The financial market has a very high mobility of people going from one company to another and that is surely not any different with the crypto market.
One of the first employees of Coinbase, Rees Atlas, which was responsible for being the risk operations manager of the exchange, has recently decided to leave the company after so many years to work with Twilio, a publicly traded tech company.
According to the Linkedin page of the new employee, he started to work there as a fraud operations manager. The role is very similar to the one he had in Coinbase for over five years while he worked there.
Coindesk, which also reported on this story, has tried to contact Atlas, but he has referred them to Caitilin Epstein, which is the public relations of the company. She confirmed that he was hired but declined to offer any other useful information like whether Twilio is now looking to work with the blockchain technology or not. Coinbase has also not commented on the occasion.
About Rees Atlas
Rees Atlas had a very successful career in Coinbase. He got his job there in September 2013 and acted as the lead of the then called fraud team. This happened a little after the exchange was founded and soon after he graduated from Butler University.
The only time he changed his status in the company was in January 2017, when he was promoted to risk operations manager. He worked in this position until he left the company. According to the information that he published online, his job was basically leading a team of risk analysts that would protect the company from any harm made by customers not being compliant with the law.
Twilio is a major tech company but it is not involved with the blockchain technology so far. The company’s board of directors include people Rick Dalzell, which has already worked in Amazon as the senior vice president and also as an information officer and Erica Rottenberg, which has a career in Linkedin, in which she was a general counsel.
The company is based in San Franciso, just like Coinbase. It was originally founded in 2008 and it is a tech company that offers marketing solutions for businesses via programmable calls and messages, along with other programs. The company has been on the rise lately and it is becoming bigger.
After Atlas was hired, some rumors on whether the company is now dealing with the blockchain have surfaced but no one was able to confirm whether this was the truth or not.