From growing up in Puerto Rico to being the first member of his family to graduate from high school or college, Dante’s tale of resilience is personal. His ability to identify practical solutions through complexity led him from academic success to entrepreneurship to senior executive roles in some of the world’s leading companies.

He has lived and worked around the world, speaks 6 languages, and has overseen operations spanning 170 countries. Dante serves as Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Global Policy for Circle, the leading provider of internet-native payments and digital currency infrastructure as well as being the Founder and Chair of Risk Cooperative, a strategic insurance group. Dante advises governments, companies, and the world’s leading institutions on risk, resilience, and emerging technologies.

Career Highlights

  • Chief Strategy Officer, Head of Global Policy, Circle
  • Founding Executive, Vice Chairman Diem Association
  • Founder and Chairman, Risk Cooperative
  • MD of Clements Worldwide serving 170 countries
  • MD of Land Rover in Sub Saharan Africa
  • Co-Authored Global Risk Agility and Decision Making, Palgrave Macmillan
  • Life Member, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Member, Bretton Woods Committee
  • Past Member, National Advisory Council, FEMA
  • Graduated from Harvard Business School, 2009
  • MSc for Risk Management from NYU Stern, 2014

Professional Bio

Dante Disparte is the Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Global Policy for Circle, a leading global financial technology firm and the issuer of USDC. USDC has supported more than $10 trillion in cumulative transactions on the public internet and a global payment network in more than 190 countries. Prior to joining Circle, Dante served as a founding executive of the Diem Association (née Libra), leading public policy, communications, membership, and social impact.

Dante comes to Circle with two decades of experience as an entrepreneur, business leader and global risk expert, most recently as founder and Chairman of Risk Cooperative, a strategic risk advisory and insurance brokerage based in Washington, D.C. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Digital Currency Governance Consortium, helping drive global standards and regulatory harmonization for digital currencies. Dante served as an appointee on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Advisory Council, the United States’ federal emergency response agency.

Dante is a frequent speaker and commentator on business and political issues shaping the world. His views on risk, economic competitiveness and security issues are regularly featured in leading media and publications, such as Harvard Business Review, BBC, Forbes, and Diplomatic Courier, where Dante serves on the editorial advisory board.

Dante is a graduate of Harvard Business School and holds an MSc. in Risk Management from the NYU Stern School of Business and a B.A. in International and Intercultural Studies from Goucher College. He is the co-author of “Global Risk Agility and Decision Making” (Macmillan, 2016) and was recognized as one of the 40 leaders under 40 by the Washington Business Journal and in the inaugural Powermeter 100 list. Dante is also a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. and the Bretton Woods Committee.