Episode 320: John Hargrave, CEO of Media Shower

Around the Coin Episode 320 John Hargrave, CEO of Media Shower

In this episode, Mike Townsend sits down with Sir John Hargrave, CEO of the media and communication company Media Shower. His company publishes the blockchain investor website, Bitcoin Market Journal which reaches 100,000 blockchain investors monthly. He is the author of the bestselling investing book Blockchain for Everyone (Simon & Schuster, 2019), as well as … Continue reading Episode 320: John Hargrave, CEO of Media Shower

Episode 319: Bryce Deeney, Founder and CEO of equipifi

Around the Coin Episode 319 Bryce Deeney, Founder and CEO of equipifi

In this episode, Mike Townsend interviews Bryce Deeney, Founder, and CEO of equipifi, which is modernizing the way consumers interact with their money. equipifi’s mission is to support banks and credit unions’ ability to deliver experiences that help foster growth and engagement for existing and new customers. equipifi provides seamless white-labeled integrations for banks and … Continue reading Episode 319: Bryce Deeney, Founder and CEO of equipifi

Episode 318: Ahmed Siddiqui, Chief Payments Officer of Branch and Author of “The Anatomy of the Swipe”

Around the Coin Episode 318 Ahmed Siddiqui, Chief Payments Officer of Branch and Author of The Anatomy of the Swipe

In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Ahmed Siddiqui, Chief Payments Officer at Branch, where he spearheads product innovation, development, and strategy. Bringing nearly a decade of payments experience, he also leads Branch’s strategic partnerships with major financial services and technology providers including Mastercard, Visa, Evolve Bank & Trust, and Marqeta. Ahmed has held a … Continue reading Episode 318: Ahmed Siddiqui, Chief Payments Officer of Branch and Author of “The Anatomy of the Swipe”

Episode 316: Rami Essaid, CEO and Co-Founder of Finmark

Around the Coin Episode 316 Rami Essaid, CEO and Co-Founder of Finmark

In this episode, Mike Townsend sits down with Rami Essaid, CEO & Co-Founder of Finmark. Rami is a three-time startup founder and passionate entrepreneur, has been building companies for over a decade. He was the founder and CEO of Distil Networks, acquired by Imperva in 2019, before starting his latest venture Finmark, financial modeling software … Continue reading Episode 316: Rami Essaid, CEO and Co-Founder of Finmark

Episode 308: Weiwu Zhang, CTO of Smart Token Labs

Around the Coin Episode 308 Weiwu Zhang, CTO of Smart Token Labs

In our latest episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Weiwu Zhang, CTO of Smart Token Labs. Zhang has over 9 years of experience in blockchain technology, alt currency design and trading algorithms. He has served as blockchain architect for CBA (largest Australian bank), held the R3 global architect office, and also architected 3 altcoins and 7 … Continue reading Episode 308: Weiwu Zhang, CTO of Smart Token Labs

Episode 307: Toby Russell, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Shift

Around the Coin Episode 307 Toby Russell, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Shift

In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Toby Russell, Co-CEO of Shift, the platform to make buying and selling cars simple and accessible to everyone. Previously, he was Managing Vice President of Digital at Capital One, where he led the bank’s consumer technology transformation, including building the mobile capabilities that drive the majority of Capital … Continue reading Episode 307: Toby Russell, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Shift

Episode 306: Brad Levy, CEO of Symphony

Around the Coin Episode 306 Brad Levy, CEO of Symphony

In this episode, Mike Townsend interviews Brad Levy, CEO of Symphony, the leading financial markets’ infrastructure and technology platform. A driven and dedicated leader with decades of experience in the financial services industry, Brad has played an integral role in the growth of Symphony, and particularly in establishing Symphony’s platform as a critical market infrastructure … Continue reading Episode 306: Brad Levy, CEO of Symphony

Episode 302: Oded Zehavi, CEO & Co-founder at Mesh Payments

Around the Coin Episode 302 Oded Zehavi, CEO & Co-founder at Mesh Payments

In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Oded Zehavi, the Founder & CEO of Mesh Payments, and board and advisory board member of several Israeli FinTech companies. Previously, he served as Payoneer's Chief Revenue Officer. Prior to Payoneer, Oded served as the business development director for PayPal, where among other responsibilities he led the inception … Continue reading Episode 302: Oded Zehavi, CEO & Co-founder at Mesh Payments