Staci Warden is the CEO of the Algorand Foundation, a carbon-negative Layer One Blockchain focused on social impact and financial inclusion. Prior to joining the Algorand Foundation, Staci ran the Global Market Development practice at the Milken Institute, where she led its work on capital market development in less developed countries and innovative finance to promote the sustainable development goals. Prior to Milken, she ran JPMorgan’s EMEA public sector practice out of London. Before JPMorgan, Staci led the Nasdaq’s two markets for microcap companies, and in the public and non-profit sectors had senior roles at the U.S. Treasury Department, the Center for Global Development, and the Harvard Institute for International Development.
Staci has done business in more than 50 countries and has advised and spoken widely on the potential for financial innovation to improve inclusion and reduce global poverty. In addition to Evolution Environmental Asset Management, she sits on the boards of the Algorand Foundation, the Global Blockchain Business Council, the Rwandan Capital Market Authority, and the Energy for Growth Hub. She serves on the advisory committees of the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), the European Parliament’s Science and Technology Committee (STOA), and the U.S. Financial Technology Association.