Today I am thrilled to welcome Peter Wilson to Blockchain as our first VP of Engineering. His record of leadership and innovation at some of the fastest growing companies in the world will help us build a more transparent, secure, and open financial future.
Over the course of a 20-year career as an engineering executive at Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, Peter has helped build the technology that powers much of our lives today. He led the development of key advertising, talk, video, and maps products at Google. While at Facebook, he oversaw the development of advertising tools and APIs. If you’ve used Microsoft tools, it’s likely you’ve seen Peter’s work — his teams worked on the company’s developer tools and operating systems.
Peter’s talent as an engineer is matched only by his ability to build and manage great teams. As Blockchain prepares for a new year, acquiring and leading world-class talent will be a core focus. Peter is an expert in scaling organizations and will be instrumental to these efforts. He served as the Site Director for Google’s Kirkland engineering center as well as Facebook’s Seattle office, after the startup he co-founded was acquired by Facebook while under his leadership. Engineering organizations have burgeoned under his leadership from where we are today to hundreds of engineers multiple times across his career. I’m looking forward to seeing him do the same here.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Peter to Blockchain to lead our engineering efforts. His experience and insight after decades at top software companies is invaluable as we scale our team and deliver new products and services to our users,” said Peter Smith, CEO and Co-Founder of Blockchain.
“Throughout my career I have been fortunate to build products and teams that level the playing field and empower users through software,” said Peter Wilson. “I’m beyond excited to join Blockchain and build an engineering organization in pursuit of a better financial future for all.”
I am honored to have Peter join us on our journey of making the world a better place, and delighted to share the news with users who make what we do everyday possible.
If you’re interested in joining Blockchain and contributing to our mission, visit https://www.blockchain.com/careers.
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