Coinbase taps former LinkedIn Exec for VP of Data Role

Coinbase cryptocurrency exchange has welcomed Michael Li, a former Data executive at LinkedIn to the company. Li will occupy the position of Vice President of Data at Coinbase.

According to a blog post announcing his new appointment, Li said he would contribute to the exchange on a mission to “create an open financial system for the world.”

Before his switch to Coinbase, he was the Head of Analytics & Data Science at LinkedIn, a role he took on after serving as director and senior director of Business Analytics at the company.

He described his role as an opportunity to define and evolve the role data can play in a rapidly emerging space. According to his blog post, he hopes to combine an innovative mindset with learnings from my past experience to solve new challenges.

Coinbase is Hiring

Li ended by saying, “Talent is the most important asset to any team, so if you are interested in joining, Coinbase is hiring!”

The exchange has been on the lookout for talents to fill a growing number of positions in the company as it continues to expand.

At the higher echelon, Coinbase has brought in notable experienced execs to man various divisions. These include Tim Wagner, former general manager at Amazon Web Services, Jeff Horowitz from Pershing LLC. Others are Tina Bhatnagar (VP of Operations and technology), Eric Soto (VP of finance), Rachael Horwitz (VP of Communications), Emilie Choi (VP of Corporate and Business Development), and Alesia Haas (Chief financial officer).

The firm recently revealed plans to recruit over 100 personnel for its newly opened New York offices. It said more hands were needed to handle the growing number of institutional customers for which the New York branch was dedicated.

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