Crypto payments giant BCB Group hires Noah Sharp as Deputy CEO

Rick Steves

BCB Group has announced the appointment of Noah Sharp as Deputy CEO, based in London and reporting to Oliver von Landsberg-Sadie, Founder and CEO.

Noah Sharp will share responsibility with the CEO for the corporate scaling strategy across geographies, client segments, products and licensing.

Regulated in the UK and Switzerland, BCB Group facilitates access to the digital asset economy by providing accounts and payments processing for the pillars of the industry including Bitstamp, FTX,, Fireblocks, Galaxy, Gemini, Huobi, and Kraken in dozens of fiat and cryptocurrencies.

BCB Group at a time of international scaling

Oliver von Landsberg-Sadie, Founder and CEO of BCB Group, commented: “Our scaling journey on home turf has been fuelled in part by an outstanding product-market fit, where the platform we’ve built has been met with incredible demand from the high-growth crypto industry. We have appointed Noah at a time where the international scaling of the business needs a seasoned expert with an extensive track record in banking and payments, and I’m honoured to have Noah support my vision in such a powerful way.”

Noah Sharp, deputy CEO of BCB Group, said: “BCB Group has established itself as the leading crypto banking and payments company, and I’m enthused about applying my experience to drive the company’s growth as we expand upon and execute our vision. Joining a high-growth, mission-driven company is exciting, and I look forward to working with BCB’s talented founders and teams to ensure the achievement of our operational and strategic goals.”

Noah Sharp is a fintech banker specialized in banking-as-a-service and embedded payment solutions for crypto exchanges, PSPs, and marketplaces.

He joins BCB Group from Paysafe, where he was Chief Banking Officer and led the newly created banking and payments division that ran the rails on which Paysafe’s over $100bn annual payment volume was processed.

His experience at Paysafe includes leading teams in digital banking, alternative payments, crypto, embedded finance, FX and credit/lending, as well as clearing schemes and card networks, as well as management of relationships and strategy involving over a hundred banks and dozens of payment, and acquiring and processing partners across the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions.

Prior to Paysafe, he was Director of Fintech Banking & Advisory at Standard Chartered Bank, responsible for building and advising the bank’s Fintech client franchise in Europe and North America in order to market its emerging market footprint.

Noah Sharp has also spent 11 years Deutsche Bank as a corporate banker covering global relationships for European and US headquartered Fintechs, card schemes, insurance companies and other non-bank financial institutions.

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