Sunday, October 1, 2023

Grant Thornton names co-head of Blockchain and Crypto area

Grant Thornton has reinforced its Blockchain & Crypto Lab area with the incorporation of Marcos Carrera as co-head, with the aim of expanding coverage in the Spanish crypto ecosystem


Grant Thornton strengthens the Blockchain and Crypto area with the incorporation of Marcos Carrera as co-head of the Blockchain & Crypto Lab area, with the aim of boosting the strategy and growth of the area, as well as the development of knowledge and new business models based on tokens, DeFi (decentralised finance), Metaverse or Web 3.0. The new co-head will explore new opportunities to leverage these revolutionary financial technologies that impact both digital natives and more traditional companies.

Marcos joins the team led by patner head of Business and Innovation Consulting Luis Pastor, to expand, in addition, coverage in the Spanish crypto ecosystem and strengthen the active presence in all business initiatives that are being developed around DeFi and Tokenisation. All of this is supported by an increasingly solid regulation that is beginning to understand and support crypto initiatives.

This new orientation is a logical extension of the positioning that Grant Thornton has built in recent years around Blockchain technology and the implementation of crypto projects, both nationally and internationally. The Blockchain & Crypto Lab, recognised as a Centre of Excellence within the Grant Thornton International network, is a highly specialised area that accompanies and assists any company in the design, implementation, and operation of crypto technologies.

“We will help companies of any size and vertical to position themselves in a differential way in the market through the use of this disruptive technology,” said Marcos Carrera, who has a strong and consolidated presence in the financial sector and has developed strategic business models in many sectors such as energy, supply chains, construction or infrastructures, among others.

For Luis Pastor, Marcos Carrera’s extensive experience in transforming business models using distributed technologies and creating innovation ecosystems will allow the firm “to continue growing and helping companies to establish a strategic roadmap with a focus on technological growth.” “His arrival will also strengthen our ability to anticipate new crypto trends and technological changes, which are already transforming current business models and will be a spearhead for the Spanish and global Blockchain ecosystem,” acknowledged the partner.

Marcos Carrera is an expert in crypto business models, not only at a technological level but also as values of disruption and differentiation of its value model. He has more than 20 years of experience in the technology and entrepreneurship sector (skinning the game), being co-founder of several leading companies in the crypto world.

He has an extraordinary background as an industrial engineer and a complete education at the Instituto de Empresa (MBA / PDD / SMP) and other leading institutions such as ISDI, MIT, and IESE. In addition, he is certified as an ESG Sustainable Investment Advisor and EFA (European Investment Advisor).

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