Coinbase has appointed new Chief Compliance Officer, Melissa Strait. In her new role, Melissa will be responsible for our global compliance programs, including our know-your-customer (KYC) and anti-money-laundering (AML) initiatives, as well as managing our work with law enforcement agencies around the world.
Melissa joins us 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.
Melissa is no stranger to Coinbase. In her roles at Stripe and Square, she oversaw the compliance aspects of each company’s integration with Coinbase’s various products, introducing a range of new customers to the potential of cryptocurrency.