L.J. Brock is the chief people officer at Coinbase, where he oversees the company’s employee experience with a focus on hiring, total rewards, learning and development, diversity and inclusion and workplace operations. Brock has more than 20 years' experience leading People teams at the intersection of technology and finance. Prior to Coinbase, Brock served as senior managing director and chief people officer at Citadel LLC, one of the world’s largest hedge funds with more than $30 billion in assets under management. He also spent more than 8 years at Red Hat, a global open-source software company, as vice president of global talent group and people infrastructure. Brock graduated from University at Albany, SUNY, with a degree in business administration. He also holds an MBA from Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business.