Coinbase Onboards Senior LinkedIn Executive Michael Li As Data Chief
The Coinbase platform likes to keep their staff fresh and updated to ensure that they can make progress in the crypto world. In a recent development, they have announced a new vice president of data – Michael Li. Li was the head of analytics and data science for LinkedIn, as well as a senior executive for the company. His seven years of experience in this networking platform makes him a helpful addition to the crypto exchange startup.
The announcement was posted on Coinbase’s official Twitter page. The post also provided a link to a Medium blog that discussed the integration.
Proud to welcome @li_mike_yue to Coinbase as VP of Data. Mike will help create an open financial system for the world by leveraging existing technologies like machine learning and AI, and innovating around emerging crypto and blockchain data use cases. https://t.co/e0dNEBXVUS pic.twitter.com/tBiR9nywxN
— Coinbase (@coinbase) September 18, 2018
So far, Li’s career has primarily been about the integration of data with financial services, along with e-commerce and social networks.
In Li’s blog post, he said,
“I am thrilled by the opportunity to define and evolve the role data can play in a rapidly emerging space, combining an innovative mindset to solve new challenges with learnings from my past experience.”
He also added,
“Data will be essential to empowering Coinbase's mission, and core to company's strategy to deliver the most trusted and easiest-to-use cryptocurrency products and services. I feel privileged to take on this challenging and rewarding new role to start the next chapter of my career.”
As stated above, this move is one of the latest decisions to strengthen the leadership team for Coinbase. In fact, there have been multiple hires over the last ten months, including:
- Vice president of finance
- Vice president of communications
- Vice president of engineering
- Chief financial officer
- Compliance officers
Along with Li, Emilie Choi has been added to the Coinbase team as well, helping with their efforts to improve acquisition. There are still plenty of positions that Coinbase plans to hire, including over 100 new employees to work at the New York office that they recently set up.