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.
Dara Albright - President of Dara Albright Media, Co-founded the FinFair Conference & LendIt conference
Jillian Sidoti is one of the country’s leading experts on Regulation A+. Since 2008, Jillian has submitted multiple Regulation A Offering Circulars to the Securities Exchange Commission for approval making her one of the few attorneys familiar with the law prior to the changes under the JOBS Act.
Since the JOBS Act, Jillian has assisted multiple companies and entrepreneurs realize their fundraising goals through Crowdfunding, 506©, and Regulation A. Jillian also continues to specialize in transactional legal matters such as private placement memorandums, S-1′s/S-11’s, Regulation D filings, trademarks, copyrights, NDA’s, and contractual matters. Jillian also spends her time speaking at seminars educating real estate investors on how to legally raise capital for their real estate investment projects.
Prior to her legal career, Jillian owned and operated a record label enabling her to tour worldwide with artists, including visiting South Africa, Canada, Europe, and the United States. Using that experience, Jillian has been commissioned to write articles and contracts for many music industry entities.
For several years, Jillian taught Finance and Accounting for the BS and MBA programs at the University of Redlands, drawing on her experience as Financial Analyst, Controller, and CFO for many companies from manufacturing to real estate development. Jillian also teaches a Small Business Management class where students are taught the anatomy of a business plan.
Jillian may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 323-799-1342
Blaine McLaughlin is the Chief Operating Officer of VIA Folio, an innovative private investment platform that makes it easy for portals, issuers, brokers and advisors to engage with private debt and equity offerings. VIA Folio supports issuance, custody, servicing and secondary transactions in private equity and debt investments and other unlisted securities. He joined the company in 2007, and has led retail customer acquisition and management, partnerships, licensing, portfolio acquisition, introducing broker services, and other business development activities for Folio Investing.
McLaughlin previously served as a Director of Marketing and Analysis at Capital One for credit card and direct banking divisions, and as an officer in the U.S. Navy. He has more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, holds a degree in economics from the University of California at San Diego, and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Craig Denlinger is the managing partner of Artesian CPA and CrowdfundCPA.com, specialized in audits, reviews, and financial reporting matters for crowdfund offerings (Reg A+ and Title III), small businesses, and start-ups. With 20+ Reg A audit clients, we are the leading firm in these unique financial reporting requirements, with connections and know-how to ensure a smooth filing and qualification process. Our industry knowledge, SEC reporting experience, and industry connections set us apart as the industry leader for crowdfund accounting, audit, review, and SEC reporting matters.
Craig was previously an Audit Manager with Deloitte & Touche, where he led audits and financial reporting projects in the banking and securities industries and worked with many small businesses. He is an expert in audit, GAAP application, and SEC financial reporting requirements. Craig has a BBA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Iowa.
Craig Denlinger, CPA
Managing Partner | Attest Services
Affiliate of Artesian CPA, LLC
Office: 303.823.3220 | Mobile: 563.542.3381
1624 Market Street, Suite 202
Denver, CO 80202
Email: email@example.com | www.CrowdfundCPA.com
Crowdfund CPA is an affiliate of Artesian CPA, LLC, a registered certified public accounting firm.