Episode 275: Alex Adelman, CEO & Co-founder of Lolli

Around the Coin Episode 275 Alex Adelman, CEO & Co-founder of Lolli

In this episode, Mike Townsend sits down with Alex Adelman, CEO & Co-founder of Lolli, a rewards application that lets people earn bitcoin when they shop online from 1,000+ top merchants. Alex was previously the CEO & Co-founder of Cosmic, the leading e-commerce gateway, which was acquired by PopSugar in ’15 and then by Ebates … Continue reading Episode 275: Alex Adelman, CEO & Co-founder of Lolli

Episode 274: Shmulik Fishman, CEO and Founder of Argyle

Around the Coin Episode 274 Shmulik Fishman, CEO and Founder of Argyle

In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Shmulik Fishman, the founder, and CEO of Argyle, which provides a universal, trusted platform for accessing employment records with worker consent. He started Argyle in 2018 after experiencing the complexity of work verification for his previous venture STRATIM. Shmulik is a published author and has an undergraduate degree … Continue reading Episode 274: Shmulik Fishman, CEO and Founder of Argyle

Episode 273: Wagner Ruiz, Co-founder and Chief Risk Officer (CRO) of EBANX

Around the Coin Episode 273 Wagner Ruiz, Co-founder and Chief Risk Officer (CRO) of EBANX

In this episode, Mike Townsend sits down with Wagner Ruiz, the Co-Founder and Chief Risk Officer (CRO) of EBANX. Wagner focuses on risk management, strategic partnerships, and regulatory operation, which are the essential pillars in the growth of the fintech company.  Prior to being CRO, Wagner served as EBANX's Chief Financial Officer for almost nine … Continue reading Episode 273: Wagner Ruiz, Co-founder and Chief Risk Officer (CRO) of EBANX

Episode 272: Gershie Vann, Founder and CEO, Magma Capital Funds

Around the Coin Episode 272 Gershie Vann, Founder and CEO, Magma Capital Funds

In this episode, Mike Townsend interviews Gershie Vann, the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Magma Capital Funds. Gershie provides vision to the broader organization and implements strategic investment decisions in accordance with Magma’s investment approach and philosophy. Gershie has previous professional experience utilizing data analytics and process design. Gershie holds a BS in Finance … Continue reading Episode 272: Gershie Vann, Founder and CEO, Magma Capital Funds

Episode 271: Craig J. Lewis, Founder/CEO of Gig Wage

Around the Coin Episode 271 Craig J. Lewis, Founder & CEO of Gig Wage

In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Craig J. Lewis, the Founder and CEO of Gig Wage, a venture capital backed SaaS company that’s raised $16.45 million to-date to meet the demands of the future workforce and to build modern payment tools for it. Investors have included Steve Case (Founder of AOL) and his Revolution’s … Continue reading Episode 271: Craig J. Lewis, Founder/CEO of Gig Wage

Episode 270: Brian Shniderman, CEO of Opy, CSO of Openpay

Around the Coin Episode 270 Brian Shniderman, CEO of Opy, CSO of Openpay

In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Brian Shniderman, CEO of Opy and Chief Strategy Officer of Openpay. With over 30 years focused on payments of every kind, between all types of parties, and in almost every major country, Brian has been a frequent contributor to banking journals, has published numerous white papers addressing trends, … Continue reading Episode 270: Brian Shniderman, CEO of Opy, CSO of Openpay

Episode 269: Robert Materazzi, CEO of Lukka

Around the Coin Episode 269 Robert Materazzi, CEO of Lukka

In this episode, Mike Townsend sits down with Robert Materazzi, the CEO of Lukka. Prior to joining Lukka, he served as Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, specializing in large risk, regulatory, and cybersecurity-driven technology implementations for traditional financial institutions and foreign banking organizations. Robert also led the PwC Advisory Veterans Recruiting and Mentorship Initiative. Prior to PwC, … Continue reading Episode 269: Robert Materazzi, CEO of Lukka

Episode 268: James Simpson, Founder, mStable

Around the Coin Episode 268 James Simpson, Founder, mStable

In this episode, Tegan Kline interviews James Simpson, the founder of  mStable, a stablecoin automated market maker on Ethereum and Polygon. Before founding mStable, James was the first employee at Australian crypto hedge fund Apollo Capital, worked as a management consultant at KPMG, Shanghai, and later as a data analyst at KPMG, Melbourne. James studied … Continue reading Episode 268: James Simpson, Founder, mStable