Blockchain Committee


The STA Blockchain Committee provides a forum for sharing and discussing the latest blockchain technology-related issues in or affecting transfer agent functions, including best practices, proposed and recently passed legislation, litigation and other issues that can impact the industry. The committee will:

  • Participate in the development of “best practices” and policies;
  • Gather and analyze industry data regarding blockchain technology trends impacting transfer agent functions and distribute findings to the STA membership and regulatory agencies where appropriate;
  • Identify areas where the STA can potentially influence regulatory or administrative policies, or legislative changes, in ways that could positively impact investors, issuers, industry and operational compliance;
  • Address industry concerns regarding the utilization of blockchain technology in or associated with transfer agent functions; and
  • Liaise with the appropriate STA committees and external trade associations on interdisciplinary enrichment and impact, and in promoting the mission of the Blockchain Committee of the Securities Transfer Association.



Jeff Bandman, BlockAgent, Co-chair

Sajoo Samuel, Computershare, Co-chair

Mohit Bhansali, Equity Stock Transfer, LLC

Kevin Burns, Computershare

David Duccini, Transfer, LLC

Timothy Dunn, Dunn Consulting and Training, LLC

Chuck Gallant, BNY Mellon

Yoel Goldfeder, VStock Transfer, LLC

Benjamin Gouker, Wells Fargo Bank

Gautam Gujral, Vertalo

Michael Holbrook, EQ by Equiniti

Kara Kennedy, ClearTrust, LLC

Jeannine Kimerer, SS&C Technologies, Inc.

Sue Lawrence, AST Financial

Kristin Moore, WSFS Bank

Kenneth Ralston, Wilmington Trust

Andrew Weitzman, Kemark Financial Services, Inc.


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