To scale our business and achieve our vision of increasing economic freedom in the world, we need the capacity to do more with our resources.
That’s why we’re creating a new Platform team across our Product and Engineering institutes, and hired two exceptional leaders for this new team. Shilpa Dhar joins Coinbase as VP of Product and Ravi Byakod joins as VP of Engineering. Leading the new Platforms team, Shilpa and Ravi will help us focus on creating a strong, scalable and compliant infrastructure that can keep pace with the growing cryptoeconomy.
Shilpa joins Coinbase from Venmo, where he served as Head of Product. Prior to that, he spent over a decade at PayPal where he led teams including Nextgen Commerce, Identity, Global Customer Onboarding and User Platforms.
Ravi joins Coinbase from Adobe, where he managed development and operations for their trade platform. Previously, Ravi held senior engineering leadership positions at StubHub, eBay, Flipkart, and Google, where he worked for more than a decade.
We also welcome Frank Yoo, VP, Design and Research. Frank brings nearly 20 years of design experience, most recently leading global design and research teams for GSuite at Google. Prior to that, Frank built the design function at Lyft and led design at Linkedin and Yahoo! His passion for taking the complex and making it simple and usable makes him the perfect fit to lead Design and Research at Coinbase.
We continue to invest in talent, pushing ourselves to raise the bar on hiring and ensuring our teams are well positioned to make our mission and vision a reality.