Spores Network, an NFT Ecosystem company that powers Web3 entertainment and marketing experiences, has announced the appointment of Dennis Chookaszian. He joins as an advisor to Spores Capital where he will offer counsel on tokenomics across the Spores Network ecosystem and governance across the venture capital fund.
Chookaszian is the former Chairman and CEO of CNA Financial (CNA) and is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He serves on the board of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) in addition to numerous other prominent board appointments for publicly traded and private companies as well as not-for-profit organizations, including a Trustee of Northwestern University and on the Deans Council of the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business.
Chookaszian is a respected cryptocurrency expert and sits as a board advisor to the Global Digital Asset & Cryptocurrency Association (GDCA).
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Northwestern University, an MBA degree in finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a master’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics. Chookaszian is also a recipient of the Outstanding Director Award from the Financial Times Outstanding Directors Exchange.
“Dennis brings so much to our team. He has a stellar reputation in the industry, tremendous connections, and deep experience in cryptocurrency that will ensure we are running both Spores Network and Spores Capital in the most ethical of ways which is incredibly important in an emerging and fast moving industry,” said Duc Luu, Chairman of Spores Network (SPO).
“Spores Capital has an incredible mission and vision for driving investor growth, I’m looking forward to bringing my experience to the table as an advisor and connector,” said Chookaszian. And, on the Spores Network side I’m really excited to see how NFT ecosystem tokenomics drive shareholder value and drive growth.”
Spores Network founders believe that the decentralization of ownership and burgeoning metaverse will uniquely bridge our digital and physical lives. Our mission is to create an NFT ecosystem that is creator-centric, community-driven, and borderless. To that end, Spores functions as a media company that leverages an NFT marketplace and game publishing platform to activate content creators in art, games, and entertainment.
Spores Co-Founders include Duc Luu (Nasdaq IPOed serial entrepreneur ), Eric Hung Nguyen (former senior investment analyst at a top-10-worldwide hedge fund), and a diverse team of advisors across blockchain and entertainment.