Kim Wales is the founder of Wales Capital a boutique management consulting firm headquartered in New York, NY. Our goal is to help fuel economic growth, boost labor force participation, drive up per capita income and strengthen GDP growth. We work with Institutions, Governments (federal, state and local) and Small Medium Enterprises from strategic planning to execution utilizing the JOBS Act for alternative financial solutions.
Ms. Wales is an Adjunct Professorship in Economics – “Entrepreneurship: Women & Diversity” at City College of New York (CUNY) and The Zahn Innovation Center. Ms. Wales is an author, advocate and pioneer on the JOBS Act 2012 (equity and debt internet finance) and the democratization of capital for investors, small cap companies and non - publicly traded funds. She is listed on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN's) Top Ten download list and writes for the international peer-reviewed journal: “Journal of Governance and Regulation” which is indexed by/included into journals around the world, Capco Journal of Financial Transformation, Thomson Reuters Corporate Finance Review, Cayman Financial Review and TABB Forum and Research. She has been quoted in media including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, Smart CEO, Business Week, The Deal, Black Enterprise and featured on Bloomberg-TV. She is a frequent invited speaker at global events.
Prior to the signing of the JOBS Act on April 5, 2012, Kim spent 17 years as an international banking consultant, understanding the ‘nuts and bolts’ of organizations while leading and shaping the frameworks in strategy, operations and technology initiatives across varying sectors that include fund administration, cash management solutions, trust and company management, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, risk management and compliance. Kim writes for several publications. She served as the CEO of a fund administrator until March 2012.
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.