Jess Houlgrave is Head of Crypto Strategy at Checkout.com. Checkout.com’s mission is to enable businesses and their communities to thrive in the digital economy. Jess is focused on Checkout.com go-to-market strategy. She is responsible for scaling the company’s crypto offering, enabling Checkout.com to power the world’s largest exchanges, fan token platforms and wallets. Jess also sits on the Bank of England Engagement Forum for CBDC, the UK Fintech Strategy Group and the DIT / Innovate Finance International Fintech Advisory Group.
Prior to joining Checkout, Jess was the founder of Codex Protocol, an Ethereum project to track the provenance of assets using NFTs. Before that she held roles at OPTrust’s Private Markets Investment Group and Credit Suisse. She has an MA in Economics and Management from the University of Oxford and an MA in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art.