Digital Assets
Alpharetta, Georgia

Overall Rank: 85
Category: Digital Assets
Category Rank: 1


  • Top Fintech Company of 2023
  • Top Fintech Company of 2022


Bakkt is a trusted digital asset platform that enables consumers, businesses and institutions to buy, sell, store and spend digital assets. Bakkt’s platform, now available through the Bakkt App and to partners, amplifies consumer spending and bolsters loyalty programs, adding value for all key stakeholders within the Bakkt payments and digital assets ecosystem. Launched in 2018, Bakkt is headquartered in Alpharetta, GA.


Key Products

Bakkt® Crypto Solutions integrates crypto seamlessly into banking apps, payment solutions, or rewards programs. And their consumer-first approach to regulation and security means they are dedicated to keeping customer crypto safe.

Bakkt® Loyalty Solutions powers loyalty commerce across the full range of loyalty currencies and experiences.

Bakkt® Payment Solutions delivers innovative ways for businesses to offer consumers more ways to pay, and individuals more ways to get paid. Activate select cryptocurrencies and loyalty currencies to unlock new pathways to value for consumers and payees – easily, seamlessly, and securely.

Bakkt® App, keep points, cash, and bitcoin in the same place. Then send it, spend it, and use it..

The Bakkt Card takes the worry out of paying with alternative currencies. Easily add the Bakkt Card to Apple Wallet® and Google Pay™for tap-to-pay convenience when shopping in stores. Use the Bakkt card anywhere Visa® is accepted.

Key Executives

Karen Alexander, Chief Financial Officer

Karen Alexander is Bakkt’s Chief Financial Officer. Karen Alexander served as the interim Chief Financial Officer and interim Principal Financial Officer of Bakkt since May 2022, before becoming Bakkt’s Chief Financial Officer.

Nicolas Cabrera, Chief Product Officer, Payments

Nicolas Cabrera has served as the Chief Product Officer for Payments of Bakkt since June 2019. In this role, he oversees both B2B and B2C product strategy and development, go-to-market execution, and partner integrations.

Marc D’Annunzio, General Counsel and Secretary

Marc D’Annunzio has served as General Counsel and Secretary since May 2019. Mr. D’Annunzio is responsible for legal, regulatory, compliance and governance matters. Mr. D’Annunzio joined Bakkt from Alston & Bird LLP, an international law firm, where he practiced in its Payments group.

Mark Elliot, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

Mark Elliot is Bakkt’s Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, responsible for sales and marketing teams. Prior to Bakkt, Mr. Elliot was the CMO at Biocatch leading all facets of marketing and communications, with focus on accelerating growth for the software provider.

Nancy Gordon, Chief Product Officer, Loyalty & Rewards

Nancy Gordon has served as the Chief Product Officer for Loyalty & Rewards of Bakkt since March 2021. Ms. Gordon brings to Bakkt over 20 years of experience across the financial services industry in various roles at Consulting, Banks and FinTech organizations.

Alex Jacobs, Chief Administrative Officer

Alex Jacobs is Chief Administrative Officer at Bakkt. In this role, he is responsible for strategic initiatives across the company, including Board management, real estate, company strategy and narrative and internal projects on culture and company process.

Kim Jimenez, Chief Human Resources Officer

Kim Jimenez is the Chief Human Resources Officer responsible for leading efforts to shape the employee experience. Prior to joining Bakkt, Kim held positions at Citi responsible for performance management, talent acquisition, compensation, talent development, diversity and executive coaching.

Josh Klenert, Chief Design Officer

Josh Klenert is Bakkt’s Chief Design Officer. Mr. Klenert is an award- winning creative director and media executive with more than 15 years of experience, including over a decade as a senior-level leader. Mr. Klenert was most recently at ServiceNow, leading design inside the pre-sales innovation team, specializing in taking a human-centered approach to solving enterprise customers challenges on the Now Platform.

Michael Lewis, Chief Engineering & Operations Officer

Michael Lewis has served as Bakkt’s Chief Engineering & Operations Officer since February 2021. Prior to joining Bakkt, Mr. Lewis worked for Citigroup, where he served as the group’s Chief Technology Officer and Managing Director for the Global Consumer Bank from 2018 onwards.

Gavin Michael, Chief Executive Officer, President

Gavin Michael serves as Chief Executive Officer and has also served as President since 2021. Prior to joining Bakkt, Dr. Michael was the Head of Technology for Citi’s Global Consumer Bank, responsible for the long-term strategic direction, planning and management of Citi’s global technology organization, execution of its cloud architecture, data and service strategies, and driving digitization efforts to accelerate speed to market.

Dan O’Prey, Chief Product Officer, Bitcoin & Crypto

Dan O’Prey is Bakkt’s Chief Product Officer, Crypto. Dan most recently served as Chief Strategy Officer as part of the executive team at Digital Asset, creators of the Daml smart contract language. He was responsible for defining the corporate strategy and aligning the top level product strategy, assisted with over $300 MM of financing, and oversaw marketing and communications across the firm.

Meredith Spatz, Chief Client Officer

Meredith Spatz is Bakkt’s Chief Client Officer. In this role, Meredith oversees customer success, relationship management and partner growth opportunities. Meredith was previously an EVP at Mastercard, where she managed the relationship with Citi, one of Mastercard’s largest customers, executing on strategies that leverage the assets of both organizations to deliver value to customers and grow faster together.