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. Previously, he was President of Consumer Applications at AOL from 2009 to 2012 and held various positions at Yahoo! from 2003 to 2009, including Senior Vice President. Brad formerly served as CEO of Dialpad Communications, held management positions at SBC Communications and @Home Network and was an advisor to Silverlake Partners. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Animoto and OutMatch and has held board positions at Ancestry.com and Tonic Health.

Asheesh Birla

Asheesh is VP of Product for Ripple. Asheesh started his career as an entrepreneur where he founded a content management company that he later sold to Thomson-Reuters. He continued to work at Thomson-Reuters as the Vice President of Global Technology where he helped transform Thomson-Reuters into a world leader in online financial business content. After Thomson-Reuters, Asheesh joined an educational startup, Kno (acquired by Intel Corp), as the Director of Product where he helped launch an award-winning textbook learning platform for tablet and mobile devices.

Patrick Griffin

Patrick Griffin is the SVP of Business Development for 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.

Cameron Kinloch

Cameron Kinloch is VP of Finance at Ripple. She brings more than 14 years of finance experience in startups and established companies. Prior to joining Ripple, Cameron was the VP of FP&A at Sunrun, the largest dedicated residential solar company in the U.S., and Head of Strategic Planning at Box, a leading enterprise cloud content management company. Cameron was instrumental in shaping both companies’ global strategic growth plans, preparing them for IPO, and Sunrun’s earning releases post IPO. Cameron also brings extensive experience in corporate finance, capital markets and structured finance from her previous executive roles at Netflix, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.

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 VP of Marketing for 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 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 Global Head of Strategic Accounts 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.