Blockchain platform provider Gem has hired David George as its Chief Commercial Officer. George will be responsible for all aspects of business development, sales and marketing at the Silicon Beach-based company. George has 23 years of experience in commercial strategy for enterprise software and critical growth stage start-ups, and has worked in cloud services, SaaS, security, digital identity, and healthcare platforms.
George remarked: “Gem is uniquely positioned to introduce this technology to a variety of different industries. The team is forward-thinking and visionary, but with an extreme focus on making our customers and partners successful. During my tenure in technology I have developed global growth strategies in both start-up and Fortune 10 environments driving revenue creation, product development, policy, and marketing. My role at Gem will pull from all of these experiences to deliver our solutions across a global audience in a hyper growth environment… It’s an amazing opportunity with a great team and I’m excited to be a part of it.”
In early 2016 Gem closed a $7.1 million in Series A funding and has reported rapid growth. In April, it announced its first enterprise customer with Philips Blockchain Lab. Gem’s next key hire will be for the Chief Operations Officer role, a position for an experienced operations executive with a co-founder mentality. George will make his first public appearance as Chief Commercial Officer at the Distributed:Health conference in Nashville, TN on October 3, 2016. Gem is the title sponsor of the event, a conference exploring innovation in healthcare.
Micah Winkelspecht, CEO of Gem, said:, “Gem is excited to have David’s experience driving our commercial efforts. His insight and energy will be invaluable as we prepare our team and technology for critical growth.”