Blythe Masters is a financial services and technology innovator. She is the former CEO of Digital Asset, the New York-headquartered blockchain fintech start-up. She is also Chair Emeritus of the Governing Board of the Linux Foundation’s open source Hyperledger Project, member of the International Advisory Board of Santander Group, Board Member of OpenBank, and Advisory Board Member of the US Chamber of Digital Commerce.
Blythe was previously a senior executive at J.P. Morgan which she left in 2014 following the successful sale of the bank’s physical commodities business, which she built. She was a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and the Corporate & Investment Bank Operating Committee and over a 27 year career at the bank held a variety of roles including Head of Global Commodities, Head of Corporate & Investment Bank Regulatory Affairs, CFO of the Investment Bank, Head of Global Credit Portfolio and Credit Policy and Strategy, Head of North American Structured Credit Products, co-Head of Asset Backed Securitization, and Head of Global Credit Derivatives Marketing.
Blythe is a passionate advocate for diversity and women’s human rights. She is co-Chair of the Board of the Global Fund for Women, she is a Board Member of the Feminist Institute and ID2020, the former Board Chair of the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and an Advisory Board Member of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Blythe has a B.A. in economics from Trinity College, Cambridge. She has one daughter, is an avid equestrian, and lives in Florida and New Jersey.
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