Why interested: I have been very interested in joining a board or committee focused on adding value to our worldwide ecosystem. I have been on non-profit boards, and currently advise and mentor entrepreneurs. Over the past few months, I’ve seen the immense value of having a strong currency that provides both the security and privacy that we’ll need (especially in countries with more authoritarian and privacy phobic regimes) with the increasing level of technology oversight and controls. The opportunity to have a deeper involvement with something I I feel very strongly about is immensely interesting and gratifying.
Good candidate / experience: My background is a combination of both technology, strategy and M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions - buying businesses) leadership. I have led businesses (some global in scale), helping create / build / enhance their growth strategies — the connection here is to partner with the Monero leadership to ensure we have a clear strategy to define and expand Monero’s use and ensure we can get there. I have build and led M&A programs — the connections here is providing the right level of diligence that validates the right measurable outcomes are connected to enhancing and/or achieving the strategy. My business leadership experience has focused on cross platform relationships, pulling it all together, and helping lead the teams to achieve — the connection here is that I would collaborate well with the other team members helping us achieve our goals.
Hope for Fund Accomplishments: I hope we can partner with other monero leaders to better understand and/or help craft the “to-be” end-point with monero maybe 2-3 years down the road. Ensure we have some type of strategy to help us get there — with the strategy being the steps and/or path we’ll take to achieve our 2-3 year end-point. The connection here is we’ll then utilize fund resources to help us achieve that strategy. Inevitably we’ll learn along the way and may need to pivot our path — but having that clear path will help us make better objective decisions to approving fund disbursements and measure our success.
I’m very interested in this opportunity and think I would provide a great deal of value to the Monero project and MAGIC Fund.