TAN TRAN
TAN TRAN
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Tan is the Founder and the CEO of Vemanti Group. He started the company in 2014, bringing more than 25 years of seasoned high-tech industry experience, solid computer hardware/software and telecommunications knowledge, strong domestic and International sales/marketing expertise, and executive management background to his role with the company. He oversees the general corporate direction and strategy for Vemanti Group. Prior to founding the company, he worked at various leading technology companies from 1988-2004 including Western Digital, SMC Networks, Sync Research, Alcatel-Lucent, Veraz Networks, GenBand, Fronde, Metaswitch Networks, and Exalt Communications where he held a variety of management, operations, sales, and marketing roles, covering U.S., Canada, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America markets with revenues in multiples of tens of millions. During that span, he gained expertise in the areas of market/product development, sales/revenue planning and execution for both International and US markets; helping tier-1 service providers and banking institutions develop business and revenue strategies around next-generation network architecture. He co-founded VoiceStep Telecom in 2004 and turned it into a market leading provider of wholesale voice traffic between the U.S. and Vietnam within 2 years. In 2005, he recruited and created a software development center in Vietnam to strengthen VoiceStep Telecom's internal business and operations support systems. From 2007-2012, Tan served as a consultant to banks and financial institutions in Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries on mobile banking, commerce, security, and payments projects and also for U.S. companies looking to establish a market presence in Vietnam. During that same period, he also worked with Vietnam-based companies on U.S. market entry, product deployment, and Corporate structuring strategy. He was featured in local Vietnamese business publications as an up-and-coming tech entrepreneur to watch. Since founding Vemanti Group, Tan has worked to share Vemanti's strategy and vision with customers, partners, shareholders, and investors. His mission is to turn Vemanti Group into an investment and incubation platform for emerging companies with great growth potential, especially in Vietnam which continues to be an economic force on both a regional and global scale. He attended Fullerton State University with B.S.E.E.
RACHEL BOULDS
RACHEL BOULDS
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Rachel brings more than 15 years of experience to Vemanti’s Finance Team and has spent much of her career building new or transforming existing businesses. She has been engaged in private practice as an accountant and consultant. She specializes in preparation of full disclosure financial statements for public companies to comply with GAAP and SEC requirements. From August 2004 through July 2009, she was employed as an audit senior for HJ & Associates, LLC, where she performed audits and reviews for public and private companies, including the preparation of financial statements to comply with GAAP and SEC requirements. From 2003 through 2004, Rachel was employed as an audit senior for Mohler, Nixon and Williams. From September 2001, through July 2003, she worked as an ABAS associate for PriceWaterhouseCoopers. From April 2000 through February 2001, she was employed an an eCommerce accountant for the Walt Disney Group's GO.com division. Rachel holds a BS in Accounting from San Jose State University.
RICHARD ORAVEC
RICHARD ORAVEC
CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Richard is a respected and well-connected veteran in the securities industry. He has repeatedly and successful guided many companies, both US and International-based, become publicly traded on US stock exchanges. As our Corporate Communications Director, Richard oversees for the company’s external communications. He sets and guides the strategy for our overall corporate communications including website, press releases, investor relations, and public relations messages. His role is strategic and has a heavy emphasis on brand management. He is keen on managing and building external relationships with Vemanti's constituencies, including investors and the media. He started his career as a Broker and a Financial Adviser at UBS, a global Swiss financial services company who is considered as the world's largest manager of private wealth assets. Prior to joining our team and over the past 15 years, he has served small to mid-tier companies in Private Equity, Investment Banking and Financial Services. His areas of expertise include M&A, direct public offering, reverse/shell mergers, crowdfunding, corporate branding, 15c-211 filing, and transfer agency services. He co-authored the book "Seeking Your Fortune: Using IPO Alternatives to Find Wealth in the U.S. Stock Markets" which was released in November, 2014 and is currently available on Amazon. Richard is a graduate of Boston University with a BA in Economics and International Relations. He also holds an MBA in Finance from Fordham Gabelli School of Business in New York City.
MATTHEW MCMURDO
MATTHEW MCMURDO
GENERAL COUNSEL
As Vemanti’s General Counsel, Matt advises the leadership team on a variety of legal and business matters, and manages our core legal functions, including SEC securities and regulatory compliance. Prior to starting his own firm in 2008, he was Of-Counsel at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., in New York from August 2007, where he specialized in securities transactions and private equity and venture transactions. From April 2006 until August 2007, he was an associate at Greenberg Traurig, LLP in New York where he specialized in securities transactions and merger and acquisitions transactions. From November 2005 through April 2006, he was a corporate associate at Sullivan & Worcester LLP in New York where he practiced general corporate law and securities law. From September 2000 through November 2005, he was a corporate associate at Bingham McCutcheon LLP in New York where he began his practice in securities law and further specialized in corporate governance and secured lending. He began practicing law in September 1998 at Brown & Wood LLP in New York as a pooled investment entities associate focused on the 1940 Act. Matt earned his JD from Bingham N. Cardozo School of Law, where he graduated cum laude in 1998. He received a BS in Finance from Lehigh University in 1995.
