Brian Knight is a Senior Research Fellow for the Financial Markets Working Group at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Brian most recently worked for the Milken Institute, where he headed up the FinTech and Capital Access programs. He has experience working for a broker-dealer with a focus on the emerging online private-placement market and was the co-founder of CrowdCheck, a company providing due-diligence and disclosure services to companies and intermediaries engaged in online private offerings. Brian has also served as an attorney for the federal government. Brian is interested in the interplay between technological, regulatory, and market innovation and how best to improve access to capital for businesses of all sizes.