Per an official announcement published by Tyler Winklevoss on Sept. 4, Perlman joined Gemini after 13 years at Morgan Stanley, where he worked as global head of financial crimes and global head of special investigations.
Legal and compliance background
The announcement said Perlman had “firm-wide, legal and compliance responsibility for the governance, oversight, and execution of the firm’s anti-money laundering, sanctions, anti-boycott, anti-corruption, and government and political activities programs.”
According to Perlman’s profile on LinkedIn, he worked as an assistant United States attorney at the U.S. Attorney Office of the Eastern District of New York and as division counsel at the Drug Enforcement Administration prior to joining Morgan Stanley.
Building its presence
In mid-August, Gemini hired cybersecurity expert David Damato as its new chief security officer. Damato previously created and led a cybersecurity team at security services firm Tanium.
That same month, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss said they are open to partnering with archrival Mark Zuckerberg on Libra, claiming that the stablecoin represents a step toward the mass adoption of cryptocurrency.
In June, Gemini opened up offices in Chicago that will serve as an engineering hub to support trading and custody operations.