Leadership

Brad Garlinghouse

Brad is the CEO of Ripple and a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to Ripple, Brad served as the CEO of file collaboration service Hightail. From 2009 to 2012 he was President of Consumer Applications at AOL and prior to that he held various executive positions at Yahoo! from 2003 to 2009, including Senior Vice President.

Earlier in his career, Brad helped to pioneer the VoIP industry as CEO of Dialpad Communications. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of OutMatch and has held board positions at Ancestry.com and Tonic Health.

Asheesh Birla

Asheesh is the SVP of Product at Ripple, which he first joined in 2013 to lead the development of their product suite. Asheesh is an industry expert on blockchain and is a frequent contributor, speaker, and advisor on blockchain and cryptocurrency. Asheesh started his career as an entrepreneur 15 years ago in Silicon Valley, where he founded a content management company that he later sold to Thomson-Reuters, becoming their VP of Global Technology in 2005. After leaving Thomson-Reuters in 2010, Asheesh advised and led product design at a number of startups in Silicon Valley.

Patrick Griffin

Patrick Griffin is the SVP of Strategic Growth at Ripple. Prior to joining Ripple, Patrick was an early employee of Jumio, an Internet payment and identity company, where he had responsibility for building out the business development team and sales strategy. Patrick began his career as a long/short equity trader covering telecoms, media, and technology, before helping to build the global digital strategy for Vivendi’s media properties.

Cory Johnson

Cory is the Chief Market Strategist of Ripple. Prior to Ripple, Cory worked as a hedge fund portfolio manager at Kingsford Capital Management and journalist at Bloomberg and CNBC covering high-growth technology companies.

Earlier in his career Cory ushered in many startups, including theStreet.com, the Industry Standard, SLAM and Vibe magazines.

Kanaan

Kanaan is the SVP of Engineering at Ripple. He started his career developing medical imaging systems at Cerner Corporation. He has led and grew teams at Yelp and Quantcast that were responsible for syndication partnerships, business analytics, internal applications, and data pipelines.

Sandi Kochhar

Sandi Kochhar is the VP of People at Ripple. Before joining Ripple, she held several leadership positions at enterprise software companies such as AppDirect, Atlassian and SuccessFactors. In each role, she helped the company to scale, led global expansion, M&A integrations and IPO-related activities. Sandi also brings extensive operations excellence experience from her time as a Global Six Sigma Black Belt at Honeywell.

Brynly Llyr

Brynly is General Counsel of Ripple. Before joining Ripple, Brynly advised fintech companies and held senior legal positions, including serving as General Counsel to the Small and Medium Business group at PayPal and as Senior Director of Litigation at eBay. In these roles, she led litigation teams and partnered on matters including commercial deals, M&A and IP protection. Brynly also brings extensive legal and financial experience from her previous roles at O’Melveny & Myers and Charles Schwab, as well as a clerkship under Judge Fern M. Smith (Ret.) in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Monica Long

Monica is the SVP of Marketing and Communications at Ripple. She previously managed PR for QuickBooks at Intuit. Prior to that, she worked at a global tech PR agency. There she supported startup clients in various B2B and B2C sectors, including a number in fintech, such as Prosper.

John Mitchell

John is the SVP of Global Sales at Ripple. Prior to joining Ripple, he led global sales for Reval, the world-leader in SaaS Treasury Management Systems for large international corporations and transaction banking. He started his career in finance with IBM, subsequently moving into direct sales. John has over 25 years leadership experience in selling complex enterprise software to banks, covering capital markets, payments, AML and liquidity. John has established successful businesses in North America, EMEA, SE Asia, Japan and Mainland China as well as having worked for three listed companies.

Antoinette O’Gorman

Antoinette is Chief Compliance Officer at Ripple. Prior to joining Ripple, she served as an independent BSA/AML/OFAC consultant with Promontory Financial Group, LLC. Previously, she served in various strategic BSA roles at HSBC and Union Bank, providing oversight on customer due diligence, transaction monitoring, and risk assessment activities. She is affiliated with the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, American Bankers Association, ABA International: International Anti-Money Laundering, West Coast Anti-Money Laundering Forum, the AMLAC: Anti-Money Laundering, Audit, and the Compliance and Fraud Forum.

David Schwartz

David Schwartz is Chief Cryptographer at Ripple. David is one of the original architects of the Ripple consensus network. Prior to joining Ripple, David Schwartz was Chief Technical Officer for WebMaster Incorporated, a Santa Clara software developer. He developed encrypted cloud storage and enterprise messaging systems for organizations like CNN and the National Security Agency (NSA). Known as “JoelKatz,” he is a respected voice in the digital currency community.

Stefan Thomas

Stefan Thomas is the CTO of Ripple. Stefan is also the producer of the popular “What is Bitcoin?” video and the founder of the largest website for novice Bitcoin users, WeUseCoins.com. He created a set of open-source Bitcoin libraries called BitcoinJS, which today are maintained and used by Bitcoin businesses of all sizes including BitPay, BlockChain.info, Bitaddress, Coinpunk and others.

Marcus Treacher

Marcus Treacher is the SVP of Customer Success at Ripple. Marcus has over 30 years of experience in transaction banking and payment technology, including 12 years in global leadership roles at HSBC. He served as a member of the Global Board of SWIFT from 2010 to 2016. Prior to joining Ripple Marcus was HSBC’s Global Head of Payments Innovation, applying emerging fintech to solve customer challenges in digital payments, trade and supply chain. Prior to HSBC, he held leadership positions at Citigroup and Accenture. Marcus also works with industry communities, organizations and governments to help shape new payment practices. He chaired SWIFT’s global advisory body for corporates from 2010 to 2016 and is an independent non-executive director of CHAPS Co, the UK’s RTGS clearing company, where he chairs the CHAPS Security committee & User Group.

Eric van Miltenburg

Eric is the SVP of Business Operations at Ripple. He has 20 years of leadership experience in business development, strategic planning, business operations and corporate development. Prior to joining Ripple, Eric held senior positions with high-growth start-ups and Fortune 500 companies including Adobe, Yahoo!, Hightail, RedSwoosh, Work.com and Excite@Home.com. He is known for his extensive experience in solving complex business problems and executing strategies that help technology companies systematically accelerate growth.

Ron Will

Ron is Chief Financial Officer at Ripple. Before joining Ripple, he was the CFO at TubeMogul, Inc., a public advertising software company based in Emeryville, California that was acquired by Adobe for $540 million. Prior to TubeMogul, Ron was CFO, Chief Compliance Officer and Operating Partner at Mainsail Partners, a growth equity firm with more than $750 million in committed capital. Ron also held a CFO role at BrightRoll, Inc., a video advertising platform, where he helped scale the company and grow revenue by 500% in four years. Ron brings extensive experience in corporate finance, capital markets and acquisition transactions from his previous position as the Treasurer and VP of Corporate Finance at Yahoo! and in other roles at Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch and Bank of America.