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Rapidly growing FinTech company Change transfers two leaders from Estonian-based company Wise

Tallinn-based crypto investment platform Change has announced the expansion of its team with two former Wise leaders, Mikhail Luzhetskiy and Roman Rossov. The platform has already been growing considering the 1.13bn euro trading volume of the company in 2021 which refers to an 846% annual increase. Now, the company is expecting to feed the team’s motivations with these new major transfers.

Change’s current status

Founded in 2016, the FinTech company provides services for European people to gain access to investments. The current network of the company has reached over 70K verified users from 31 EU countries. The amount traded monthly via the Estonian company is more than 170 million euros. The company has achieved a 160% growth in new customers and raised its product revenue at the rate of 807% considering the 2021 growth of the company. Now, two major hires will probably accelerate its status and boost the team up, accordingly its annual increase.

What can we say about Luzhetskiy and Rossov?

Change hired Mikhail Luzhetskiy as CFO, which was the first C-level transfer of the company. Now, he is responsible for the company’s growth. Before this, Luzhetskiy was the Head of Operational Finance at Wise. He had a remarkable six years there while helping Wise expand and reach the current point of its.


Mikhail Luzhetskiy, CFO at Change, said: “Change is at such a pivotal stage in its development. Already emerging as one of Europe’s leading cryptocurrency platforms, Change has the very real potential to become a major global player. I’m beyond excited to play a part in this journey. My mission is to build a solid financial foundation together with scaling financial function and embedding financial sustainability mindset into Change team culture. It would ultimately ramp up Change’s growth trajectory.”

As for Roman Rossov, he has become VP of Growth at Chance. Rossov’s focus will be on paving the way for sustainable product growth and expanding the company’s data, product and marketing strategies. Previously Group Product Manager at Wise, Roman has already headed up expansion strategies for over 20 new markets. A seasoned growth specialist, he has also launched and scaled 15 start-ups as a growth consultant.

Roman Rossov, VP of Growth at Change, adds. change“Change’s community culture and commitment to establishing an open, fairer pathway to wealth creation is what continues to set us out from our competitors. The next few months look set to be very exciting as I get stuck into enabling our ambitious global growth objectives.”

Reflecting on the two new hires, Kristjan Kangro, Founder and CEO of Change said.

“Change has seen yet another remarkable year of growth in 2021. However, this is just the beginning for us. We’re an incredibly ambitious team fuelled by our unrelenting passion to break down the barriers in wealth creation – and we have some major expansion plans in the pipeline.” The CEO then adds about the new team members: “Roman and Mikhail are going to play a key role in making our plans a reality. Their breadth of expertise, deep understanding of the fintech market and track record of growing market share will help us to take Change to the next level.”

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Nurcin Metingil
Nurcin Metingil
A permanent student, a passionate first reader and nowadays doing master’s degree in Publishing Management. Beside these, I am up for games! I have been playing games since I was 6. Now, I am whispering "Business. Business. Numbers. Is this working?"

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