Global association for blockchain governance




Chairman of the board

John Burton

John is President of Stormseye Associates LLC, a Vermont-based advanced technology consulting firm. He was Founder and President of NPI Technology Management, a technology services firm where he provided advanced technology consulting for executives throughout the Northeast. His recent engagements beyond DLGA include consulting with the VT Futures Project around business innovation and entrepreneurship and consulting around cyber incident response.



Executive Director, Board Member

Jeremy Friesen

Jeremy is an ex-central banker who spent 15 years on Wall Street in capital markets strategy in Toronto, Hong Kong, and New York including 7 years with Morgan Stanley. Jeremy has been involved with several technology-related startups, being first introduced to peer-to-peer and distributed ledger technology as EVP of corporate development at BitTorrent and subsequently starting two DLT-related companies in San Francisco. Jeremy holds a business degree from TWU and an MA in economics from McGill.



Board Member

David Thelander

David is the Blockchain Practice Group Leader with Gravel & Shea and has over 30 years’ experience with an extensive background in legal, risk management and compliance issues related to investment advisers and securities. He has been an attorney adviser and senior counsel with the SEC and has been integrally involved in the legal developments of DLT in financial, real estate and other business ventures both in Vermont and globally