David Derryck is an entrepreneur-in-residence at the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program. He is leading the Crypto, the Distributed Ledger, and Household Financial Security project at Aspen FSP, designed to accelerate a more detailed understanding of the intersection between crypto and household financial security among a range of actors and leaders.
David has worked at the intersection of business and social impact for two decades. As an entrepreneur in his own right, and an executive and operator working in a range of sectors from fintech to re-entry, he has launched, advised, run and restructured numerous enterprises. He has led revenue model development, operations, systems development (finance and technology), talent management, strategic partnerships, acquisitions, and sales.
Most recently, David launched BuyBlack.org to drive traffic and revenue to Black-owned businesses using web3 tools. Prior to this David was the Chief Impact officer at SaverLife.org, a non-profit fintech that employs gamification and behavioral science to build savings habits for low to moderate income individuals. He led the product, marketing, and research teams and was overall responsible for defining and executing the strategy for the digital savings platform that reaches over 600K people.
Previously, David was founder and principal of Social Impact Ventures, a specialty consulting firm that provides hands-on interim executive management and advisory services to organizations seeking to accelerate performance and maximize impact. He began his career as a private equity analyst with Rosecliff, a private merchant bank. David has a BA from Wesleyan University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.