Digital asset security technology provider Ledger Enterprise Solutions (Ledger) has expanded in the Swiss and UK markets with new offices in Zurich, Geneva, and London.
The move comes as an increased financial commitment to business in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region and continued development of its security infrastructure for enterprises.
Alongside the opening of its new offices, Ledger has named Frank Harzheim as head of sales EMEA.
As part of the role, Harzheim will oversee clients’ strategic growth in the EMEA region and lead new business efforts in Switzerland, as part of the global sales organisation led by Alexandre Lemarchand, vice president of global sales and partnerships.
Harzheim brings over 20 years’ experience in the emerging technology industry to Ledger, with a particular focus on the EMEA region.
Before joining the firm, Harzheim acted as founder of Zurich-based technology solutions consultancy ASSISNO, where he was responsible for infrastructure and data security deployment for global corporations.
Before this, he also served as chief executive officer of Swiss datacentre Deltalis, through its acquisition by Blockchains in 2018.
“With Frank joining the team, his experience and depth of knowledge of the EMEA region and the Swiss market will allow Ledger to expand our partner ecosystem in key markets as more companies adopt digital assets and prioritise security,” said Lemarchand.
“He will play a crucial role as Ledger Enterprise Solutions builds teams across the globe.”
Since early 2021, Ledger has experienced a 60% increase in its enterprise client count.
According to the firm, the Enterprise unit has a keen focus on the EMEA, North America, and APAC markets as more companies prioritise digital asset custody and security.
“We see the adoption of digital assets as the fastest-growing segment of financial services but it’s also the most complex on the security front,” said Pascal Gauthier, chief executive of Ledger Enterprise Solutions.
“Every day we talk to companies that want DeFi and NFT capabilities but they can’t sacrifice their clients’ security. The dedication to expanding in key markets allows us to bring on deep talent and partner with companies to develop popular, yield-generating solutions while remaining focused on security deployment.”