Backpack Exchange appoints Oliver Sleafer to the role of CFO

PRNewswireMarch 22, 20243 min

Backpack Exchange, a fully regulated global cryptocurrency exchange, announced that it has appointed Oliver Sleafer to serve in the role of Chief Financial Officer for various regulated subsidiaries of Backpack Exchange in the US and the Asia Pacific regions.

Mr. Sleafer is a seasoned finance professional, having formerly served as the Head of APAC Liquidity Management at Stripe, responsible for its regional treasury function and safeguarding of user assets. Prior to that, he held various senior management roles at Credit Suisse, most recently in¬†Singapore¬†as Head of Liquidity Management for the APAC division, and before this in¬†Zurich¬†and¬†London¬†leading implementation and production of enhanced regulatory liquidity reporting post the 2008 financial crisis. He has worked in regulated financial services for over sixteen years before joining Backpack Exchange. At Backpack Exchange US and other regulated subsidiaries, he will oversee the company’s finance function and be responsible for custody of user assets as well as liquidity management.

Armani Ferrante, CEO of Backpack Exchange said, “Oliver has extensive experience working in both traditional finance and digital assets at regulated financial institutions. We are extremely excited to bring him on board and help us operate at the highest levels of transparency, auditability and accountability.”

Mr. Sleafer added, “I’m excited to join Backpack Exchange as one of the most trusted and exciting¬†crypto¬†asset exchanges in the space. I’m proud to bring my experience in liquidity, risk management and finance to further Backpack Exchange’s mission of compliance and setting gold standards for transparency and auditability worldwide.”

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