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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
Executive Chair and Chairman of the Board
Eric is the author of The New York Times Best Sellers The Lean Startup and The Startup Way. 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
Chief Executive Officer
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
Chief Operating Officer
Alicia brings diverse experience in operations, marketing, finance, and product development across startup and growth-stage companies. 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.
James
G. Buckley
Chief Regulatory Officer
Jim is the Chief Regulatory Officer of LTSE. He has been a managing member of Global Markets Advisory Group LLC since 2017, advising securities exchanges, broker-dealers, and technology providers on regulatory issues. Jim has deep experience in exchange regulation and compliance, most recently at National Stock Exchange, Inc. (NSX) where he held the positions of Senior Regulatory Counsel from May 2013 to June 2014 and Chief Regulatory Officer from June 2014 to March 2017. Before joining NSX, Jim spent more than 20 years at the NYSE, where he was the Head of Compliance for NYSE Euronext’s U.S. exchanges. Prior to that, he managed a department in NYSE’s Market Surveillance Division. Jim also led the Exchange’s Regulatory Quality Review department of the NYSE’s Audit Group and was a Director in the Exchange’s Enforcement Division. Jim holds a JD from Pace University School of Law, an MA in Communications from Fordham University, and a BA in Political Science from Iona University. He is an attorney admitted to practice in New York.
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.
Michelle
Greene
Interim CEO, Exchange
As the former President of the Long-Term Stock Exchange and one of the first employees of LTSE, Michelle led the regulatory process that resulted in LTSE’s approval by the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as the development and approval of the Exchange’s listing standards. She currently serves as an Independent Director at Blackstone Credit. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program and an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Her experience includes serving in senior roles at the New York Stock Exchange and the U.S. Department of the Treasury, as a consultant with McKinsey & Co., Inc., and as a securities lawyer. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School.
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.
Rob
Quinn
Head of Listings
Rob is an experienced relationship builder with a track record of working with C-Suite and Institutional Investors to enhance and grow their business. Prior to joining the LTSE, Rob spent 25 years in business development and enterprise relationship management. Focussing primarily within the exchange and financial services sectors, he has helped companies set and achieve ambitious revenue growth goals via careful planning, pipeline development and client management. Rob spent eight years at the NYSE as Managing Director in the Global Client Group responsible for 500+ listed company relationships. In addition, he held senior enterprise sales roles at EY, Morgan Stanley and CBIZ Marks Paneth. He is a graduate of the University at Albany, SUNY.
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
Executive Chair and Chairman of the Board
Eric is the author of The New York Times Best Sellers The Lean Startup and The Startup Way. 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
Chief Executive Officer
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
Chief Operating Officer
Alicia brings diverse experience in operations, marketing, finance, and product development across startup and growth-stage companies. 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.
James
G. Buckley
Chief Regulatory Officer
Jim is the Chief Regulatory Officer of LTSE. He has been a managing member of Global Markets Advisory Group LLC since 2017, advising securities exchanges, broker-dealers, and technology providers on regulatory issues. Jim has deep experience in exchange regulation and compliance, most recently at National Stock Exchange, Inc. (NSX) where he held the positions of Senior Regulatory Counsel from May 2013 to June 2014 and Chief Regulatory Officer from June 2014 to March 2017. Before joining NSX, Jim spent more than 20 years at the NYSE, where he was the Head of Compliance for NYSE Euronext’s U.S. exchanges. Prior to that, he managed a department in NYSE’s Market Surveillance Division. Jim also led the Exchange’s Regulatory Quality Review department of the NYSE’s Audit Group and was a Director in the Exchange’s Enforcement Division. Jim holds a JD from Pace University School of Law, an MA in Communications from Fordham University, and a BA in Political Science from Iona University. He is an attorney admitted to practice in New York.
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.
Michelle
Greene
Interim CEO, Exchange
As the former President of the Long-Term Stock Exchange and one of the first employees of LTSE, Michelle led the regulatory process that resulted in LTSE’s approval by the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as the development and approval of the Exchange’s listing standards. She currently serves as an Independent Director at Blackstone Credit. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program and an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Her experience includes serving in senior roles at the New York Stock Exchange and the U.S. Department of the Treasury, as a consultant with McKinsey & Co., Inc., and as a securities lawyer. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School.
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.
Rob
Quinn
Head of Listings
Rob is an experienced relationship builder with a track record of working with C-Suite and Institutional Investors to enhance and grow their business. Prior to joining the LTSE, Rob spent 25 years in business development and enterprise relationship management. Focussing primarily within the exchange and financial services sectors, he has helped companies set and achieve ambitious revenue growth goals via careful planning, pipeline development and client management. Rob spent eight years at the NYSE as Managing Director in the Global Client Group responsible for 500+ listed company relationships. In addition, he held senior enterprise sales roles at EY, Morgan Stanley and CBIZ Marks Paneth. He is a graduate of the University at Albany, SUNY.
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.
Long-Term Thinking with a Sense of Urgency
Eric Ries
Executive Chair and Chairman of the Board
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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