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About Security Token Academy

The Security Token Academy is the place where people can learn about and get insights into the new world of security tokens and security token offerings (STOs). The promise of security tokens can apply to both the use of token issuances for fundraising as well as the tokenization of a multi-trillion dollar pool of assets including real estate, debt and equity.

By using security tokens, the efficiency and effectiveness of tokens, with their potential to improve asset liquidity, can be applied to both new offerings and trading of existing securities.

Through online video content, live events and other information content, the Security Token Academy enables investors, entrepreneurs and others to understand the new and evolving security token and crypto-based investment industries, along with the associated opportunities and pitfalls.

Some of the content you can look forward to from Security Token Academy includes:

  • Expert Series: Broadcast live-online and available via video on demand, our expert series features panel discussions with experts that dive deep into important topics related to security tokens – including the evolution of ICOs to STOs, the tokenization of global assets, and the future of security tokens.
  • Interviews: Our website features interviews with key people in the security token industry, from security token enablers and exchanges or token trading companies, to investors, entrepreneurs, Wall Street gurus and more.
  • Regulatory Review: Government regulations and actions in countries around the world are shaping the future for security tokens. Our website features a regulatory review that keeps you up to speed on regulatory actions, enforcement and directions related to the ICO and security token world.
  • Security Token Summit: Our first-ever conference took place on June 11 in New York City, and focused on the new and emerging world of security token exchanges and trading companies. This groundbreaking event brought together the key players of this nascent industry to learn about the new directions in security token trading organizations.
Aubrey Chernick, Founder and CEO of Security Token Academy

Aubrey Chernick

Founder & CEO

Aubrey Chernick is a philanthropist and entrepreneur. He founded Candle Corporation, a software company that built software to manage the new IBM Operating System. IBM would go on to become a customer of Candle, and eventually acquire the software company. Now, Chernick’s key interests include supporting education and the arts, as well as helping the next generation of start-up companies.

Lyndsi Stevens, General Manager of Security Token Academy

Lyndsi Stevens

General Manager

Lyndsi is the General Manager at the Security Token Academy. Previously, she was VP of Marketing for NextGen Crowdfunding, LLC. She started her career in digital marketing at a Washington, DC-based startup after graduating from Georgetown University with a Master of Arts in Communication, Culture & Technology from Georgetown University. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Florida State University.

Adam Chapnick, Programming Director of Security Token Academy

Adam Chapnick

Programming Director

Adam Chapnick is a globally recognized serial entrepreneur known for disrupting long-established industries with tech-supported new-model approaches. He’s an active consultant to tech founders on strategy, operations, and financing.

Adam founded, the flat-fee VOD distribution service that empowers content creators to distribute their work like a major studio. Filmmakers keep all rights, and get all their revenue.

Adam has proudly served on the Board of Directors of the International Documentary Association since 2009.

A prolific thought-leader on rewards-based and equity crowdfunding, Adam has presented on the subject at hundreds of events around the world and in dozens of verticals since 2010.

He was a Principal at Indiegogo, which he helped build into the world’s largest crowdfunding platform, with over 200,000 campaigns, users in over 175 countries, operating in multiple languages and 5 currencies.

Adam is an advisor to the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce’s Technology and Innovation division, and is embedded with their Entrepreneur In Residence program.

He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters, is an avid sand sculptor, and sings when others wish he wouldn’t.

Stephen McKeon, Chief Strategic Officer of Security Token Academy

Stephen McKeon

Chief Strategy Advisor

Stephen McKeon earned a PhD in finance (2011) and an MS in economics (2009) at Purdue University, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration (2000) from the the University of Oregon. His professional experience includes a venture capital backed startup in Silicon Valley and six years as the chief financial officer of a high production winery in Napa Valley. He co-founded Skyward, a commercial drone software company, which was acquired by Verizon in 2017. Areas of research include cryptoassets, security issuance, and M&A. His work has been published in top academic journals and cited in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, NY Times (Dealbook), Forbes, MarketWatch, Smart Money, and Fox Business News. He joined the Lundquist College of Business faculty in 2011 and teaches in the PhD, MBA and undergraduate programs.

Corporate Members

Merrill Lynch Private Banking and Investment Group
Clifford Chance
PrimeTrust: The Blockchain-driven Trust Company
Start Engine
Tokeny: The Trusted Tokenization Platform
Weild & Co.

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