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Ex-Goldman Connie Shoemaker Joins Anchorage Digital Bank’s Board of Directors

Anchorage Digital Bank appoints the former Goldman Sachs executive, to its board of directors. The OCC-chartered crypto bank aims to meet institutional demand for secure digital assets.

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Anchorage Digital Expands Leadership Team to Meet Institutional Demand

Anchorage Digital Bank N.A., the first and only OCC-chartered digital asset bank, has appointed Connie Shoemaker, a seasoned financial services executive and former Goldman Sachs leader, to its board of directors. Shoemaker currently serves as the COO and CFO of Bridgewater Associates Holdings, the parent company of Bridgewater Associates—the world’s largest hedge fund.

Institutional Demand for Crypto Infrastructure

Anchorage Digital is witnessing growing institutional interest in crypto, driven by the recent approval of spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

The company aims to address this demand by providing safe, secure, and federally regulated digital asset infrastructure.

Connie Shoemaker’s Expertise

Shoemaker’s extensive experience in financial services includes roles at Goldman Sachs during the 2008 global financial crisis. She previously served as Goldman Sachs’ global head of strategy and later as Chief Administrative Officer.Her track record in building the commercial bank division at Goldman Sachs makes her highly valuable to Anchorage Digital.

Anchorage Digital’s Commitment

Nathan McCauley, President of Anchorage Digital Bank, emphasized their commitment to advancing the institutional ecosystem.

By adding Connie Shoemaker to the board, they aim to strengthen their federally regulated offering.

Board Composition

Shoemaker joins independent board members Sarah Elliott and Julie L. Williams, each contributing unique perspectives on banking regulation and compliance.

Anchorage Digital continues to lead the way in bridging traditional finance with the crypto world. With Shoemaker’s expertise, the company is well-positioned to drive innovation and security in the digital asset space.