Crytocurrency exchange Coinbase has appointed Alesia Hass as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Hass (pictured), joins Coinbase from hedge fund firm Och-Ziff Capital Management where she held the same position.
At Och-Ziff, Haas oversaw all aspects of accounting, tax, treasury, financial operations, internal audit and shareholder services, having previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy for OneWest Bank, and held senior finance, investment and strategy roles with Merrill Lynch and General Electric.
“I’m incredibly excited to have Alesia join Coinbase as our new CFO,” says Brian Armstrong, Co-founder & CEO at Coinbase. “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.”
Haas’s appointment comes hot on the heels of another big development at Coinbase with the company acquiring Earn.com and with it the services of co-founder and CEO Balaji Srinivasan who has been appointed as Coinbase’s first Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
Prior to serving as the CEO at Earn.com, Srinivasan was a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz and was also the cofounder and CTO of Counsyl. He holds a BS, MS, and PhD in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University and has taught data mining, stats, genomics, and blockchain courses at Stanford.