John brings diverse government and industry experience to FS Vector and is a globally recognized fintech and cryptocurrency policy leader. He served as the first Head of Policy for Coinbase and as Vice President for International Policy at the Bankers Association for Finance and Trade, the international subsidiary of the American Bankers Association. He most recently led the U.S. office for Red Flag Consulting, a global public affairs and business consulting firm. Prior to his time in industry, John served as Senior Professional Staff for the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and was the lead staffer for the U.S. Congress’ first work Into virtual and cryptocurrencies In 2013.
John has led several fintech efforts via his appointment to Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, and is Co-founder of the First State Fintech Lab, a nonprofit dedicated to nurturing the fintech ecosystem in his home state of Delaware.