Staci Warden

Staci Warden

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Staci Warden is the CEO of Algorand Foundation, a leading L-1 blockchain, where she also serves on the board of directors. Prior to joining the foundation, Staci ran the Global Market Development practice at the Milken Institute, where she led its work on capital market development, crypto and blockchain solutions, and innovative finance to promote the sustainable development goals. Before that, she ran JP Morgan’s EMEA public sector practice in London, and led Nasdaq’s two initiatives for microcap companies, the BBX and the OTCBB. In addition, she held senior leadership roles in the U.S. Treasury Department, the Center for Global Development, and the Harvard Institute for International Development. Staci has done business in more than 50 countries and has advised and spoken widely on the potential for cryptocurrencies and blockchain to solve real-world problems. She is also passionate about financial innovation to improve inclusion and reduce global poverty.

Professional Experience

Academic History



  • At Milken, she also led initiatives on strengthening capital markets, access to capital, financial education, and financial market solutions, among others.

  • She managed JP Morgan's central bank and multilateral institution relationships in Europe, Central Europe, Africa, Russia and Central Asia.

  • She also worked on JP Morgan's international expansion strategy on a large sovereign commercial debt restructuring deal in New York.

  • She was an International Economist for the Treasury, where she ran its Tropical Forest Conservation Act Program.

  • She ran the Carnegie Economic Reform Network and served as a Development Economist for Center Center for International Development at Harvard University.


  • Staci has been featured at numerous leading financial media outlets and publications.

  • She has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.