Hashdex appoints ex-Coinbase CLO Brian Brooks to Board of Directors
“Hashdex has been at the forefront of giving global investors regulated access to this market, whether in Latin America, Europe, or the U.S., and I look forward to helping them deliver on their vision of bridging the divide between traditional financial markets and the crypto economy.”
Hashdex has appointed Brian Brooks to its Board of Directors, expanding the firm’s Board from four to five members with the addition of the director and representative of Hashdex investor Valor Capital Group.
Brian Brooks will serve as a strategic advisor to Hashdex, providing counsel on global regulation to accelerate Hashdex’s continued growth in global markets and further its efforts to offer institutional investors secure and accessible exposure to the crypto ecosystem.
Hashdex is a global pioneer in crypto asset management, having co-developed the Nasdaq Crypto Index to provide global investors with a reliable benchmark for the crypto asset class.
In 2021, Hashdex introduced the world’s first crypto ETFs and other innovative products, enabling over 225,000 investors to simply and securely add crypto to their portfolios.
Brian Brooks also served on FDIC board and led OCC
Brooks currently serves as a Managing Partner at Valor Capital Group, where he leads the sourcing and execution of investment opportunities and supports growth initiatives across the firm’s portfolio, especially in the intersection of crypto and traditional finance.
Valor led Hashdex’s Series A round and has been supporting the company with strategic, business development, and regulatory initiatives in Brazil and abroad.
Before joining Valor, Brooks served as CEO of two blockchain-focused companies, and also served as chief legal officer of global crypto exchange Coinbase.
Previously, Brooks was acting U.S. Comptroller of the Currency, heading the U.S. government agency that charters and supervises the national banking system. He also served as a member of the FDIC board of directors and as a voting member of the Financial Stability Oversight Council.
Marcelo Sampaio, Co-Founder and CEO of Hashdex, said: “Brian’s extensive experience as a leader in financial regulation and the crypto industry will help Hashdex meet our core mission of giving investors simple and secure access to the developing crypto ecosystem. His proven ability to push forward thoughtful, innovation-driven public policy is much needed at this time, and we are thrilled to have him as a partner and advisor.”
Brian Brooks, Member of the Board of Hashdex, said: “Crypto assets are changing the economics of nearly every industry across the globe, allowing individuals to have an ownership stake in the networks in which they participate. Hashdex has been at the forefront of giving global investors regulated access to this market, whether in Latin America, Europe, or the U.S., and I look forward to helping them deliver on their vision of bridging the divide between traditional financial markets and the crypto economy.”