CEO, Bawden Capital
A best selling author, philanthropist and serial social entrepreneur passionate about disruptive technologies, with a decade of experience in Homeland Security technology solutions. Jen co-founded, invested in and helped build a Dept. of Homeland Security Anti-Terrorism Technology company, co-founded by the U.S. DOE, and funded by DNDO (Domestic Nuclear Detection Office) to develop and deploy technologies to protect global infrastructure from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear attack. The company's award winning sensor technology was built to protect seaports, borders and critical infrastructure. One of her current companies is building next-generation, high-capacity, environmentally friendly batteries. She is also a Senior Partner at Vision Bancorp and is a former advisory board member of an oncology company that won the prestigious Frost & Sullivan award for best pancreatic cancer diagnosis and treatment company. Jen is passionate about macroeconomics, securing our grid and global trends. In early '07 speeches and as editor of the Contrarian Consensus she was one of the first voices to warn of a coming crash of 1929 proportions and to forecast gold's rise above $1,000. She's a contributing author at Seeking Alpha (a popular financial news site) and a member of several leading think tanks including: The Aspen Institute, TED, The National Committee on American Foreign Policy, The Task Force on National and Homeland Security, Renaissance Weekend, Summit Series and the Secure The Grid Coalition.