David Washburn, PhD

Dr Washburn joined nChain as CEO in 2019, and brings nearly 20 years of experience in capital markets, most recently as Managing Director of the Canadian Cash Equities business for Macquarie Group. Dr Washburn began his career in academia and scientific research, before spending five years at an equities sales desk for accounts across North America and leading the institutional equity trading desk as Managing Director of Desjardins.

Dr Washburn holds a PhD in Physiology & Biophysics from Queen’s University at Kingston, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship from the Northwestern University Institute for Neuroscience.

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