Mark HindleySVP, Managing Director, Digital Banking at Cogent Bank
Mark Hindley is the Managing Director of Blockchain Innovation, leading the product development, risk management and sales strategy for crypto and blockchain enabled businesses and entities. In this role, Mark partners closely with blockchain infrastructure providers, crypto native companies, issuers and exchangers of cryptoassets, miners, DAO’s, and related entities across the decentralized ecosystem.
Mark was first exposed to the power of blockchain in 2015 while working in Haiti, in a partnership with the (Ray) Dalio Foundation, pioneering digital cash transfers and micro lending in the developing world.
Mark has rich experience in both traditional commercial banking and corporate finance, serving as a commercial banking treasury officer for seven years, and in executive level finance positions for the last eight years. Mark’s banking career included Large Corporate and Commercial banking positions with Fifth Third, Regions, and IBERIABANK/First Horizon, managing total portfolios approaching $1 Billion.
Mark’s corporate finance experience includes spearheading several private equity acquisitions and divestitures, with total enterprise values exceeding $100 Million across multiple industry verticals. Mark previously was CFO at Adaptive Computing, an international software company providing cloud-based solutions for Ultra High-Performance Computing applications.
Immediately prior to joining Cogent Bank, Mark was Director of Finance at Wayne Company, a startup private capital group. Mark served honorably in the Indiana Air National Guard while attending and graduating from Purdue University.