About Circle

Circle is a global financial technology firm that enables businesses of all sizes to harness the power of digital currencies and public blockchains for payments, commerce and financial applications worldwide.

Circle is also the principal operator of USD Coin (USDC), which has become the fastest growing, regulated and fully reserved dollar digital currency. USDC now stands at more than 25 billion and has supported about $700 billion in transactions over the past year.
Today, Circle's transaction and treasury services are giving rise to a new generation of financial services and commerce applications that hold the promise of raising global economic prosperity through the frictionless exchange of financial value.

Leadership at Circle

Circle’s leadership team, together with our diverse colleagues, brings years of experience and results in leading global technology efforts.

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Jeremy Allaire

CO-FOUNDER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & CHAIRMAN

Jeremy is responsible for strategy, vision and operating execution at Circle. He brings more than two decades of experience building and leading global internet software platforms, including founder and CEO of Brightcove, technologist and entrepreneur in residence at General Catalyst, CTO of Macromedia, and co-founder and CTO of Allaire Corporation.

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Elisabeth Carpenter

Chief Operating Officer

Elisabeth leads global Revenue and Marketing, overseeing the complete go-to-market experience, and runs global business operations, including Talent. She brings decades of experience leading companies revolutionizing industries ranging from financial services to nonprofit fundraising to media as COO of Evertrue, SVP at Brightcove, and SVP at News Corporation and BSkyB.

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Dante Disparte

Chief Strategy Officer & Head of Global Policy

Dante brings decades of experience working on complex global financial and risk issues, and most recently served as Executive Vice President at Diem Association, spearheading engagement and communications with government and financial industry leaders around the world on the issues and opportunities presented by stablecoins and digital currency.

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Kash Razzaghi

Chief Revenue Officer

Kash oversees Circle’s global revenue operations including sales, customer success, alliances, and client solutions. Previously, he served as SVP, Sales at Brightcove where he was responsible for all revenue and customer success in the Americas. Prior to Brightcove, he served as CEO of Fancred, a sports-focused digital media platform.

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Li Fan

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Li Fan leads Circle’s engineering team, and has served as CTO and interim CPO at Lime, SVP of engineering at Pinterest, Senior Director of Engineering at Google Inc., and Vice President of Engineering at Baidu, China.

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Jeremy Fox-Geen

Chief Financial Officer

Jeremy brings 25 years of experience in corporate finance and financial services, as an strategic advisor, operator and finance officer, with previously held senior leadership roles at iStar and Safehold, McKinsey, PwC and Citigroup, as CFO, management consultant and finance officer.

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Flavia Naves

General Counsel

Flavia oversees legal, regulatory, and secretarial services for Circle. She previously held positions at Intuit, Worldpay and Univision. Flavia is an active contributor to the SF Bay Area legal community and is on the Board of two local non-profits.

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Mandeep Walia

Chief Compliance & Risk Officer

Mandeep leads Circle’s compliance and risk management globally. Mandeep has played senior leadership roles driving global compliance and enterprise risk at financial services/fintech companies such as PayPal, LendUp, State Street, and most recently, was the Chief Compliance Officer/Head of Enterprise Risk at Novi — Facebook’s digital wallet business.

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Ryan Feit

CEO & CO-FOUNDER, SeedInvest

Ryan co-founded SeedInvest to fill the need for a better way to connect entrepreneurs and investors over the internet, and was instrumental in the passing and implementation of the 2012 JOBS Act. Before SeedInvest, Ryan worked at Wellspring Capital Management and Lehman Brothers investing in, financing and managing dozens of private and public businesses.

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

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Jeremy Allaire

Jeremy is responsible for strategy, vision and operating execution at Circle. He brings more than two decades of experience building and leading global internet software platforms, including founder and CEO of Brightcove, technologist and entrepreneur in residence at General Catalyst, CTO of Macromedia, and co-founder and CTO of Allaire Corporation.

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Rajeev Date

Over twenty years in the financial services industry, notably including being the first-ever Deputy Director of the U.S. CFPB, Managing Director in the Financial Institutions Group at Deutsche Bank Securities, and currently serving as Managing Director of Fenway Summer LLC and FS Venture Capital LLC. Serves as board member of public company bank GreenDot.

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Michele Burns

Currently serving as Chair, Audit Committee and member of other standing committees of the board of directors at Goldman Sachs and InBev. Also director at Cisco Systems and is Chairman and formerly served as CFO of MMC, as well as CEO at its subsidiary Mercer LLC, a global leader in human resource consulting outsourcing and investment services. Previous to MMC, she was the CFO of Delta Airlines.

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David Orfao

Decades of senior operating experience, including a decade as a leading venture capitalist, and pioneering PC software companies such as Lotus, Ashton Tate, Frame Technology and Apple’s Claris division. Founding managing partner of General Catalyst Partners.

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Sean Neville

Co-founder and former president of the Circle Group with two decades of technical experience including serving as CEO of Sevenchord, as well as a senior technologist of Allaire Corporation, Macromedia, and Adobe.

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Quan Zhou

Currently serving as Managing Director, Founder and General Partner at IDG Partners, and has more than twenty years of business and operation experience at many IT companies and entrepreneurial communities in both China and the United States.

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Danita Ostling

Most recently a partner and senior leader at Ernst & Young, having retired in June 2021 following more than 40 years of service and leadership. Previously held other roles within EY, the Financial Accounting Standards Board and Citigroup, while serving on the board and audit committee of Save the Children, U.S.

Investors

Circle has received $270 million in venture backing from investors including Accel Partners, Bitmain, Blockchain Capital, Breyer Capital, CICC Alpha, China Everbright Bank, Digital Currency Group, General Catalyst, IDG Capital, and Pantera. For more information, contact ir@circle.com.