FRED THIEL
FRED THIEL
CORPORATE STRATEGIES
Fred Thiel is a seasoned business leader. He's a member of our Board of Directors and Advisors. He has spent his career creating and helping others create and grow great businesses. Along the way, he has repeatedly driven growth anb generated hundreds of million of dollars in shareholder value for investors and founders. Today, Fred is a senior advisor to management teams, boards of directors, private equity and venture capital firms, and sits on private and public company boards. He focuses his efforts on advising executive teams on trends and innovative avenues and strategies for growth and value creation. He is a respected expert and frequent speaker on the Internet of Things (IoT) and the digital transformations of companies and industries, providing deep technology industry expertise and strategic advice on transformational value creation - the process of generating growth and shareholder value. Fred has over 25 years operating experience leading companies in the technology, data communications, Internet, M2M, automation, Big Data, digital media and software industries. As a CEO, Fred led companies through rapid growth to IPO, repositioned companies for high value exits to strategic and financial acquirers, led M&A and roll-up strategies, as well as successfully executed corporate turn-arounds and wind downs. Fred attended classes at the Stockholm School of Economics and executive classes at Harvard Business School and is fluent in English, Spanish, Swedish and French. He is a current member of WPO and former chapter chairman of the YPO California Coast chapter.
CHAU LE
CHAU LE
INSTITUTIONAL INVESTMENTS
Chau Le is an experienced executive with strong leadership skills and business acumen. Currently, she’s the COO of Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, a Fortune 500 company, in Los Angeles, CA. She has over 20 years of financial services and legal industry experience. She is on the executive leadership team and manages the enterprise-level operation for five regional offices in Southern California and Nevada for NW. Chau spearheads productivity initiatives and practice management programs dedicated to developing successful wealth management advisors and professional staff. She maintains expertise in financial services industry regulation, compliance and corporate risk management. Finally, she enjoys leading and integrating corporate philanthropy with business to advance an organization's vision and culture. She chairs the Childhood Cancer Program for NW Foundation and is a Board Director of GameChanger Charity and Van Lang Academy. Chau is also a member of Women & Philanthropy at UCLA and UCLA Chancellor's Society and a philanthropist at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. Causes Chau deeply cares about are children, education, and health. She holds a BA in Economics from UCLA and an MBA from Pepperdine University as well as FINRA Series 7, Series 3, Series 63, and Series 65 licenses.
FINN JOHNSON
FINN JOHNSON
TECHNOLOGY & INFRASTRUCTURE
Finn’s career covers 30 years - much of it within the commercial real estate industry to include: investment real estate brokerage; leasing; corporate real estate services; asset/project management; development; due diligence; commercial loan origination; underwriting; industry analysis; credit analysis; and, operational support. He also has experience in the areas of software product design and development - having twice been recognized by the largest commercial real estate technology trade organization - Realcomm - as a ‘Top 25’ Executive to Watch [in 2004 and 2005]. Finn's practical experiences include commercial loan underwriting with Union Bank in Los Angeles, six years as an investment real estate broker and four years in development and asset management for a regional office building developer. Over his real estate career, he has personally been involved in the acquisition and/or disposition of over $100 million in commercial real estate assets, managed a portfolio of office buildings totaling 500,000 square feet, managed the approval process on several development projects exceeding 500,00 square feet in potential build-out, and performed third party due diligence on CMBS projects valued in excess of $1.1 billion.
KHOI DANG
KHOI DANG
SECURITIES, FINANCING, & BANKING
Khoi D. Dang is a partner with the international firm of Duane Morris, LLP with offices worldwide, including throughout Southeast Asia. Khoi practices in the area of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate securities, financing and banking. Mr. Dang represents a diverse range of business clients, including start-ups, venture-backed companies, privately held companies, mining companies, technology companies, finance companies (including FinTech companies and crowdsource lenders and service providers) and consumer-facing companies. He also represents banks, bank holding companies and their subsidiaries on a broad range of corporate and regulatory matters ranging from de novo formation, charter conversions, regulatory matters, securities compliance (including ’33 and ’34 Act compliance), corporate governance, operations, capital financing and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Dang also advises private equity groups in the areas of fund formation, fund economics, securities, financing, documentation and compliance. Mr. Dang is a 2002 graduate of Santa Clara University Law School (Dean’s Fellow), a 1999 graduate of the University of California, San Diego (M.A., Global Policy and Strategy) (Robinson Fellow) and a 1996 graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (cum laude).
KORY HOANG
KORY HOANG
BLOCKCHAIN & CRYPTOCURRENCY
Kory is a Co-Founder and CEO of Stably, a VC-funded cryptocurrency startup in Canada that is developing transparent USD-backed stablecoin for multiple blockchain protocols. Prior to founding Stably, Kory was a Private Equity Data Analyst for PitchBook in Seattle. Kory is also a quant trader who has consulted for hedge funds and CTAs on many subjects ranging from VIX derivatives to cryptocurrencies and algorithmic trading. In addition, he is currently a board advisor at Strix Leviathan, a Seattle-based hedge fund that employs AI/ML technology and automated algorithms to trade cryptocurrencies. Kory holds a BBA with double major in Finance and Marketing from the University of Washington - Bothell.
MICHAEL T. WILLIAMS
MICHAEL T. WILLIAMS
SEC REGULATION
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.)
TONY LE
TONY LE
STRATEGIC CAPITAL
Tony brings more than 20 years of management experience in Public Education, Foreign Affairs, International Finance, Investment, Trading, Marketing with the last 5 years mainly in Cryptocurrency & Blockchain projects. As member of our Board of Advisors, he’s focused on building strategic relationships with the investment community for the Company. He also works with company leadership to assess and identify opportunities, gather information, and assist in implement strategies. Prior to Vemanti Group, he had been the Founder of VEMS, Co- Founder of Chu Viet Finance & Investment Company, Founder of CANDO – US eCommerce Trading, Founder of TT AMERICAN RECYCLE, Founder of Prowell Advantage and Westcoast Coast Medical Center, Founder of TL Cryptocurrency Services, and Founder of TLG Bitcoin Mining & Investment Group.