Staci Warden

Staci Warden

Formal First Name

Staci Warden is the CEO of Algorand Foundation, the world's leading L-1 blockchain, where she also sits on the Board of Directors. Prior to joining the foundation, she was on the executive team of the Milken Institute, a leading financial think tank, where she led its work on capital market development, cryptocurrency and blockchain solutions, and innovative finance. Before that, she led JP Morgan’s EMEA public sector practice out of London and worked in sovereign debt capital markets in New York. She also ran Nasdaq’s two markets for microcap companies. Previously, she had senior 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 and improve global inclusion.

Professional Experience

Academic History



  • Staci 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 served as Director at Nasdaq, where she ran the exchange's market for micro-cap companies and led and oversaw the development of Nasdaq's new listed trading platform for microcap companies, the BB

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