Since 2011, Dara Albright has been helping set the direction of the crowdfinance industry through leading-edge industry articles, white papers, acclaimed conferences, exclusive cocktail events and webinars that introduce crowd-driven asset classes such as crowdfunding and p2p lending to the financial community. She produced the very first crowdfunding conference in January 2012 which was headlined by key JOBS Act architects: Congressman Patrick McHenry and Dave Weild. That event birthed the crowdfinance movement and led to the initiation of the crowdfund industry’s trade and leadership organizations of which Albright co-founded. In 2013 she co-founded LendIt, the largest and most recognized global p2p & online lending conference organization. In 2015 she co-founded FinFair, Wall Street’s inaugural conference featuring the leadership, products and technologies that are driving the crowd-centric retail alternatives market. Some of the most prominent figures in the financial industry as well as the legislature continue to participate in Dara Albright events.