Lacey Shrum

Senior Counsel

Lacey is Senior Counsel at Vela Wood. She is currently working on multiple projects implementing a traditional legal document into a smart contract.

Lacey serves Registered Investment Advisors and Private Funds as a consultant for federal and state securities compliance regulation and operational controls, including cryptocurrency funds. She is currently building a smart contract solution for common problems faced by her clients regarding fee calculation and contract management. In a legal capacity, she advises emerging blockchain companies with business formation, fundraising, and risks particular to this new technology.

Lacey is the co-founder and Vice President of the North Texas Blockchain Alliance and regularly educates and speaks to businesses, government organizations, and private practice groups on blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain implementation.

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“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”

– Teddy Roosevelt

Lacey Shrum is an attorney and entrepreneur. She is currently working on multiple projects implementing a traditional legal document into a smart contract, including a solution to a major problem faced by her Registered Investment Advisors (RIA) clients regarding fee calculation and contract management. She is a member of a hackathon team using blockchain to solve common inefficiencies in the ranching and agriculture industry. In a legal capacity, she advises emerging blockchain companies with business formation, fundraising, and risks particular to this new technology.

Lacey graduated from SMU Dedman School of Law in 2013. After law school, Lacey served as a Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel for a local wealth management firm and later co-founded The Loyal Closet, a virtual closet management system to manage wardrobe and purchases for professional women. When the company required a technology buildout, Lacey learned to code and soon after became fascinated with blockchain. Never having worked in technology, this space was oddly comfortable for Lacey, as the learning opportunity is endless and law and finance are natural fits for blockchain solutions.

As the founder of H7 Consulting, Lacey serves RIAs and Private Funds as a consultant for federal and state securities compliance regulation and operational controls. With a new focus on cryptocurrencies, she writes and trains employees on tailored compliance protocols for the unique asset class. She is currently building a smart contract solution for common problems faced by her clients regarding fee calculation and contract management.

Lacey regularly educates businesses, government organizations, and private practice groups on blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain implementation. Lacey is the co-founder and Vice President of the North Texas Blockchain Alliance, one of the largest blockchain organizations in the world, with over 1,000 members and ten industries represented.

As a blockchain advocate and educator, Lacey hosts a blog and monthly breakfast aimed at introducing those not traditionally involved in the technology space to blockchain and its effect on their careers, businesses, and lives. She is a regular speaker on blockchain, smart contract use cases, and investing in cryptocurrencies.

As Sloane and Theodore’s mom, her current favorite status is watching them grow and learn. She and her husband Josh are dedicated wanderers – enjoying traveling close or far from home to take in the sights and meet new people.