Faryar Shirzad

Chief Policy Officer at Coinbase

Faryar Shirzad is the Chief People Officer at Coinbase.

During his 15 year tenure at Goldman Sachs, Faryar played a leading role in managing the firm’s government relations and public policy strategy, regularly engaging with policymakers around the world to help the firm navigate complex legislative and regulatory developments.

Prior to joining Goldman Sachs in 2006, Faryar held several government positions, serving on the staff of the National Security Council at the White House as Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs and as the U.S. G-8 Sherpa. He also served as Assistant Secretary for Import Administration at the US Department of Commerce and previously as International Trade Counsel to the US Senate Committee on Finance. He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and in 2010 received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.


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