Melissa Strait joins Coinbase as chief compliance officer
Coinbase, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, has appointed Melissa Strait (pictured) to its team of directors as its new Chief Compliance Officer. In her new role, she will now handle all company’s compliance policies and oversee the company’s businesses with several law enforcement agencies worldwide, in areas where Coinbase operates.
She joins Coinbase from leading fintech company Stripe, where she most recently served as its Global Head of Financial Crimes. She previously held the role of the company’s U.S. Compliance Officer. In both roles she built and led global teams responsible for the implementation and day-to-day sustainment of compliance programs that supported millions of the world’s top companies in more than 120 countries. Prior to joining Stripe, she oversaw daily compliance operations at Square, a global payments company. Also she had led global teams that helped to implement and sustain the major compliance policies that supported millions of the world’s top companies in more than 120 countries.