David Fragale leads Western Alliance Bank’s Blockchain & Digital Assets business line, counseling clients in this emerging area and developing product innovations building on his role as an early adopter and thought leader in blockchain technology in financial services.
Prior to joining Western Alliance in early 2022, Mr. Fragale held C-level positions at venture-backed blockchain companies and was a Finance professor in blockchain at West Virginia University. He has lectured at MIT, Northeastern University and the CFA Institute. Previously, he was a key leader in blockchain projects at PwC, advised the U.S. Intelligence Community on national security risks associated with cryptocurrencies and was named an MIT Sloan Fellow in Innovation and Global Leadership.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from West Virginia University and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Western Alliance Bank
With more than $65 billion in assets, Western Alliance Bancorporation is one of the country’s top-performing banking companies. Its primary subsidiary, Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, offers a full spectrum of tailored solutions and outstanding service delivered by banking and mortgage experts who put customers first. Influential sources from Forbes to American Banker again rank Western Alliance Bank among the top U.S. banks in 2023. Serving clients across the country wherever business happens, Western Alliance Bank operates individual, full-service banking and financial brands and has offices in key markets nationwide.