FOX Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Member Discussion - September 23, 2021


Thursday, Sep 23, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am CDT


FOX is gathering family office members who are interested in discussing investing in blockchain and cyptocurrencies. We ask that you email with topics or questions you or your family office would like to discuss or learn more about with your peers. This is going to be an informal discussion among peers. Please come prepared to discuss and share thoughts with each other. Sample discussion topics include:

  • Making the decision on whether to invest in blockchain or cryptocurrencies
  • Custody, Security and Regulation
  • Bitcoin vs. Other cryptocurrencies
  • Vendors and service providers, who are the best:
    • Asset managers
    • Trading platforms (fees, liquidity, transparency)
    • Law firms
    • Educational Resources  
  • Use cases / applications of blockchain – could it apply to me / my organization?
  • Tax treatment
  • Compelling investment ideas or opportunities


Attendance is included with membership, but advance registration is required. 

Please contact the Events Team with any questions at

  • Agenda
  • Speaker(s)
10:00 am CT Meeting Begins
  FOX-led moderated peer exchange and investment discussion
11:30 am CT Adjourn




Tim Duffy
General Counsel and Strategic Partnership Manager, FOX

Tim is the General Counsel and Strategic Partnership Manager at Family Office Exchange (FOX).  In his role as General Counsel, Tim maintains FOX’s compliance with all existing laws, drafting legal agreements, overseeing outside counsel, and maintaining FOX’s intellectual property rights.  As Manager of Strategic Partnerships, Tim manages select relationships by developing and implementing long-term partner agreements, fulfilling partner business priorities, and creating "value-added" opportunities for FOX and these strategic partners.  Tim also works closely with our Director of Private Investments, leading our DIN Resource Partner initiative that provides increased education and support to actively involved members in the Direct Investment Network.

Tim has more than 15 years of experience in private equity, venture capital, and M&A as both an attorney and entrepreneur.  For over a decade, Tim has been involved in the cannabis industry, where he successfully built and sold a vertically integrated medical marijuana company.  As an attorney, he has advised clients on over $200 million in M&A transactions and investment initiatives across a broad range of industries.

Tim attended The Ohio State University, where he earned a B.A. in Political Science and was a three-time Big Ten Scholar-Athlete and division one men's lacrosse player.  After college, Tim coached Ireland’s Men’s National Lacrosse team in the 2015 and 2017 World Lacrosse Games.  Tim also holds a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.


Nate Hamilton, CFA
FOX Advisory Board Member, Heritage Capital Partners

Nate Hamilton, CFA, is currently Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Heritage Partners Group, a private equity investment and operations platform focused on the acquisition and roll-up of consumer retail and information services businesses. Nate has significant experience in partnering with and investing alongside private family capital and family-owned businesses. Prior to founding Heritage, he worked in investment banking, sales and trading and private equity across several institutions including Goldman Sachs, UBS and as a co-founder of FDX Capital, a direct-investment platform built for FOX family offices. Nate currently sits on the Advisory Board of Family Office Exchange and is a consultant to the Direct Investment Network. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Vanderbilt and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


Jonathan S. Tunner
Director, Private Investment Opportunities, FOX

Jonathan Tunner is the Director of Private Investment Opportunities at Family Office Exchange (FOX). Jonathan serves as a relationship manager and thought leader helping to develop and execute strategies designed to meet the needs of families across all markets active in direct investing. In his role, Jonathan builds and supports the strategic network of families who desire to share their industry expertise and to collaborate with others to acquire interests in companies and/or real estate. In addition, he oversees the Direct Investing Network (DIN), is a member of the FOX leadership team, and is the Co-Chair of the Owner/Operator Council.

Jonathan brings over twenty-five years of broad business, direct investment, and family office experience to FOX and its members. Jonathan started his career in the international coal industry working in the US, Latin America and Europe for Massey Energy. Jonathan transitioned to oversee daily management of a complex, inter-generational family office. As CFO, Jonathan had senior financial, wealth, and management responsibilities with particular emphasis on sourcing, structuring, funding, overseeing and exiting privately held businesses and real estate interests across a spectrum of sizes and industries. Jonathan also held extensive operational and executive duties within portfolio companies including CEO, CFO and COO, while also serving on numerous boards. Most recently, Jonathan was CEO of Constellation Partners; a business performance consultancy providing strategy, leadership and business intelligence related services to drive enterprise value in lower and middle market businesses.

Jonathan earned a B.A. from Hampden-Sydney College majoring in Spanish and minoring in Economics and History, and an M.B.A. majoring in Finance from the University of Richmond.

Areas of Expertise:  Direct Investing, Business Owners and Business Strategy