Jesse Lund leads Blockchain and Digital Currency market development for IBM. Within his role, Jesse is responsible for accelerating the commercialization of Blockchain solutions to transform the landscape of banking and global commerce. Jesse and his team work closely with financial institutions, regulators, and central banks around the world to enhance operational efficiency, promote financial inclusion, and develop new market opportunities. His team also leads global partnerships, representing IBM in industry consortiums and guiding IBM’s strategic investment priorities for Blockchain solutions and cryptocurrency initiatives.

Jesse is a financial services veteran with two decades of industry experience. He joined IBM from Wells Fargo, where held a wide range of executive responsibilities within Community Banking, Consumer Products, Commercial Banking, Payments, Wealth Management, Risk Management, Information Technology, and Research & Development. In his prior role as Head of Wells Fargo’s Innovation Lab, he led Wells Fargo’s cloud computing and Distributed Ledger Technology programs across the enterprise.

Jesse holds a B.S. in Finance and an M.B.A. in Marketing from Pepperdine University, and an M.Div. in Theology & Ethics from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is based in Southern California, of which he is a native.