Case today announced that Stephen Schultz has been named chief technology officer. Steve joins Case with more than two decades of extensive technology expertise to lead the development of the company’s bitcoin technology solutions. In his new role, Steve will be responsible for overseeing development of the company’s products and technology to drive widespread market adoption.
The appointment follows Case’s recent announcement the company secured $ 1.5 million in funding led by Future Perfect Ventures, along with RRE Ventures, High Line Venture Partners and the Rochester Institute of Technology Fund, among others.
“We are thrilled to welcome Steve to our growing team,” said Case Chief Executive Officer Melanie Shapiro. “With his combined expertise as both an exceptional engineer and an entrepreneur, he will be instrumental in establishing Case as the most trusted and widely used bitcoin wallet.”
Prior to joining Case, Steve was the founder and chief technology officer of Pictometry International Corp., where he built the original technology framework, led new product development and grew the company to more than 280 employees. Earlier in his career, Steve developed technologies for the Rochester Institute of Technology Center for Imaging Science for a variety of applications including environmental, medical and earth analysis. He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
“I am excited to join Case working to realize the potential of bitcoin,” said Case Chief Technology Officer, Stephen Schultz. “While the security challenges that face bitcoin have so far prevented mainstream adoption, we are confident our solutions will make digital currency a seamless part of everyday life that is as easy to use as a credit card, only more secure.”