Candace Klein is Chief Strategy Officer for Dealstruck (dealstruck.com), an alternative Peer-to-Peer lending platform that provides loans and lines of credit to small business borrowers. Prior to Dealstruck, Candace co-authored the legislation that became the JOBS Act, then chaired the Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates, the industry advocacy group for platforms and broker dealers affected by the JOBS Act. Candace was the founder and CEO of two companies: Bad Girl Ventures (bgv.bz) and SoMoLend (somolend.com). Bad Girl Ventures is a non-profit, micro-finance organization focused on educating and financing woman-owned startup companies. SoMoLend was a technology platform that connected business borrowers seeking loans of $35,000 or less with lenders looking to make a return on investment. Candace Klein received her bachelor degree in Communications from Northern Kentucky University. Candace began working as a lobbyist for the Northern Kentucky Chamber and United Way, and then began attending law school at Chase University. While attaining her law degree, Candace led the Communities Practice at Property Advisors, with the title of "Maven" and the job description, "run and think." Candace continues to serve as General Counsel for Women Investing in Women, a global NGO focused on increasing the number of women in private equity and venture to increase access to capital for female entrepreneurs.