Gautam Gujral is the General Counsel and Co-founder of Vertalo, a Liquidity Enablement Platform for Security Tokens. Prior to his current role, Gautam worked at Credit Suisse. As a Managing Director at Credit Suisse, Gautam represented the Prime Services department on a senior management level and as a member of the Prime Services Management Team. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Gautam was a Special Counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Market Regulation. At the SEC, Gautam was awarded the prestigious Capital Markets Award as a member of the “Exchange Team” responsible for proposing far reaching changes to broker-dealer and exchange regulations . Gautam earned his J.D. at Georgetown University and his B.A. at the Colorado College.
Vertalo is a liquidity enablement platform that was founded by a team that was frustrated with the difficulty of complying with and managing wallet and KYC data for its own security token holders. So we decided to build the system ourselves. Informed by our own experience, and by our team’s knowledge of securities law, Vertalo built a platform designed to take the pain out of managing a crypto cap table.
The Vertalo platform is designed to be used by issuance platforms, issuers, broker-dealers, ATS’s, exchanges and the market participants that integrate with and depend on them, like Custody platforms and KYC/AML providers. Vertalo’s easy to use system makes managing security token investor data easy, and helps security token investors access the liquidity providers that they need.
Oscar is currently one of the Top 10 Global Thought Leaders in Equity Crowdfunding, a Top 5 Fintech Influencer, Top 10 Blockchain and a Top 50 InsureTech. He has published an eBook that has been downloaded in over 20 countries, and been distributed by partners worldwide.
Oscar is a featured speaker on Fintech, regulated, equity crowdfunding, compliance, shareholder management, investor relations, and transparency in the USA, Australia, UK, Germany, France, Netherlands, Canada, Singapore, Indonesia and China. He speaks to audiences covering alternative finance, security token offerings, equity crowdfunding, STO, TAO, ICO/ITO, RegTech, insurance, banking, legal, and crowdfunding. Oscar also advises the world’s leading research, accounting, law firms and insurance companies on the impact Blockchain, STO, TAO, ICO, Fintech, RegTech, LegalTech, InsurTech and OrgTech is having in their business.
He is a member of the Crowdfunding Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) in the USA, and a contributing author to The Fintech Book, the world’s first crowdsourced book on Fintech globally. He writes for Sharewise, Locavesting, Equities.com, Business.com, Crowdfund Insider, Crowdfund Beat, Bankless Times, and Agoracom.
Oscar has been recognized as one of the 10 most influential Hispanic Leaders in Canada. In May 2010, Oscar A. Jofre Jr. was recognized by the Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper for his accomplishments.
Oscar was awarded the Vision 2012 Business Man of the Year by the Toronto Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on September 2012.
KoreKonX: Creating the world's first highly-secure permissioned blockchain ecosystem for fully-compliant issuance, trading, clearing, settlement, management, reporting, and corporate actions for tokenized securities worldwide. KoreConX is the all-in-one, AI-based, global blockchain platform that manages the full lifecycle of tokenized securities to ensure compliance with securities regulation and corporate law. Connecting companies to the capital markets and secondary markets to facilitate access to capital and liquidity for private investors.
Yoel Goldfeder, Esq. is a licensed attorney with twenty years of corporate and securities law experience. Mr. Goldfeder has represented both small and large companies and investors throughout his legal career dealing with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate financing, including both public and private securities offerings, specializing in PIPE transactions and reverse mergers. Mr. Goldfeder obtained his Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center, after receiving a BA. in Accounting and a B.S. in Political Science from Brooklyn College. He is admitted to practice law in New York and is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Baruch College, teaching courses in business law and business organizations. Mr. Goldfeder is also currently a member of the Legal Committee of the Securities Transfer Associate. In addition, Mr. Goldfeder has written on many securities industry topics including his recent article titled “A Transfer Agent’s Blockchain Manifesto.” Mr. Goldfeder has also participated on multiple panels discussing financing under Regulation A+ and often consults with clients involved with token offerings, IPOs and complex securities issues.
In 1987 Mr. Purcell founded Newport West Custodial Services, which he built to $1 billion AUM and sold to Commerce Bank of Newport Beach, where he then served as the bank’s Senior Vice President in charge of the trust department. He is the Founder and CEO of FundAmerica, a financial technology firm providing software and back office services to banks, trust companies, broker- dealers, investment advisers, securities exchanges, SEC registered transfer agents, and large issuers (primarily real estate companies). FundAmerica’s software enables escrow management, payment processing, PATRIOT Act compliant AML, transfer agent and broker-dealer compliance for professionals engaged in activities pursuant to Titles II, III and IV of the JOBS Act. He is a founding Board member of the Crowdfunding Intermediary Regulatory Association (CFIRA) and the author of the book “The Definitive Guide to Equity and Debt Crowdfunding” as well as the “Industry Best Practices for Funding Portals”. He is the author of “BD and Registered Portal Regulatory Mechanics” and has been an active editor and co-author of numerous other industry papers. He also started a fixed income trading firm, a clearing broker for institutional investors and published a book "The Guide to Fixed Income Investing". In 1994 he founded Epoch Networks, one of the world's first internet service providers and, as a Board member of the Commercial Internet eXchange often represented the nascent industry before Congress and the FCC. In 1999 he founded OnAir Networks and built the first music storage and streaming services for Sony and Universal. During this time, the Recording Industry Association of America retained him to advise them on internet technology issues and copyright matters and to represent the recording industry before Congress as their technical advocate for intellectual property rights.
Prime Trust is a chartered Nevada trust company that as an SEC-Qualified Custodian provides custody of cash, tokens (aka “coins”), stocks, bonds, private business interests, and other assets. It also provides compliance and specialized services relating to funds processing, AML/KYC compliance, and transaction technology for the new digital economy. As a blockchain-driven trust company, its mission is to provide portals, platforms, brokers, real estate syndicators, and direct-issuers with best-in-class solutions to seamlessly meet the needs of their securities offerings and of exchanges and secondary markets. As a trust company, Prime Trust provides a wide array of account types, including simple custody, IRA’s, asset protection trusts, health savings accounts, and college savings solutions, all of which are designed to hold any asset class.
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