Crowdnetic Announces Agenda for Crowdfinance 2014 ONLY A FEW TICKETS LEFT!!!

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Crowdnetic Announces Agenda for Crowdfinance 2014


The conference will be held at Thomson Reuters’ Conference Center in Midtown Manhattan. Bringing together financial veterans, legal experts and industry leaders, the program features speakers from leading peer-lending marketplace platforms such as Prosper, OnDeck, Kabbage, DealStruck and SoFi.  Top crowdfinance platforms such as Fundrise, EarlyShares, SeedInvest and Patch of Land, among others, will also be represented.

This year’s keynote address will be presented by Jason Best, co-founder of Crowdfund Capital Advisors.  Along with co-founder Sherwood Neiss, Mr. Best created the original Startup Exemption regulatory framework that became the crowdfunding language of the JOBS Act.

Esteemed speakers will include: Nicole Rothschild, CEO and CFO of Petra Partners; Debra Walton, Chief Content Officer, Financial & Risk of Thomson Reuters; Kay Koplovitz, Chairman & CEO of Koplowitz & Company; Douglas Atkin, Portfolio Manager of Guggenheim Partners; Amanda Brown, Executive Director of the National Women’s Business Council; Matthew Trudeau, Head of Product at IEX Group Inc.; and Daniel Gorfine, Director, Financial Markets Policy, and Legal Counsel at the Milken Institute.

The event is sponsored by Thomson Reuters, Covington & Burling LLP, RealPartner, LendZoan, OnDeck, CircleBackLending, Web Financial Group, Springboard Enterprises,, FundAmerica and Pepper Hamilton LLP.

Tickets for the conference are still on sale, but there is a limited amount of space left and we will sell out fast!  Please visit our site for all ticket purchases and to view the entire roster of speakers we have lined up.  Feel free to email us with any sponsorship or other inquiries at: [email protected].

Christina Kramlich; Co-Head of Retail Sales and Investor Relations, SoFi
Christina has worked at SoFi since early 2012. Previously, she was Director, New Product Development at Integrated Insights Consulting; VP, Business Development at MoodLogic (acq by AMG); Bus. Dev & Project Manager, NextCard (NXCD). Formerly, she was an analyst at Montgomery Securities and VentureOne. Christina earned her BA Columbia College in NY; MBA from The JL Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University.
Matthew Trudeau; Head of Product, IEX Group Inc.
Matt has over 14 years of experience in financial services and electronic securities trading. Previously Global Head of Product at Chi-X Global, he was instrumental in building and launching new equities markets and products in Brazil, Japan, Australia, and Singapore and Chief Operating Officer at Chi-X Canada where he was responsible for launching a new alternative trading system managing market and technical operations, product and strategy. Prior to that, he held strategic development, product, and operations positions at Instinet and CyberTrader.
John C. Higgins; Director, Strategic Partnerships, Prosper Marketplace, Inc.
Prior to his role in Strategic Partnerships at Prosper, John served as Director, Institutional Relations, where he helped build out the institutional lender program at Prosper. Before joining Prosper, John was a Director at Topwater Capital Partners, now a division of Leucadia Asset Management. At Topwater, he was responsible for sourcing, evaluating, and investing in various hedge fund strategies through structured managed account transactions. Preceding Topwater, John worked in the hedge fund industry in various marketing and investor relations capacities.
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