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Kim Wales

Kim Wales

Wales Capital & CrowdBureau
Founder & CEO
New York, NY, USA


Kim Wales is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of CrowdBureau, LLC and Wales Capital, LLC.

Professionally, she is a member of the Zahn Center Board of Advisors; a member of The City College Center for the Arts’ Board of Directors; a member of the Heritage Foundation Securities Regulation Working Group; an executive board member of the Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA); and an adjunct professor in Economics teaching Entrepreneurship: Women & Diversity at the City College of New York.

In addition to writing numerous articles and white papers in publications that include The Journal of Governance and Regulation, The Capco Institute Journal of Financial Transformation, The Journal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions, Cayman Financial Review, TABB Research and Forum, and Thomson Reuters Corporate Finance Review, Ms. Wales has authored Peer-to-Peer Lending and Equity Crowdfunding (2016), a finance book on investing and risk management using alternative asset classes.

Ms. Wales’ work spans being a change agent, lobbyist and advocate. She is recognized as one of the country’s thought leaders on the JOBS Act and securities based crowdfunding. She has advised and influenced decision-making through recommendations to the Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA, the European Commission [Building a Capital Markets Union green paper], the Ontario Securities Commission, the Taiwan Financial Supervisory Commission, the Australian Stock Exchange, and other state and federal government agencies as related to equity and debt-based crowdfunding. She is cited numerous times in the final rules for Title II, III and IV.

Ms. Wales has 17 years of experience in banking. From 1995–2011, some of Ms. Wales’ clients included Chase Manhattan Bank, Morgan Stanley, Depository Trust Clearing Corporation, Prudential, NYSE Euronext, Shaklee Corporation, and The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited. She consulted and advised in areas covering clearing and settlement, cash management, Basel II – Pillar I, Sarbanes Oxley, and post-merger work related to restructuring fund administration, and corporate and personal trust businesses.

Ms. Wales has been featured and quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, SmartCEO, Business Week, The Deal, and Black Enterprise, and featured on Bloomberg-TV. She is a frequent invited speaker at global events.

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