Brad Garlinghouse is one of the world’s largest crypto payments processors; he is an extremely popular name across the global crypto landscape. He has previously served as the CEO of Hightail, a file-sharing service, and is also an active angel investor. He is currently serving as the CEO of financial technology company Ripple Labs. He joined Ripple as COO in April 2015, answering to the CEO and prime supporter, Chris Larsen. He was elevated to CEO in December 2016.


Previously, he also worked at AOL and Yahoo! From 2003 to 2008, he filled in as Senior Vice President at Yahoo!, where he ran its Homepage, Flickr, Yahoo! Mail, and Yahoo! Courier divisions. While at Yahoo!, he wrote an inner update known as the "Peanut Butter Manifesto," requiring the organization to zero in on its core business instead of extending itself excessively far, much like peanut butter.