Gemini Snags NYSE CIO
Gemini Trust Company, LLC (Gemini), a digital asset exchange and custodian, announced today that Robert Cornish has joined as its first-ever Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Cornish will be responsible for leading Gemini’s technology team and strategy. Mr. Cornish most recently served as Chief Information Officer of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), where he led the NYSE technology team. Mr. Cornish will begin with Gemini later this month.
“Rob is a tremendous addition to our team. He will ensure that Gemini continues to deliver the best platform experience to our customers as possible and set the standards of excellence for the cryptocurrency industry as a whole. Rob is globally recognized for his abilities in leading high-performing engineering teams, his expertise in exchange and matching-engine architecture, and running high-throughput platforms that are both secure and resilient,” said Tyler Winklevoss, Chief Executive Officer, Gemini.
Mr. Cornish joins at a time of incredible growth for Gemini, which recently became the first licensed Zcash exchange in the world upon obtaining approval from the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) to offer trading and custody services for Zcash to its customers. The NYDFS also approved Gemini to offer Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin for trading and custody, which will be available in the coming months. In addition to being responsible for Gemini’s technology team, architecture, and strategy, Mr. Cornish will immediately assume oversight for the deployment of Nasdaq’s SMARTS Market Surveillance technology, which will enable Gemini to monitor across all of its order books as well as Gemini Auctions™, which are used to determine the settlement price for the Bitcoin (USD) Futures Contracts that trade on Cboe Futures Exchange, LLC under the ticker symbol “XBT” (contract specifications | fact sheet)
Previously, Mr. Cornish held the positions of Chief Information Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, and Chief Technology Officer of the International Securities Exchange, and was named by Institutional Investor as a “Trading Technology Top 40” Financial Services executive.
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