Partisia Blockchain Onboards PayPal’s Head of Crypto Marketing as Its New Chief Marketing Officer

Partisia Blockchain Onboards PayPal’s Head of Crypto Marketing as Its New Chief Marketing Officer

Partisia Blockchain Foundation, an independent non-profit supporting the development of the world’s most advanced zero-knowledge blockchain, announces onboarding Iulia Mihailescu, age 38, as its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). As an experienced marketer who played a central role in bringing PayPal into the crypto space, Iulia joins the foundation’s senior leadership team, reporting to Brian Gallagher, Partisia Blockchain Co-Founder and Board Member.

Iulia Mihailescu, a veteran marketer with years of fintech experience at PayPal and Google, joins the C-suite behind the world’s most advanced zero-knowledge blockchain.

“We are delighted to welcome Iulia to the team,” says Kurt Nielsen, Partisia’s CEO. “Her track record in spurring growth for global internet-based organizations means that she’s well-placed to lead our go-to-market at this exciting stage of our journey. We are impressed by Iulia’s background and proven track record in the digital economy, especially in driving mainstream adoption of cryptocurrency, and we know she will be an integral part of shaping the future of Partisia Blockchain.”

Based in San Francisco, California, Iulia is an experienced marketing leader with deep expertise in spearheading disruptive innovation, advocating for the digital economy, and leading high-performing teams for world-leading fintechs. Prior to joining Partisia Blockchain, Iulia spent a decade in various marketing roles at PayPal, most recently as Head of Crypto Go-to-Market, where she was responsible for the competitive positioning and launch strategy in the digital asset market, focusing on trust and accessibility as the core value propositions enabling mass adoption. Before PayPal, she was Product Marketing Manager and Business Developer at Google EMEA, in charge of growing on-line marketing revenues. 

Iulia holds a Masters in Marketing Science from EDHEC Business School in France and two Bachelor of Science degrees – one in Political Science and the other in International Business. 

Partisia Blockchain is revolutionizing the internet by building a Web 3.0 public blockchain designed for trust, transparency, privacy, and speed-of-light finalization. The cutting-edge solution to decentralization, confidentiality, and privacy challenges, Partisia Blockchain represents the first successful complete integration of blockchain technology with Secure Multi-Party Computation (MPC), delivering the advantages of decentralized technologies while still guaranteeing data privacy and security.  The team counts a number of well-known industry luminaries among its ranks, including world leading cryptographers, developers, and entrepreneurs. The Partisia Blockchain community is truly decentralized, made up of developers, researchers, node operators, and token holders from around the globe. 

“The new decentralized internet requires leaders who propel change,” says Brian Gallagher, Co-Founder of Partisia Blockchain. “Iulia has an impressive track record of driving high-growth and business expansion, in particular having launched crypto for the most trusted fintech brand in the world. Her expertise in inclusive marketing and brand building will help propel us to the next level of growth and market relevance, and I’m very excited about the tremendous impact she will have as a key member of our executive team.” 

“Partisia Blockchain is an enabler of better economic systems,” says Iulia Mihailescu, CMO of Partisia Blockchain. “The team is defining a new category in the blockchain space – bringing true privacy to the internet – and creating solutions that tackle the most significant problems faced by blockchains today: scalability, security and sustainability.  They are backed by some of the world’s largest VCs and digital asset exchanges, and the founding team is one of the most impressive I’ve seen so far.”


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