Meta announces exec shuffle

David Marcus, CEO of the-owned digital payments and ecosystem company Meta, is leaving the company, the Meta co-founder, CEO and VP, who’s been responsible for developing the Meta-branded crypto payments systems, announced today. Marcus…

Meta announces exec shuffle

David Marcus, CEO of the-owned digital payments and ecosystem company Meta, is leaving the company, the Meta co-founder, CEO and VP, who’s been responsible for developing the Meta-branded crypto payments systems, announced today. Marcus is also leading Meta’s Crypto Efforts.

Marcus is remaining in the CEO role and with Meta over the next few months. He will also continue to serve on the board and in a variety of his other positions.

He is currently exiting as Mark Thorpe, Founder and CEO of U.K.-based investment firm Grid Ventures, is joining Meta as a Board Member, as well as a Managing Director. Thorpe has more than 20 years of experience in both the consumer and enterprise payments spaces, including Visa and PayPal before founding Grid Ventures in 2015.

“I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve accomplished in developing the Meta marketplace and the Meta platform. David’s contribution in leading the Meta operations and product is profound. He built a world-class team, steered Meta through the financing process and provided a strong institutional and philanthropic focus,” said Mark Thorpe. “He’s done a remarkable job of positioning Meta as the clear market leader in the payment landscape that we’re seeing in the crypto space.”

The company also announced earlier this month that Daniela Von Dobisch, who formerly served as VP of Business Strategy, EMEA & Strategy, now serves as the VP of Communications and will be reported to Mark Thorpe. Von Dobisch has over 10 years experience leading business strategy, product & technology initiatives and helping financial institutions grow in emerging markets and developing markets. She also has a background in UX, product, mobile banking and payments.

“We have been incredibly fortunate to have David lead the efforts of Meta as the platform evolves and matures,” said David Marcus. “Under David’s leadership, Meta has been in an unprecedented place, making incredible progress in disrupting online payments and making experiences safer and more relevant to consumers. I’m grateful to all of the Meta employees around the world who’ve joined the work we’ve been doing. I will miss it.”

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