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Matt Homer, Head of Cryptocurrency Investments and Former Deputy Executive Superintendent of the Research and Innovation Division at the New York Department of Financial Services, Becomes Senior Advisor to Tusk Strategies’ Crypto + FinTech Practice

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Building on a decade of guiding the world’s fastest-growing startups through major regulatory, communications and public affairs challenges, Defense strategies today welcomed Matt Homer as a senior advisor to its expansion Practical Cryptocurrency + FinTech. Matt will advise on the rapidly developing state and federal political landscape impacting the crypto, blockchain, and financial services ecosystem.

Matt becomes a senior advisor to Tusk with unparalleled experience in the public and private sectors. Prior to entering the venture capital space full-time, Matt founded and led the Research and Innovation division of the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS), where he led efforts involving fintech, crypto , insurtech and regtech. He also chaired the FinTech Steering Group of the State Banking Supervisor Conference. Prior to that, Matt was head of policy and research at Quovo, which was acquired by Plaid during his tenure. Previously, Matt worked for the FDIC and launched two innovation programs with USAID, promoting cashless payments and regtech knowledge sharing among regulators. He has also served as an advisor to the UN, the World Bank, the Aspen Institute and the Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance.

Tusk Strategies also announced that Eric Soufer, head of the firm’s Crypto + FinTech practice, has been promoted to partner.

Matt Homer, Senior Advisor at Tusk, said, “I have long admired the impact Tusk has had in solving tough public policy issues to foster innovation and entrepreneurship. Bradley has been an example in my career and Eric is one of the most thoughtful and effective policy and political strategists operating in fintech and crypto. I am thrilled and honored to serve as an advisor to the Tusk team as they continue to influence and shape the fintech and crypto political landscape.

Eric Soufer, Partner and Head of Crypto + FinTech Practice at Tusk, said, “We’ve all been long-time fans of Matt, so we’re thrilled to officially welcome him to the Tusk Strategies Network. His experience tackling new and complex regulatory challenges in crypto, DeFi and fintech will be a great asset to our team and our clients.

Matt is currently Executive-in-Residence at Nyca Partners, a venture capital firm focused on connecting innovative companies to the global financial system. Matt also recently joined the board of Gemini Trust Company, a leading crypto-native financial platform.

Tusk Strategies has been advising some of the biggest names in crypto, blockchain, fintech and NFT since 2014. In recent years, Tusk Strategies has advised industry leaders such as Paxos, Zero Hash, Genesis, Circle, eToro, Tezos, Apex Crypto, Sorare, Moonpay, the Crypto Council of Innovation (CCI), and the Proof of Stake Alliance, among others.

Matt’s addition follows a major expansion of Tusk Strategies in 2022. New senior team members include Shontell-Smithpreviously Chief of Staff for the Democratic Majority in the New York State Senate, and Cristobal Alex, the former White House Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet under President Joe Biden and current MSNBC contributor, who opened Tusk’s office in Washington, DC. Jackie Zupsic also recently launched a new Los Angeles office to deepen Tusk’s national communications and policy capabilities.

About Tusk Strategies

Tusk has successfully led cross-disciplinary campaigns for dozens of the world’s top disruptors in technology, finance, mobility, healthcare and countless other industries, helping them build their brands with thought leadership. and earned media; gain market share with advanced business strategies; and solve the complex regulatory challenges of “betting on business” in markets around the world. Tusk Strategies was founded by venture capitalist, philanthropist and political strategist Bradley Tusk and is now led by CEO Chris Coffey.


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