Dr. Carr Bettis is a serially successful entrepreneur, executive and activist investor focused on highly scalable solutions across diverse industries. During the first 20 years of his career, he was a Founder, Chairman and chief architect of numerous market-leading financial science and technology innovations and businesses that have been acquired by Merrill Lynch, Thomson Financial (now LSEG/Refinitiv), Primark/Disclosure (now LSEG/Refinitiv), Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and others. Dr. Bettis jointly owns intellectual property with LSEG/Refinitiv via his IP firm CB Partners and is co-founder and Chairman of Verus Analytics, a 25+ year quantitative financial technology company. He currently sits on selected boards, including AudioEye (NASDAQ: AEYE) as Executive Chairman, and First Contact Entertainment a leading VR gaming studio which develops highly acclaimed games for Sony’s PS VR and the soon to be released PSVR2. He is the former Chairman of Emmersive Entertainment, Inc and was the chief architect of the NFT strategy that was used to launch the industry disruptive Tory Lanez NFT project, amongst others. The business assets were sold in 2021. He also serves as a senior advisor and consultant to other entities across a range of industries.
Carr is a former tenured professor and government appointee, having served as a Securities Administrator, Tax Commissioner, and Chief Financial Officer. He maintains a clinical affiliation with Arizona State University as Research Professor of Finance and is an Executive Mentor for Columbia University’s Center for Technology Management. His research has impacted policy and regulations globally and has been published in the most prestigious academic and professional journals, such as the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and the Financial Analyst Journal. He received his Ph.D. from Indiana University.