Roger Bartlett, a former Goldman Sachs executive, is the newest to leave Wall Street for the crypto world. He joined Coinbase.
During his 15 years at Goldman Sachs, Bartlett worked his way up to managing director and global co-head of operations for global markets.
Roger Bartlett, the former executive at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., has announced that he would join Coinbase Global Inc., a prominent cryptocurrency exchange in the United States. “It’s time to embrace the crypto economy,” he declared.
Coinbase Welcomed The Experienced Former Executive
On Friday, in a LinkedIn post, Bartlett announced that he is leaving Goldman Sachs after sixteen years to manage Coinbase’s worldwide finance operations.
Bartlett will work with Coinbase’s CFO Alesia Haas, COO and President Emilie Choi, Head of Institutional Sales, Brett Tejpaul, and VP of Institutional Products, Greg Tusar, who formerly worked at Goldman Sachs as the global co-head of operations for global markets.
His job at the organization is to assist clients “embrace opportunities given by digital investments and the ecosystem.”
Another former Goldman Sachs employee, former Vice President Gaurav Budhrani, is set to become the CEO of Bitcoin mining business PrimeBlock in September 2021, according to the article.
Over the previous year, the crypto exchange behemoth has significantly increased its employees. The company’s workforce base tripled between 2020 and 2021 as a result of this aggressive recruiting binge, with 3,730 employees at the end of the year.
Some of the new appointments are well-known figures from the conventional finance industry. The exchange hired a former US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lawyer to manage its public policy section earlier this year.
Coinbase still expects to hire more people, according to its Q4 2021 financial report released on Thursday, with a goal of 6,000 employees by the end of the year.