Columbia Impact Investing Initiative brings you a talk with Kim Wales on impact investing. Kim Wales, is the founder and CEO of Wales Capital and CrowdBureau. Kim is a change agent, lobbyist, advocate that leads the strategy, business growth (customer acquisition) and serves as the catalyst for CrowdBureau and the industry at large. Kim has 17 years in international and domestic banking experience. Kim is ranked as One of the Top 10 Experts in Securities Based Crowdfunding globally and is recognized as one of the country’s thought leaders on the JOBS Act. Kim is a Founding member and Board member of the Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA), CF50 (Think Tank) and the former Chairman of the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA). Kim’s client list includes the Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited, Morgan Stanley, Chase Manhattan Bank, Depository Trust Clearing Corp., Securities Industry Automated Corp. (NYSE and AMEX) and Prudential. One year before founding Wales Capital, Kim served as a CEO of a fund administrator AUA until March 2012.