Online brokerage platform Robinhood has hired former Google executive Aparna Chennapragada as its first chief product officer.

  • Chennapragada will oversee all product, design and research, Robinhood announced via a blog post Wednesday.
  • During her 12-year tenure at Google, she led various products efforts across its search engine, virtual assistant and YouTube.
  • Her appointment will help Robinhood deliver "delightful product experiences and work towards democratizing finance for all," Vlad Tenez, CEO and co-founder said.
  • Robinhood announced in February it has experienced a surge of around 200,000 extra cryptocurrency users per month since the start of 2021.

See also: 3 US Regulators Probing Robinhood’s Actions Amid GameStop Trading Craze

The leader in news and information on cryptocurrency, digital assets and the future of money, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups.