The founder of Newport Beach-based DAIM, is no stranger to managing risk and being on the forefront of innovation as we head into a new digital era and the 21st Century financial landscape. Impacted by the housing meltdown during the Great Recession, the Florida entrepreneur relocated to New York City to trade options in the pit of the exchange. Within a few years he was managing a desk of brokers as the head of equity derivative sales at a Broker-Dealer. During that time he became an Options Principal and General Securities Principal. In 2013, Courchesne began studying cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, setting the stage for him to create DAIM: a registered investment advisor and asset manager specializing in digital assets. The process for getting the license was extremely difficult but with persistence it was worth the challenge. Today DAIM manages cryptocurrency portfolios for over 200 individual clients and serves as a 3(38) fiduciary for 401K plans with direct Bitcoin exposure.