In this interview our COO Gerd Karlhuber will tell you about what his tasks are, what he considers to be exciting about his job and where he envisions Blockpit in 5 years.
What are your tasks as a COO?
My main responsibilities are operative tasks, especially in finances and HR. Aside from that, I also support the sales agenda and our strategy development.
What makes this job so exciting to you?
As a co-founder it’s not only the tasks themselves, but the big picture and the vision we all pursue. Each co-founder and our team contributes their part towards reaching these goals. We want to shape the financial system of the future and this is what makes this job especially exciting to me.
What are your biggest challenges?
On one hand, my biggest challenges are talent scouting, especially finding developers with crypto-affinity, and, on the other hand, the maturing of our product and its adaptation to the market. In the field of cryptocurrency and digital assets, we are definitely only at the beginning. This means being a first-mover with our product development as well as proving stamina.
What’s your professional background?
I’ve been working in IT for 17 years, 4 of which I spent in bank IT and 13 at KPMG’s IT Compliance and Forensic division. Since mid-2017 I’ve been dealing with topics surrounding cryptocurrency and blockchain. Ever since it was clear to me that this technology will revolutionize the financial services market. Out of this idea Blockpit was founded.
Where do you see Blockpit in 5 years?
In 5 years, blockchain technology will be a solid part of the market. In many parts of life we will see digital products offered on the blockchain and the COVID-19 outbreak will accelerate this digital revolution. The demand for solutions in different industries will increase and Blockpit is able to and definitely will contribute software tools to this. In five years our clear vision will be to have established a standard for software solutions that brings efficiency and trust into the digitalized financial system of the future.