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Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
11355 W Olympic Boulevard, 4th Floor, West Tower
Los Angeles, CA 90064

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Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM PDT
Category: Westwood

Blockchain: Cryptocurrencies and Beyond - Way Beyond

            Blockchain technology is perhaps best known as the engine behind cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum to name only a few.  However, its transformative applications are just beginning to be understood and exploited.  BP Westwood is excited to welcome Sheri Kaiserman, a pioneer in this emerging field. Sheri will help us understand blockchain in the context of cryptocurrency as well as other applications. She will also give us a sneak peek into the future of this rapidly developing area.
            Sheri is a Co-Founder and Principal Advisor at, a dynamic new blockchain venture capital, advisory and talent resource firm. utilizes its team’s extensive experience and global network to identify, invest in, and advise innovative enterprises seeking to provide solutions that enable the broader adoption of blockchain technology.  She has an extensive background in finance and management including over 25 years of Wall Street experience.  Most recently, Sheri served as the Head of the Equities at Wedbush Securities, a division she built and ran for 16 years. Under her leadership, Wedbush published the first Wall Street research report on bitcoin and blockchain and was one of the first financial services firms to start investing in the sector.  Prior to that, Sheri worked at Oppenheimer for 10 years as an Institutional Equity Research Salesperson.
            Sheri was awarded the “Achievement in Innovation Award”, from Markets Media’s Markets Choice Awards; Women in Finance, in November 2016; the “Excellence in Leadership” award, from Trader Magazine in 2012; was a top 10 finalist “Executive of the Year” nominee at the 2010 Los Angeles Business Journal sponsored event, “Women Making a Difference”; and has been a guest on several television and radio shows, including CNBC’s Squawk on the Street and Power Lunch.
            Currently, Sheri serves as a blockchain advisor to PeerStream (OTC: PEER), KeyoCoin, and 4C Health Solutions.  Sheri has a BA in History from the State University of New York at Binghamton. Raised in the Bronx, New York, she moved to California in 1989.  She lives in Cheviot Hills, California and is married with 3 children.  Although not herself a Bruin, her husband Ken is a proud alum having earned a BS, JD and MBA from UCLA and her middle child is presently a UCLA sophomore.