JJ Hornblass, the CEO of Cargo Facts Consulting, founded Royal Media, the consultancy's parent, in 1995 and oversees the New York-based diversified information company, which includes media services, this consultancy, and an accelerator for fintech startups. Prior to launching Royal, JJ was on the editorial staff of American Banker, the daily newspaper, and worked as an editor of a business magazine in Hong Kong. As a reporter and editor, he has won journalism awards from the National Press Foundation, Newsletter & Electronic Publishers Foundation, and the Reader’s Digest Foundation. He has a BS in Economics from Yeshiva University and a Master’s from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He was also a Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School of Banking. He lives in New York City with his wife, two daughters, and son. He counts among his accomplishments one New York City Marathon, two New York City Triathlons and the 2010 Father’s Day 5K in Central Park, the first race he ever ran with his daughters.