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Stephen Corliss brings over 25 years of executive financial experience. “Finance 2.0” Visionary. Seasoned executive, leading International Financial System Expert, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency thought leader with proven domestic and global management experience across multiple business environments and financial market segments. These include fintech, investment banking, asset management and capital markets. Merges strategic and tactical management expertise with strong qualifications and extensive global knowledge in financial management, trading & operations, securities law and regulation, business development and infrastructure / workforce management.. Accomplished at partnering with core business areas and developing highly productive cross-enterprise alliances.
- Blackrock – Chief Operating Officer
- iShare – Chief Operating Officer
- State Street – Head of Global Treasury & Investments
- UBS – Head of Cash and Liquidity Management (Americas)
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Lance Weaver is an accomplished consumer financial services executive with nearly 40 years of experience across the consumer lending, mortgage and credit card asset classes. . Mr. Weaver was formerly the Chairman of Mastercard, after serving on it’s Global Board of Directors. As a co-founder and Chief Administrative Officer at MBNA Corp, he grew the company from zero to 35,000 employees, and sold the company to Bank of America for $35B. He was an Advisor to VISA and Citigroup. He served as President of money cards for Virgin Money Holdings in the U.K. from 2013 to 2015. Before joining MBNA America Bank in 1991, Mr. Weaver held various management positions with Wells Fargo and Citicorp/ Citibank. He served as a Member of the Georgetown University Board of Directors and the Tower Hill School Board of Trustees.
- Mastercard – Chairman of the Board
- MBNA – Chief Administrative Officer
- Virgin Money Holdings – President
- Citigroup – Advisor
- Visa – Advisor
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Kurt Bierbower is a business development professional, having generated hundreds of millions in new revenue/business opportunities for multiple businesses across several industries. Seasoned sales executive, with deep experience selling complex technology solutions. He has advised C-suite executives on critical business decisions for 12 years. Kurt has led large cross-functional teams to solve complex business challenges for top clients across the globe. He has negotiated high risk contracts in excess of $100M in conjunction with General Counsel and Chief Legal Officers. Kurt is a serial entrepreneur and seasoned operator, having founded and scaled two startups. He has consulted on growth and strategy for multiple startups, and authored growth and expansion playbooks for several prominent startups.
- Chief Business Officer – Huddl
- Deloitte Consulting – Strategy Lead + Engagement Manager
- Networkz – CEO/Founder
- Blu Venture Investors – Venture Capital Advisor
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Vishal Karir, CFA, is a Portfolio Manager and Quantitative Investment Researcher with over 17 years of investment and technology experience at BlackRock and Morgan Stanley. Vishal’s career focus has been on understanding the nature of risk and return associated with fundamental and behavioral factors in asset classes like equities, fixed income, and most recently, crypto. Vishal managed BlackRock’s Target Allocation funds with $1.5 billion in assets under management. Vishal joined BlackRock’s Model Portfolios Solutions group soon after it was formed and was responsible for the design and development of the quantitative analytics platform that has enabled the rapid growth and scalability of the business. Prior to that, he architected the iShares Business Intelligence platform that powers BlackRock’s ETF research. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2009, Vishal worked in the Prime Brokerage Technology division at Morgan Stanley.
- Chief Investment Officer – Huddl
- Director/Portfolio Manager – Blackrock
- Vice President – iShares
- Vice President, Prime Broker Technology – Morgan Stanley