Advisory Board - Call for Members

The Advisory Board is the backbone of Marketplace Risk's global community -

and it shapes everything that we do. From our in-person conferences and

summits, to our virtual events and digital content, we look to the Advisory

Board for insight, support and guidance.

Application Deadline

Feb 11, 5:00 PM CST - Although the deadline has passed, we will continue to review applications and accept new members for the 2022 Advisory Board on a case-by-case basis. Please feel free to reach out with any questions to

Advisory Board Member Details

Marketplace Risk is the most comprehensive source of education, networking and information sharing for the marketplace startup ecosystem to learn risk management, trust & safety, compliance and legal strategy necessary to launch, grow and exit successfully. From our blog, e-newsletter, Live Event Series, Masters Program, Platform Podcast and Slack Forum, to the Marketplace Risk Management Conference, Sharing Economy Global Summit and beyond, Marketplace Risk is the first and only dedicated resource for startups to learn practical, useful information that enables them to avoid distractions so they can focus on growth and success.


The Marketplace Risk Advisory Board helps shape everything that we do - from our in-person conferences and summits, to our virtual events and digital content. As we have grown significantly over the last few years, we are looking to grow our Advisory Board to ensure that we continue to meet the needs of our community. Through participation in our conferences and summits, to contributing to our virtual events and digital content, to raising the profile of the Marketplace Risk platform, we are looking to engage passionate members of the marketplace startup ecosystem. 


Role and Expectations of the Avisory Board

The Advisory Board supports and contributes to the Marketplace Risk platform. To that end, Advisory Board members must demonstrate experience and/or expertise with one or more areas of focus, broadly risk management, trust & safety, compliance and legal strategy for marketplace and sharing economy startups. Additionally, we prioritize members who will contribute meaningfully to our programs and events, including by raising the profile of the Marketplace Risk platform within their networks and beyond. At a minimum, we look to the Advisory Board to: (1) provide meaningful insights and relevant information about the industry; (2) identify and approach industry experts to participate in our programs and events; (3) expand our network with other communities, organizations, and individuals; and, (4) amplify and expand our programs and events.


We expect our Advisory Board to be active participants. At minimum, we expect the Advisory Board to:

  • Commit to at least a one-year term (January - December);

  • Attend at least one in-person event (conference or summit);

  • Support all in-person events by: (1) identifying and sourcing speakers; (2) promoting within network via email and social media; and (3) participating in the program and content curation;

  • Participate in at least one other program (eg, blog, Platform Podcast, Live Event Series); and

  • Identify opportunities to raise the visibility of the Marketplace Risk platform wherever possible. 

The Advisory Board is not compensated; however, there is no cost for Advisory Board members to attend any events or programs. In addition, the Advisory Board may offer colleagues and peers complimentary attendance at certain events and programs. 


The Advisory Board members start from when they have been selected. Advisory Board members' service ends December 31st of the same year unless invited to rejoin for another year. Advisory Board members may be asked to withdraw if they develop a conflict of interest, as determined by Marketplace Risk. Each January we refresh the Advisory Board to ensure that we stay connected to the industry and actively engaged with our community. By refreshing the Advisory Board, we will invite certain, current Advisory Board members to continue for another term. This invitation may be based on the level of participation, involvement in current or planned programs and events, or because the knowledge, experience and expertise is deemed essential.  We will also identify gaps within the Advisory Board and approach qualified candidates to apply, as well as open the application process to the broader community.