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.


Stanley Stern

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

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

Tim Moran

Prior CFO & COO Gumps, CFO & VP IT TravelSmith, CFO & COO

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


Craig Branigan

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

Dr. Richard Moran
Strategic Partnerships

Prior President, Menlo College, CEO Accretive Solutions Partner Accenture

Toni Beck

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.

Dr. Peter Laufer
Talk Media

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

Corporate Partners

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

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

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