James Haft is co-founder of CryptoOracle, a VC and advisory firm offering media and financial services to companies pursuing businesses leveraging the decentralized economy and distributed ledger technologies. CryptoOracle is currently raising a $100 million tokenized, SEC-compliant, transparent, evergreen fund to invest in DAGs and other platforms which will be tokenizing. For the past 30 years James has been at the forefront of the global investment banking and Venture Capital industries focussing on the emerging markets and early stage finance in the digital, Internet, wireless and mobile media, technology and communications businesses. He is advisor to over 35 Blockchain, Internet and Venture-backed entities, has mentored in New York at 500 Startups and TechStars, co-founded of NXTPLabs.com, the most active early-stage investor and accelerator in Latin America, founded PALcapital, a NY-based Internet-focused merchant bank and founder and managing partner of an early-stage VC fund.
From 1987 to 1996, Mr. Haft was the Managing Director of Latin American Equity Capital Markets at INGBarings (U.S.) Securities, Inc., Managing Director of Emerging Markets Investment Banking at Furman Selz, LLC, and Managing Director of Asian Investment Banking in Hong Kong for Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc.
Mr. Haft is a co-founder and chairman of ClimateCoin (www.ClimateCoin.io,), which has democratized access to carbon credits as an environmental and economic investment, a founder and board member emeritus of Urban Arts Partnership (www.UrbanArts.org), a not-for-profit that provides arts education to public schools in New York City and Los Angeles, and the chairman of the USA of www.WeForest.org, a global organization which plants trees to reverse global warming. Mr. Haft received an A.B. in economics and Art History from Vassar College and a JD/MBA from Emory University.
Daniel Eisner is Co-Founder and CEO of OilCoin Digital Reserve, the world’s first legally compliant digital reserve currency backed by oil assets. An investor, attorney and banker with over 30 years of experience, Dan has developed expertise in the creation of innovative financial instruments and the implementation and management of pooled capital strategies. Prior to the founding of OilCoin Digital Reserve, Dan was well known as a leading corporate and securities lawyer with significant experience structuring and negotiating highly complex business transactions as well as counseling boards of directors and management of public and private companies and private equity and venture capital investors in a broad range of matters including securities, financing, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and financial regulation. While practicing, Dan was partner and chair of the private equity practices of DLA Piper and Proskauer, a partner of Kirkland & Ellis, an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School and General Counsel of Arsenal Capital Partners, a NY based private equity firm. Earlier, Dan traded foreign currency options on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and was an investment banker and private equity investor at predecessor firms of Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank. Dan studied economics and business management at The University of Chicago and law at Northwestern University and is admitted to practice law in New York, Illinois and Florida.
Jamie Finn is the President and co-founder of Securitize Inc., one of the fastest growing companies in issuing security tokens. During his nearly 20-year career, he has worked in six countries with startups and corporations and participated in more than $750m worth of transactions including Kontera, Sansa Security, Jajah, Tokbox, RingRing Media and Zingy.
Before co-founding Securitize, Jamie helped grow Aki Technologies from $1m in revenue and eight staffers to one with more than 60 people and tens of millions in revenue. Prior to that, he held executive roles at Ericsson, Telefònica o2, and AT&T.
Securitize An end-to-end platform for issuers that are seeking to tokenize assets
Frank Hourigan, Co-Founder & CEO of Satis Group LLC, D/B/A Corinthian Partners, FINRA Registered Broker-Dealer.
Frank has 21 years of progressive leadership roles in Sales, Marketing, and Management. He spent the first ten years of his career in sales and sales management roles in the Pharmaceutical and Biotech industry. Over the past decade Frank worked on Wall Street and held senior roles in Institutional Equities at Sanford C. Bernstein, LLC, the premier equity research firm, and Needham & Company, a boutique investment bank focused on growth technology companies.
Frank has an MBA from the Ervin Haub School of Business at St. Joseph's University and a BS from the University of Scranton. Frank is a FINRA Registered Supervisory Principal and holds series 24, 7, and 63 licenses.
Frank's depth and breadth of professional relationships in both the cryptocurrency community and traditional equities investor base have given Satis a unique advantage in marketplace. Along with co-founder Emma Channing, Frank has built a high caliber team of credentialed capital markets professionals, each of whom have deep cryptocurrency market knowledge and expertise.
In addition, Frank has cultivated a best in class network of founders, investors, and advisors that have created a deal distribution network which will build the bridge between traditional capital markets and the rapidly evolving cryptocurrency asset class.
Brian Wirtz is Chairman of the Blockchain Advisory Group, which provides highly-technical and principled strategic advisory services, to both crypto core teams and traditional management teams, across the full suite of financial products to include utility and security tokens, equity, M&A, and high yield debt.
Mr. Wirtz founded Credit Suisse’s Bitcoin / Blockchain / Cryptoasset Investment Banking Practice in 2013, and is known as Wall Street’s first “Bitcoin Banker”. His previous Wall Street experience includes software M&A advisory at Harris Williams, and healthcare investment banking advisory at Cowen & Company. Prior to practicing Wall Street finance, Mr. Wirtz served as a captain in the U.S. Army as a signal officer (25A).
Mr. Wirtz holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon, and a BSBA from Wentworth Military Academy / University of Central Missouri.
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