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Coinbase Hires Ex-COO of Nerdwallet to Succeed Emilie Choi in VP Role

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Coinbase Hires Ex-COO of Nerdwallet to Succeed Emilie Choi in VP Role

Coindesk reported Sept. 10, Coinbase has hired a new VP of business and data to replace Emilie Choi, who was promoted to COO earlier this year.

The San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange chosen Dan Yoo(former the COO of Nerdwallet) for the VP role. He was earlier VP of Business Operations and Analytics at LinkedIn where he worked with Emilie Choi.

Dan Yoo will oversee business operations, business development, corporate development and the data team at Coinbase, as per the report.

Dan Yoo also stated that:

“Coinbase is a very data-driven company. As part of this role, I’ll be making sure that internally and externally Coinbase and its customers have the data they need to make better decisions.”

Yoo told Coindesk that he has been following the crypto industry with a Coinbase account since 2013. Following with a statement:

“I would not consider myself a crypto expert by any means. I’ve been in and around financial services for my entire career, though.”

It was also reported that Yoo founded a some startups prior to working LinkedIn, ReliaQuote is one of them. It is one of the first online term life insurance brokerages, which bank tech vendor Fiserv acquired in 2003.

Yoo plans to help tie together Coinbase’s operations.

“At Linkedin, I was on a similar team and we helped be the connective tissue for the organization. With the hypergrowth at Coinbase, I hope to use my experience of scaling teams and getting them to work effectively together.”

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