Kirstan Barnett is co-founder of Element Capital Group, LLC, a full-service advisory company for the digital asset economy, and Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Investment Committee Element Digital Asset Management LLC, advisor to the Element Digital Funds. Ms. Barnett has over twenty years of executive experience in corporate finance, asset management, emerging markets and the start-up company space. For over a decade she was the partner of a top-tier SEC registered hedge fund with over $10 billion aum and in institutional investor base. As its first General Counsel, she built out its legal and compliance structure, directed all regulatory and media matters, led high-stakes litigation teams and initiated an operational risk infrastructure review. An active early stage investor, Ms. Barnett serves on the Investment Committee of Castor Ventures, an early stage venture fund focused on investments affiliated with her alma mater, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is the Founder of SheGives, a philanthropic foundation focused on effective altruism. Ms. Barnett holds a BA from the University of New Hampshire, a JD from Georgetown University Law School and an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.