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Mark Chasan, Esq.

Vice President,
Exemplar Business

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I love our clients. I love our team. I love accelerating and exponentiating the success of entrepreneurs and businesses that are transforming our world for good!

AT EXEMPLAR Work Smart, Have Fun – See Us At Play
  • Advising clients business strategy, cap stack strategy, fundraising, securities, corporate, regulatory compliance, business plans, financials, white papers, tokenomics and integration
  • Deep domain expertise in (1) Blockchain/crypto and fin-tech, (2) Cleantech including aquatech, agtech, renewable energy, biomimetic materials, waste upcycling, regenerative community development, smart cities and IoT, (4) Internet and mobile, (5) Media, entertainment and education, and (5) Optimal wellness, natural brands and human potential
  • Supporting and mentoring regenerative, eco-social and innovative entrepreneurs in obtaining the resources (e.g., capital, market, technology, management) they need to succeed and transform the world.  innovation in water, agriculture, clean energy, smart cities, IoT and biomimetic materials.
  • Partnering to develop Regenerative Communities that will transform the way we live, work, learn, play, exchange and consume
  • Counseling impact investing and financial firms and helping them with legal, business strategy, portfolio investments and fundraising, as well as engaging in structured finance and securitization of asset backed bonds
  • Providing visionary, futurist and whole systems integration services to entities seeking to innovate rather than compete


J.D., Law

Western State University, College of Law

B.S., Law

Western State University

Member: State Bar of California 
California Massage Therapist, 2014  Regenerative Practitioner 2017


Mark brings to Exemplar’s clients a track record as 1) a lawyer with over 30-years of experience in corporate, finance, business, media, technology and renewable energy, 2) an Internet entrepreneur & innovator with a public exit (Founder & CEO of Emusic); 3) a Fortune 25 executive (Leader of IBM’s Digital Media Consulting Practice); 4) a renewable energy structured finance executive (VP of Business Development and General Counsel for Clean Fund); and 5) a financial advisor who has participated in over $400 million of financial transactions.

Mark is also a published author and speaker on the topics of regenerative economy, blockchain/crypto, human potential, personal growth, corporate transformation and optimal wellness.  His speaking engagements include:

  • AREday – 2018
  • Tribablize – 2017 and 2018
  • Further Future – 2016
  • Sustainatopia Impact Conference – 2014 and 2015
  • Cleantech Conference – 2013
  • Sustainatopia Impact Conference – 2012
  • Cleantech Forum – 2012
  • Greenfest – 2010
  • Solar America Forum – 2009
  • Cleantech Innovation and Growth Conference – 2009
  • UCLA – Green Business Conference – 2008
  • 4th International Conference of Nanotechnology & Cleantech – Cleantech Panel – 2008
  • Wallflower Festival – How New Money is Greening America – 2007
  • Digital Hollywood – “Future of Media” – 2005
  • Digital Content Delivery Expo – “Monetizing Content Assets” and “The Lawful Distribution of Content” – 2003
  • World Research Group, Digital Rights Management Conference – 2001
  • IBM Academic Conference on Digital Media – 2001
  • SXSW – “The Digital Record Label” – 1998 and 1999
Mark’s publications include:
  • Evolving from the Industrial Age to the Regenerative Age, Planet Experts (August, 2015)
  • Does Killing & Domination Make Us Smarter?, Huffington Post (August, 2015)
  • Corporate Influence & Transforming from a World Created for the Non-Living, Huffington Post (April 2015)
  • Situationally Adaptive Organizations for 21st Century Thriving, Huffington Post (June, 2014)
  • The Profitability of Good Health, Huffington Post (April, 2014)
  • The Regenerative Economy and the Pragmatism of Woo-Woo, Huffington Post (March, 2014)
  • Net Revenues, MC2 Publishing, Inc. (January, 1998)
Mark is engaged with the following organizations:
  • Founder of AWE Institute
  • Investors Circle/SVN
  • NRDC
  • Heal the Bay
  • Surfriders Foundation
  • Pachamama Alliance
Futurist, visionary integrator, regenerative community developer, surfer, skier, intuitive multi-dimensional healer, musician (drummer & composer), martial artist, mountain biker, speaker and author.