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

Episode 267: Steven Chan, Senior Director of Government Relations, Asia-Pacific at PayPal

Around the Coin Episode 267 Steven Chan, Senior Director of Government Relations, Asia-Pacific at PayPal

In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Steven Xavier Chan, the senior director and regional head of government relations, Asia-Pacific, for Paypal Inc. Based in Singapore, he leads government advocacy, strategy, and outreach efforts in the region. Steven has more than 20 years of combined government and industry experience in international trade and public policy. … Continue reading Episode 267: Steven Chan, Senior Director of Government Relations, Asia-Pacific at PayPal

Episode 266: Arthur Breitman, Co-founder of Tezos

Around the Coin Episode 266 Arthur Breitman, Co-founder of Tezos

In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Arthur Breitman, Co-founder of Tezos. Arthur is an early architect of the Tezos protocol. Prior to becoming involved in Tezos full time, he worked at X and Waymo on self-driving cars. In his earlier career, he worked as a quantitative analyst at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Arthur … Continue reading Episode 266: Arthur Breitman, Co-founder of Tezos

Episode 265: Thejo Kote, Founder/CEO of Airbase

Around the Coin Episode 265 Thejo Kote, Founder & CEO of Airbase

In this episode, Mike Townsend sits down with Thejo Kote, the Founder/CEO of Airbase. He was Co-Founder & CEO of Automatic, and of NextDrop. Prior to this, he worked as an Associate at Primera Capital. He served as Senior Engineer at Netcore Solutions and was the Software Engineer at Infosys Technologies Limited. He holds a … Continue reading Episode 265: Thejo Kote, Founder/CEO of Airbase