Mr. Ethan Beard serves as Senior Vice President of Xpring at Ripple. Mr. Ethan Beard serves as Board Member at Chosen. He serves as Advisor at VoterCircle. He served as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Greylock Partners. He also served as an Advisor at Resolute Ventures. He was Director of Developer Relations at Facebook. He served as Advisor at Handle. Mr. Beard spent nearly five years with Facebook, starting as the director of business development in April 2008, moving to Director of Platform Product Marketing and then on to director of developer relations. In his most recent position with Facebook, Beard oversaw worldwide developer relations, operations and product marketing for the Facebook API. Beard joined Facebook from Google, where he spent five years serving in various capacities from director, new business development to director, social media. Mr. Beard joins Parchment's board of directors during a period of rapid growth for the Scottsdale-based digital credentials platform company. As a member of the Parchment board, Beard will provide strategic guidance that draws on his extensive experience transforming consumer Internet services into sector-wide platforms. Beard joins a Parchment board with deep experience in education and SaaS ventures, including Parchment CEO Matthew Pittinsky, who previously co-founded the global education technology pioneer Blackboard. Earlier in his career, he co-founded BigSoccer, an online community and store for soccer fans, and spent time structuring derivatives at Bank of America. He holds a Bachelor of Science in economics from the Wharton School of Business and an MBA from NYU Stern. Mr. Beard supports a variety of non-profits, including serving as a board member for Beyond 12 and represent.us. He also serves as Board Member at Beyond 12.