Fortress Trust Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fortress Blockchain Technologies, welcomes Joe Mulberry to its executive team as EVP of Regulatory Licensing.
Joe joins Fortress after 30 years of government service at the Wyoming Banking Division, where he served as Deputy Commissioner and, most recently, Interim-Banking Commissioner. While at the Banking Division, Joe’s primary duties were supervising all money transmitters and non-bank consumer lenders. “Joining Fortress Trust Company is a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of Web3 infrastructure with a team committed to compliance, innovation, and equal access to scalable financial and regulatory infrastructure,” said Joe Mulberry.
“As the regulation of cryptocurrencies in general, and fungible and non-fungible tokens, in particular, continues to evolve, it is key for industry leaders to ensure the convergence of compliance with innovation in building the future of finance,” said Albert Forkner, CEO of Fortress Trust. “I’ve worked with Joe for several years, and he shares our commitment to regulatory compliance and respect for state regulatory oversight over banking, trust services, money transmission, and tokenized assets. He is another amazing addition to the growing Fortress Trust team!”
Recent news of assets being locked or subject to third-party claims due to bankruptcies and a new wave of crypto legislation only highlights the need for regulated trust infrastructure. Only in this structure are assets protected from seizure and regulatory compliance ensured.
This is why the Fortress Trust Company team has been built with a deep regulatory bench, so it is poised to provide this infrastructure to this rapidly emerging industry.
Another recent regulatory hire includes Tudor Prisneac, who leads the Fortress Trust Financial Intelligence Unit. Tudor’s regulatory compliance background started in Europe at the financial intelligence unit of the Republic of Moldova, where he conducted investigations related to fraud, corruption, and other predicate offenses reported by banks, money services businesses, and other reporting entities. He is a member of the Board Member for the ACAMS Southern Nevada Chapter.
“Web3 will utterly transform the world as every asset imaginable is digitized and placed on the blockchain”, said Scott Purcell, Founder & CEO of Fortress Blockchain Technologies, “Like the dawn of the internet, today’s marketplaces, neo banks, and other market participants need purpose-built financial, regulatory and technology infrastructure so they can create frictionless customer experiences and scale their businesses. With our embeddable wallet technology, API-minting engine, payments, and trust services, we offer the next generation of innovators the tools and technology to launch and seamlessly scale quickly.”