Co-Founder and CEO @GlobaliD Co-Founder at Hard Yaka
Believer that one's identity credentials should be truly portable and owned by individuals themselves rather than corporations or governments. The trade-off between security and privacy can meet the needs of both traditional institutions worried about compliance and risk, but also consumer protection advocates who care about the underserved and underbanked.
Advisor/Investor via hardyaka.com for numerous startups in the exchange space including Shift, Ripple, and 3taps, and previously Square and Twitter.
Hard Yaka makes early-round investments in exchange for space startups. Candidates are either verticals in particular categories of exchange markets or horizontals providing services (i.e. messaging or payments) across exchange sectors. The portfolio includes Shift, Ripple, GateHub, Stockpile, Ledger X, Tradeblock, Blockscore, Marqeta, Coinbase, Ribbon, Coin, Twillio, Mighty Text, Hailo, Kabbage, 3taps, Square, Twitter.
Previously a director at Promontory Financial and a senior analyst for payments at The Board of Governor of the Federal Reserve. Senior Associate at Booz Allen.
Founded and took Dispatch Management Services Corp public on the NASDAQ.
Have worked as an instructor/leader for Outward Bound and the National Outdoor Leadership School.