About Circle

Digital dollars for global prosperity

We believe in a future where digital dollars work securely around the world to create a more prosperous global economy for everyone.

If you could take what we think of as money, make it digital and available on the internet, then that would dramatically change the way we use money and open up opportunity around the world. That’s the idea behind Circle.”
– Jeremy Allaire, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman
 

We created USDC, a digital currency backed by the US dollar and always redeemable 1:1. We work closely with regulators to ensure our digital dollar guides and surpasses the standards for stablecoins. By doing this, USDC has the potential to change how money moves around the world.

Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through the frictionless exchange of value.

Get to know our team

Our team believes in a more open financial system for all. That’s why some of the top experts from around the world have come together to build a better future. We aim to hold Circle to a higher standard and to build long-term, sustainable growth.

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Jeremy Allaire

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman

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Elisabeth Carpenter

Elisabeth Carpenter

Chief Operating Officer

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Dante Disparte

Dante Disparte

Chief Strategy Officer & Head of Global Policy

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Heath Tarbert

Heath Tarbert

Chief Legal Officer & Head of Corporate Affairs

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Li Fan

Li Fan

Chief Technology Officer

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Nikhil Chandhok

Nikhil Chandhok

Chief Product Officer

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Kash Razzaghi

Kash Razzaghi

Chief Business Officer

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Jeremy Fox-Geen

Jeremy Fox-Geen

Chief Financial Officer

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Mandeep Walia

Mandeep Walia

Chief Compliance & Risk Officer

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Brian Christman

Brian Christman

Chief People Officer

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Meet our board

With members from some of the world’s most influential companies, including General Catalyst, Ernst & Young, and Goldman Sachs, our experienced board fosters stability and growth for Circle and the new economy.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Co-founder and Board Director of Circle and previously its President and CTO, Sean has decades of experience creating global products and platforms, apps and games, languages and tools, standards and technical infrastructure. He is currently Founder and Managing Director of the Rallylab venture studio investment group and was previously Founder of Sevenchord Software, Software Architect at Brightcove, and Principal Scientist at Adobe.

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.

A renowned Technology and Change Management leader with over two decades of insights as an operator and seasoned board director. Former COO at UBS’s Wealth Management Americas group and current board member on public and private boards including ServiceNow, Nubank, a SPAC sponsored by the SoftBank Vision Fund, including Unqork, mmhmm, Jumpcloud, and a Venture Partner at NEA.

Over three decades of experience as a former risk management executive at Goldman Sachs and as a prominent advisor for leading financial institutions. As former Chief Risk Officer of Goldman Sachs, he served on the Management Committee and was Co-Chair of the Firmwide Risk Committee and other control-related committees.

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2024 outlook

Unleashing the power of open money

There’s a new internet financial system emerging thanks to USDC, Web3, blockchain networks, and the collaboration of some of the world’s best developers and technology companies.

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Read insights from our executives

Stablecoins, Blockchains, and the Future of Global Commerce

Circle's Jeremy Fox-Geen and Rene Michau from Standard Chartered explain how stablecoins can power the next wave of global commerce. Learn more.

Rene Michau

Head of Digital Assets
Standard Chartered

Jeremy Fox-Geen

Chief Financial Officer

African Markets Exemplify Financial Interoperability

Circle's Jeremy Fox-Geen and AZA Finance's Elizabeth Rossiello explore how blockchains and the USDC stablecoin can power interoperability. Learn more.

Elizabeth Rossiello

Founder & CEO, AZA Finance

Jeremy Fox-Geen

Chief Financial Officer, Circle

Latin America Embraces Digital Finance and the Next Internet Era

Stablecoins are powering interoperability in financial services and “Web3” for LatAm fintechs and developers. See how in our latest Executive Insights piece.

Spencer Spinnell

VP, Americas

Rachel Mayer

VP, Product