Macrina Kgil joined Blockchain in December of 2018 as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Kgil brings a strong background in finance, building and optimizing internal systems, and managing public company offerings.
Peter Smith, the CEO of Blockchain, said at the time of Kgil’s appointment that her background was ideal to help the company grow and develop . In previous positions as the Executive Vice President of Springleaf Holdings and OneMain Holdings, Kgil helped to restructure liabilities, acquire assets, dispose of assets, and transform companies from private to public. Smith stated that he could not imagine anyone else with a more perfect background to oversee Blockchain’s financial operations.
Macrina Kgil is a Proven Leader in the Finance Industry
Over the past two and half years, Kgil has helped to establish Blockchain as an industry leader. Prior to accepting the CFO position with Blockchain, Kgil was instrumental in taking Springleaf Holdings public. The company now operates under the name OneMain Holdings.
Once Springleaf Holdings went public, Kgil established a proven financial team and created and established processes to support over 100 separate entities. One of those entities was GPB Capital Holdings with a fund of $1.5 billion dollars.
Educational and Previous Work Background
Macrina Kgil earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Seoul National University in South Korea in 1997. She held two positions in the finance industry in South Korea before transitioning to New York City.
Kgil’s first employer in the United States was Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), where she worked as a transaction advisor and auditor. She also worked for the alternative asset company Fortress, which was the first company of its kind under Kgil’s leadership to go public. Following her time at PwC, Kgil worked for Fortress and Springleaf Financial before accepting her new CFO role with Blockchain.
Statement from Macrina Kgil Upon Joining Blockchain
Kgil expressed appreciation and enthusiasm when she came on board as the CFO of Blockchain in December of 2018. She stated that Blockchain has been an innovation frontrunner ever since it opened its doors in 2013. One aspect of her new position that Kgil looked forward to was helping billions of people across the world build a more stable financial future with Blockchain’s services. The company’s steadily increasing revenue indicates she has achieved that goal.
About Blockchain and Its Staff
Blockchain is a cryptocurrency company that has completed over $620 billion dollars in transactions since it launched eight years ago. The company employs more than 100 people from locations around the world. Blockchain’s employees represent 22 nationalities and the company works out of four worldwide offices, including New York City.
Macrina Kgil is one of the key members of the Blockchain executive leadership team. In addition to CEO and co-founder Peter Smith, the others key members include:
- Nicolas Cary, Co-Founder, and Vice-Chairman
- Charles McGarraugh, CSO and Head of Markets
- Matt Tuzzolo, CTO
- Howard Surloff, General Counsel
- Peter Wilson, VP Data Science
Blockchain also has a board of directors consisting of co-founders Peter Smith, Nicolas Cary, and the following people:
- Michael Jackson
- Antony Jenkins
- Arthur Levitt
- Jeremy Liew
- Salil Pitroda
- Bob Wigley
Both the leadership team, of which Macrina Kgil is a part of, and the board members are on the front lines of the cryptocurrency industry. Blockchain is one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the world and will continue to be as it continues to scale and develop innovative technologies.