Alesia Haas has reportedly been poached by the blockchain industry following the announcement of her decision to leave capital management firm Och-Ziff to join cryptocurrency exchange service, Coinbase.
Haas will become the new Chief Financial Officer at Coinbase following her decision to resign from the CFO position at the Wall Street firm. The move was announced through blog post that was published earlier this week. Haas has been the CFO of Och-Ziff for one and a half years. She will continue to hold down the position at the hedge fund until June 1st. She is also expected to take up the new position at Coinbase immediately after leaving the hedge fund.
Alesia is the latest financial executive to be poached by the cryptocurrency market thus highlighting the fact that the digital currency market is gaining more traction and Wall Street has been donating a lot of talent. Haas will be an important addition to Coinbase because she will offer years of experience in the finance industry to the cryptocurrency exchange. She is expected to play a critical part in helping the crypto exchange company to build a strong financial team that will allow it to leverage impressive growth.
?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,? stated Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong.
Coinbase has recently been making high profile hires as part of its mission for the financial team. It recently hired Balaji Srinivasan as its new chief technology officer after it acquired his company Earn.com which he co-founded. Just a month ago, the crypto exchange firm hired Emilie Choi, a former LinkedIn executive as its new Vice President of Business and Corporate Development. The exchange also hired former Twitter executive Tina Bhatnagar as its new head of technology and operations.
Meanwhile, Och-Ziff has lost a significant number of executives due to a corruption scandal. Earlier this week, the capital management firm announced that it hired Thomas Sipp, a former executive at Credit Suisse Group as its new Chief Financial Officer.
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