Danielle Diamond (born January 15, 1987) is an American entrepreneur, digital nomad and blockchain enthusiast. She is the co-founder of Decrypt[ed], a software development and blockchain consulting shop. Danielle has assisted in the development of several production web and mobile applications including Crypto Kastle, FODMAP Buddy, and SlackCryptoBot.
In April 2018, Danielle joined Blockchain Babes as a co-founder focusing on strategic partnerships. Blockchain Babes was conceived in Ubud, Bali as a movement focused on creating a world where women are confident, capable and connected to drive and build a society which embraces Blockchain technology.
Early Life & Education
Danielle was born at Crozer-Keystone Medical Center on January 15, 1987. She grew up in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. She attended Lakeview Elementary School, Ridley Middle School and graduated from Ridley High School in 2009.
Danielle graduated from Lehigh University in 2009 with a Bachelor's degree in Finance with a specialization in Accounting. She also holds a Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law.
In the summer of 2008, Danielle interned as an Equity Research Analyst at Lehman Brothers in New York City. After the Bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, Danielle was offered a position at Barclays Investment Bank. In 2009, Danielle began her career as an Equity Research Analyst covering Energy companies in the New York City office of Barclays Capital. Her group, led by Paul Cheng, covered Integrated Oil companies (i.e. Chevron Corporation & ExxonMobil) and Independent Refiners (i.e. Sunoco). Institutional Investor named Cheng the top (#1) Analyst in the Integrated Oil sector in 2010, up from the #2 ranking in 2009. In 2011, Danielle started as a short term Fixed income sales analyst at Barclays Investment Bank in San Francisco, California.
In 2013, Danielle enrolled as a first year law student at UCLA School of Law. After her first year at UCLA School of Law, Danielle transferred to New York University School of Law where she graduated with a Juris Doctor degree in 2016. Danielle worked as a corporate lawyer in the New York City office of Kirkland & Ellis focusing on Mergers and acquisitions, corporate and securities law matters and Corporate governance. During her tenure at Kirkland & Ellis, Danielle assisted in the following matters:
- The Blackstone Group in its $6.1 billion acquisition of TeamHealth
- Sycamore Partners in its $6.9 billion acquisition of Staples Inc.
- Kohlberg Kravis Roberts on the financing for the acquisition of Optiv, Inc.
- Trilantic Capital Partners North America in its acquisition of OrthoLite
- DiversiTech and The Jordan Company in the sale of DiversiTech
Danielle married Daniel Liebeskind on May 28, 2016 at The Black Stallion. Danielle and her husband, Daniel, have been location independent since August 2017.