Troy A. Paredes is the founder of Paredes Strategies LLC. From 2008-2013, Paredes was a Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, having been appointed by President George W. Bush. At the SEC, Paredes was a strong advocate for small business, the promotion of capital formation, solving the information overload problem of securities law disclosure, and rigorous cost-benefit analysis. Since leaving government, Paredes has had an active consulting practice. Paredes advises on financial regulation, corporate governance, compliance, and governmental and regulatory affairs. He also serves as an expert and advisor in regulatory enforcement investigations and in private litigation involving securities law and corporate law, and he has been an independent compliance consultant/monitor. Before becoming an SEC Commissioner, Paredes was a professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis and a professor of business (by courtesy) at Washington University’s Olin Business School, joining the faculty after having worked as a corporate lawyer. Currently, he is a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at NYU School of law and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. He also has served as the Distinguished Policy Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and has been a visiting professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center and UCLA School of Law. Paredes is the author of numerous academic articles on financial regulation, corporate governance, innovation, and behavioral economics. And he is a co-author (beginning with the 4th edition) of a multi-volume securities regulation treatise with Louis Loss and Joel Seligman entitled Securities Regulation. In addition to his writing, Paredes co-hosts a podcast on fintech called “Appetite for Destruction.” Paredes is a senior advisor at CamberView Partners, LLC, serves on the board of directors of Electronifie Inc., is a member of the board of advisors of StreetShares, Inc., and is a member of the compliance advisory council of Balyasny Asset Management L.P. Paredes holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from UC Berkeley and earned his J.D. from Yale Law School.