I am a former U.S. Regulator with the FDIC during the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-2009 and also worked as a compliance examiner for the Making Home Affordable Program (HAMP) with the U.S. Department of the Treasury. At the FDIC, I worked in the Capital Markets and Finance Divisions on qualitative, quantitative issues covering IndyMac Bank, Washington Mutual, Wachovia, Lehman Brothers, AIG, Citigroup, Merrill Lynch and Bank of America, among others. I helped create deposit run analysis, researched and reviewed synthetic collateralized debt obligations, credit default swaps, compiled the exposure of net notional derivatives in the financial system, and analyzed new programs by the Federal Reserve Board to stabilize the economy.
I became interested in the importance of trust in the financial system and how the U.S. government manages this notion with respect to the U.S. monetary system. With the introduction of bitcoin and blockchain technology, I entered into the blockchain industry, first with the Chamber of Digital Commerce as Director of Operations for Policy and then as the Policy Ambassador for ConsenSys. I am currently the founding CEO and President of a new non-profit called the Value Technology Foundation, with the purpose to conduct exclusively educational and charitable activities with regard to digital assets, blockchain, distributed ledger technologies and other relevant “value” technologies for the public welfare and economic benefits of the citizens of the United States. I hold a degree from Cornell University in Government (BA, 1997) and the Kogod School of Business (MBA, 2009).