Coinbase Secures Michael Li as Vice President of Data

Li joins the company from LinkedIn where he was the Head of Analytics and Data Science.

Coinbase, a digital currency exchange headquartered in San Francisco, has recently welcomed Michael Li to its ranks as its Vice President of Data. Li, who announced his new position via an article on Medium yesterday, said he will help contribute to the firm’s mission to “create an open financial system for the world.”

Li’s career has been focused on data and analytics. His previous roles have been spread across financial services, e-commerce, social networks and now cryptocurrency and blockchain.

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Michael Li Joins Coinbase from LinkedIn

Most recently, Li was working at LinkedIn where he was the Head of Analytics and Data Science. In this role, he led a centralized company-wide analytics team made up of 200 professionals. Li originally joined LinkedIn in 2011 as a Director of Business Analytics. In 2015 he was promoted to the Senior Director of Business Analytics and in 2016 moved to his most recent role.

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Michael Li, Coinbase, LinkedIn
Michael Li
Source: LinkedIn

Writing on his new position, Li said: “Data will be essential to empowering Coinbase’s mission, and core to company’s strategy to deliver the most trusted and easiest-to-use cryptocurrency products and services. I feel privileged to take on this challenging and rewarding new role to start the next chapter of my career.”

In his new role, Li will leverage existing technologies like artificial intelligence and create new data innovations. This is so the company can keep up to date with the changing landscape of blockchain technology.

Prior to working at LinkedIn, Li was an Analytics Manager at eBay from October 2007 until May 2011. In this position, he worked closely with the company’s policy, engineering and legal teams to enhance eBay’s detection and resolution mechanisms among other roles.

According to his LinkedIn, Li started off his career at Capital One as a Business analyst from December 2006 until October 2007. Here, he monitored the performance and managed risk for monthly loan originators over $200 million.

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