Founders Will Martino and Stuart Popejoy met at JP Morgan’s Blockchain Center of Excellence, researching the technology's financial services potential. To deliver an enterprise-level solution, they developed Kadena’s first private blockchain protocol, ScalableBFT. Since then, Kadena’s team has built tools for widespread public blockchain adoption as well: Pact, a simple and safe smart contract language, and Chainweb, an upcoming proof-of-work protocol to scale the public blockchain. These breakthroughs power Kadena’s hybrid platform that spans both private and public blockchain solutions.
Before joining Kadena, Anastasia conducted research with the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School, where she also organized initiatives on geopolitics, cyber security, and foreign and domestic policy.
Enterprise Strategy and Operations
Andrew specializes in designing and delivering complex solutions across financial services, healthcare, insurance, and emerging technology practices. He previously worked at Oliver Wyman, Accenture, and Capco.
Vivienne brings 8 years of experience in journalism, online media, blogging and creative writing, previously working in editorial at Scholastic.
Miguel is a dedicated social media professional with expertise in digital content, analytics and data analysis. With his background in computer science he has helped develop unique and engaging communities within the blockchain community.
Taylor is a PMP who most recently led strategic initiatives and innovation projects for PVH Corp., owner of Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger. He brings business transformation expertise from the largest apparel companies.
Gregory brings 15 years of experience in coding Haskell to Kadena, as a senior developer on the Chainweb team. He has co-authored multiple open-source Haskell libraries, including hashtables and the Snap Framework. Previously, he was part of the Google web search engineering team and more recently built speech recognition technology for SoundHound.
Linda is a recent Computer Science graduate from Barnard College and brings experience in software engineering, product development, and functional programming in OCaml.
Emmanuel is a Haskell developer who recently matriculated from a master's degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Virginia. Before joining Kadena, Emmanuel worked in the fields of image processing, visible light communications, and topological data analysis.
Lars Kuhtz is an expert in distributed systems and formal methods, formerly building distributed development tools for Microsoft. He has built cloud storage backends, cryptographic services, and verification tools.
Mark brings a wealth of experience with production Haskell development, with extensive experience in financial systems, DSL design, and big data.
Emily is a Haskell developer and chartered mathematician who has worked on massively distributed systems and helps maintain the largest and longest running functional programming library on the JVM.
Colin has been writing open-source Haskell software since 2012, and has a number of published, open source projects and libraries. Prior to joining Kadena, he worked in the field of Geographic Information Systems, authoring high-performance image processing software.
Hee Kyun is a full-stack developer with experience in decentralized applications. She has a B.S. in Operations Research and Engineering from Cornell University and had previously worked as a business analyst at CJ E&M.
Paul is an industry veteran as General Counsel at Ironshore, CEO of Syncora Holdings Ltd. and CEO of Financial Products & Services and General Counsel at XL Capital.
Dr. Stuart Haber is a renowned cryptographer who laid the groundwork for blockchain back in 1990. During his time at Bellcore (Bell Communications Research), Dr. Haber and his colleague W. Scott Stornetta published a series of papers outlining the concept of blockchain; they were the most cited authors in the seminal 2008 Bitcoin paper by Satoshi Nakamoto.
Wayne has decades of legal and business experience with companies and entrepreneurs in emerging growth industries including the early stages of the commercial internet, new media and nanotech and, since 2013, working in cryptocurrency ecosystem.