Pioneering The Democratization
of Capital Markets
Investing in High Yield Private Credit has previously been reserved almost exclusively for ultra-high net worth private banking clients or hedge fund investors. The BCP, in partnership with the IBI, is making this asset class accessible for a broader group of investors while leveraging the blockchain and tokenization.
Blockchain Credit Partners is pioneering the re-imagination of the fund industry using blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. BCP has an exclusive relationship with the Institute for Blockchain Innovation, composed of the global leaders in the blockchain, security token, crypto and finance space, and the firm's advisors and backers have experience as investors, executives, and board directors at companies including: Goldman Sachs, Galaxy Digital, Coinbase, UBS, The Boston Consulting Group, Augur, BitGo, Royal Bank of Scotland, Deloitte, Telefonica, Tata, Blockchain Education Network.
Gregory Keough is a seasoned digital executive, serial fintech entrepreneur, and blockchain innovation expert with global experience and impressive track record of digital innovation in the technology and financial services arena. One of the few living recipients of the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA's) Intelligence Star Medal for extraordinary courage in the line of duty. Native fluency in English and Spanish and over 20 years of experience in developing new business models to serve the emerging middle class in the US and globally. Recipient of numerous prestigious business awards: finalist in Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year, Washington's Top Technology and International Leaders, Latin America Top Banker of the Year, and others. Sought-after public speaker who has participated in numerous prestigious global conferences on digital innovation, payments, financial innovation, financial inclusion and FinTech. He has frequently been featured in leading publications, including: Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Bloomberg, The Washington Post, Fortune, The Financial Times and many others. Over 10 years living and working internationally.
Specialties: Digital Innovation, Online Lending, Fintech, Mobile Payments, SaaS, Mobile Money Transfer, Innovation, Corporate Innovation, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Financial Inclusion, Prepaid Services, Debit, Financial Services, Online Payments, Stored Payments, VoIP, Internet, Social Networking, Wireless, Telecommunications, Start Up, Entrepreneur, Venture Capital, Cloud Computing, Hi Tech Executive Management, Technology, Global Operations, Latin America, US Hispanic Market
Derek Acree is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience in corporate, finance and business law, Mr. Acree has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures in a broad range of industry sectors, in both cross-border and domestic transactions. He has significant experience in financing transactions and has been involved in a number of important restructurings, privatizations and public and private partnership transactions throughout his career. Mr. Acree spearheaded the public sector efforts to develop the mobile-money laws in Peru which is the basis for most of Latin America’s legal and regulatory frameworks. Mr. Acree began his career with Morgan Stanley and has since held positions of increasing legal and administrative responsibility in private practice, with private and publicly traded domestic and global companies and as a board member and committee member for numerous global organizations. A frequent speaker and lecturer on financial, legal, regulatory and compliance matters, Mr. Acree was selected as a finalist for the 2014 Global Counsel Award by the International Law Office and the Association of Corporate Counsel and is a participant at Stanford Law School’s Directors’ College.
Specialties: Corporate Law, Cross-Border Transactions, Online Lending, Credit Transactions, Credit Facilities, Mergers & Acquisitions, Fintech, Mobile Payments, Mobile Money Transfer, Innovation, Corporate Innovation, Corporate Governance, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Financial Inclusion, Prepaid Services, Debit, Financial Services, Online Payments, Stored Payments, Wireless, Telecommunications, Start Up, Entrepreneur, Venture Capital, Cloud Computing, Hi Tech Executive Management, Technology, Global Operations
Professor Stephen McKeon
Stephen McKeon is an associate professor of finance at the University of Oregon and a partner at Collaborative Fund.
His focus in both positions is cryptoassets, particularly tokenized securities. Prior to these roles, he was involved with a couple venture backed software start-ups, and spent six years as the CFO of a Napa Valley winery. His research covers cryptoassets, security issuance, private equity, and mergers & acquisitions. This work has been published in the Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. Popular press coverage includes the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Financial Times, VentureBeat, Bloomberg Businessweek, NY Times (Dealbook), Forbes, and MarketWatch.
He teaches corporate finance, venture capital, and FinTech in the undergrad, MBA, and PhD programs at UO, and blockchain regulation in the UC Berkeley exec ed program.
Katya Fisher is a Partner and Practice Group Leader of the Blockchain, Digital Assets, and Technology Transactions practice group at Greenspoon Marder LLP. Ms. Fisher represents clients in a broad range of corporate matters and technology transactions and advises clients with respect to legal matters in the blockchain and digital assets industries.
Having provided legal counsel to international technology and media companies, Ms. Fisher has also represented numerous high profile entrepreneurs, executives and celebrities in U.S. immigration matters and in 2016 won a USCIS appeal, Matter of Y-S, on behalf of her client.
Jamie Finn has been in the world of securities an early investor and builder in the next mega trend related to modernizing financial systems as the co-founder and president of Securitize. The work that he has done at Securitize has trailblazed a whole new way of managing, trading and issuing securities. He previously worked at large companies like AT&T, Telefonica, o2 and Ericsson as well as startups like Kontera, A.Ki, Thumbplay, Zingy and others in a variety of business development and product roles.
He has been in San Francisco for the past 5 years after spending 6 years in London and becoming a Chelsea supporter. Jamie grew up in Puerto Rico and is a native English and Spanish speaker.
The team combines in-depth expertise in the financial technology, blockchain, capital markets and lending sectors, with asset management experience - having worked, consulted, or partnered with firms including: CitiGroup, Morgan Stanley, Starwood Capital, Lazard, T. Rowe Price, Deloitte, MasterCard and Telefonica.