Horowitz joins BitGo from fellow cryptocurrency platform Coinbase, the place he served as chief compliance officer for two 1/2 years, in line with his LinkedIn profile. At BitGo, he’ll oversee compliance and anti-money laundering (AML) applications throughout the whole enterprise.
“Jeff brings a rare stage of expertise and perception that’s very important to BitGo’s future development, serving to us acquire even larger traction into new markets, increase our product choices and strengthen our compliance and danger framework.” stated CEO Mike Belshe in a press release. “As we transfer into the brand new 12 months, we are going to see larger regulatory readability for digital belongings each right here and overseas. Jeff’s information of each conventional monetary companies and crypto markets will likely be critically essential as we navigate state, federal, and worldwide insurance policies and rules.”
The announcement of Horowitz’s appointment comes two weeks after BitGo was fined $98,830 as part of a settlement with the Division of the Treasury’s Workplace of International Belongings Management (OFAC) concerning 183 obvious violations of a number of sanctions applications. In cooperating with OFAC’s investigation, BitGo overhauled its compliance commitments, together with hiring a chief compliance officer particularly chargeable for implementing and offering steering on issues associated to U.S. sanctions.
The corporate’s former CCO, Matt Parrella, departed in November after almost 1 1/2 years within the function, in line with his LinkedIn profile.
At Coinbase, Horowitz led the agency’s world compliance program and managed regulatory and financial institution companion relationships. Previous to that, he spent over 12 years with BNY Mellon subsidiary Pershing in numerous management roles, together with as managing director and world head of compliance. He was additionally the agency’s chief AML and OFAC officer.