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John Collins

John was most recently the US Head of Red Flag Consulting, a global firm that offers public affairs and communications advice to companies from a variety of industry sectors. He served as Head of Policy for Coinbase and the Vice President of International Policy at the Bankers Association for Finance and Trade, the international subsidiary of the American Bankers Association. Prior to his time in industry, John served as Senior Professional Staff for the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and led Congress’ first work into digital currencies in 2013.

John has led several fintech and blockchain related efforts as an Affiliate of Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and and is Founder of the First State Fintech Lab, an economic development focused nonprofit dedicated to nurturing the financial technology ecosystem in his home state of Delaware.

Commitment: Full Time

Socials: LinkedIn

Manav Choksi

Entrepreneur with proven track record of startup success and CPA with deep financial services roots. Manav has served as the Chief Operations Officer for two silicon valley startups. Prior to that he spent 6 years in public accounting between Ernst& Young and Deloitte. During his time in public accounting, Manav focused on audits of public companies and forensic accounting which involved implementation of regulatory compliance at large corporations.

Commitment: Part Time

Socials: LinkedIn

John A. Beccia

John provides a wide range of regulatory and compliance solutions for financial services, fintech and cyrptocurrency firms. He was most recently General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Circle Internet Financial, Inc., a company that provides digital currency solutions for consumers.

Mr. Beccia previously served as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded bank holding company. He was also Assistant General Counsel for Investors Bank & Trust Company and Chief Regulatory Counsel and Research Director for The Financial Services Roundtable where he was responsible for all regulatory affairs and assisted with legislative efforts for the trade association.

Mr. Beccia has served as Chairman of the In-House Counsel Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Banking Law Committee and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Boston University School of Law. Mr. Beccia has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Providence College, a J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law, and a LLM in Banking and Financial Law from Boston University School of Law.

Commitment: Part Time

Socials: LinkedIn

Raj Date

Raj serves on the Boards of Directors for two Fenway Summer-seeded startups: a mass-market credit card venture, FS Card, and a private student lender, College Avenue. He also serves as a Director for a number of other innovative, high-growth firms in consumer finance, including Prosper, the peer-to-peer lender; Circle, the digital currency firm; and Green Dot, a bank holding company.

For Raj, Fenway Summer is the latest chapter in a long and varied career in and around U.S. financial institutions — as a senior policymaker, as a bank executive, and on Wall Street.

Raj was the first-ever Deputy Director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). As the Bureau’s second-ranking official, he helped steward the CFPB’s strategy, its operations, and its policy agenda. He also served on the senior staff committee of the Financial Stability Oversight Council, and as a statutory deputy to the FDIC Board.

Before being appointed Deputy Director, Raj acted as the interim leader of the new agency, serving as the Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury. He led the CFPB for most of the first six months after its launch.

Before his time in public policy, Raj was a Managing Director in the Financial Institutions Group at Deutsche Bank Securities, where he led the firm’s investment banking coverage for the largest U.S.-based banks and thrifts. His client work focused on calibrating credit deterioration, evaluating capital-raising alternatives, and generating liquidity. Before that, Raj was Senior Vice President for Corporate Strategy and Development at Capital One Financial, where he led M&A development efforts across the U.S. banking and specialty finance markets. He began his business career in the financial institutions practice of the consulting firm McKinsey & Company. He has also served as an attorney in both private practice and government service.

He is a graduate of the College of Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley (highest honors) and the Harvard Law School (magna cum laude).

Commitment: Part Time

Socials: LinkedIn

Noah Olson

MBA (2019), with a concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurship. Experience in advisory services and policy/politics.

Commitment: Part Time

Socials: LinkedIn