Coinbase Hires Goldman Veteran to Lead Financial Operations

It’s the latest in a long line of traditional finance executives exiting their positions to join the crypto industry.

Feb 25, 2022 at 2:56 p.m. UTC
Updated Feb 25, 2022 at 4:24 p.m. UTC

Michael Bellusci is CoinDesk's crypto payments reporter.

Goldman Sachs partner Roger Bartlett is leaving the investment bank to run global financial operations at Coinbase (COIN), according to a LinkedIn post from Bartlett.

  • “It’s time to embrace the cryptoeconomy,” wrote Bartlett, announcing the move after a 16-year run at Goldman, where he most recently led a team of about 2,500 as global co-head of operations for the bank’s global markets division.
  • Coinbase has made no secret of its aggressive growth ambitions, saying in its earnings release Thursday night that it planned to spend $4.25 billion to $5.25 billion on tech/development, and general and administrative expenses this year. This includes a goal to hire 6,000 employees this year, largely for its technology and development teams.
  • Financial News first reported Bartlett's move early Friday.
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