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Andrew DixCo-Founder and CEO
Andrew is a digital professional with over 15 years experience in digital media and software development. He is a recognized authority in the crowdfunding industry and a firm believer in the power of the internet to disrupt traditional forms of finance. He regularly speaks or participates at alternative finance events around the globe. 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. He is also on the Advisory Council of the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA) and a regular participant in the bipartisan Securities Regulation Working Group organized by the Heritage Foundation. Andrew was recognized by the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, CFIRA, and Crowdfund Capital Advisors by receiving the inaugural New Capital Markets Leadership Award. 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 is currently working on her Masters in Business in Social Media Marketing at 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]
Erin HobeyStaff Writer
Erin Hobey writes about the global crowdfunding industry and was recently named one of “Top 19 Crowdfunding Experts Startups Need to Know” by Inc.com. A Brown and Dartmouth grad, Erin has been a Bosch fellow in Germany and Jiwar writer-in-residence in Spain. The global Fintech, Crowdfunding, Alternative Finance, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and ICO industries particularly interest Erin; she also enjoys exploring creative projects. Erin may be contacted via email at Email: [email protected]Tel: (917) 818-3443 Ext 0003
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]
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]
Georgia QuinnSenior Contributor
Georgia P. Quinn is a Senior Contributor for Crowdfund Insider. Quinn is a prominent securities attorney and is current General Counsel for CoinList, a platform that provides financial infrastructure for the next generation of technology companies including digital assets. She is also the co-founder of iDisclose, an adaptive web-based application that enables entrepreneurs to prepare customized institutional grade private placement documents for a fraction of the time and cost. iDisclose users may file Form C’s and Form C-AR automatically with the SEC. Quinn previously served as of counsel at a leading law firm in crowdfunding, Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole, specializing in facilitating financial transactions and compliance with JOBS Act regulations. Email: [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.
Amy WanSenior Contributor
Amy Wan, Esq.CIPP/US, is a Senior Contributor to Crowdfund Insider. Amy is founder and Chief Legal Hacker at Sagecoin, a Bootstrap Legal Legaltech blockchain project, and is a consultant with ICOinvestor.tv. She has authored many legal publications, including the upcoming Bloomberg Law ICO offering practice guide. Amy was previously Partner at a law firm that specialized in crowdfunding and syndication law, and was the General Counsel of a real estate crowdfunding platform. She has been named one of ten women to watch in legal technology by the American Bar Association Journal in 2014 and was Finalist for the Corporate Counsel of the Year Award 2015 by LA Business Journal. She is the founder and co-organizer of Legal Hackers LA.
Jesse OverallSenior Contributor
Jesse Overall is an associate at Clifford Chance. He represents issuers and underwriters in public and private initial and follow-on offerings of equity and debt securities, banks and hedge funds in secondary market par and distressed debt trading, and sponsors of and liquidity providers to securitization vehicles in connection with transactions and regulation applicable to their activities. While in law school at Georgetown, Jesse served as a two-semester intern at the CFTC, in the Divisions of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight and Enforcement, and as a two-semester intern at the SEC, in the Division of Corporation Finance and in the Office of International Affairs.
A serial tech entrepreneur and technologist, founder, writer and conference creator Barry created TheCrowdfundingCentre, now a global resource for #Crowdfunding, and VentureFundingHubs an innovation to support entrepreneurs globally. He has a long history in #Fintech stretching back to the late 1970s. Founder of the UK's first national conference, Crowdfunding:Deep Impact, he has been at the forefront of the development of Fintech and crowdfunding in the UK, and internationally, since its earliest days helping found the UK's All-Party-Parliamentary-Group on the subject and influencing the nature and direction of regulation. As a pioneering systems and eco-system architect, he and his team remain active in creating new models and new technology, including the creation of more than 70 funding hubs worldwide.
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.
AdaPia d’Errico is an entrepreneur and strategist with deep domain expertise in branding, positioning, crowdfunding and real estate investing. She is a prominent female fintech executive, having served as Chief Marketing Officer at Patch of Land and Chief Operating Officer at AlphaFlow. She previously co-founded two woman-owned businesses and through her new company Real Wealth Real Health she works with founders, executives and management teams to integrate female leadership skills that build inclusive, dynamic and high performing company cultures. Email AdaPia: [email protected]