Emile Scheffel, MPM/13, has been appointed vice president (operations) of Brane Capital, an independent Canadian crypto custody service provider.

In his new role, Scheffel will lead Brane’s regulatory and communications functions in Canada and the United States. He will also oversee the company’s project management office, which leads key company initiatives, including joint ventures and the integration of domestic and international acquisitions. Scheffel assumes his new position as the company is pursuing an aggressive commercialization strategy in multiple jurisdictions.

Scheffel completed his master’s degree in political management at Carleton University’s Clayton H. Riddell Graduate Program in Political Management in 2013. He went on to serve as communications coordinator to BC Premier Christy Clark, senior political aid to the province’s minister of health, and executive director of the BC Liberal Party. In the private sector, Scheffel has worked as regional lead of community affairs for CN Rail.