TEAM

TEAM

Our Global Team

Our Global Team

Our founding team brings expertise from the worlds of information technology, financial services, security and fraud prevention, ubiquitous payments, telecommunications and more

Brian Maw

Brian Maw

CEO

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Brian Maw is the CEO of Finnovant with over 20 years of leadership in innovation. The outdoorsy executive focuses on international payments and the financial services industry.

His history working at very large payment networks as well as fast paced start-ups, providing consulting and strategic advice of global innovative products, mobile and digital wallets, blockchains, biometrics, fraud management, and contactless payment.

His leadership is instrumental and experience makes Brian a necessity to the Finnovant team. When he is not working hard in innovating the technology and finance world, he is camping, fishing, traveling, and spending time with his wonderful family.

Chris Benedict

Chris Benedict

CRO, Business Development Lead

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Chris Benedict is the North America Sales Lead with an MBA in Finance and Marketing and a self-proclaimed “golden retriever dad.” His passion is in launching innovative technologies, making him an imperative asset to the Finnovant team. He has a background working the global payment markets and emerging technologies in both the large company scale and startup environments. In his spare time, he enjoys working on his vehicles as he is a car fanatic especially interested in German and Italian cars.

Phil Dixon

Phil Dixon

Advisor, Business Development

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I am an executive with 25+ years of financial payments product management experience. I have subject matter expertise with transaction processing using EMV smart cards, NFC and contactless payment card technology, mobile, and digital wallets. These activities have been with Visa and TD Bank on the side of payment card issuance, as well as with numerous transit fare payment programs in support of large transportation operators (e.g. New York MTA). This has also included launching tokenization solutions, including Apple Pay and Android Pay from the perspective of an issuing bank.

Cliff Jurgens

Cliff Jurgens

Advisor, Customer Success

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Enthusiastic hands-on leader focused on helping businesses grow, refine and improve strategy, and develop processes to assure consistent and repeatable results.

Proven experience in increasing revenues through business development, consultation, metrics and focus. Manage change processes, quality processes, develop, grow and retain relationships internally and across various industries.

Stephen Fitzpatrick

Stephen Fitzpatrick

VP, EMEA

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Stephen is an experienced business leader with primary focus to build technology enabled, managed service and software businesses within the IoT space.

Maggie Lin

Maggie Lin

Director, Global Business Development

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Meet Maggie Lin, Director Global Business Development at Finnovant.  With intense working experiences in the US and various Asian countries, Maggie is an accomplished entrepreneur and business professional with client management accountability across Asia and the US markets.  Maggie speaks Two languages, English and Mandarin and works passionately to help shape the future of Finnovant products.

Kwok LH Wong

Kwok LH Wong

General Manager Asia Pacific

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Hi! I am Humility Wong, born and educated in Hong Kong, China. I am very excited to be an integral part of the Finnovant team and love to try new things and make a difference in the world. I have a restless heart, and back in the day, during my time at University, I worked in a theme park as a part-time dish washer. I found while working at the theme park that all the washers were too tired working in the fixed modes of their positions and the work efficiency was low. Soon I imagined a new way of washing the dishes, and the workload related to this effort was reduced over 33%. The theme park asked me to stay on after my graduation to be a manager and to continue the improvements, although my desire was to explore and chase my dreams.

Megan Liu

Megan Liu

Asia Pacific Business Development and Sales Manager

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Hello! I am Megan Liu, born in mainland China, educated in England, and have a hearty appetite for adventure. School aspirations took me all the way to England, where I graduated from Durham University and returned to China with a focus on Internet Finance.

While working in Finance I felt a desire to manage a group of smart and idealistic people working for a big vision and built up a team of 100 with this in mind.  During 2017, by the grace of God, I found an opportunity to work in the innovative Blockchain space. Within a short time I was enlightened by the openness and reliability of the Blockchain, providing a network where everyone can contribute without permission, while every bit of contribution is immutable.

Sandra Mathews

Sandra Mathews

Director of Marketing

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Sandra Mathews, an educator and certified researcher, is Finnovant’s Director of Marketing. Ms. Mathews brings an incredible knowledge and background having studied at both Gonzaga University (Accounting and Finance), and Eastern Washington University (School Psychology). She has worked in education for many years and has developed a deep passion for crypto, Blockchain, and new technology.

During the pandemic, Ms. Mathews also spent quality time keeping up on the latest developments in these technologies and in consideration of how Finnovant products can help bring important change to the world. Ms. Mathews is dedicated to developing innovative marketing concepts that highlight the security and ease of use for Finnovant customers, while helping to diligently launch Finnovant’s BIOFI token in the global markets. Ms. Mathews works tirelessly to provide a simple way for people to understand technology products, while ensuring Finnovant customers receive the most amazing service.

