One of the most prominent and industrious personnel in the cryptocurrency ecosystem, former VP of Finance and CFO at Roubini Global Economics, Samantha McDonald, has joined the industry-leading cryptocurrency lending and borrowing platform, Celsius Network as CFO.
Samantha McDonald possesses vast academic excellence in accounting and wealth of experience as a senior accountant at Deloitte; COO and CFO of Software Technology Inc., and VP of Finance and CFO at Roubini Global Economics.
Most recently, McDonald functioned as VP of Finance for Grayscale Investments, a cryptocurrency investment heavyweight, and as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of SPDR Gold (GLD) and SPDR Long Dollar Gold Trust (GLDW).
Notably, GLD is the largest ETF to invest directly in physically- backed gold. GLD has a whopping $33 billion in assets under management.
McDonald also taught courses in finance at the University of South Alabama.
Expressing her excitement on her new appointment, McDonald said that:
“I’m happy to be joining the Celsius Network as CFO.”
Also, the CEO of Celsius Network, Alex Mashinsky, noted that:
“Celsius is determined to make lending and borrowing a community activity in the best interests of its members.”
Speaking on the relevance of Samantha McDonald to Celsius Network, the CEO of Celsius Network, Alex Mashinsky, said:
“Samantha McDonald will be at the very heart of our purpose and operations as Celsius Network CFO. Her solid background in financial leadership and dynamic approach makes her ideal for this position, and we’re thrilled to have her on board.”
Furthermore, Daniel Leon, Founding President & COO of Celsius Network, posited that:
“Everyone at Celsius is excited about the new addition to our team.”
“Celsius has made considerable efforts over the past year, becoming one of the leading platforms in the crypto lending 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.”
Celsius is a modern financial ecosystem that allows crypto holders to earn interest on digital assets stored their Celsius wallets.
The platform also allows users to borrow fiat USD and use their cryptos as collateral, at an interest rate of 4.95 percent.