Harris joins the business from CCData, where he was the Commercial Director for the digital asset data company.
Harris’ appointment comes as Zodia Custody targets continued global growth, as highlighted by the firm’s most recent launch in Singapore. Harris will be responsible for driving commercial opportunities across the global business, and will be based at the firm’s headquarters in London. Harris will report to Zodia Custody CEO, Julian Sawyer.
“The digital asset world is the most innovative and exciting space in financial services. It’s not often that we get to build a financial system from the ground up—yet our work with institutions is doing exactly that,” said James Harris, Chief Commercial Officer at Zodia Custody. “We are creating an entirely new ecosystem for institutions to really seize the advantages digital assets offer, and I look forward to working with Julian and the team to not just bring our products to institutions across the world, but to build the infrastructure of the future.”
Prior to his previous role at CCData, Harris was Head of Sales at MetaVault and Head of Custody at Diginex. He also co-founded Altairian, and had previously worked as a Director at Standard Chartered.
“James is exactly the right fit for our business. He doesn’t just know our world in detail, he firmly believes in our mission and vision,” said Julian Sawyer, CEO, Zodia Custody. “James also embarks on this journey at an incredibly interesting time, as we leverage the work and partnerships we have achieved this year to develop our solutions across the world.”