Dara Albright is a thought provoker and frequent speaker on topics relating to market structure, private secondary transactions, the JOBS Act and crowdfunding. She is the founder of NowStreet, a financial media, events and advisory company on the forefront of financial innovation. NowStreet is known for its acclaimed events that introduce neoteric asset classes to Wall Street and feature some of the most prominent figures in the financial industry as well as the legislature. Prior to founding NowStreet, Dara has held a distinguished 20 year career in investment banking, investor relations and institutional sales. She has organized and managed hundreds of road shows and conferences for Wall Street’s elite. She has worked closely with a number of institutional and accredited investors providing investment and trading strategies as well as restricted transaction services. Dara has helped raise financing for companies across the globe in a variety of industries at various phases and rollouts. Her work has included extensive IPO road show execution and counseling newly public companies in the after-market. Prior firms she worked for include: Unterberg Towbin, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Divine Capital and Citigate Dewe Rogerson. Dara is a co-founder of the Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) & the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA). She is a proud board member of SparkMarket, the nation’s first bona fide crowdfunding portal allowing unaccredited investors to legally crowdfund via intrastate exemption. She is a graduate of the George Washington University and holds securities industry Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses.