Meet the Female Founders Who Are Making a Huge Impact in 2020
CEO of Atomyze
If you want to track the evolution of market-shaking movements, just track Jeanine Hightower-Sellitto’s career. She spent 14 years at the International Securities Exchange, where she helped to electronify the U.S. options market and served as COO during the organization’s transition to NASDAQ. “Before, it was like in the movies, with men standing on trading floors, waving papers around,” she says. “The electronic system changed the business of the industry for securities.” She left in 2017 and became managing director of operations at Gemini, a cryptocurrency exchange that partners with Samsung. And this summer, she moved into yet another market-disrupting position — as CEO of blockchain-based fintech startup Atomyze, which is modernizing the commodities market to make physical assets (like industrial metals) more accessible to institutional investors. “The opportunity is tremendous,” she says.
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