Blockforce Capital Advisory Board

Charles Silver
Board of Advisors, Director

Mr. Silver is the Chairman and CEO of Algebraix Data, which delivers cloud-based business analytics-as-a-service to enterprise customers. In 1997, he co-founded RealAge, Inc., a health-focused technology and media company that was an innovator in data collection and marketing. It launched Mr. Silver’s reputation as a data-economy visionary. Mr. Silver served as Chairman and CEO of RealAge until it was sold in 2007 to Hearst Magazines, where he became CEO of the RealAge division. With more than 25 years of experience as a successful entrepreneur, Silver is a start-up expert known for building businesses, particularly data-driven enterprises, from launch to successful exit. He earned a BA degree in history from the University of Michigan.

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Christopher Nero
Board of Advisors, Director

A finance professional and entrepreneur with over 29 years of experience. Chris currently serves on the board of multiple public, private and not-for-profit organizations, and is an active private investor in the financial technology industry. He is also the founder and CEO of Bridgeport Financial Technology which is a company transforming the way investors transact in hedge funds, private equity and venture capital funds.

Fred Hatfield
Board of Advisors, Director

From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Hatfield served as a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Before being appointed Commissioner, Mr. Hatfield served in senior positions in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Hatfield served as Chief of Staff to Senator John Breaux, the Deputy Democratic Whip from 1995 to 2004, after serving as Chief of Staff to the House Majority Whip from 1980 to 1989. In addition to his 20-year career in government, Mr. Hatfield’s private sector work includes serving as Senior Vice President of ETC, an educational technology company. He also served as the Deputy Commissioner General of the U.S. Pavilion at the World’s Fair in Lisbon, Portugal and, in 2008, Mr. Hatfield served on President Obama’s Economic Advisory Committee on Competitiveness. Mr. Hatfield’s background in the financial services, commerce, and energy sectors has led to his appointment to serve on the board of directors of several industry-leading companies. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), a publicly-traded global leader in electronic energy, electricity, and financial risk management services. Mr. Hatfield is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of ICE Futures U.S. and serves on the Board of Directors of NYSE Regulation, Inc. and ICE Swap Trade and on the Board of Managers at ICE Clear Credit, all of which are subsidiaries of ICE. Mr. Hatfield also serves on the Board of Directors for Pinpoint Global Communications, as well as Ascent Technologies. In addition, Mr. Hatfield previously served on the Board of Directors of the Managed Funds Association. Mr. Hatfield graduated summa cum laude from California State University, Fresno, which honored him as its Outstanding Alumnus in 2006.

Michael Rosen
Board of Advisors, Director

Mr. Rosen is Co-Founder, Co-Chairman and CEO of Context Capital Management. He was the co-principal owner of Rochester Capital Advisors, LP and FMC, Inc., the two investment advisers to The Rochester Funds, a mutual fund company specializing in the management of convertible securities and high-yield municipal bonds. From its inception in 1983, the firm grew assets under management to $3 billion in 1996 when it was sold to Oppenheimer Funds, Inc., where Mr. Rosen served as Portfolio Manager and President of the Rochester Division. A Chartered Financial Analyst™, Mr. Rosen earned a B.A. degree in economics and an M.B.A. in finance and marketing from the University of Rochester, where he serves on the Board of Trustees, as well as the Investment and Development Committees.