Chris Horlacher is one of Canada's foremost authorities on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. As the CEO of Equibit Group, he applies his deep understanding of the space into all facets of his professional career, leading the vision and development of blockchain technology that promises to revolutionize the securities industry.
Chris began his career as an auditor at a Big Four accounting firm. Before the age of 30, he was the CFO of a start-up stock brokerage that now manages over $4 billion in assets. Following that, Chris went on to found his own management consulting firm, playing an instrumental role in the success of numerous start-ups as well as multi-million-dollar projects for some of Canada’s largest companies, SME's and non-profit organizations.
As one of Canada’s earliest adopters of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, Chris is often looked to for his insights on these emerging and exciting sectors. He has been interviewed by a number of leading media outlets, including Reuters, CBC, BNN, Bloomberg and The Globe and Mail, and has also spoken to large audiences at countless prominent industry events since 2014.
In his spare time, Chris serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Ludwig von Mises Institute of Canada, a research and educational charity focused on the field of Austrian Economics. Possessing Chartered Accountant and Chartered Professional Accountant designations, he is further certified by the Canadian Securities Institute as a partner, director and chief financial officer.
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