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Coinbase hired a Wall Street Executive as its Chief Finance Officer.

Jake Hill
Jake Hill

Tuesday Coinbase announced on its blog, saying that Coinbase is hiring Alesia Haas as its CFO. Alesia Haas was the chief financial officer of publicly traded hedge fund Och-Ziff Capital Management and will join the Coinbase team soon.

Haas was earlier the CFO and head of strategy for OneWest Bank and has worked for Merrill Lynch and General Electric. Haas will be in Coinbase to help Oz Management with the transition until June 1. After that Thomas Sipp will take over as Oz Management’s CFO as Haas leaves the company.

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong said, “Haas brings deep financial services experience to our growing company.”

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. We plan to continue bringing the best and brightest from both finance and technology companies to help create an open financial system for the world.” said Brian Armstrong

Also, Haas will help Coinbase to build the world-class financial team. Not to mention that Haas is a well qualified financial executive who has a highly experienced background in complex financial institutions.
As we see a growth in the number of Wall Street people joining the cryptocurrency space. Yesterday we saw that cryptocurrency wallet Blockchain hires top Goldman Sachs Executive. This shows that the people working for financial based companies are moving to cryptocurrency industry.
What do you think about Coinbase hiring its new CFO? Let us know in the comments below.

Jake Hill

Coming from a University Education in Computer Science, I am interested in blockchains and Bitcoin since 2014 and even mined at the time. The rumors of Bitcoin bubble made me run away, but I have com