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SharesPost leadership team

The SharesPost team combines entrepreneurial, financial, product, and technology expertise in pursuit of a better private market.

Nick Grabowski

Nick Grabowski

Chief Technology Officer, SharesPost, Inc.

Prior to joining SharesPost, Nick was Vice President of Application Architecture and R&D at Charles Schwab & Co, where he led the design of CS & Co.’s application modernization efforts. During his eight years at Schwab he held several positions including Principal Architecture and R&D, and Managing Director of Software Architecture. Earlier in his career, he held senior technology positions at Yola.com and Ebates. Nick has extensive experience in strategy development, system design, and project management. He has led teams of application and systems architects, designers, and engineers in building enterprise-class financial services platforms.

Nick received bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from Florida State University.

Erika McKiernan

Erika McKiernan

Chief Financial Officer, SharesPost, Inc.

Erika is the Chief Financial Officer responsible for the overall financial strategy and direction at SharesPost as well as human resources. Within finance, she guides balance sheet management, shareholder relations, accounting, tax, and financial reporting functions to pursue the company’s aggressive growth strategy.

Before joining SharesPost, Erika was the Chief Financial Officer at PENSCO Trust Company, a custodian specializing in alternative assets investments through retirement accounts. Prior Finance roles include senior-level positions at Opus Bank’s broker dealer, SBIC Fund, and tax and audit assurance work at EisnerAmper and Harb, Levy & Welland LLP. Throughout her career in accounting, auditing and financial planning, Erika has established a reputation for aligning financial and business metrics to support business strategy and high-growth, streamlining financial and procedural policies, and creating monitoring and accountability systems.

Erika holds a Bachelor’s of Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips

President & Head of Private Securities, SharesPost Financial Corp.

Prior to joining SharesPost, Jennifer worked for Silver Lake Waterman and New Evolution Ventures, analyzing and working on portfolio investments. Earlier in her career, she worked for Jefferies & Company in fixed-income sales. Jennifer also worked for Bank of America/Merrill Lynch in fixed-income sales and institutional equity sales, and was a relationship manager for Merrill Lynch.

Jennifer has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Northeastern University. She has served on the board of directors of the YMCA (Presidio) and Printz Dance Center in Marin County. Jennifer holds FINRA series 7, 24 and 63 licenses.

Cyndi Rodriguez

Cyndi Rodriguez

CLO, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Before joining SharesPost, Rodriguez was Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel at Nasdaq, Inc.’s subsidiary, The Nasdaq Private Market, LLC (NPM), a provider of liquidity programs to private companies, and as Deputy General Counsel of Nasdaq, Inc. Prior to NPM, Rodriguez held senior positions at the U.S Securities & Exchange Commission for 12 years, most recently as Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Chairman. Rodriguez holds a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She is also an Advisory Board Member at WFF Connect.

Chris Setaro

Chris Setaro

Global Chief Compliance Officer, SharesPost, Inc.

Chris has over 25 years of experience in the securities industry. Before joining SharesPost, Chris was Chief Compliance Officer for Nasdaq, Inc.’s five U.S. broker-dealer subsidiaries whose businesses included equities and options routing, U.S. Treasury securities trading, private company liquidity programs and issuer advisory services, and Vice President of Nasdaq, Inc. overseeing the compliance staff for its registered investment advisor. Prior to Nasdaq, Chris held various positions at Instinet Incorporated, most recently as Chief Compliance Officer for Instinet, LLC. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University.

Harlan Wood

Harlan Wood

Principal Architect

Harlan has been a hands-on engineer for 20+ years, leading and contributing to engineering teams in SF and NYC, and launching blockchain prototypes for Fortune 100 companies. He collaborated with the Rebooting the Web of Trust consortium in the self sovereign identity space, prototyping and evolving standards for trust, reputation and identity systems for decentralized applications. Harlan cofounded CoMakery as CTO, to help foster a new economy based on lightweight project membrane topologies. He is architect of the open source Trust Graph project, an interchange format for ratings and reputation. Harlan has been invited to speak on emerging technologies at the Internet Archive’s inaugural Decentralized Web Summit, the UPLIFT Festival in Australia, and the Federated Social Web Summit in San Francisco.

Harlan is certified in Scrum, Holacracy, and McCarthy Bootcamp technologies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from University of Technology, Sydney, with a concentration in Computer Graphics.