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The People With Power at Coinbase

The Information reporting; Coinbase
The Information reporting; Coinbase

Over the last 12 months, Coinbase, Silicon Valley’s most high-profile cryptocurrency company, has been recruiting aggressively from Wall Street, attracting top deal makers and prominent lawyers as it seeks to become the premier conduit for institutional cryptocurrency trading.

Jeff Horowitz, Coinbase’s chief compliance officer, came to the company two months ago from BNY Mellon subsidiary Pershing. Brian Brooks, the chief legal officer, came from the federal mortgage agency Fannie Mae. Asiff Hirji, the COO and president, joined last December after holding senior positions at brokerage TD Ameritrade and private equity firm TPG Capital. The latest batch of hires, shown in this org chart compiled by The Information, are expected to play a pivotal role in Coinbase’s next phase of growth.