David Puth is the CEO of Centre, the company that governs the technology, policy, compliance, audit and reserve standards for USD Coin (USDC), the world’s fastest growing dollar-based digital currency.
Centre was founded in 2018 by market-leading companies Coinbase and Circle to enable the development and growth of Centre stablecoins, commencing with USDC. Coin (USDC). Stablecoins are price-stable cryptocurrencies that are transforming the global financial system by enabling payments to move domestically and across borders at the speed of the internet.
Centre was founded with the mission to connect every person, merchant and financial service in the world through the power of digital currency and open, public blockchain networks.
Mr. Puth’s career spans more than three decades of leadership in the financial markets, payments, and technology sectors. Prior to joining Centre, he served as the CEO of CLS Group, a Designated Systemically Important Financial Market Utility, and the leading provider of risk management and operational solutions for the global foreign exchange market. Mr. Puth also spent 19 years at J.P. Morgan, where he served on the JPMorganChase Executive Committee and the Investment Bank Management Committee. He has held key leadership positions in various industry bodies and has worked closely with policy makers on regulatory issues and on best practices for financial markets.
Mr. Puth has held a number of public and private corporate board and advisory positions. He is also actively involved with non-profit activities. Since 1998, Mr. Puth has been a member of the board of the Robin Hood Foundation in New York and of the board of the Institute for Contemporary Art in Boston since 2009.