant Network CEO Gilbert Verdian, who was quoted in Thursday’s announcement as stating:
We are very pleased to have Guy join Quant Network’s Board. His leadership experience, business expertise, and passion for emerging blockchain and distributed ledger technologies will prove to be valuable assets as we continue to execute on our long-term strategy and expand into the US market.”
In addition to the appointment of Rockefeller Capital’s well-accomplished managing director to its board of directors, Quant Network has also signalled its intention to engage with U.S.-based organizations by recently becoming a sponsor of Consensus, the most recognizable conference in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry.
The three-day-long event, which begins in roughly a month’s time, certainly presents as an ideal opportunity for Quant Network to connect with prospective clients and institutional representatives. Indeed, the fact New York hosts an entire week of crypto-oriented events – to complement the juggernaut that is Consensus – makes the Quant Network team’s expansionary goals that much more attainable.
It appears Quant Network are planning to generate increased awareness not just in the U.S., but also more broadly. Looking to their open job listings, it can be seen the blockchain company is currently searching for a head of marketing and communications to work in a full-time capacity at their London office.