Yieldstreet, a digital wealth management platform, has named Mathew Keshav Lewis as chief revenue officer and general manager of investments and Sylvain Grande as chief product officer. Lewis most recently served as senior vice president of commercial solutions at Axiom. And, prior to joining Yieldstreet, Grande was the SVP of product and design at Shutterstock. Yieldstreet’s backers include Edison Partners, Greycroft, Soros Fund Management and Raine Ventures.
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Yieldstreet, the digital wealth management platform, announced the addition of two senior finance and technology industry veterans to help lead the company’s revenue growth strategy. Mathew Keshav Lewis will serve as Chief Revenue Officer and General Manager of Investments, and Sylvain Grande as Chief Product Officer.
“Mathew brings decades of experience when it comes to fintech innovation, and will play a key role in simultaneously growing the financial health of our investors and our company,” said Michael Weisz, Yieldstreet President.
As Chief Revenue Officer and General Manager of Investments, Lewis will lead cross-functional teams responsible for revenue, revenue strategy, investment underwriting, and servicing. He will join the firm’s executive team.
As Chief Product Officer, Grande oversees the product, design, and data teams. He is part of the firm’s executive team.
“Yieldstreet has a unique set of offerings,” said Lewis. “I look forward to working with the talented team to grow the business, introduce new asset classes and fund distribution models, and forge new partnerships across the industry.”
Lewis most recently served as SVP of Commercial Solutions at Axiom, where he built two large business units focused on data privacy and tech-enabled regulatory projects, growing both from near zero to high 8-figures over 3 years, before a successful spinoff. Previously, Lewis served in leadership roles at DTCC and Deriv/SERV, managing revenue growth from $100M to north of $200M, and with FIS, one of the world’s largest fintech firms.
“I’ve spent 20 years building fast growing financial technology firms. Yieldstreet stands out with its innovative approach to wealth management,” Lewis said. “The firm has experienced astronomical growth over the past few years and I look forward to building on that success and expanding the opportunities available to investors.”
Prior to joining Yieldstreet, Grande was the SVP of Product & Design at Shutterstock, where he oversaw the company’s consumer business line P&L. Grande brings more than 20 years of experience in product development, design, technology, and P&L management to Yieldstreet. Grande has deep experience leading two-sided marketplaces, overseeing teams at a number of tech companies including SoundCloud, where he oversaw the launch and operation of monetization.
“I started using Yieldstreet two years ago, long before I joined the company,” said Grande. “I’ve been impressed with the product this team has developed. This is why I joined the team – to help make these wealth-building tools even more accessible and intuitive.”
“At Yieldstreet, our sole focus is to offer investors new opportunities to build personal wealth and value,” said Milind Mehere, Founder and CEO of Yieldstreet. “We’re thrilled to bring Matthew on to build on our existing offerings, launch new scalable asset classes to meet growing investor demand, and build partnerships across capital markets to fulfill the mission of providing alternative investment opportunities to retail investors.”
Yieldstreet is striving to change the way wealth is created. Yieldstreet seeks to accomplish this by transforming the investing landscape, opening up access to investments for individual investors across a range of asset classes such as Real Estate, Marine Finance, Art Finance, Legal Finance, Commercial loans, and Private Business Credit. Headquartered in New York City with offices in Brazil, Argentina and Greece, the company is backed with $178 million in equity and debt funding from firms including Edison Partners, Greycroft, Soros Fund Management and Raine Ventures. Join the movement at www.yieldstreet.com.