Digital Asset Manager Grayscale Expands Leadership Team With Trio of C-Suite Hires

The digital currency asset manager's new executives bring with them experience at firms such as Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and Ripple Labs.

Feb 16, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 12:12 p.m. UTC

Grayscale Investments has expanded its senior leadership team with the announcement of three new C-suite hires.

  • The regulated digital asset manager, now with over $37 billion in assets under management, has appointed Hugh Ross as chief operating officer, Benjamin Melnicki as chief compliance officer and Angela Romano Kuo as chief people officer.
  • Ross and Melnicki bring with them experience at firms such as Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and Ripple Labs, while Kuo is a people veteran at companies like DevaCurl, VTS and FanDuel.
  • The appointments follow closely after the elevation of Michael Sonneshein, the firm's long-time managing director, to CEO.
  • New York-based Grayscale is owned by Digital Currency Group, the parent company of CoinDesk.
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