Dara Albright is a recognized thought provoker, advisor, author, and speaker on topics relating to fintech, digital finance, cryptofinance, peerfinance, and crowdfinance topics.
For over 25 years, Dara has held a distinguished career in IPO execution, investment banking, corporate communications, financial conference production, in additional to institutional and retail sales. She is most known for introducing modern technologies, tools, and investment products to the financial community.
Dara was one of the earliest voices covering the JOBS Act and advocating for greater democracy in the equity and credit markets. She produced the nation’s very first crowdfunding conference in January 2012 which was headlined by key JOBS Act architects: Congressman Patrick McHenry and Dave Weild, the former vice chairman of NASDAQ. That event helped birth the crowdfinance movement and led to the establishment of the industry’s trade organizations: The Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA) and Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA). In 2013, Dara co-founded the LendIt Conference, the world’s largest P2P lending conference.
Dara’s articles and white papers, which have helped to shape and continue to set the direction of modern finance, can be found on FinTek News, BanklessTimes, Equities.com, Crowdfund Insider, Crowdfund Beat, Seeking Alpha, Investing.com, FINalternatives, Real Assets Adviser, CNBC and Business Insider. Dara has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, Huffington Post, ABA Banking Journal, Thestreet.com, Private Wealth Magazine, and multiple industry trade publications.
She has previously worked for Unterberg Towbin, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Divine Capital, and Citigate Dewe Rogerson, and has held securities industry Series 7, 24, 31 and 63 licenses. Dara presently advises and serves on the boards of multiple fintech companies including Worthy Financial and FinTek Capital.