A seasoned financial compliance expert and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, Juan is a sought-after startup mentor. advisor, writer and speaker on anti-money laundering, regulatory compliance, and financial services licensing strategy in the blockchain and crypto space. Over the past 15 years, Juan co-developed a suite of retail financial services while holding a number of senior positions at non-bank financial institutions, while building a reputation as an internationally recognized compliance thought leader. More recently, Juan led Uphold's (formerly Bitreserve) transparency and compliance strategy, as well as global partnerships and stakeholder relations, was Special AML/CFT Advisor for blockchain analytics startup Skry (formerly, Coinalytics), and Senior Advisor to OneWorldldentity. In 2016, he founded startup fund and incubator MultipleStartups, and in March 2017 joined ConsenSys as Fin Tech & RegTech Lead. In 2008, Juan was granted permanent residence in the United States by reason of "extraordinary ability" in the fields of Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism.