Crypto Tracer Elliptic Hires SaaS Veteran Jackson Hull as CTO

Blockchain analytics company Elliptic on Thursday said it had hired software-as-a-service (SaaS) veteran Jackson Hull as Chief Technology Officer.

Elliptic, which licenses crypto transaction tracing tools to governments and corporations, pointed to Hull’s experience building software subscription services. That’s proved to be a lucrative business for tracers helping such clients police on-chain transactions.

Hull ran operations at British fintech OakNorth until August, according to his LinkedIn profile. He also previously held positions at the Institute of Coding and the insurance technology company GoCompare.

Elliptic’s co-founder James Smith has been his company’s CTO in the past, per archives of Ellpitics’s website circa 2021. However, it was not immediately clear when he left that role or whether anyone replaced him prior to Hull’s recent arrival.

Hull did not immediately respond to a request for comment.