Julian Sawyer is the CEO of Bitstamp where he leads the global team and is in charge of the company’s overall strategy and vision. Julian brings 30 years of experience in financial services and  consulting, as well as hands-on experience building finance companies from the group up. Prior to Bitstamp, Julian worked as Gemini’s Managing Director for Europe. 

Prior to that, Julian built an extensive career in traditional finance as the co-founder of Starling Bank, where he served as Chief Operating Officer until 2019, overseeing the expansion of business services and growing Starling into one of the largest mobile banks in the U.K. Before Starling, Julian founded Bluerock Consulting, a financial management consulting firm where he advised challenger banks, and eventually, successfully sold.

Julian is also an advisor to the board of the leading Australian challenger bank, Volt, and an Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow at CASS Business School’s Faculty of Management.