White attended the University of California, Davis where he was a member of Tau Beta Pi and his school's Air Force ROTC. He earned a BS in Optical Engineering in 2006. White would earn his MBA from the Harvard Business School in 2013.
Upon graduating, White served in the United States Air Force for five years and worked on special assignments with NASA , United States Special Operations Command, and the United States Intelligence Community. He would join Bain & Company in 2012 as a consultant and was a product manager at Activision Blizzard in 2013. White joined Coinbase as a Director in 2013 and was their 5th employee. He was later promoted to Vice President and General Manager in 2016 as well as became the Head of Institutional Products.  In 2018, White joined Bakkt as COO and said his reasoning for joining is to help facilitate traditional banking and financial institutions participating in digital asset markets.