Dara Albright is a recognized authority, thought provoker and frequent speaker on topics relating to market structure, private secondary transactions, next-gen IPOs, P2P, FinTech and crowdfinance. Albright has held a distinguished 23 year career in IPO execution, investment banking, corporate communications, financial marketing as well as institutional and retail sales. She is a visionary who continues to introduce rising asset classes and crowd-structured financial products to the Wall Street community. Albright was one of the earliest voices covering the JOBS Act and advocating for greater democracy in the equity and credit markets. She produced the very first crowdfunding conference in January 2012 which was headlined by key JOBS Act architects: Congressman Patrick McHenry and Dave Weild. That event helped birth the crowdfinance movement and led to the establishment of the industry’s trade and leadership organizations – which she co-founded. In 2013, she co-founded LendIt, the largest and most recognized global p2p & online lending conference organization. In 2015, she co-founded FinFair, the first conference platform to feature the leadership, products and technologies driving the crowd-centric retail alternatives market. Some of the most prominent figures in the financial industry as well as the legislature continue to participate in Albright’s events. Her leading-edge articles that have helped shape the direction of the crowdfinance industry can be found on Equities.com, Crowdfund Insider, Crowdfund Beat, Seeking Alpha, Investing.com, FINalternatives and Business Insider. She has been featured in the NY Times, Forbes, ABA Banking Journal, Thestreet.com, Private Wealth Magazine as well as in a number of leading industry trade publications. Albright continues to help issuers, investors as well as financial service providers across the globe capitalize during this unprecedented period of financial industry disruption and regulatory reform. Prior firms she worked for include: Unterberg Towbin, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Divine Capital and Citigate Dewe Rogerson. She is a graduate of the George Washington University and has held securities industry Series 7, 24, 31 and 63 licenses.
A capital markets professional with over fourteen years of international experience in day trading, portfolio management, and investment product development. A history of beating benchmarks. Experience includes stocks, fixed income, FX currency, portfolio analysis and management, and quant technical analysis.
Multi-faceted business professional with over two decades of success in the hyper-competitive conference space. Visionary creator of dozens of innovative, highly-rated executive events cutting across diverse industries and functions. Keen eye for spotting and monetizing emerging marketplace trends. Dynamic team leader with in-depth experience across every dimension of the conference business. Agile negotiator with exceptional talent for balancing the needs of multiple diverse stakeholders. Analytically-minded with a passion for learning and a talent for connecting content with community.
I am currently a Director of ThrillCapital, we operate several Crowdfunding platforms for Sports & Entertainment. It's an exciting time to be involved in the nascent sector that is Crowdfunding and with a niche proposition, driven chiefly by something people are passionate about, we are offering something a little bit different. As the industry evolves, and legislation in different jurisdictions takes shape, we aim to capitalise on an excellent opportunity.