January 16, 2014
Circle Adds New Board Member and Announces Key Advisors
We are thrilled to announce that global finance executive, Michele Burns, has joined Circle's board of directors. Burns has served on the boards of Goldman Sachs, Wal-Mart Stores, Cisco Systems and Orbitz, and has been CFO at Delta Air Lines and Marsh & McLennan. She brings an enormous breadth of experience and deep expertise that will be instrumental in helping Circle build a world class financial institution.
Today, Circle also announced the formation of an advisory board with flagship members, Michael Barrett and Mike Hearn. Barrett's experience includes chief information security officer for PayPal, vice president of security at American Express. He was also named "Information Security Executive of the Year" in 2010 by Tech Exec Network. Hearn is a leading Bitcoin software developer and senior security engineer at Google. Hearn is also the author of BitcoinJ, the most widely used Java implementation of the Bitcoin protocol, and holds a board seat on the Bitcoin Foundation's Law and Policy Committee.