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Jaye Connolly-LaBelle

President and CEO, RippleNami Inc.

Jaye Connolly-LaBelle is president and CEO of RippleNami Inc. She brings more than 30 years of experience to her role with the San Diego-based software company. Prior to RippleNami, Connolly-LaBelle held various positions in finance and mergers, and acquisition areas. In her current role, she is responsible for developing and executing RippleNami’s long-term strategy with an emphasis on creating shareholder value. Recently, RippleNami inked a deal to provide its blockchain map-based data visualization platform to the Republic of Sierra Leone.

ALMA MATER: Texas Tech University

BUCKET LIST: Visit all 195 countries in the world and assist the underserved population.

HOBBY: Traveling with my husband and daughter, beating my tennis pro, skiing like there’s no tomorrow, climbing every mountain, and living with indigenous tribes.

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Pamplemousse Grille for the Kobe Burger and truffle fries.