LaBrena Jones Martin

LaBrena Jones Martin, Director

LaBrena Jones Martin has been a member of Creatd's board of directors since October 2020, where she chairs its Corporate Governance and Nomination Committee.

Ms. Martin began her career as an enforcement attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where she investigated and prosecuted securities fraud and manipulation over a nine-year tenure. In 1987, she joined E.F. Hutton, which ultimately became Lehman Brothers, as a Vice President in the General Counsel’s Office. Over her eight-year tenure, Ms. Martin held a series of successively responsible positions, including as Senior Vice President and Manager of the Derivatives Finance Group, overseeing legal, regulatory, credit, and tax due diligence supporting equity derivatives transactions.

In 1995, Ms. Martin joined Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) as General Counsel of its U.S. Broker Dealer, charged with building out legal and compliance to support its planned growth in the U.S. By 2004, she was U.S. General Counsel for its expanded banking and securities platform, a role in which she oversaw, among other matters, legal due diligence and regulatory approvals for acquisitions, as well as corporate governance initiatives. Ms. Martin additionally established the bank’s inaugural government affairs division in the United States, with a mandate to strategically identify critical issues and execute on plans for engagement with elected regulatory officials, industry peers, trade associations, and other influencers.

Ms. Martin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from Barnard College and a Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law.