Founders


Havell Rodrigues

Chief Executive Officer

Havell Rodrigues is a startup executive with deep financial domain knowledge. He previously spent eight years at an Emerging Markets hedge fund, where he was responsible for hedge fund-of-fund investments, structured products, risk management and business development.

Stephen Diehl

Chief Technical Officer

Stephen Diehl is a expert software developer and functional programming industry leader with over seven years experience in financial technology, high-assurance software and compiler architecture. Stephen was the first employee at Quantopian, the first crowd-sourced algotrading hedge fund.

Darren Tseng

Vice President of Product

Darren Tseng is responsible for UI design and application development, and combines his technical experience with a strong background in marketing and sales. He has worked for multiple financial institutions and financial technology firms throughout the past decade.


Team


Thomas Dietert

Software Engineer

Thomas is a software engineer from New York that enjoys using Haskell to build complex and secure software systems. With experience in programming language theory, compiler architecture, and full stack software development, he is currently focused on the design and implementation of distributed ledger technologies at Adjoint.

Anthony Sheldon

Software Engineer

Anthony is a software engineer from London that enjoys Haskell development. Prior to joining Adjoint he was the 5th developer at the health tech startup Lantum ( previously Networklocum ), and has also worked with the compiler and tools team at Imagination Technologies. He is currently focused on the design and implementation of distributed ledger technologies at Adjoint.

Sofia Bertoldi

Financial Instruments Analyst

Sofia is a Master of Science in Finance/MBA Candidate at Northeastern University. She has experience structuring and pricing notes, credits and hedging strategies for wealth management and business banking.


Advisory Board


Sarah Biller

Sarah Biller has spent much of her career building new sources of insights that help executives address common challenges and improve their performance. She was responsible for identifying and commercializing new opportunities in data and analytics as the Chief Operating Officer for Innovation at SSGX. Prior to SSGX, she was the Co-Founder and President of Capital Market Exchange, a predictive analytics platform for institutional bond investors, and worked at Fidelity Investments. Sarah has also been an early team member of several Boston start-ups as well as worked for the Corporate Executive Board launching and leading new businesses for the firm and on MCI’s Corporate Ventures and Analysis team.


Simon Taylor

Simon is co founder at 11:FS. As blockchain lead, Simon established Barclays as one of the leaders in Blockchain thinking and doing. Simon also helped a variety of startups flourish, through Barclays Tech Stars accelerator. He has been ranked among the 10 most influential people in Fintech by the London financial daily, City AM.


Derek Schoettle

Derek Schoettle is General Manager, IBM Analytics Platform Services. He is responsible IBM’s portfolio of managed, cloud-based services for enterprise developers. Prior to joining IBM through the Cloudant acquisition, Schoettle served as CEO of the NoSQL database-as-a-service (DBaaS) provider. During his tenure as CEO, Cloudant saw a 175 percent increase in revenue year-over-year, and a 71 percent talent base increase in the year prior to the IBM acquisition. Schoettle has more than 15 years of experience bringing new and disruptive technologies to market and achieving commercial success. Prior to Cloudant, he was VP, CME Sales, at Vertica Systems, which was acquired by HP in 2011. He also served as VP of Sales and Business Development at Intellireach, which was acquired by Infocrossing. Schoettle holds an MBA from Babson College’s Olin Graduate School of Business and a B.A. from Dickinson College.


Patrick Murck

Patrick is a lawyer and expert on bitcoin and blockchain-based technologies. He is a fellow with the Berkman Klien Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University where he conducts research on the law and policy implications of bitcoin, distributed ledgers and smart contracts.

Previously Patrick was a co-founder of the Bitcoin Foundation where he served at times as General Counsel and Executive Director. Patrick has engaged regulators and policymakers in the US and Europe on bitcoin and the emerging digital economy. He was named among America’s 50 Outstanding General Counsel for 2014 by the National Law Journal.

Patrick also serves as President Board member for the BitGive Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on charitable giving and social impact using bitcoin.


Anish Mohammed

Anish has been working in the security and cryptography area for the past 15 years, as a researcher and as a consultant. His first brush with payments systems was 15 years ago when he was involved in building a micropayments system for Ericsson. He has spent half his career researching cryptographic algorithms and protocols at three different research groups including Microsoft Research. He has also worked as a strategy consultant for Accenture and Capgemini. Most recently he has been involved in the Blockchain ecosystem as one of the founding members of UKDCA . He is also on the advisory board for IEET, Ripple Labs and Chain of Things. These days he works for large UK bank where he is lead security architect of Blockchain initiatives.

He is also a published author and regular speaker in international conferences on AI, Blockchain and robotics. He is a Singularity University alumnus.


Prasanna Gopalakrishnan

Prasanna is a Fintech Executive with 20+ years of experience currently working as Chief Digital & Information Officer at Boston Private - a leading provider of fully integrated Wealth Management, Trust and Private banking services. She works closely with the CEO and Board of Boston Private to successfully drive digital transformation across the organization to deliver Business Strategy and growth. She specializes in transformation efforts centered around client experience.

Prior to joining Boston Private, Prasanna served as the Chief Information Officer of Campus Services at Harvard University, where she led an IT organization supporting a portfolio of 12 business units within a diversified set of industry segments of Harvard. Prior to Harvard, she held Senior Technology and Transformation leadership roles at Fidelity Investments managing large global organizations. Prior to that, she also served in various leadership roles at Thomson Reuters and State Street Bank.

She holds a Master of Business Administration from the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University, Boston, MA and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India.

Prasanna is passionate about developing women in technology and women of color, and serves in various platforms and capacities to support developing women in leadership. She also advises tech startup CEOs in Silicon Valley and other locations, on business models, platform & product development.


Laura Lang

Laura is the Managing Director at Narragansett Ventures, an investment advisory firm focused on strategic innovation, digital business transformation, and growth investing. In her early career, Laura was at the forefront of the emerging internet, transitioning traditional established companies into the digital age. As President of Marketing Corporation of America (MCA), she advised Fortune 50 organizations on their digital marketing strategies. Laura was one of the early principles at Digitas, where she grew the company into the industry’s leading global digital integrated marketing agency, serving as global CEO. She also served on the operating committee of the holding company Publicis Groupe where she was responsible for five of the Groupe’s pure play digital, mobile, and social companies growing the global portfolio of agencies into the largest world-wide digital network with offices in 20 countries.

Laura was also Chief Executive Officer of Time Inc., a division of Time Warner, one of the largest branded media companies in the world. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the VF Corporation, and several private companies as well as the board of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. A graduate of Tufts University, Laura also holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.