Gemini hires Morgan Stanley exec as its Chief Compliance Officer

Gemini, the New York-based cryptocurrency exchange, has announced the hiring of Noah Perlman as its Chief Compliance Officer—Perlman will join the exchange in October. Perlman is the Global Head of Financial Crimes at Morgan Stanley, leading a 350+ team. At Morgan Stanley, Perlman was responsible for the governance, oversight, and executing the bank’s anti-money laundering, sanctions, and anti-corruption programs. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Perlman was also the Division Counsel for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

“Gemini’s philosophy of asking for permission, not forgiveness, is a first in the crypto industry,” said Tyler Winklevoss, CEO of Gemini. “Compliance is one of Gemini’s four pillars along with Product, Licensing, and Security. Noah has deep compliance expertise and we are excited for him to continue to build on Gemini’s compliance-first tradition.”

Gemini has recently ramped up hiring for its senior leadership team. In August, the firm hired a new Chief Security Officer.

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