Board of Directors
Global Head of Wholesale, Coinbase
Brian Foster is Global Head of Wholesale at Coinbase, where he is responsible for the firm’s client business spanning banks, brokerages, exchanges, financial technology firms, ETF and ETP issuers, and other institutional market participants. In his tenure at Coinbase, Brian has led many of the firm’s foundational commercial deals, including its partnership with BlackRock, and served as a member of the Coinbase Ventures investment committee, where he led principal investments in crypto companies in the trading, security, and infrastructure categories.
Prior to joining Coinbase, Brian held strategy and product roles at Curv, a crypto security company (acquired by PayPal), and was a VC at Founder Collective and Marker LLC, where he focused primarily on crypto, cybersecurity, and enterprise software investing. He previously worked in marketing and sales at BuysideFX, an FX trading software company, and began his career as the founder of an online travel agency.
Brian holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Middlebury College.