Crowdnetic, a provider of technology and market data solutions to the crowdfunded securities and peer-lending industry, has announced the key hire of James A. Jones as the Director of Business Development for the Americas. James will oversee sales and partnerships for Crowdnetic’s products and solutions in the Americas. He will also assume responsibility for creating and maintaining strategic partnerships with redistributors, portals and technology firms.
“We are very fortunate to have James as an addition to our team,” says Luan Cox, CEO and Co-Founder of Crowdnetic. “He joins the company with over 20 years of experience in leading sales and business development teams in the financial services industry, including firms such as Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo. His vast skills and experience will prove to be a huge asset as Crowdnetic expands further into the global crowdfinance market.”
Most recently, James served as Vice President of Business Development for Kingdom Trust, pioneering Self-Directed IRA’s in the crowdfunding space. He is also the Founder and CEO of the Self-Directed IRA Institute and is the industry’s most published author, having written hundreds of articles on using retirement dollars to invest in crowdfunding. He has also served on the Board of the Crowdfunding Regulatory Intermediary Advocates and Co-Chaired the Investor Committee, is a member of the Crowdfunding Professional Association and was named a Who’s Who of Crowdfunding Professionals. He has a Masters in Finance from Harvard University, Series 7,6,63, 65 and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Candidate.
“Over the past three years, it has been my pleasure getting to know Luan through strategic alliances and having the honor of speaking at Crowdnetic’s conferences,” says James. “I am thrilled to be joining the team in their work to transform the crowdfinance industry.”