Jeff Bandman is Founder and Principal of Bandman Advisors, an advisory practice helping clients meet strategic innovation and regulatory challenges. Bandman Advisors bridges the gap between business and regulation.
Jeff is co-founder of the Global Digital Finance Initiative (GDF.io) to establish an industry-driven global code of conduct and taxonomy for cryptoassets. He is also a Lecturer in Global Affairs on Cryptoassets and Public Policy at Yale. Jeff is on the Board of Advisors of Templum Inc. and iComply Investor Services.
Jeff was a senior official at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission from 2014-2017. As FinTech Advisor to Chairman Giancarlo (#CryptoDad), he was Founding Director and architect of LabCFTC, the CFTC's hub for engagement with FinTech innovation (the first launched by a U.S. market regulator). He established and chaired the CFTC blockchain, virtual currency and FinTech working group from inception in 2015.
He is a five-time Jeopardy! Champion.