Charlie Lee is the creator of Litecoin and the Managing Director of the Litecoin Foundation. He attended MIT where he graduated in 2000 with a Bachelors and Masters degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Prior to creating Litecoin, Charlie was a Software Engineer at Google. In 2011, he created Litecoin in an effort to improve upon Bitcoin's high fees, slower transaction times, and scalability issues. Charlie went on to work for Coinbase where he became Director of Engineering before leaving the company in 2017 to focus on supporting the development of Litecoin full time.