NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--tZERO, the global leader in blockchain innovation for capital markets, announced today that Alan Konevsky has been appointed as its Chief Legal Officer (CLO). Konevsky, who was most recently a senior vice president at Mastercard, will oversee tZERO’s expanding legal, regulatory, public policy and compliance functions.
Konevsky will lead tZERO’s in-house legal team, and will report to tZERO CEO, Saum Noursalehi. Konevsky and the team will drive global regulatory initiatives, strategic transactions, product development, commercial contracts, corporate governance, investor relations, compliance, intellectual property, privacy, cybersecurity, public policy and other critical aspects of the company’s businesses and operations. Perhaps most significantly, he will work closely with investors, clients and regulators on tZERO’s recent Security Token Offering, tZERO’s advisory services business and the partnership with BOX Digital Markets to launch of the world’s first S.E.C.-regulated exchange for trading security tokens. Konevsky and the team also expect to engage in thought leadership and advocacy on topics critical to tZERO and its ecosystem.
“Given Alan’s vast legal experience, we believe that his insight will be a valuable asset for the problem solving required to create the next generation of capital markets,” said tZERO CEO Saum Noursalehi.
“We view Alan as a key member of our team, especially considering the global perspective he has gained throughout the course of his career,” added tZERO COO Ralph Daiuto. “As blockchain continues to transform global finance at lighting speed, Alan will lead our legal efforts to ensure that tZERO remains at the forefront in an ever-changing environment.”
Konevsky was most recently the senior vice president, strategic initiatives and technology counsel at Mastercard. Prior to joining Mastercard, Konevsky was a managing director and senior counsel at Goldman Sachs in London and, before that, special counsel at Sullivan & Cromwell, an international law firm, in its London and New York offices. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and summa cum laude from Columbia College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and has been recognized in New York Super Lawyers and as a U.K. Young Deal Maker of the Year.
“I am thrilled to join the tZERO team at such an exciting juncture in its history, particularly as we are working to launch one of the world’s first regulated STO exchanges. I am looking forward to working closely with policymakers, regulators, business partners and other stakeholders in our ecosystem to create more efficient and transparent capital markets with blockchain technology,” said Konevsky.
tZERO was founded in 2014 with the goal of utilizing blockchain technology to revolutionize Wall Street so that financial processes could become less beholden to traditional institutional market structures and the mischief and financial instability they have been known, on occasion, to permit. tZERO is a portfolio company of Medici Ventures, Overstock.com’s blockchain subsidiary. For more information on tZERO, please visit: tZERO.com.
tZERO Group, Inc. (“tZERO“) is a majority owned subsidiary of Overstock.com, focusing on the development and commercialization of financial technology (FinTech) based on cryptographically-secured, decentralized ledgers – more commonly known as blockchain technologies. Since its inception, tZERO has pioneered the effort to bring greater efficiency and transparency to capital markets through the integration of blockchain technology.
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