MICHAEL NHAT
MICHAEL NHAT
M&A COUNSEL
Michael T.L. Nhat is a lawyer and entrepreneur. He's the Chairman and Founder of the SGPT Group, now re-branded as May Fountain, an International M&A advisory firm in the Global Private Equity market. Michael is a renowned attorney, advisor and deal maker of cross-border M&A involving an Asia-focused growth dimension, especially in Southeast Asia, having participated in many high-profile projects. He has over 10 years of hands-on experience in negotiating and structuring various solutions to many types of corporate and M&A issues and transactions together with 3+ years concurrent experience as a regional public securities advisor. Michael has deep understandings of the corporate, legal and financial systems of the world's major economies. He is familiar and comfortable working with various companies and counter-parts, many of whom (directly or through their international affiliates) are members of the World Economic Forum, Fortune 500, Big Four, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000. He and his team have won numerous prestigious awards in Vietnam and overseas. He has been serving as our M&A Counsel since 2017 as part of our expansion into Asia. He is responsible for the Company’s strategic developments and directions into Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Michael is a Barrister-at-Law of England & Wales by training, member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple (London, United Kingdom), holds a Post-graduate Diploma (Competent) in Professional Legal Skills, City Law School London; an LL.B (Honours), University of London; and an Executive Certificate in Trade Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.
MICHAEL T. WILLIAMS
MICHAEL T. WILLIAMS
SEC COUNSEL (OUTSIDE)
Michael is a well-respected SEC counsel in the securities industry. He assists Vemanti Group with the legal work associated with SEC regulation and registration and has been involved with us since inception. As a securities attorney, Michael has represented over 50 clients and their representatives in the process of going public through the filing of registration statements on Form S-1, filings on Form 10, and Form 211 filings. He has been involved in helping companies go public in numerous reverse merger transactions. He also assists public companies with on-going 1934 Act SEC reporting and compliance matters. His practice has included representing companies in the U.S. and throughout the world including China, Japan, Europe and Canada. From 1975-1980, Michael served with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., conducting investigations and participating in securing injunctions against individuals and corporations for violations of federal securities laws, including Fortune 500 companies. In addition to his extensive work as a corporate securities lawyer, Michael had previously served as President and Director of a fully-reporting public company. He is the author of the book "Seeking Your Fortune: Using IPO Alternatives to Find Wealth in the U.S. Stock Markets" which was released in November, 2014 and is currently available on Amazon. Also, as an engaged SEC attorney, Michael often participates as a keynote speaker or a panelist at various industry events and conferences. He’s a graduate of University of Kansas (B.A., Magna cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D.)
KEVIN PICKARD
KEVIN PICKARD
CORPORATE CONTROLLER
Kevin brings a deep breadth of accounting and finance experience to Vemanti Groupl which is integral to our growth strategy and success. His understanding of capital markets and reporting expertise are important characteristics as we continue to expand our business. He has extensive accounting experience in the securities industry that includes serving as CFO and providing advisory services for publicly held companies in technology and software sectors. He served as the CFO of NetSol Technologies, Inc., CelLynx Group, Inc., Relm, Tel-Voice Communications Inc., Heart Tronics, Inc., Triton Distribution Systems Inc., Seaena Inc. (formerly, Crystalix Group International Inc.), and Cobalis Corp. Additionally, Kevin has expertise advising on acquisitions and financial reporting for growth-stage companies. His areas of expertise include due diligence on potential acquisitions, the preparation of projections and business plans, assistance with restructuring of companies, posturing companies for initial public offerings, review and preparation of filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. From August 1996 to July 1998, Kevin was a Partner of Singer Lewak Greenbaum & Goldstein, LLP, Los Angeles, California, where he co-managed the accounting its securities industry practice group. He served as a Business Assurance Manager of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (formerly, Coopers & Lybrand, LLP) in various offices from September 1987 to July 1993 and from April 1994 to August 1996, where he focused on auditing companies in insurance, high-tech and industries. He is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in North Carolina, Arizona, and California and practiced for over 20 years. He is involved in a number of public offerings and private placements. Kevin holds a BS in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy from Brigham Young University.