Dara Albright is a recognized authority, thought provoker and frequent speaker on topics relating to fintech, digitalfinance, cryptofinance, peerfinance & crowdfinance. Albright possesses a distinguished 28-year career in financial services encompassing IPO execution, investment banking, trading, corporate communications, financial conference production as well as institutional and retail sales. Albright was one of the earliest voices covering the JOBS Act and advocating for greater democracy in the equity and credit markets.
Albright has produced multiple conferences in the alternative finance space which has hosted some of the most prominent figures in the fintech industry as well as the legislature. In 2012, Albright produced the nation’s very first crowdfunding conference which was headlined by key JOBS Act architect, Congressman Patrick McHenry. 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, Albright co-founded LendIt Fintech, LendIt Fintech, now one of the largest fintech conference platforms in the world. Albright’s leading-edge articles and research papers that have helped shape and continue to set the direction of modern finance can be found in Financial Advisor Magazine, FinTek News, BanklessTimes, Equities.com, Crowdfund Insider, Crowdfund Beat, Seeking Alpha, Investing.com, FINalternatives, Real Assets Adviser, CNBC and Business Insider. Albright has also been featured in a number of publications including the NY Times, Forbes, Huffington Post, ABA Banking Journal, Thestreet.com and Private Wealth Magazine. Albright presently advises organizations on their fintech, blockchain and digital finance initiatives, and currently serves on the boards of emerging fintech companies and alternative asset funds. Albright is a graduate of the George Washington University.