Chairman and Co-Founder, ICOx Innovations
CFO, ICOx Innovations
Lead Board Member, ICOx Innovations, Former President & CEO, Budget Rent-a-Car of Fairfield, California
ICOx Board Member, Former Director, United States Mint
From 2006-2011 he served as Director of the United States Mint, the world’s largest manufacturer of coins and medals. He was appointed by the President George W. Bush and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Under his leadership, he increased profitability 62% to over $1 billion a year, increased revenue 213% to $4.97 billion, and increased precious metal bullion sales by 975% to a record $3.5 billion annually. From 2001-2006, he served as a Special Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel at the White House and assisted the President of the United States in staffing most cabinet
departments and independent agencies as well as helped form the U.S. Department of Homeland
From 1993-2000, he served as an advisor to the Wall Street private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson
& Stowe and was an officer at one of the nation’s largest behavioral health care companies, First
In 1989, President George H.W. Bush appointed him to head the federal agency that regulates the nation’s health maintenance organizations. He was also a member of the executive management team of the Health Care Financing Administration, which oversees Medicare and Medicaid, where he was responsible for the managed health care programs to our nation’s elderly and poor citizens and was the
nation’s top managed health care policymaker. He began his career in 1979 in sales and marketing
and general management with Blue Cross Blue Shield United of Wisconsin.
Ed is a frequent commentator and speaker on economic policy, gold, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies,
blockchain, and currency for the national financial media. He has been featured on CBS (including
60 Minutes), PBS (including the Jim Lehrer News Hour), and appears regularly on CNBC, Fox
News, Fox Business Channel, and Bloomberg TV. The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA
Today, Fortune, Forbes, Dow Jones, and Thomson Reuters also quote him frequently. He is also a
regular contributor to Newsmax.
Ed also authored his first book, American Gold and Platinum Eagles: A Guide to the U.S. Bullion
Coin Program with Whitman Publishing. It was published in December of 2013 and has sold out of
its first printing. He is in the process of writing his second book for Whitman Publishing.
He currently serves on the advisory board or board of directors of several companies: AID:Tech (a
blockchain company that fights global corruption in foreign aid and relief with digital identification),
OmniSparx (develops healthy decentralized token ecosystems), and Valaurum (which sells the smallest
verifiable unit of gold in the world). He is also a member of the Executive Advisory Board for the
School of Business & Economics of Seattle Pacific University, the Board of Regents for Trinity International. University, and the National Council for C3 Leaders.
He has served on public, private and non-profit boards and advisory boards, including L&L Energy,
Inc. (NASDAQ: LLEN), Xactimed, Emerald Health Network, Christianity Today International, and
Tau Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity.
He lives in Arlington, VA with his wife Karen and his two daughters, both adopted from China.
Additional information on Ed can be found on edmoy.com and LinkedIn.com.
James M. Carter
Board Member, ICOx Innovations, Former Vice President-Finance at MFC Bancorp Ltd.
He was based in Europe from 1998 to 2005 and has extensive domestic and international experience encompassing both North American and European capital markets with particular expertise gained in emerging markets and the natural resources sector.
Board Member, ICOx Innovations, Former US Cabinet Secretary and former Vice-Chair of JPMorgan Chase
Alphonso Jackson is chief executive of A.R. Jackson Advisors, LLC. Jackson has decades of experience in housing and community development. His expertise includes development of affordable and market rate housing, handling complex urban development issues and housing finance. He also is a member of the International
Advisory Board for First Data Corporation. The responsibility of the Board is to help expand the company’s growth in new and existing markets and to help First Data’s clients grow their business. Jackson serves on the International Advisory Council of the United States Institute of Peace. He also serves on the Board of Trustees at Howard University in Washington, DC and is a member of the Horatio Alger Association and The Alfalfa Club.
Jackson first joined First Data in January 2015 as their Senior Advisor. Based out of the Washington, DC
office, Jackson’s primary focus was to strengthen First Data’s relationships with government entities,
public policy initiatives, and maximizing business opportunities in the sector. His extensive government
experience and public service background were critical to those efforts. In addition, Jackson helped
expand and support First Data’s many diversity efforts.
In 2012, he served as Vice Chairman of Consumer & Community Banking at JP Morgan Chase in New
York City. Prior to his role at JP Morgan Chase, he served as the distinguished university professor and
Director of the Center for Public Policy and Leadership at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia.
Alphonso Jackson was appointed the 13th Secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD) in March 2004. Nominated by President George W. Bush, he was unanimously
confirmed by the United States Senate due to his strong background in housing and community
development and expertise in finance and management.
Prior to his appointment as Secretary, Jackson served as the Deputy Secretary of HUD, managing the
daily operations of the $36 billion agency. Before his government service, Jackson was president and
COO of American Electric Power, a $13 billion utility company in Texas. Prior to his tenure at AEP, he
was president and CEO of the Housing Authority of the City of Dallas, which ranked among the bestmanaged
large-city housing agencies during his tenure.
His earlier career positions include: director of the Department of Public and Assisted Housing in
Washington, DC, chairperson for the District of Columbia Redevelopment Land Agency Board; director
of Public Safety for the City of St. Louis, Missouri, and executive director for the St. Louis Housing
Authority. In addition, Jackson was also director of consultant services for the accounting firm of
Laventhol & Horwath in St. Louis, and a special assistant to the chancellor and assistant professor at the
University of Missouri.
He has received many notable awards and honors including: The Aspen Institute – Aspen Fellow, The
National Boys and Girls Clubs of America – Chairman’s Award, The National Academy of Achievement –
Golden Plate Award, American Family Life Assurance Company (AFLAC) – Lifetime Achievement
Award, The Jewish National Fund, New York – National Tree of Life Award, Truman State University –
Distinguished Alumni Award, and the Distinguished Alumni Award from Washington University in St.
Jackson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and a Master’s in education administration
from Truman State University. He also received a Juris Doctor degree from Washington University
School of Law in St. Louis, MO. He holds several Honorary degrees from Benedict College, Hampton
University, Harris Stowe State University, Hiram College, Morehouse College, North Carolina A&T State
University, Paine College, Tuskegee University, Texas College, and Texas Southern University.