To the surprise of many who know me, I started my career as an accountant. I worked in tax in both public accounting and private company settings, including income tax, M&A due diligence, and valuation. As exciting as tinkering with spreadsheets and turning out tax forms was, I couldn't help but take an interest in other aspects of business operations.
I leaped outside the traditional accounting box and dove headfirst into entrepreneurship. I founded a technology marketplace in the real estate sector, STOW IT, launching the company from an idea into a liquid marketplace for vehicle storage.
After years of personal participation trading BTC, DOGE, and ETH, in 2017, I joined RADAR a decentralized finance company, RADAR. The initial product was one of the earliest decentralized exchanges to exist. For more on the journey see:
By figuring out freakish operating challenges in a frontier space I inadvertently became the expert in a new flavor of business operations. Calls with questioning operators turned into angel investments for early-stage digital asset companies amongst other investments.
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Super Official Bio
Devin is a seasoned professional with a background in accounting and a passion for entrepreneurship. He has a proven track record in building and scaling high-growth companies and has extensive experience in the digital asset industry. He has been a part of several successful ventures, including founding a technology marketplace in the real estate sector and serving as COO of RADAR, where they developed category-defining products in the DeFi space before selling to Core Scientific and listing on NASDAQ. He has also attracted venture capital investment from prestigious investors and been part of successful acquisitions. His expertise lies in business operations and strategy, particularly in the digital asset industry, and he is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience through mentorship and advising early-stage companies.
At Bitwave, Devin is responsible for helping to unlock digital assets for enterprise finance. The goal of the company is to provide financial solutions to enable companies to succeed in a world of cryptocurrency. Bitwave has taxation and accounting capabilities, as well as expertise in workflow and process management, which allows it to provide its users with the most efficient and cost-effective solutions for their digital asset financial stack.
As Chief Strategy Officer at Bitwave, Devin is responsible for investor relations, positioning, and other strategic initiatives. This involves working with executives and senior stakeholders to create financial strategies that support the company's long-term growth objectives. He is also responsible for creating data-driven strategies that drive customer engagement and revenue growth.