Former Gemini Officer Caitlin Barnett Joins Bitstamp As US Chief Compliance Leader
The Ex-Deputy Cheif Compliance Officer of Gemini exchange for the past 3 years has quit the company to join as the US Chef Compliance Officer at Bitstamp. Barnett will be working out of the exchange’s New York office and her primary job would be to overseeing the daily day-to-day compliance operations, work with regulatory officials from the government and prepare the exchange for regulatory changes that lie ahead.
When asked to comment about the new job she said:
“This is an exciting time to join Bitstamp and help them carry what they’ve achieved in Europe over to the US. This is a company that has always been on the forefront in crypto compliance. I look forward to continuing that journey alongside their team”
At Gemini, she formed and executed an AML/BSA compliance program, managed multiple AML/BSA audits and exams, and led a group of over 20 compliance professionals. Before this, she was an assistant vice president compliance officer at Commerzbank and worked as an assistant vice president and senior counsel at JPMorgan Chase.
Nejc Kodrič, CEO of Bitstamp said:
“We’ve always believed in the need for effective regulation. Our goal is to provide a safe and transparent trading venue. To achieve that goal in the US, we were looking for senior compliance professional. Caitlin’s experience makes her an excellent fit for this role and we are pleased to have her lead our compliance management processes.”
The official announcement said that she will join Hunter Merghart, who newly came on board as Head of US Operations of their US team. They are looking to fill multiple other positions in the company.