Blockchain & FinTech Fireside Chat – A Deep Dive Into The DeFi Industry

*This event is exclusive to Fordham students participating on the Gabelli Plus Enrichment Lab*

Fire Chat with Sean O-Connor and Joseph Eagan

Sean O-Connor

Sean is a co-founder at Saffron Solutions — a leading blockchain advisory firm. He previously was a product lead at ConsenSys, where he started the Sports Advisory group. Prior to falling down the blockchain rabbit hole, Sean spent his career in education technology — working at Barnes & Noble Education on learning analytics products, coaching for Seth Godin’s altMBA, and helping to start Mentored.com. Sean began his career as a Fulbright Scholar in Sri Lanka. He has a BS from Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business. You can follow him on twitter @aseoconnor

Joseph Eagan

Joe is the President managing all the non-investment related activity at Polychain. He was previously the Chief Operating Officer and Head of Business Development for Tiger Legatus, a long/short equity hedge fund. From 2008 to 2014 Joe was a Principal at Investcorp working within the Hedge Fund Group’s business development team, focusing primarily on Investcorp’s seeding business. Prior to joining Investcorp, Joe managed risk arbitrage and special situations portfolios at Amber Capital and Naufal Capital, both event-driven hedge funds. Joe began his career at Bank of America in the media and telecom investment banking division, where he worked on M&A transactions and related debt and equity financings. Joe holds a BA in political science from Georgetown University, Washington DC.

 

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