Equity crowdfunding platform RedCrow has named former USAA senior lawyer Chris Laia as general counsel and chief compliance officer. Mr. Laia reports to RedCrow founder and CEO Brian Smith.
Mr. Laia brings 30 years experience to a position whose challenges include navigating requirements of the JOBS Act and the platform’s involvement in fintech, healthcare, startup, investing and fund raising. He previously worked at Deutsche Bank and as a branch chief at the SEC.
“Chris is a great addition to our team,” RedCrow founder Jerry Harrison said. “He is extremely well credentialed, but it’s his willingness to help others that most impresses me.”
Mr. Laia explained his seasons for signing on.
“I believe in the management team and its vision of bringing a niche focus to the equity crowdfunding space. By focusing today’s efforts on one vertical, healthcare companies, we will be able to serve RedCrow companies and the RedCrow crowd.
“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of a business in a new industry whose focus is one helping other status grow.”
Mr. Laia has a B.A. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, an LL.M from Tulane, and a J.D. from Willamette University College of the Law.
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