Steven M.H. Wallman
Steven Wallman is Founder and CEO of Folio Financial®, the parent company of Folio Investing, Folio Institutional, VIA Folio and The SRI Conference. Together, these three Folio brands deliver innovation that benefits investors and those who serve them. Folio Investing is the brokerage focused on helping individuals invest in a smarter, more diversified, customized, cost-efficient, and tax-efficient way. Folio Institutional provides fully-integrated trading, custody, and clearing solutions to registered investment advisors, other broker-dealers, and institutions, servicing many billions of dollars of investor assets. Folio’s patented technology helps investors of all types and with all ranges of account sizes create customized and diversified portfolios, make cost-efficient trades, and benefit from one-of-a-kind tax management tools. VIA Folio is an innovative private investment platform that makes it easy for portals, issuers, brokers and advisors to engage with private debt and equity offerings.
Mr. Wallman is a recognized authority on securities markets, trading, and the application of technology to financial services. He is currently a member of the FINRA FinTech Committee and recently served on the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee, where he chaired the Market Structure Subcommittee. Before founding Folio, Mr. Wallman was an SEC Commissioner from 1994 to 1997. His tenure there was characterized by advocacy on behalf of individual investors. Previously, he was a partner at the law firm of Covington & Burling. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Columbia University, and holds two degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Greg Vigrass is President of Folio Institutional. He joined the company in 2003, and oversees all corporate sales and business development activities with financial advisors, money managers, mutual fund companies and other financial institutions. He is a noted expert on digital advisory services, SRI industry perspectives, brokerage technology, and risk mitigation.
Mr. Vigrass previously served as Vice President, Sales and Marketing for GlobeNet Capital Corp. Prior to that he worked for 10 years at Charles Schwab & Co. Inc., spending significant time in senior level institutional sales and service roles at Schwab Institutional. He holds a BA from the University of Hawaii, and has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry.
Blaine McLaughlin is Chief Operating Officer of VIA Folio, an innovative private investment platform that makes it easy for portals, issuers, brokers and advisors to engage with private debt and equity offerings. VIA Folio supports the issuance and secondary transactions in private equity and debt investments and other unlisted securities. He joined Folio in 2007, and has led initiatives across retail customer acquisition and management, partnerships, licensing, portfolio acquisition, introducing broker services, and various business development activities for Folio Investing.
Mr. McLaughlin previously served as a Director of Marketing and Analysis for Capital One's credit card and direct banking divisions, and as an officer in the U.S. Navy. He has more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, holds a BA in economics from the University of California at San Diego, and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Koslow is Executive Vice President of Strategic Transactions and General Counsel for Folio Financial®. He has held previous positions such as General Counsel, Executive Vice President of Strategic Development, Chief Operations Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, and Board Director at both private and public financial services and technology firms, including D.E. Shaw Financial Technology and Penson Worldwide. He was also in private practice with White & Case LLP and Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP. Mr. Koslow has built many start-up businesses in the United States, Asia, and Australia. He has core expertise in M&A, joint-venture, and corporate partnering transactions as well as tremendous expertise in blockchain and artificial intelligence technology, equity/debt capital issuance, IPOs, and venture finance.
He has also served on boards of directors, advisory boards, and as a senior executive in the financial services, financial technology, and other technology sectors for more than 20 years. Today Mr. Koslow is a member of the Digital Advisory Regulatory Taskforce and several other industry groups that are focused on cloud and other technologies.
Mr. Koslow holds a JD from the New York University School of Law, an MA/BA from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and a Certificat d’Études Politiques (CEP) from Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris.