Former U.S. Department of Treasury Assistant Secretary joins QED Investors as a Special Advisor
Former Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions joins to help QED explore RegTech space
Alexandria, VA – July 6, 2017 – QED Investors today announced that Amias Gerety, the former Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions at the U.S. Department of Treasury, will join QED as a Special Advisor. Amias will be based out of the firm’s Alexandria, Virginia headquarters and will be primarily focused on advising and exploring the firm’s RegTech investments.
“I am incredibly excited to announce that Amias will be joining our team at QED as a Special Advisor,” said Nigel Morris, Managing Partner of QED Investors, and Co-Founder and former Chief Operating Officer and President of Capital One (COF). “Amias was instrumental in the creation of many of the financial regulations that exist today – this deep institutional knowledge, coupled with a proven analytical skill set, makes Amias a valuable addition to the QED team. Our portfolio companies are eager to leverage Amias’ skills and functional experience as they deliver value to their customers while maintaining a keen focus on compliance and abiding by the regulations that exist today.”
Prior to joining QED, Amias most recently served as President Obama’s nominee and as Acting Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In this role, Amias was the lead advisor to the Secretary on policies affecting financial institutions. Additionally, Amias oversaw a number of programs focused on supporting small business lending and community development. Prior to his service at Treasury, Amias was a management consultant at Oliver Wyman. “Spending the last eight years in the public sector has given me a view on how lenders and regulators can work with technology to drive better results for borrowers,” said Mr. Gerety. “I am excited to join the QED team as we begin to explore the RegTech space and I’m looking forward to helping QED’s portfolio companies as they continue to build businesses aligned with their customers and the public.”
Amias received his undergraduate degree at Harvard University. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and family.
QED Investors is a leading boutique venture capital firm based in Alexandria, VA. QED was co-founded by Nigel Morris, who also co-founded Capital One. They are focused on investing in early stage, disruptive financial services companies in the U.S., U.K. and Latin America. QED is dedicated to building great businesses and uses a unique, hands-on approach that leverages their partners’ and principals’ decades of entrepreneurial and operational experience, helping their companies achieve breakthrough growth. Notable investments include Credit Karma, SoFi, Avant, Remitly, Fundera and LendUp. For more information, please visit qedinvestors.com.