Economic Historian, London School of Economics
Bio: I have been invited to present my research on alternative and black market currencies, sovereign debt, and financial repression at academic conferences in Asia, the U.S., Europe and Africa. My research has been featured on CNBC, BBC, NPR, Al Jazeera, Sky News, and other media.
My 15+ years of private sector experience includes work with both start-ups and established companies such as Bank of America, The Home Depot, IDG, and Allianz. I have served on the boards of directors of both publicly traded and private companies. Previously, I co-founded and led the investment team for a $300 million San Francisco-based tech incubator. I worked in equity research and corporate finance at Montgomery Securities and executed over $1 billion in M&A and underwriting transactions for financial services and technology companies.
I am currently at the London School of Economics, where I teach a course on comparative national economic performance. In autumn 2012 I was elected by my peers to serve as the LSE Research Students' Officer, and I expect to complete my PhD in 2014. I was awarded the 2013 LSE Entrepreneur of the Year and I have received LSE grant funding for MacroDigest™, which uses a proprietary algorithm to cluster trending economic debate, news and analysis.
For more information please see my CV or contact me by email.