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Jimmie Lenz, Director of Duke University’s Master’s in FinTech Program

Jimmie Lenz, Director of Duke University’s Master’s in FinTech Program

UC Berkeley’s Financial Innovation Conference

Full Conference Agenda

Jimmie Lenz, Director of Duke University’s Master’s in FinTech Program

Director, Master of Engineering in Financial Technology and Master of Engineering Cybersecurity. Lead the Digital Asset Research and Engineering Collaborative. Secondary appointment as the Irene & Frank Salerno Visiting Professor in Financial Economics.

Experienced executive, lecturer, and scholar in the field of banking,capital markets, and FinTech.

Starting his career as an equity trader over 25 years ago, Jimmie found he reveled in fast moving atmospheres that required both strategic thought and the ability to take immediate action. His successes propelled him into a number of senior management roles within the finance community including leading an NYSE broker dealer with foreign and domestic operations, where he was able to develop and test both the appetite for and capacity of electronic trading platforms. As Chief Risk Officer and Chief Credit Officer of the second largest brokerage firm in the US, Lenz led operational, market, product, and enterprise risk, as well as all facets of credit analysis and risk.

His passion for developing forward-looking strategies, merge his unique boots-on-the-ground understanding of how our capital markets work with the academic application of new technologies. These attributes have provided the basis from which Lenz has developed and grown two of the most successful graduate programs in the Engineering school, and led to him being chosen to establish the Digital Asset Research and Engineering Collaborative, one of the first projects of its kind.

Lenz is a frequently speaker at academic and industry events primarily on topics related to risk management, innovation, and quantitative analysis, he has a number of pending patents related to his work. He teaches and has written extensively on Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and Digital Assets.

Specialties: FinTech, Cybersecurity, AI, Business Analysis and Strategy, Statistical Modeling, Capital Markets, Operational and Enterprise Risk Management, Quantitative analysis, data science, machine learning, Blockchain, Expert Witness, Private Equity, Private Debt, Digital Assets, Cryptocurrency

UC Berkeley’s Financial Innovation Conference

Full Conference Agenda