Ed James (CEO)

Ed James

Developer

Ed James

Developer


Ed is the founding CTO of Trust Exchange, which is a B2B information social network that uses its information to automate compliance regulatory burdens. In the past, Ed has worked in the financial sector, for Citigroup, specializing in foreign payments, communication protocols, and outside vendor systems risk analysis. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

Med Fadel (COO)

Med Fadel

Finance

Med Fadel

Finance


Med is a senior executive with proven operational and entrepreneurial abilities. He has expertise in general management, operations, marketing, sales, business development, strategic planning, and finance. Med has substantial experience with startup ventures, turnarounds, and high-growth organizations in both domestic and international environments. He is multilingual and earned his MBA in Accounting from the University of Oklahoma. Med is a Certified Business Manager (CBM).

Ray Shapley (CMO)

Ray Shapley

Marketing

Ray Shapley

Marketing


Ray is an entrepreneur and cryptocurrency investor. His professional background is in marketing and sales strategy for technology companies like Dell and Sony. Ray is a Co-founder of the tech startup ​Sendworthy.com​ and has launched several Austin-based startups in technology, food, and real estate.

Bryan Doreian

Bryan Doreian, Ph.D

Blockchain

Bryan Doreian, Ph.D

Blockchain


Bryan is a highly regarded strategist, business developer, and well recognized in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space. He is the Chief Development Magus for the 5th Element Donor Advisory Fund working with the UN SDGs, and is a strategic advisor for several blockchain projects including RedPen, PIVX, Whistle AI, and NUMO. Bryan founded several startups including Wysebridge, elev3n, Pocket Network, and Vendible. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.Sc. in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from Geneva College, and a Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biophysics from CWRU

Karissa Cardoza

Karissa Cardoza

UI/UX Design

Karissa Cardoza

UI/UX Designer


Karissa is an award-winning creative that has over 10 years of experience in brand creation, marketing and design. She spent the last 6 years helping to build brands like Yeti Coolers and Shiner Beers. Karissa has extensive experience working in the financial brand space, including having designed a top-ranking financial app. She sees every touch point as an opportunity, and her expertise ranges from Brand Experience Design, Interaction Design, Graphic Design and Art Direction. She holds a Bachelor degree in Communication Design and Advertising from Texas State University.

Sherron Watkins

Sherron Watkins

Whistleblowing

Sherron Watkins

Whistleblowing


Sherron is better known as the Enron whistleblower. She speaks around the globe to a broad range of audiences about ethics, flawed leadership, and the toxic label of whistleblower. Sherron was employed for over two decades as an executive for three large global companies, Arthur Andersen, Metallgessellschaft AG, and Enron Corp. All were multi-billion dollar multinational companies brought down by scandal. Sherron has seen firsthand the cost of an erosion in values. Her journey through the Enron crisis has inspired many, and has crystallized her focus to improve the lot of whistleblowers and would-be whistleblowers.

Albert Cheng

James Kelly

Developer

James Kelly

Developer


James is an experienced software and data architect with a vast understanding of network infrastructure. He was one of the original founders of the privacy coin, PIVX. James was pivotal in helping launch, maintain and secure the PIVX masternode network.

Albert Cheng

Albert Cheng, Ph.D.

Artificial Intelligence

Albert Cheng

Artificial Intelligence


Albert is a Full Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Houston (UH). He is the founding Director of the UH Real-Time Systems Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin. Albert served as a technical consultant for a number of organizations, including IBM and Shell. He is the author of the popular textbook entitled Real-Time Systems: Scheduling, Analysis, and Verification (Wiley). Albert received many awards most recent of which is an Outstanding Paper Award at the 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Real-time Computing.

Patrick Gunnels

Patrick Gunnels

Communications

Patrick Gunnels

Communications


Patrick is a technologist and entrepreneur specializing in computer-aided engineering and information technology software. He received his bachelor degree in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin, with a specialization in cryptology and algebraic number theory. Patrick also delivers lectures at universities on a wide range of subjects, including artificial intelligence, probability theory, and Shakespeare.

Ken Hamilton

Ken Hamilton

Legal

Ken Hamilton

Legal


Ken has been practicing law in Austin since 1985. His firm represents clients in diverse business matters focusing on transactions and dispute resolution. Among the areas covered in his practice are banking, real estate, construction, corporate and entertainment. In corporate matters he assists clients with entity formation, growth, acquisitions and asset sales. He received his J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 1983.

Ryan Floyd

Ryan Floyd

Developer

Ryan Floyd

Developer


Ryan brings over a decade of software development and leading teams of software engineers to build web services. He’s currently interested in blockchain applications and applying them to solve some of today’s toughest problems. Ryan holds his master's degree in computer science from University of Washington. He’s held successful engineering jobs ranging from large corporations like Microsoft to being the 3rd engineer at The Zebra in Austin.

John Morrison

John Morrison

Business Development

John Morrison

Business Development


John is an expert in retail fraud prevention. With leadership roles at companies like Retail Decisions, an online retail fraud prevention company, and at Forter, an Israeli-based fraud prevention firm, John is versed in the finest details of keeping transactions secure, preventing fraud and protecting networks from bad actors.