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Gemini Adds Cybersecurity Veteran to Executive Team

David Damoto joins Gemini with over 20 years experience in the field.

Aug 19, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 13, 2021 at 11:21 a.m. UTC

The Winklevoss twins are adding some muscle to Gemini's security team.

Announced this morning, David Damato will be joining Gemini as the Chief Security Officer. Damato joins Gemini from Tanium, a top cybersecurity firm, where he held the same position for four years.

Damato joins Gemini with over 20 years experience in the field.

Speaking on the hiring, Gemini co-founder and CEO Tyler Winklevoss said Damato’s expertise matches Gemini’s market brand:

"Security is the bedrock of our culture, and Dave adds to that legacy. His depth of security knowledge and his experience defending global networks will be invaluable as we continue to build the market's most secure cryptocurrency offering."

With roughly 200 employees across three locations in New York, Oregon, and Chicago, Damato's hiring falls in line with other recent hirings by the exchange. Last June, Gemini hired five ex-Coinbase engineers to build out high-speed trading and custodianship.

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