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Barbara Novick
Co-Founder and past Vice Chairman, BlackRock

Barbara G. Novick was a co-founder of BlackRock in 1988; Ms. Novick transitioned from Vice Chairman to Senior Advisor as of February 2021.

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Bob Wardrop
Management Practice Professor of Finance, Director & Co-founder of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF)

Bob Wardrop is the Management Practice Professor of Finance at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School and the Director & Co-founder of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF).

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Gary Cohn
Vice Chairman, IBM, Former Director, NEC, Former President & COO, Goldman Sachs

As Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council (2017-2018), Gary Cohn managed the US economic policy agenda, stimulating economic expansion, job creation, and wage increases through historic tax and regulatory reform. Prior to that he was the President and Chief Operating Officer at Goldman Sachs where he worked for more than 25 years.

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Keith Noreika
Partner, Simpson Thatcher; past-Acting Comptroller of the Currency (US)

Keith Noreika is a Partner at Simpson Thatcher and a member of the Financial Institutions Practice. Keith’s practice focuses on banking regulation and related litigation.

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Richard Spencer
past-Secretary of the Navy (U.S.), past-Vice Chairman and CFO of the Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE)

Richard Spencer is the past-Secretary of the Navy (U.S.) and past-Vice Chairman and CFO of the Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE).

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Starling Insights
Starling Insights Editorial Board

Starling's team of editors provide review and analysis of current trends and developments in the industry.

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Timothy O'Neill
Former Senior Counselor in the Executive Office, member of the Management Committee, Goldman Sachs

Timothy O'Neill was a Senior Counselor in the Executive Office and member of the Management Committee of Goldman Sachs until his retirement in 2022.

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Where you can find the books that have inspired us

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