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Andrew DixCo-Founder and CEO
Andrew Dix is CEO and founder of the Crowded Media Group, LLC, publisher of Crowdfund Insider, the leading news and information site covering disruptive finance including online capital formation, online lending, blockchain and other forms of Fintech. He is also the founder of DisclosureQuest, a searchable database of securities filings including Reg D, Reg A+ & Reg CF. Andrew is a vocal proponent for access to capital for small and emerging companies and the need for an innovation-driven economy. He is a member of the Cambridge Alternative Finance Leadership Advisory Board, part of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at the University of Cambridge Judge School of Business. Crowded Media Group has partnered with CCAF as the media partner on their Alternative Finance Benchmarking Reports. A recognized authority in the Fintech world, Andrew is a participant in the bipartisan Securities Regulation Working Group organized by the Heritage Foundation. In 2016, Andrew received the New Capital Markets Leadership Award For leadership in the development of new capital markets under the JOBS Act. He is a founding special advisor to the Association of Online Investment Platforms. Andrew has a BA in Economics from Vanderbilt University and a Masters in Business from Boston University. He also attended Case Weatherhead School of Management where he continued his education in Finance.
Kristin is a finance professional with 20 years experience in Corporate Finance, Public Finance, Asset Securitization and Real Estate Finance. She has held various positions at Banc One Capital, McDonald Investments (KeyCorp), and NatCity Investments (now PNC). Kristin's background has provided perspective for both small and large market business segments including the various compliance and legal challenges for raising capital. She is intrigued to see how the possibilities of crowd funding further change the dynamics of capital allocation in our markets.
Samantha HurstStaff Reporter & Writer
Samantha is an experienced writer and reporter, most recently she was writer at Blue Fin Media. She is a graduate of Toledo University with a degree in Creative Writing and has an MBA in Social Media Marketing from Southern New Hampshire University. [email protected] Tel: (917) 818-3443 Ext 0002
JD AloisStaff Writer
JD Alois is the pen name of a frequent contributor to Crowdfund Insider. JD has a background in finance and media. Email: [email protected]
Cali HaanStaff Reporter
Cali Haan is a writer and teacher in Toronto. She holds a BA Honours Degree with Distinction from in Literature and Creative Writing from Concordia University in Montreal, where she also spent time in the university's Communications Studies department looking at the history of technology and its impact on culture. Email Cali at [email protected]
Omar has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He also possess a Master of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix. Omar has also pursued independent study programs focused on public-key cryptography and quantum computing. His professional work experience includes working as an application developer for the University of Houston, data storage specialist at Dell EMC, and as Teacher of Mathematics in the United States, China, Kuwait, and Pakistan. Omar can be reached at [email protected]
Anthony ZeoliSenior Contributor
Anthony is an experienced transactional attorney with a national practice. Specializing in the areas of securities, commercial finance, real estate and general corporate law, his clients range from individuals and small privately held businesses to multi-million dollar entities. He is also an industry-recognized crowdfunding and JOBS Act expert who, most recently, has drafted a bill to allow for an intrastate crowdfunding exemption in Illinois, a copy of which can be found on his website: IllinoisCrowdfundingNow.com.
Therese TorrisSenior Contributing Editor
Therese Torris is an entrepreneur and consultant in eFinance and eCommerce based in Paris. She has covered crowdfunding and P2P lending since the early days when Zopa was created in the United Kingdom. She was a director of research and consulting at Gartner Group Europe, Senior VP at Forrester Research and Content VP at Twenga. She publishes a French personal finance blog, Le Blog Finance Pratique and curates crowdfunding news on Scoop.It.
Timothy Li is the CEO of Kuber and MaxDecisions. He has over 14 years of Fintech industry experience. He’s passionate about changing the finance and banking landscape. Kuber launched Fluid, a credit building product designed for college students to borrow up to $500 interest free. Kuber’s 2nd product Mobilend is a true debt consolidation product, aiming to lower debt for all Americans. Li also the co-founder and President of P2P Protect, an Insurtech platform that offers P2P insurance products. Li sits on multiple advisory boards including Rocketloans.
Xu GaoWeiyangX Editor
Xu Gao is Crowdfund Insider's Editor for WeiyangX, the most influential website focusing on Fintech in China. WeiyangX covers the latest news, industry data analysis, business practices, and in-depth Fintech cases in Fintech. WeiyangX is incubated by Fintech Lab and was founded by Tsinghua University’s People’s Bank of China (PBC) School of Finance in 2012.
Samuel GuzikThe Crowdfunding Counselor
Samuel S. Guzik is a corporate and securities attorney and business advisor with the law firm of Guzik & Associates, with more than 30 years of experience. He is admitted to practice before the SEC and in New York and California. During this time he has represented a number of public and privately held businesses, from startup to exit, concentrating in financing startups and emerging growth companies. He also frequent blogger on securities and corporate law issues at The Corporate Securities Lawyer Blog. Email: [email protected]