Chamber Of Digital Commerce Expands With Eric Fredell And Patrick South

Job Appointments | February 28, 2019 By:

The Chamber of Digital Commerce, a trade association dedicated to promoting blockchain technology, has hired Eric Fredell as Vice President of Member Services and Patrick South as Vice President of Business Development.

Prior to the Chamber, Eric Fredell was Vice President of Membership at the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), a trade association serving software and digital content companies in financial services, education and media industries. Previously, he also served for 10 years at the US Department of State and Commerce, working on a range of international trade policy issues and export promotion programs.

Patrick South was the blockchain practice lead at Accenture Federal Services where he helped clients move beyond traditional technology strategies by shifting to innovative architectures, methods and tools which drive new capabilities, value and outcomes. South has spent the majority of his career focused on the defense sector and intelligence community and brings a wealth of program management experience and systems development knowledge to the Chamber.

The Chamber said the addition of these two dynamic leaders will be key in the trade association achieving its mission.

“The Chamber’s membership drives our many initiatives and we have grown significantly since our inception in 2014,” said Perianne Boring, founder and president, Chamber of Digital Commerce. “I’m pleased to welcome Eric Fredell to our team to help us grow and expand our membership program. I am also excited to welcome Patrick South to our team. The Chamber will greatly benefit from his wealth of experience and shared values for innovation and creativity.”

The Chamber represents more than 200-member companies, from startups to multinational organizations, which are innovating in and developing solutions in the blockchain and digital asset space. One of the Chamber’s key goals in 2019 is to call among the highest level of US government to recognize the growth of blockchain as a national priority.