Cody Arthur Dyer

Cody Arthur Dyer

Chief Strategy Officer

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We at Finnovant are happy to have Cody Dyer representing us as our Chief Strategy Officer in this fast paced, rapidly evolving blockchain & cryptocurrency space.
Beginning his cryptocurrency journey in 2014, Cody has gone from passionate observer to working hand in hand with some of the most rapidly emerging & prominent projects in the blockchain space including Chainlink Labs, Constellation Network & Torus Blockchain Solutions.

Being so heavily immersed in the crypto-sphere, authoring new technologies & co-founding projects such as Governor DAO & The Ethos Metaverse, Cody’s passion & unique perspective is sure to keep us on the cutting edge of the ground breaking revolution that is digital assets & decentralized finances. 

Ed Reidhead

Ed Reidhead

Web Developer

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Meet Eddie Reidhead, Sales Consultant at Finnovant and army veteran with in-depth business experience, technical skills, and a passion for helping people.  Eddie believes in hard work, collaboration, taking amazing care of customers, and is a servant leader among his team members.

Benjamin Diggles

Benjamin Diggles

Chief Strategy Officer, Constellation Network, Project Advisor

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I have been an active participant in web, software development and digital design for over 20 years from both practitioner and leadership positions. I pride myself on the ability to build, mentor and inspire teams to collaborate cross-departmentally in order to drive true sustainable strategic results. My focus is on go-to-market of emerging Enterprise software solutions with a specialization in Blockchain, Mobile and Mobility.

Rick Toman

Rick Toman

Advisor, Chief Strategist Torus Solutions

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Less consultant, more catalyst. That’s how I see my role – and the role of Torus Solutions. When an organization wants change, surveying the landscape and developing a strategy is only half the battle. Best laid plans are wasted without execution. With a bias towards action and getting results, check our website (http://torussolutions.net/) for solutions we can offer.

Tyler Cunningham

Tyler Cunningham

Ethos Project Manager

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Tyler has been involved in the crypto space since he was first told about Bitcoin in 2014, but has truly immersed himself in all the aspects of it within the past 5 years. He explored different tokens and products before finding his place in the world of Non-Fungible Tokens. Infatuated with the endless possibilities of real-life use cases and the importance of verified ownership of assets, he aimed to learn as much as he could.

In 2021, he began working with DogeRun, a Doge NFT racing game that has now evolved into the Ethos Metaverse. A hyper-realistic digital space world mirroring our own galaxy. Creating a world for builders to create and for creatives to thrive.

Throughout Tyler’s time in the NFT space, he learned how valuable security is. With the rise of different phishing scams, Discord hacks, and social engineering, he knew there had to be a better process through the blockchain to verify who you were interacting with, and being at the forefront of that movement has become very important to him.

Nicholas Silvernail

Nicholas Silvernail

Business Development Associate

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Nicholas began his enthusiasm with cryptocurrency early on with investment interest in Bitcoin in 2014. He’s been involved with multiple cryptocurrency investment projects on the Ethereum and Avalanche networks since, all the while consistently pushing to expand his knowledge of the space. He has also been in multiple business development and leadership roles throughout his career. He is an avid believer in the necessity for biometric security and excited to be working hand in hand with a team of talented and knowledgeable veterans at Finnovant, collectively gearing up for the infinite possibilities of where biometric applications can lead.

Jordan Hoffee

Jordan Hoffee

VP of Blockchain Business Development

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Jordan is a charismatic leader who has spent his career in multiple sectors of the tech field. After spending time in both District and Regional Leadership roles, Jordan went on to co-found an Information Technology consulting company that focuses on leveraging Open Source solutions and scalability for client success.

In 2018, Jordan discovered a passion for cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, and has since spent his time researching the diverse range of decentralized networks and protocols. This understanding of the decentralized world has given Jordan insight that will help onboard traditional business models and custodial services to the blockchain.

Angel Ramos

Angel Ramos

Graphical UI Engineer

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Angel has been invested in the crypto space since 2017, his friend found an article that explained how Bitcoins blockchain ledger worked, and his interest was spiked due to his technical background in databases, and server technology working with software like LAMP for previous projects he knew that bitcoin was something that was an essential missing component to the current infrastructure and would complete the puzzle for a payment system that would fit right into our highly evolving technical world. After learning about bitcoin he learned about Ethereum which made even more sense due to availability of smart contracts that would basically let you program the way the value is distributed through the blockchain which he envisioned as the perfect way to integrate blockchain technology and revolutionize the way our economy and society works on a digital world. A little background on his skillset Angel has been working with: Computer Graphics software such as: Adobe illustrator, Photoshop for 5+ years, Affinity Designer 1+ years, Vectornator 2+ years, Apple motion and Final Cut Pro 3+ years, has 24yrs experience in the tech field repairing and analyzing computer and software problems and has brought all of his experience with him and applied it into the world of blockchain which makes it much easier to understand Web 3.0 as its really the next evolution technology.

Angel was also originally part of the DogeRun Blockchain game that is now Ethos Metaverse which is a hyper-realistic digital space world mirroring our own galaxy.

Creating a world for builders to create and for creatives to thrive. He is part of the graphics design team for Ethos metaverse and the BioFi project.