Jon Kaplan joins crypto platform FalconX in iconic executive move

Rick Steves

Jon Kaplan was Vice President of U.S sales at Google and Chief Revenue Officer at Pinterest.

FalconX has announced the appointment of long-time tech executive Jon Kaplan has joined as Head of Revenue, where he will focus on driving top line growth and scaling a top-notch team on a global level.

As Head of Revenue, the industry veteran will be responsible for scaling revenue function at FalconX, building a high-performing GTM engine across sales, marketing, client coverage, and revenue operations.

The announcement comes on the heels of 30x YoY growth, a $210 million round, and a $3.75 billion valuation, putting much growth expectations on the institutional-focused digital assets and cryptocurrency platform.

At FalconX, Kaplan will join the executive team to help expand the platform and solutions offered to institutional clients.

6 years at Pinterest, 12 years at Google

Jon Kaplan joins FalconX from Pinterest, where he was responsible for the company’s global revenue operations including U.S. and international ad sales and partnerships with brands and ad agencies.

Under his 6-year leadership, his team at Pinterest worked with businesses to harness the power of the platform’s advertising and business solutions, having grown revenue from around $100 million to over $2.5 billion.

Prior to that, he spent 12 years at Google, serving as Vice President of U.S sales. He was responsible for a multi-billion-dollar business including Google Search, Google Display Network, YouTube, and DoubleClick Programmatic solutions.

Jon Kaplan, Head of Revenue at FalconX, said: “We are at an incredible point in time where technology is shaping many new industries and our collective future. The next billion users are coming into crypto, so being at the forefront of such a movement is an exciting opportunity. I believe in FalconX’s vision that much of the world’s value will be tokenized in the next five years, which is why now is the time to get in on the ground floor of the crypto market.”

Raghu Yarlagadda, Chief Executive Officer at FalconX, commented: “Crypto passed the tipping point of mass adoption, and the industry is well funded with more capital eager to engage. The opportunity to be involved in the early stages of the evolving crypto industry is alluring for exceptional talent like Jon.”

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