Melissa Strait joined Coinbase as the Chief Compliance Officer in February 2021. Previously, she served as Global Head of Financial Crimes for Stripe, Inc. In that capacity, Melissa oversaw all aspects of Stripe’s anti-money laundering, sanctions, and anti-bribery and corruption compliance programs. She also served as the Chief Compliance Officer of Stripe Payments Company, a licensed money transmitter. Prior to joining Stripe in early 2016, she was a Compliance Operations Manager for Square, Inc. At Square, she oversaw teams in San Francisco and St. Louis which handled transaction monitoring, KYC and EDD reviews, and sanctions screening. Melissa joined Square in 2013 from Kroll, Inc., where she was a Director in the Due Diligence practice. There, she managed teams producing in-depth due diligence research reports for banking and corporate clients, focused mainly in Asia and the Americas. She graduated from American University with degrees in International Studies and Spanish.