Lauren Abendschein
Director, Institutional Sales, US & Americas

Lauren is the Head of Americas Institutional Sales at Coinbase, the team responsible for developing and managing relationships with institutional investors, corporates, hedge funds and asset managers. Coinbase Institutional offers access to the cryptoeconomy via battle tested custody, execution, prime brokerage, trading tools and analytics, and high-touch support. In her time at Coinbase, Lauren has been integral to the rollout of key institutional client offerings beginning with Custody in 2018 and culminating in the recent debut of Prime in 2021.

Prior to Coinbase, Lauren was a Director at Credit Suisse on the Hedge Fund Coverage and Capital Introduction teams in San Francisco and Hong Kong.

Lauren holds a B.Mus. in French Horn Performance, a B.A. in Politics from Oberlin College and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at University of California Berkeley.