Coinbase Appoints a New Chief Financial Officer
Coinbase, the cryptocurrency exchange has hired Alesia Haas as its new Chief Financial Officer. Haas has earlier been the CFO at Oz Management and OneWest Bank.
Asiff Hirji, the President, and the Chief Operating Officer of Coinbase believes that Haas would help the company in accelerating their goal of building a class-apart financial team which can grow as the company does. With her “extensive experience in managing highly regulated complex financial institutions”, Haas can truly add value to the company.
Brian Armstrong, Coinbase’s co-founder, and CEO said:
“I’m incredibly excited to have Alesia join Coinbase as our new CFO. She brings deep financial services experience to our growing company. As a fintech company, finance is core to everything that we do.”
The company has been on a hiring spree in the last few months, grabbing the latest talent in the market. Coinbase hired the former Twitter and Facebook communications lead, Rachel Horwitz, as the new communications vice president earlier this month.
In March, they had hired Eric Scro, the former New York Stock Exchange executive, as the new finance vice president. They had also hired Emilie Choi, the former LinkedIn executive, as the vice president of corporate and business development.
Coinbase has recently acquired the blockchain-powered paid messaging service, Earn.com, which was previously known as 21.co, and appointed Earn’s Chief Executive Officer, Balaji Srinivasan, as their Chief Technology Officer.
Back in December last year, the former Facebook and PayPal executive, David Marcus, had joined the board of directors at the company.
Coinbase is already well-established as one of the best crypto exchanges in the market. The new additions to their team would perhaps become the best crypto exchange in the market.