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We are company founders, business builders and experts in technology, finance, marketing, government policy and regulation, who share a commitment to supporting next-generation companies and their investors.
Eric
Ries
Co-CEO
Eric is the author of New York Times bestseller The Lean Startup, The Startup Way, and The Leaders Guide (funded by one of the top Kickstarter book campaigns of all time). He is the creator of the Lean Startup methodology, practiced by individuals and companies around the world and the inspiration behind LTSE. He has founded a number of startups, including IMVU, where he served as CTO, and has advised on business and product strategy for startups, venture capital firms, and large companies across many industries.
Maliz
Beams
Co-CEO
Maliz brings a wide range of executive level experience to LTSE, including strategy, finance, technology, marketing and product development. She served as CEO of Retirement Solutions at Voya Financial Inc. taking Voya public in the largest financial service IPO since 2008. Prior to Voya, she served as President of TIAA-CREF Individual & Institutional Services; Counselor of the Department of State; Partner of Zurich Scudder Investments, Managing Director of Fleet Investment Advisors, Director at American Express and Citibank. Her current Board Directorships include the Principal Financial Group, Salesforce America’s Advisory Board; Board Chair FNZ Trust Company; Vestigo Ventures Advisory Board, a fin-tech investment fund; Beth Israel Lahey Health/Mount Auburn Hospital, Harvard Teaching Hospital. Maliz holds a B.A. in English from Boston College, Special Studies in Strategic Planning from Harvard University, and an M.B.A in Finance/Marketing from Columbia University.
Martin
Alvarez
Chief Commercial Officer
Prior to joining LTSE, Martin spent over 20 years as an investment banker. He has led over $50Bn of public book-run equity and equity-linked transactions, including IPOs, follow-ons and convertible debt. In addition, Martin has led several M&A financings and complex recapitalization transactions. He ran technology equity capital markets and equity-linked origination at Piper Jaffray and served as a VP in Morgan Stanley's global capital markets group.
Tiho
Bajic
CEO, Software
Tiho is a serial product builder and is passionate about tools that help people work smarter. Prior to joining LTSE, he served as the CTO at Nitro, a smart document productivity company. In 2008, Tiho was a founding engineer at Rypple, a social performance management platform later acquired by Salesforce. Tiho started his career as a software engineer at Workbrain, where he participated in its IPO on TSX. He is the founder of Serbian Entrepreneurs, which fosters the entrepreneurial ecosytem in Serbia. He earned his Hon B.Sc. in Computer Science from University of Toronto.
Dale
Criniti
Co-Chief Marketing Officer
Prior to LTSE, Dale was VP of Customer Experience for the build, launch and growth of the Wealth Management business at TIAA. She has over 25 years experience leading global teams in strategy and business building, operationalizing integrated customer experiences, brand development, go to market, digital channel and product. Dale has expertise in client facing team readiness, culture building, and coaching leaders to thrive while driving long term business results. She was the founder of her own executive leadership coaching practice.
Alicia
Diamond
VP, Operations
Alicia brings deep knowledge of marketing, human resources, finance, and product development to her commercial operations role at LTSE. Previously, she was Chief of Staff to the CEO at Label Insight. She also held that position, followed by COO, at 511 Capital, where she built and led a team to manage operations and financial performance across all portfolio companies. Alicia gained additional experience at Fathom Communications, where she led operations for the financial and creative teams. Alicia holds a BA in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Gary
Goldsholle
Chief Regulatory Officer
Gary has more than two decades of private and public sector regulatory experience and a track record for innovative and creative solutions. He served in senior roles at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board. Prior to joining the Long-Term Stock Exchange, he served as outside counsel while a partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP. Gary is a graduate of Duke University, where he earned a B.S. in computer science, and the University of Chicago Law School.
Steve
Goldstein
Chief Communications Officer
Before joining LTSE, Steve served as Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs at the U.S. State Department. Prior to his service at the State Department, Steve held roles as Chief Communications Officer for TIAA, and VP and Head of Corporate Communications for Dow Jones/The Wall Street Journal. During the administration of President George H.W. Bush, Steve served as an Assistant to the Secretary and the Director of Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Brigitte
Hackler
Head of Finance
Brigitte has a background in finance operations, software startups, venture, and accounting. Previously, she led finance for newly launched software startups at High Alpha, a venture studio based in Indianapolis. Prior to joining LTSE, she completed her MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she served as Director of the Corporations and Society Initiative and worked on portfolio operations for the Stanford Impact Fund. Brigitte is a CPA and has experience in public accounting. She earned her BS in Accounting and Technology Management from Indiana University Kelley School of Business.
Zoran
Perkov
CEO, Exchange
Zoran has been the Chief Executive officer of the Long-Term Stock Exchange since its approval in May 2019, and is responsible for day-to-day operations, business development, and technology strategy. Previously, he was Head of Technical Operations at the Investor's Exchange (IEX) and before that Head of Global Operations at NASDAQ. He's led teams that have built numerous exchanges and trading platforms across multiple asset classes and has deep experience incorporating resilience engineering practices in all aspects of systems building.
Sarah
Walker
Head of People
Sarah brings more than 15 years experience in HR. She joined LTSE from Stitch Fix, where she led the People & Culture Business Partner team focused on supporting high volume business units through growth, automation, and culture transformation. Sarah has held leadership roles in complex, global, publicly traded organizations including General Mills and AT&T, as well as privately-held, entrepreneurial environments including Zen4, a wellness start-up she co-founded in 2017. Sarah is passionate about building great leaders, diversity, equity, and inclusion and is on a mission to disrupt how companies build high performing people-first organizations. Sarah holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Arizona and a M.S. in Human Resources and Industrial relations from the University of Minnesota.
Thomas
White
Co-Chief Marketing Officer
Prior to LTSE Thomas was the CMO, Institutional business at TIAA, a Fortune 100 financial services company and global asset manager. He has over 25 years experience leading global teams in driving business outcomes at start-ups, public and private companies, and marketing agencies in the financial services, healthcare, and consumer packaged goods industries. Thomas has expertise in marketing strategy, client experience, digital strategy, social media, product development, branding, public relations and long-term value creation.
Eric
Ries
Co-CEO
Maliz
Beams
Co-CEO
Martin
Alvarez
Chief Commercial Officer
Tiho
Bajic
CEO, Software
Dale
Criniti
Co-Chief Marketing Officer
Alicia
Diamond
VP, Operations
Gary
Goldsholle
Chief Regulatory Officer
Steve
Goldstein
Chief Communications Officer
Brigitte
Hackler
Head of Finance
Zoran
Perkov
CEO, Exchange
Sarah
Walker
Head of People
Thomas
White
Co-Chief Marketing Officer
Long-Term Thinking with a Sense of Urgency
Eric Ries
Founder and Co-CEO of Long-Term Stock Exchange
Eric created the Lean Startup methodology and is the New York Times best-selling author of The Lean Startup and The Startup Way. He founded IMVU and served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School, IDEO, and Pivotal. Eric created LTSE to support the next generation of iconic companies and investors with the financial infrastructure they need at every stage of their growth.
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