About Circle

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

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Circle's platform has supported over 100 million transactions worth tens of billions of dollars, with nearly 10 million retail customers, over a thousand businesses, while storing and securing more than $5 billion in digital currency assets.

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Circle is also a principal developer of
USD Coin (USDC), which together with Coinbase and the Centre Consortium oversees the standards and protocol for what has become the fastest growing, regulated, fully-reserved stablecoin. USDC hit a $10 billion market cap, growing by more than 1000% year-over-year, with over $300 billion processed in on-chain transactions.

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Today, Circle's transactional services, business accounts, and platform APIs are giving rise to a new generation of financial services and commerce applications that hold the promise of raising global economic prosperity for all through programmable internet commerce.

Leadership at Circle

Our world-class executive team brings talent and experience from leading tech firms and financial institutions spanning the globe.

Jeremy Allaire

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.

Elisabeth Carpenter

Elisabeth Carpenter

Chief Operating Officer

Elisabeth oversees Circle’s global business operations with an overarching goal of customer delight. With decades of experience, Elisabeth leads companies that harness the power of technological innovation to revolutionize industries ranging from financial services to media to nonprofit fundraising, including COO of Evertrue, SVP at Brightcove, and SVP at News Corporation and BSkyB.

Dante Disparte

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.

Jeremy Fox-Geen

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.

Mandeep Walia

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.

Ryan Feit

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.

James Han

James Han

CO-FOUNDER, PRESIDENT & COO, SeedInvest

James co-founded SeedInvest based on love for technology and innovation, bringing years of experience at Morgan Stanley’s technology investment banking group, Riot Games, and Cisco. Before SeedInvest, James served as a professional investor at Francisco Partners, where he focused on equity investment opportunities in deep technology.

Yoon Park

Yoon Park

Senior Vice President, Talent

For nearly 25 years, Yoon has been focused on innovative, global technology companies based in Boston, and a blend of private and publicly traded companies, angel investor advisory roles and his own consulting practice with focus on talent acquisition, rewards, operations and leadership to provide the best possible employee experience. Prior to Circle, Yoon held roles at Hologic, Tripadvisor, and DraftKings.

Li Fan

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.

Kash Razzaghi

Kash Razzaghi

Senior Vice President, Revenue & Partnerships

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.

Flavia Naves

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.

Josh Hawkins

Josh Hawkins

Senior Vice President, Marketing

Josh leads Marketing at Circle where he is responsible for corporate communications, demand generation, website operations, creative design and branding. Josh has led marketing strategy and held senior leadership roles in private and public companies, including Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Brightcove.

Patrick Corker

Patrick Corker

Vice President Finance, Treasurer & Head of Corporate Development

Patrick leads treasury, finance and strategy and corporate development for Circle. Previously, Patrick was a Finance executive at LedgerX and Goldman Sachs after beginning his career as an Auditor at Deloitt & Touche.

Rachel Mayer

Rachel Mayer

Vice President, Product

Rachel leads GTM and growth strategy for Circle. Rachel is also a JPMorgan fixed income trading alum and was co-founder and CEO of Trigger Finance, which was acquired by Circle in 2017.

Joao Reginatto

Joao Reginatto

Vice President, Product

At Circle, Joao leads product strategy and runs the product organization. Prior to joining Circle, Joao led the build out of large scale commercial products and platforms for companies such as Axway, Dun & Bradstreet, Dell and HSBC.

Mike Tsui

Mike Tsui

Vice President, Engineering

Mike heads product engineering at Circle, where he is responsible for Blockchains, Payments, Circle Accounts, and Risk Products. Previously, Mike was an early engineer for UKG's (Kronos) Workforce Dimensions SaaS product. Mike went to Circle as a Software Engineer in 2015 to build new payments and treasury infrastructure for the internet.

Timothy Singh

Timothy Singh

Vice President, Finance & Accounting

Tim oversees financial reporting, financial operations, global audit and tax at the company. His team also manages the monthly USDC attestation process. Previously, Tim has held positions at major financial institutions, including BNY Mellon and KPMG.

Trevor Baker

Trevor Baker

Vice President, TechOps & IT

Trevor brings decades of experience building and leading highly effective teams to deliver high quality projects spanning financial services, enterprise class software, compilers, virtual machines, UI frameworks and tools used by millions of customers, with a focus on public clouds, security, automation, and release engineering.

Erik Tierney

Erik Tierney

chief architect

Erik brings more than 20 years of experience and oversees the design and development of all of Circle’s software. Prior to Circle, Erik held engineering and computer science roles at Adobe and Macromedia.

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.

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.