The exit of top-level executives from Wall Street and entering the crypto market is the recent trend. Crypto market is attracting the top-notch talent except for the institutional investors.
Let’s take a look at the top-level Wall Street executives that got swayed by crypto market:
- Alesia Haas from Och-Ziff Capital Management
Alesia left her position as the CFO at Wall Street’s Och-Ziff Capital Management to join one of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges and wallet service provider, Coinbase. Before joining the Coinbase as its CFO, Alesia had previously worked at OneWestBank and Merrill Lynch.
- Richard Kim from Goldman Sachs
Richard worked at JP Morgan for five years before joining the London office of Goldman Sachs in 2015 as an Executive Director. Recently, he was attracted by7 the early crypto investor Mike Novogratz to join his crypto merchant bank Galaxy Digital as the COO.
- Michael Bucella from Goldman Sachs
Michaela was a former Goldman executive who took the role of the Global Head of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development at BlockTower Capital which is one of the leading crypto investments firms. The company was co-founded by Matt Goetz who himself left his position of Vice President at Goldman Sachs last year.
- James Radecki from Goldman Sachs
James was working as a Managing Director at the bank when he decided to start working in the digital currency market. Now, he is working as the Global Head of Business Development at the Cumberland Mining which is one of the largest traders of cryptocurrencies.
- William Healy from Deutsche Bank
Last month, Pantera Capital, a Blockchain, and cryptocurrency hedge fund hired William Healy, the former managing director of Deutsche Bank. Healy joined the West Coast office headquarters of the company as the President of the Fund.
A few other talent movements to crypto industry:
- Emilie Choi from LinkedIn
Coinbase roped in Emilie from LinkedIn to join their office as a Vice President of Corporate and Business Development. At LinkedIn, she was the head of mergers and acquisitions.
- Asiff Hirji from TD Ameritrade
Asiff worked as the COO at TD Ameritrade, the world’s largest online broker and joined Coinbase as COO. He previously held governance and senior leadership roles at Saxo Bank, Bain Capital, and TPG Capital.
The inflow from Wall Street to the crypto market is still going on. These movements show that we have a lot to expect from the buzzing crypto industry.