Finance Magnates has reported that Terry Pierce, salesman at PrimeRevenue, a cloud-enabled supply chain finance solutions provider, and former second round draft pick of American football team the Denver Broncos, has joined blockchain start-up Fluent as its 12th employee.

Previous appointments at Fluent include Chris Martin, Blockchain Architect, and Gus Hines, Designer. Pierce was responsible for 14 of the last 15 deals in the PrimeRevenue pipeline and $70B of annualized supplier spend. He brings experience in the space and intimate knowledge of the competition to Fluent.

Pierce remarked: “I joined Fluent because of their practical approach to implementing blockchain technology, using it to solve real issues within trade finance. The writing’s on the wall; It’s not just a different way to do the same thing. This is a fundamental change, allowing us to solve problems in trade finance previous vendors simply couldn’t.”