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Our Team

Jason Brett, President & Chief Executive Officer

 

Jason Brett is a former federal regulator at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) with 18 years of experience in financial services. At the FDIC, Jason conducted quantitative analysis during the financial crisis of 2007-2008. Jason evaluated counterparty risk, bond valuations, and credit default swaps for large institutions including Washington Mutual, Wachovia, Lehman Brothers, AIG and Bank of America. Jason then worked at the Making Home Affordable – Compliance program where he examined large banks and mortgage servicers to ensure homeowners were protected under the Federal programs after the Financial Crisis. 

 

Jason became involved with policy and regulatory issues relating to blockchain technology in 2015. He has presented to a wide range of U.S. government agencies and regulatory bodies including the SEC, CFTC, FDIC, U.S. Treasury, and the Federal Reserve on this disruptive technology and the potential changes to the banking system. Jason became the Director of Policy Operations for the Chamber of Digital Commerce where he led the operations of several working groups and co-organized a white paper on Smart Contracts with a foreword written by Nick Szabo. 

 

Jason then became the Policy Ambassador for ConsenSys, a venture production studio in Brooklyn focused on Ethereum. Jason brings his unique expertise in blockchain policy, nonprofit organizations, consulting, and time as former regulator to lead the Value Technology Foundation on a path to educate policymakers and advance the research and development of blockchain technology in the United States. He is a Forbes.com contributor.

 

Jason holds a Masters in Business Administration from American University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University.

Whitney Kalmbach, Chief Operating Officer

Whitney Kalmbach is a former US Navy Intelligence Officer, Corporate Manager, and Management Consultant with 14+ years’ experience leading teams of 150+ people and managing challenging projects in demanding military environments and at top private sector firms, including JPMorgan Chase, Raytheon, and Deloitte. She is highly skilled in overseeing complex operations and in producing sophisticated intelligence and business analyses to support senior leaders’ decision-making. Whitney holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University.

Frederic de Vaulx, Chief Technical Officer

Frederic de Vaulx is a Senior Software Engineer and Blockchain Engineer with extensive consulting experience working with the Federal Government. He is a former Department of Commerce NIST Computer Scientist Associate. He led the development of the Blockchain Playbook and is currently working on the AI Playbook for the Federal Government through the American Counsel for Technology- Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) coordinated working groups. He holds a Masters in Computer Science from Ecole Supérieure d'Informatique et Applications de Lorraine and an undergraduate degree from Lycée Follereau, as well as a Certificate in Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Freeman Lewin, Junior Legal Fellow

Freeman Lewin focuses his efforts on legislative research and development with regards to blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. He holds a Juris Doctorate from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where he was a member of the Cardozo Blockchain Project. Freeman has written extensively on legal issues associated with blockchain, cryptocurrencies, trade, finance, and distributed ledger technologies.