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Coinbase On the Move Again: Hires Ex-LinkedIn Exec to Head Data Department


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Coinbase has been nothing but busy in the last few weeks, announcing one key talent acquisition after another. The company has managed to attract the Head of Analytics and Data Science at the largest professional online network LinkedIn.

On a Mission to “Create an Open Financial System for the World”

In an official announcement, Michael Li, former Head of Analytics and Data Science at LinkedIn, revealed that he will be joining the largest US-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase as its Vice President of Data.

In his first Medium publication on his new position, Li outlined his mission at the company:

Data will be essential to empowering Coinbase’s mission, and core to company’s strategy to deliver the most trusted and easiest-to-use cryptocurrency products and services. I feel privileged to take on this challenging and rewarding new role to start the next chapter of my career.

Li comes with an educational background in Engineering in the US and China and he has been a part of major companies such as Capital One, eBay, and Coursera on various analytics and advisors roles.


Hiring Spree Goes On

As Live Bitcoin News reported earlier this month, the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange has intensified its hiring spree in an attempt to cater to institutional investors.

Just a week ago, the company announced another key addition to its team of high-ranked officials. Coinbase hired Brian Brooks as its Chief Legal Officer.

Brooks was an executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of the Federal National Mortgage Association (commonly referred to as “Fannie Mae”).

In July the company hired Tim Wagner to serve as their Vice President of Engineering. Wagner was previously working as the general manager at Amazon Web Services.

What do you think of Coinbase’s new hire? Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below!

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