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.
David Schwartz is Chief Technology Officer at Ripple. David is one of the original architects of the XRP Ledger. 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.
Eric van Miltenburg
Eric van Miltenburg is the Chief Business Officer 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.
Asheesh is the GM of RippleNet at Ripple, which he first joined in 2013 to lead the development of its product suite. Asheesh is an industry expert on blockchain and a frequent contributor, speaker, and advisor on blockchain and cryptocurrency. Asheesh started his career as an entrepreneur over 15 years ago in Silicon Valley, where he founded a content management company that he later sold to Thomson Reuters, becoming its VP of Global Technology in 2005. After leaving Thomson Reuters in 2010, he advised and led product design at a number of startups in Silicon Valley. Asheesh currently serves on the boards of Bitso and MoneyGram, and was featured in Fortune Magazine's The Ledger 40 under 40 in 2018.
Monica Long is the GM of RippleX at Ripple. Throughout her career, Monica has helped technology companies drive fundamental change in the financial industry. Before joining Ripple, Monica worked in corporate communications at Intuit. Prior to that, she supported startup clients in various B2B and B2C sectors, with several in fintech, including Prosper.
Kiersten Hollars is the SVP of People, Places & Communications at Ripple. Prior to joining Ripple, Kiersten was a partner at The Hatch Agency, where she spent three years working with Ripple to help build and grow the communications program. She also led agency teams for companies like Ancestry, Dropbox and Stitch Fix. In 2012, Kiersten served as a partner at Andreessen Horowitz, counseling the firm’s portfolio companies on their marketing programs. Before this, Kiersten led award-winning media campaigns, events, and employee and crisis communications for Silicon Valley tech companies like Hightail, AOL, Yahoo!, Oracle and Salesforce.
Stuart Alderoty is General Counsel at Ripple. Stuart brings more than 30 years of legal experience to the role with expertise in financial services and regulatory affairs. He’s been General Counsel and part of the executive leadership teams at CIT Group and HSBC North America Holdings. Stuart also was Managing Counsel at American Express where he served on the leadership team of the President and CEO of American Express’ Consumer Card Business. Stuart began his career in private practice and was a partner with the international law firm of LeBouef, Lamb, Greene and MacRae where he specialized in litigation.