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Dara Albright

President, Dara Albright Events


Dara Albright is a recognized authority, thought provoker and frequent

speaker on topics relating to market structure, private secondary

transactions, next-gen IPOs, P2P and crowdfinance. Albright has held a

distinguished 22 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.

Through her NowStreet blog, 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 founding of the industry's trade and leadership organizations. 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, Seeking Alpha, Investing.com and Business

Insider. She has been featured in 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


Prior firms she worked for include: Unterberg Towbin, Morgan Stanley Dean

Witter, Divine Capital and Citigate Dewe Rogerson. Albright is a proud board

member of SparkMarket, the nation's first bona fide crowdfunding portal

allowing unaccredited investors to legally crowdfund via intrastate

exemption. She is a graduate of the George Washington University and holds

securities industry Series 7, 24, 31 and 63 licenses.

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