Mar 25, 2016
In Episode 73 of Accredited Investor Markets Radio, Sara Hanks, co-founder and CEO of CrowdCheck, reflects on vetting early-stage private companies seeking online capital formation in the New World created by the JOBS Act. Ms. Hanks' perspective is also informed by her past as an SEC attorney, and her present as co-chair of the SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies.
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About Sara Hanks
Sara is a corporate and securities attorney with three decades of experience. She is the co-founder of CrowdCheck, which provides due diligence, disclosure and compliance services for online capital formation. She is co-Chair of the SEC’s Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies, and her comments are her own and do not represent the positions of the SEC.
Sara Hanks, co-founder and CEO of CrowdCheck, is an attorney with over 30 years of experience in the corporate and securities field. CrowdCheck provides due diligence, disclosure and compliance services for online capital formation. Its services help entrepreneurs and project sponsors through the disclosure and due diligence process, give investors the information they need to make an informed investment decision and avoid fraud and help intermediaries avoid liability.
Sara’s prior position was General Counsel of the bipartisan Congressional Oversight Panel, the overseer of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Prior to that, Sara spent many years as a partner of Clifford Chance, one of the world’s largest law firms. While at Clifford Chance, she advised on capital markets transactions and corporate matters for companies throughout the world. Sara began her career with the London law firm Norton Rose. She later joined the Securities and Exchange Commission and as Chief of the Office of International Corporate Finance led the team drafting regulations that put into place a new generation of rules governing the capital-raising process. Sara received her law degree from Oxford University and is a member of the New York and DC bars and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. She serves as co-Chair of the SEC’s Advisory Council on Small and Emerging Companies. She holds a Series 65 securities license as a registered investment advisor. Sara is an aunt, Army wife, skier, cyclist, gardener and animal lover.