Another day, yet another advisor… Today we’re super excited to have on board Lewis Gade, a finance industry expert and a Director at Chatham Financial, the world’s largest risk management advisory firm.
Specializing in derivatives and hedge accounting, Lewis has advised for some of Latin America’s largest banks.
As an entrepreneur, he’s also founded a peer-to-peer lending company, as well as Neviza LLC, his own financial services consultancy firm.
Finance, banking and accessing capital are central to our mission at WorkChain.io as we create real-time payroll and peer-to-peer lending on the blockchain.
We need the sharpest minds of the finance industry behind us to achieve our vision of the future of payroll, and Lewis’ appointment as an advisor is significant. He knows the payment and finance spaces intimately.
As a veteran of the risk management and lending worlds, Lewis will play a role in helping us build the financial model that enables on-demand payroll and a new peer-to-peer lending ecosystem based on the validated work records created by WorkChain.io.
“I believe WorkChain.io will change “work” from a four-letter word to something impactful, fulfilling and meaningful,” Lewis said.
Having seen people too often fall prey to extortionary payday lending, Lewis started a peer-to-peer lending company to help disadvantaged people — people unreliable in eyes of traditional banks — access microloans. A model that will help shape future lending through WorkChain.io.
“Payday lending can be tweaked to benefit all parties, not just the financial institution,” Lewis said.
“It’s about using capital to positively impact markets, communities and individuals; not just seeking returns. Which is what WorkChain.io’s lending platform will enable.”
It’s not just his lending and finance expertise Lewis brings to WorkChain.io. His strong knowledge and belief in blockchain technology will be central to his advisory role.
“Lending is going to be the primary niche of my involvement as an advisor; but so is evangelizing the importance of developing and documenting your skills, then making the marketplace aware of these verified skills, which is the foundation of WorkChain.io via workID — your blockchain CV.”
“WorkChain.io has a solid, dynamic team. What we’re striving to do is meaningful… it will allow people to draw extra value from their life and work experiences.”
“It’s an opportunity to work with individuals who are not only talented but also have a vision — that’s what attracted me to WorkChain.io.”
Lewis brings a highly valuable financial expertise to our advisory board that complements the tech and HR skill sets of our other advisors.
Like our core team, we’ll continue to build our advisory board with industry experts to create the best product, achieve strong adoption and ensure future long-term growth.
Welcome to the team, Lewis!
► Chatham Financial — Director, Mexico, Central America and Caribbean
► Neviza LLC — Managing Director
► DerivActiv — Senior Vice President of Sales
► DerivActiv — Vice President of Sales
► Spyder Lending — Founder