Meet the team.

We are a team of industry experts with leadership backgrounds at some of the largest media and tech companies in the world. We are driven by big ideas, but focused on execution.

Leadership

Stanley Stern
CEO

Founder and first CEO PRN, prior director Business Affairs CBS Records

Cal Evans
General counsel

Managing Consultant of Gresham International & Member of British Blockchain Association

Dr. Veeru Ramaswamy
CTO

Prior VP IBM Watson IoT, CTO Cablevision, CTO GE Digital, Director New Media Development Comcast  

Tim Moran
CFO

Prior CFO & COO Gumps, CFO & VP IT TravelSmith, CFO & COO wine.com

Thierry Hubert
Product Development Contractor

CEO Darwin Ecosystem, prior Director R&D, IBM Europe

George Bailey
Designated Media Transformation Officer

Prior Chief Transformation Officer at Sony, Prior member IBM’s Senior Leadership Team

Advisors

Craig Branigan
Publicity

Chairman & CEO, Landor Associates,  CEO Young & Rubicam SF

Albert Shaver
IEO’s & BLOCKCHAIN

Director of Blockchain at Sieo, Early Bitcoin Adopter, Market Analyst & Key Opinion Leader

Dr. Richard Moran
Strategic Partnerships

Prior President, Menlo College, CEO Accretive Solutions Partner Accenture

Toni Beck
Communications

Prior VP Communications, Waste Management

Tyler Sanford
Project Manager

Yelp, Zenefits, 25+ ICO’s, Marketing & Community Expert

Nathan Christian
Strategic Advisor

One of the Top 10 people in Blockchain - ICO Bench.

Bennett Quintard
OPs and Strategy

Co-Founder & COO of Sieo and RateMyInvestor. Startup operations specialist

Dr. Peter Laufer
Talk Media

Recognized expert on talk media. Chair U of Oregon Journalism School

Corporate Partners

Sieo
Startup studio

Sieo is a startup studio comprised of creative entrepreneurs with extensive crypto experience. The company brings strong marketing, positioning, and design skillsets to SumTalk.  More importantly, Sieo’s team brings with it key opinion leader contacts within the crypto world. Sieo has the largest influencer network in the cryptocurrency space, and can consistently deliver over 3 million impressions a month.   Sieo adds a strong marketing and startup strategy component to SumTalk.

Darwin Ecosystem
DEVELOPMENT PARTNER

Darwin Ecosystem is an innovation engineering company that offers data exploration and augmentation solutions through pattern detection and artificial intelligence. As a partner of SumTalk they  provide insight buried in unstructured information and data in motion. With their notoriety as a Watson & Cloud Platform IBM Business Partner they assist with the continuous improvement of SumTalk's core technology.

Gresham International
LEGAL COMPLIANCE PARTNER

Gresham International, led by Cal Evans provides SumTalk with legal and compliance guidance. Cal has consulted on over 50 crypto projects and has been featured on CNBC, Forbes and numerous other publications.  Gresham has assisted its clients to raise over $400 million and was nominated Compliance Firm of the Year 2018 IBlockchain China.  The company has been featured in many publications including Bloomberg, CNBC, Forbes, BuzzFeed and more.

SumTalk’s Darwin Ecosystem Development Team

Ross Power
Chief Innovation Officer
Monica Ethayananth
Data Analyst Engineer
Jordan Jenkins
Chief Technology Officer
Robert Smith
Augmented Interface Engineer
Olya Horelova
Fronteng Engineer
Shelby Solomon
System Backend Engineer
Joshua Kirkley
UI/UX Engineer
Kaycee Parker
Executive analyst