Kim Wales

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, CrowdBureau® and Wales Capital, LLC

Kim Wales is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of CrowdBureau®, LLC (https://crowdbureau.com) and Wales Capital, LLC (www.walescapital.com).

Professionally, she is an adjunct professor in Economics (cross listed with Black Studies and Women Studies) teaching Entrepreneurship: Women and Diversity at the City College of New York (CUNY). A member of the Zahn Center Board of Advisors; Chairwoman and Board Member of The City College Center for the Arts; a Board Member of the City College Fund; a member of the Heritage Foundation Securities Regulation Working Group; and an Executive Board Member of the Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA).

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 a finance book on investing and risk management for alternative asset classes: Peer –to – Peer Lending and Equity Crowdfunding (2017, ABC – CLIO Praeger).

Ms. Wales work spans being a change agent, lobbyist and advocate. She is recognized as one of the countries 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, European Commission [Building a Capital Markets Union green paper], the Ontario Securities Commission, Taiwan Financial Supervisory Commission, Australian Stock Exchange and other state and federal government agencies as related to equity and debt based crowdfunding and is cited in the final rules for Title III (50+ times) and Title IV (46 times).

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; consulting and advising in areas covering clearing & 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, New York Times, Forbes, Smart CEO, Business Week, The Deal, Black Enterprise and featured on Bloomberg-TV. She is a frequent invited speaker at global events.

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