Coinbase has recently created a platform team to make way for the company’s product and engineering sides and then hire some veterans from Silicon Valley to fill the leadership roles. The cryptocurrency exchange from San Francisco has recently introduced Shilpa Dhar, Ravi Byakod, and Frank Yoo to their leadership team. They come from Venmo, Adobe, and Google, correspondingly.
Dhar will be the Coinbase’s new Vice President of the product. Before coming to Coinbase, Dhar was a product head at Venmo, the digital payments company. Before that, she has helped usher in and expand mobile commerce at PayPal.
While Ravi Byakod comes aboard as the new VP of Engineering; in the past, he was the head of commerce engineering at Adobe, he oversaw the elements of the software company’s commerce platform to make sure that it is integrated with the other Adobe products.
Out of the Platforms team, Coinbase has also brought on Frank Yoo as the VP of Design & Research. You came straight from Google, where he has led the search/data company’s efforts to improve the user experience for GSuite apps like Chat, Calendar, and Google Voice.
According to their LinkedIn profiles, Yoo and Dhar have started working at Coinbase in June, though the hirings were just announced recently.