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Alesia Haas Is Leaving Och-Ziff to Become Coinbase's CFO

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A Bitcoin neon sign is displayed in a lounge area at the Coinbase Inc. office in San Francisco, California, U.S.
A Bitcoin neon sign is displayed in a lounge area at the Coinbase Inc. office in San Francisco, California, U.S.Photographer: Michael Short/Bloomberg

Alesia Haas, the chief financial officer at Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC, is leaving the investment firm after a year and a half to join cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Inc.

Haas will stay on at the $32 billion hedge fund firm until June 1, Och-Ziff said in a statement on Tuesday. Coinbase Chief Operating Officer Asiff Hirji said in a blog post that Haas will begin immediately, while helping with the transition at New York-based Och-Ziff.