Previous Experience

  • I have covered Aragon and related projects for more than 1.5 years now, with one of the only newsletters specializing in DAOs: DAObase.org.
  • I have also worked during the same period as the Governance Lead for Pocket Network, a proof-of-stake blockchain using Aragon for protocol governance. During this work, I have helped to design new use cases, such as moderation for DAOs, and I’m pioneering the use of Aragon Agreements with a DAO Constitution 1.
  • During this time, I have also honed a Lean Governance design philosophy that will help projects to design future-proof DAOs with maximum adaptability.
“After spending a week getting to know Jack at AraCon in Berlin, I knew I had to find a way to work together. After bringing him onboard to lead Pocket Network’s governance design and implementation, Jack has exceeded all expectations in the year and a half he has been with us. The care, thought and first principles thinking in designing Pocket’s governance from the ground up has put Pocket Network in a position to succeed as it scales. Throughout this process Jack has become, without a doubt, one of the leading minds in the decentralized governance space and I couldn’t be happier to be working with him.”

Michael O’Rourke, CEO, Pocket Network

“Jack is one of the most thoughtful and deep thinkers in the governance space today. He not only deeply understands the specifics of blockchain technology, smart contracts and DAOs, but also the context around it. Governance is technical, but also political and Jack is able to grasp the details and the big picture. I have collaborated with Jack on a Governance lecture he did for Outlier Ventures earlier in the Summer and on his exceptional Pocket Network Constitution. I find the most groundbreaking insights come from people who ask the best questions. Jack is one of those people.”

Lawrence Lundy-Bryan, Former Partner & Head of Research, Outlier Ventures

“Jack has one of the most refreshingly pragmatic perspectives I’ve seen in the DAO space, which is why we’re happy to have him advising projects in the Outlier Ventures ecosystem.”

Jamie Burke, CEO, Outlier Ventures

Governance strategy, governance mechanisms advisory, blockchain governance, constitutional design (for Aragon Agreements), cryptoeconomics, DAO ops/tooling


jack at daobase dot org