Celsius Network, a borrowing and lending platform for cryptocurrencies, today announced that Samantha McDonald, CPA, has joined the company as CFO. McDonald has wide experience in the financial services and investment industries. She started her career at Deloitte as a senior accountant after graduating with a masters in accounting before moving on to become CFO and COO at Software Technology Inc., then later became CFO and VP of Finance at Roubini Global Economics.
McDonald was most recently the VP of Finance at Grayscale Investments, which is an investment authority on cryptocurrency, and was also the Treasurer and CFO at SPDR Long Dollar Gold Trust (GLDW) and SPDR Gold (GLD). GLD is an ETF that directly invests in physical gold and it manages assets worth $33 billion making it the largest such entity. McDonald was also a lecturer covering finance courses at the University of South Alabama.
I’m thrilled to be joining the Celsius Network as CFO. I strongly believe in Celsius’s mission to promote financial independence and community financial health, weakening traditional banking’s monopoly over clients’ financial futures. As March’s International Women’s Day Approaches, I’m also proud to advocate for more women to step up into leadership positions in the blockchain space.
The CEO of Celsius Network, Alex Mashinsky, said:
Celsius exists to make lending and borrowing a community activity in the best interests of its members. Samantha McDonald will be at the very heart of our purpose and operations as Celsius Network CFO. Her formidable background in financial leadership and dynamic approach makes her ideal for this position, and we’re thrilled to have her on board.
The Founding President & COO of Celsius Network, Daniel Leon added:
Everyone at Celsius is ecstatic about the new addition to our team. Celsius has made considerable strides over the past year, becoming one of the leading forces in crypto lending in the industry. Everything we are doing right now is to make sure this success continues into the future, the addition of Samantha McDonald to our team does exactly that.