Celsius Network, the industry-leading cryptocurrency lending and borrowing platform, announces Samantha McDonald has joined Celsius as CFO.
Samantha McDonald, CPA, has vast experience in finance and investment. After receiving her master’s in accounting, McDonald began her career as senior accountant at Deloitte, and went on to serve as COO and CFO of Software Technology Inc., and VP of Finance and CFO at Roubini Global Economics. McDonald most recently served as VP of Finance for Grayscale Investments, a cryptocurrency investment authority, and as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of SPDR Gold (GLD) and SPDR Long Dollar Gold Trust (GLDW). GLD is the largest ETF to invest directly in physical gold, with $33 billion in assets under management. McDonald also taught courses in finance at the University of South Alabama.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the Celsius Network as CFO,” McDonald says. “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.”
“Celsius exists to make lending and borrowing a community activity in the best interests of its members,” said Alex Mashinsky, CEO of Celsius Network. “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.”
“Everyone at Celsius is ecstatic about the new addition to our team,” added Daniel Leon, Founding President & COO of Celsius Network. “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.”
Celsius Network addresses the financial needs of today’s consumers worldwide through a democratized interest income and lending platform accessible via a mobile app. Built on the belief that financial services should only do what is in the best interests of the community, Celsius is a modern platform where membership provides access to curated financial services that are not available through traditional financial institutions. Crypto holders can earn interest by transferring their coins to their Celsius Wallet and borrow USD against their crypto collateral at interest rates as low as 4.95% APR.
For additional information please visit www.celsius.network