Beckett announced Kunal Chopra as its new CEO earlier this week. The company says this comes “amid growing demand for Beckett’s products and services,” as well as “the expansion of its business into web3 digital assets and a renewed focus on using technology to serve and propel the industry.”
It also says the appointment comes as part of Beckett’s multi-year strategic growth initiative.
Chopra was most recently the CEO of Kaspien, a software and tech-enabled services platform for retail marketplaces.
Interim CEO Justin Holbrook says Beckett is excited that Chopra is taking the helm and that “He brings the kind of wide-ranging, far-reaching technology experience that we need, at this time.”
“The collectibles industry is embracing technology in an unprecedented way, and that’s why we thought Kunal was perfectly positioned to lead Beckett as it invests heavily in digital products and services for collectors,” Holbrook added.
In a statement, Chopra says he’s thrilled to become CEO of Beckett.
“I’m encouraged both by Beckett’s storied past and by the big vision for its future: a one-stop-shop platform of amazing products and services for collectors to manage their portfolio of alternative investments,” Chopra said. “This includes refining our core offerings—Pricing, Grading, and Authentication Services—but also expanding to newer services and categories beyond trading cards and comic books.”
Chopra also added that Beckett intends to do the above by innovating on behalf of the customers and utilizing cutting-edge technology in web3 and blockchain, data analytics, and more.