Discourse ID: @NFD
Concise statement on why you are running for the Special Council
Having spent the vast majority of my professional life in highly regulated TradFi institutions, including being a committee/board member responsible for the governance and oversight of regulated platforms, I am keen to bring my years of experience within operational frameworks to web3 - my passion.
Details on your motivation for becoming an ApeCoin DAO Special Council member
I have seen the good that the ApeCoin ecosystem has done and continues to do. My vehement belief is that we are only scratching the surface in terms of how and where ApeCoin can be utilised and I wish to be part of an esteemed group of councillors helping to facilitate meaningful initiatives for the broader community.
Share relevant experience and skills that will bring value to the ApeCoin community
I have many years experience sitting on Oversight Committees, Diversity and Inclusion Councils and Leadership Councils for some of the largest names in finance. These positions - of which I am tremendously proud to have held - have shaped me into the objective, fair and balanced decision maker that I am today. I believe that I can, in conjunction with fellow Council Members, deliver meaningful, transparent and trust-based outcomes for the ApeCoin community.
Further describe relevant experience, including crypto and governance participation, and/or ideas for DAO improvement
My time served as Oversight Committee Member (a voting position) saw me involved in governing the operations of an MTF ( a regulated trading platform) on behalf of it’s members. A relevant example of governance would be receiving product enhancement requests from members and following the proper decision making framework for delivery (acceptance) or not (rejection). Alternatively, I’d often receive proposals from regulators and industry bodies with recommendations that could impact our member base - again, this would require careful consultation and due process.
I am drawing parallels in this example between running a venue on behalf of members and running a DAO on behalf of holders.
Summarize your statement as to why you are the best choice for Special Council
I believe I am the best candidate to fill a vacant seat on the Special Council because my real world experience gained over many years is uncommon in the web3 space. We are indeed ‘still early’ and where innovation and entrepreneurialism shines through in this wonderful web3 world of ours, governance, decision making frameworks and ethical leadership are relatively scarce.
I can help bridge that gap and would also love to be the face for MAYC on the council.