Julie Coin Appointed As President of Drive Wealth

Karthik Subramanian

Karthik Subramanian has been a professional trader and fund manager over the last 18 years. He is basically a software developer who made the transition to financial domain around 18 years back as the attractiveness of the financial markets proved too much for him. He lives in Chennai in India along with his wife and son. He began his career as a software developer in 1999 and then gradually moved into the financial industry as he began trading stocks in his pastime. He then moved into the financial markets full time and then shifted his focus to the FX markets due to the liquid nature of these markets. Since then, he has been trading FX diligently and his favourite pair are the EURUSD and EURJPY. Over the last couple of years, he has found blockchain to be of high interest and considering his background in software and finance, he has since assembled a team of highly talented developers who have since worked on a variety of projects like crypto exchanges and blockchain architecturing. Now, he balances his time between trading and commenting on both the FX and crypto markets. He has worked with many publications including FX Street and Finance Magnates, which has helped him gain experience and also recognition across the industry. He loves to write and this passion has helped him to reach out across the FX and crypto industry. Right now, he works on his pet projects in the FX and crypto industry and spends his time writing and managing his blockchain team and helping it to reach higher.


Julie Coin Appointed As President of Drive Wealth

October 5, 2019

DriveWealthAccording to recent announcement made by US based trading technology services provider Drive Wealth, the firm now has a new addition to its top level management team. As per the update released by the firm, it has hired veteran financial services sector executive Ms. Julie Coin to serve in the role of President. Coin is a veteran with nearly 24 years of experience serving in financial services industry and has served in high level leadership and management roles in several industry leading financial service providers and tier 1 banking corporations during her mutli decade long tenure. Before taking up her current role as President at Drive Wealth, she served as Chief Operating Officer at NY based multi-service merchant bank Galaxy Digital which is known for catering to clients who do business in digital assets and blockchain technology. While the update from the firm hit market just earlier this week, Ms. Coin’s LinkedIn profile states that her role as President at Drive Wealth began in September of 2019.

Before her brief stint at Galaxy Digital, she served as an independent consultant for nearly two years. Some of her most notable leadership and management roles include – Senior Vice President of E*TRADE Financial Corporation, Global Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of Global Investment Solutions and Private Wealth Management at Deutsche Bank, Head of Global Client Management at DTZ, Director of Investment Banking Strategy and Head of Strategy and Business Development for EMEA Wealth Management at Merrill Lynch alongside few other roles in market leading financial service providers. The news of coin’s appointment comes less than a month after the firm announced two other additions to leadership roles – Ryan Burke and Andrew P. Levine who took up the roles of Chief Information Officer and Chief Integration Officer respectively. 

Commenting on her new role at the firm, Coin stated, “I’m very excited to join DriveWealth at this stage in the firm’s evolution. The company has custom-built an innovative, global brokerage-as-a-service platform that enables its partners to offer their retail customers creative user experiences for investing in U.S. equities on a fractionalized basis. I look forward to helping the firm grow rapidly, expand on its unique capabilities and capitalize on the wealth of market opportunities globally”. Speaking about her appointment as President, Robert Cortright, Founder and CEO of Drive Wealth commented, “We’re thrilled to bring Julie onboard. Her wealth of experience in equity brokerage, technology and cryptocurrencies, and her strong track record as a change agent and strategic leader make her ideally suited for this role. I look forward to Julie helping launch DriveWealth to the next level of recognition in the fintech ecosystem as we play a key role in the modernization of brokerage infrastructure and digitization of financial services. She’ll be heavily engaged in optimizing our processes, messaging and coordination across our business functions while shaping meaningful key performance indicators and metrics”. 


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