CoinDesk's CEO Kevin Worth Steps Down amid Bullish Led Restructuring

by Tareq Sikder
  • Sara Stratoberdha, formerly leading business development at Bullish, has become the CEO.
  • Several key figures within CoinDesk's leadership have departed from their roles.
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In a significant move orchestrated by the cryptocurrency exchange Bullish, CoinDesk's long-serving CEO, Kevin Worth, has stepped down as part of a major restructuring effort within the renowned media, events, and information company.

Leadership Transition at CoinDesk

Taking the helm in Worth's place is Sara Stratoberdha, who brings her extensive experience from leading business development at Bullish.

Kevin Worth
Kevin Worth, Source: LinkedIn

A spokesperson for CoinDesk assured that despite the change in leadership, the company would maintain its editorial independence and integrity under Stratoberdha's guidance.

Sara Stratoberdha
Sara Stratoberdha, Source: LinkedIn

The shakeup, which follows Bullish's acquisition of CoinDesk from its former owner Digital Currency Group just two months ago, extends beyond the CEO's position. Several key figures within CoinDesk's leadership, including the Chief Operating Officer and President of Media Elinor Hirschhorn, the Vice President of Engineering, John DeGuenther, and the Executive Director of Global Strategy, Emily Parker, have also departed from their roles.

Michael Casey, the Chief Content Officer, will no longer serve in a full-time capacity. However, discussions are underway with Bullish to explore alternative roles for Casey within the CoinDesk organization.

Recognition of Outgoing Leadership

Bullish's CEO, Tom Farley, announced the restructuring via a memo circulated to CoinDesk and Bullish employees on Thursday. Farley outlined the intention to streamline CoinDesk's media, indices, and events businesses by adopting a flatter organizational structure. As part of the restructuring, certain functions of CoinDesk, such as Human Resources, will now align with their counterparts at Bullish. Additionally, CoinDesk's tech and product teams will integrate with Bullish.

In a statement, Farley acknowledged Worth and the outgoing leadership team's contributions. He highlighted their pivotal roles in steering CoinDesk into a prominent global media entity, facilitating its acquisition by Bullish, and successfully integrating the two companies. He extended his gratitude to them and wished them well in their future endeavors.

Bullish Acquires CoinDesk: A Strategic Move

Finance Magnates reported that Bullish has acquired CoinDesk, a crypto media publication. CoinDesk will operate independently as a subsidiary, maintaining its identity and integrity.

The move aims to leverage Bullish's capital for CoinDesk's expansion in media, events, and indices. The CEO, Kevin Worth sees potential for product development and growth in the crypto economy. Bullish, known for institutional trading, introduced perpetual futures recently. Lazard and Citi facilitated the acquisition.

In a significant move orchestrated by the cryptocurrency exchange Bullish, CoinDesk's long-serving CEO, Kevin Worth, has stepped down as part of a major restructuring effort within the renowned media, events, and information company.

Leadership Transition at CoinDesk

Taking the helm in Worth's place is Sara Stratoberdha, who brings her extensive experience from leading business development at Bullish.

Kevin Worth
Kevin Worth, Source: LinkedIn

A spokesperson for CoinDesk assured that despite the change in leadership, the company would maintain its editorial independence and integrity under Stratoberdha's guidance.

Sara Stratoberdha
Sara Stratoberdha, Source: LinkedIn

The shakeup, which follows Bullish's acquisition of CoinDesk from its former owner Digital Currency Group just two months ago, extends beyond the CEO's position. Several key figures within CoinDesk's leadership, including the Chief Operating Officer and President of Media Elinor Hirschhorn, the Vice President of Engineering, John DeGuenther, and the Executive Director of Global Strategy, Emily Parker, have also departed from their roles.

Michael Casey, the Chief Content Officer, will no longer serve in a full-time capacity. However, discussions are underway with Bullish to explore alternative roles for Casey within the CoinDesk organization.

Recognition of Outgoing Leadership

Bullish's CEO, Tom Farley, announced the restructuring via a memo circulated to CoinDesk and Bullish employees on Thursday. Farley outlined the intention to streamline CoinDesk's media, indices, and events businesses by adopting a flatter organizational structure. As part of the restructuring, certain functions of CoinDesk, such as Human Resources, will now align with their counterparts at Bullish. Additionally, CoinDesk's tech and product teams will integrate with Bullish.

In a statement, Farley acknowledged Worth and the outgoing leadership team's contributions. He highlighted their pivotal roles in steering CoinDesk into a prominent global media entity, facilitating its acquisition by Bullish, and successfully integrating the two companies. He extended his gratitude to them and wished them well in their future endeavors.

Bullish Acquires CoinDesk: A Strategic Move

Finance Magnates reported that Bullish has acquired CoinDesk, a crypto media publication. CoinDesk will operate independently as a subsidiary, maintaining its identity and integrity.

The move aims to leverage Bullish's capital for CoinDesk's expansion in media, events, and indices. The CEO, Kevin Worth sees potential for product development and growth in the crypto economy. Bullish, known for institutional trading, introduced perpetual futures recently. Lazard and Citi facilitated the acquisition.

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