Experts Behind The Scenes: The Metallicus Advisory Board

3 min readMay 15, 2023


The Metallicus Advisory Board

Metallicus, a pioneer in digital assets technologies, is proud to reaffirm the esteemed members of its Advisory Board. This team of experts is a reminder of our commitment to developing a secure, compliant future for cryptocurrency.

Our advisory board is composed of former senior officials from the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and executives with vast experience in regulatory compliance and internal audit at major financial institutions. We believe that the future of crypto is secure and compliant, and this team provides invaluable expertise to help us realize our vision.

Under the diligent leadership of Lee Woolley, Metallicus’ Head of Banking Strategy, the board bridges the world of traditional and decentralized finance, embodying forward-thinking strategies and expertise. Let’s reintroduce the members of the Metallicus Advisory Board:

The Metallicus Advisory Board — Comprised of over 100+ years experience.

Lauren Hargraves is a former central bank leader with over 35 years of experience at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Her diverse accomplishments span from financial stability and regulation to financial services and monetary policy.

Bryan Hubbard has provided communication and policy counsel to Presidential appointees and chief executives in the financial services and defense sectors for more than three decades.

Mark Carawan, currently a senior fellow at the New York University School of Law Program for Corporate Compliance and Enforcement (PCCE), has held high-profile roles at Citigroup and Barclays, bringing a wealth of knowledge in enterprise-wide risk management.

Sergio Rodriguera, Jr co-founded Straylight Systems, an advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) company accelerating data engineering and software engineering workloads for banks, fintechs and DeFis. Sergio’s career includes key roles at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the House Financial Services Committee.

Marc Joseph is a bank regulatory and financial services attorney with four decades of experience. His diverse career includes roles at BNY Mellon N.A., Capmark Bank, and Merrill Lynch Credit Corp.

These individuals’ expertise in traditional finance, regulatory bodies, AI, and law, significantly contribute to our mission to build a customer-centric digital asset banking network. They ensure that our innovations meld seamlessly with traditional finance in a secure, regulated environment.

At Metallicus, we believe that robust regulation, security, identity, and a seamless customer experience are crucial for integrating and scaling the use of digital assets and cryptocurrencies into financial services and economic activities. This experienced and versatile advisory board is a testament to our commitment to these ideals, as we continue to build compliant, secure technologies where banking and financial activities meld seamlessly with the world of cryptocurrencies, blockchain, DeFi, and Web3.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates from Metallicus and our Advisory Board as we continue to lead the evolution of the digital assets space.





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