John Burnett
Co-founder, Head of Business Development & Strategy Omniex
John Burnett is Co-founder, Head of Business Development & Strategy at Omniex, the institutional investment and trading platform for crypto-assets.

Prior to starting Omniex, Mr. Burnett was a Managing Director at State Street Bank as part of the Emerging Technologies Center. The Emerging Technologies Center was formed to identify, evaluate, and prototype emerging technologies in the financial landscape. As State Street’s global lead for all blockchain and crypto-assets initiatives, John led all internal and external efforts including strategy for the newly emerging crypto-asset class.

Previously he was a Director at American Express where he was focused on competitive and marketplace strategy. John led AMEX’s initial deep-dive analysis into Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in 2013 on behalf of AMEX’s CEO and Board of Directors. Previously he was in management consulting at both Booz Allen Hamilton and Opera Solutions, a firm founded by former McKinsey partners focused on data and analytics for financial services companies. In his last years in consulting he led business development efforts to create new capabilities in data and analytics for target and existing clients.

Mr. Burnett holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.