Today Ripple is pleased to announce two new appointments to its executive team. Rosa “Rosie” Gumataotao Rios, 43rd Treasurer of the United States, joins the Ripple Board of Directors and Kristina Campbell joins as chief financial officer.
“These two exceptional leaders come to Ripple at a crucial time for the company,” said Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple. “Rosie’s experience in the public and private sectors offers Ripple an invaluable perspective, especially at this time as the industry is working to define the future of crypto. Adding Kristina’s extensive knowledge and success in building teams and processes in rapidly accelerating companies was also a breeze. We are very happy to have her on the team as we continue our rapid international growth and advocate clarity of regulations in the US. “
Rios brings 30 years of unparalleled experience and expertise in public policy and investment management to Ripple. Her career has focused on economic development, urban renewal and real estate finance. As the 43rd Treasurer of the United States, she oversaw all currency and coin production activities with nearly 4,000 employees and an annual budget of $ 5 billion. She also initiated efforts to place a portrait of a woman in US currency and received the Hamilton Award – the US Treasury’s highest honor.
“I have dedicated my career to financial inclusion and empowerment, which requires introducing new and innovative solutions to established processes. Ripple is one of the best examples of using cryptocurrency in a substantive and legitimate role to facilitate payments worldwide, “said Rios. “Blockchain and crypto will support our future global financial systems. Cryptocurrency is what. Ripple is the how. “
Campbell will drive Ripple’s financial strategy, accelerate growth, and deliver value to shareholders as business momentum continues to grow around the world. Her strategic vision, combined with a focus on building fantastic teams and operational excellence, has resulted in significant achievements for the companies she has worked with throughout her career. Previously, she was CFO at PayNearMe, where both the company and the team have grown significantly under her leadership. Prior to Ripple, she held various roles at GreenDot, a $ 2.5 billion public fintech company, including GoBank’s GM.
“Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology allow us to rethink and improve the systems and infrastructure related to the movement of money. With this technology, we will make the global financial system accessible to all, ”said Campbell. “Ripple is uniquely positioned to improve global payments in ways that are not yet defined and I am excited to be part of that solution.”