San Francisco, February 21, 2018—We are excited to announce another exceptional addition to our team of Advisors! Ben Lambert, Vice President and Senior Counsel at Umpqua Bank, will consult Thor on banking and payment issues as we establish partnerships with On-Demand companies and financial institutions.
Ben has held his position at Umpqua Bank since 2012, where he provides legal advice to bank personnel, assists General Counsel with business strategy, product, policy, and practice development, and serves as the FDIC’s primary point-of-contact for branch open/close regulatory matters. In addition, Ben drafts and negotiates all third party contracts and all lease documents for new and existing branches.
“Thor represents a new form of advocacy for the contract worker. I was drawn to the unique combination of blockchain technology and the transparent approach of putting the contract worker in control of their financial destiny. I believe Thor will reinvent the gig economy — contractors and companies finally have an efficient, safe, and cost-effective protocol for handling gig and freelance opportunities.” — Ben Lambert
Prior to his position at Umpqua Bank, Ben worked as a Managing Attorney for American Tower Corporation and as a Contract Attorney for T-Mobile USA. He graduated from the Seattle University School of Law with his Juris Doctorate in 2003.
“Ben is an incredible addition to our Advisory Board. His expertise in banking and finance paired with his enthusiasm for the decentralized revolution is a one-of-a-kind combo. We’re assembling a fantastic team of talented minds, and there is no better evidence of that than bringing Ben on board.” — David Chin, Thor Token CEO