Meet the Team

Factom® was established in 2014 by a team of eight co-founders who recognized the need to make the world’s systems more honest. In the past, distributed records, information and documents have been difficult to protect, challenging to synchronize, and impossible to truly verify because of the manual effort involved.

At Factom®, we support a  future of transparent business practices with our industry changing products. We value honesty, transparency and strive to change the future through the software we build.

Factom culture encourages you to be the best version of you. Our people will always be our greatest strength.

Abhi Dobhal, VP of Business Development

Team

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Paul Snow

CEO

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Paul Snow

CEO

A leader in the open-source technology arena, Paul brings more than three decades of software development experience to his position at the helm of Factom. A true open-source evangelist, Paul also acts as Chief Architect for DTRules, a open source project he founded in 2004 to make Decision Table based Rules Engines available to all sorts of projects.

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David Johnston

Chairman of the Board

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David Johnston

Chairman of the Board

In addition to providing strategic counsel to Factom, David is the Managing Director of the Dapps Venture Fund, the first fund to invest entirely in open-source, block-chain and token-based projects. He also co-founded and served as Executive Director of BitAngels in 2013, one of the world’s largest angel investment groups. An avid entrepreneur and early adopter of emerging technologies, David has founded several enterprises in industries ranging from software to biotech.

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Brian Deery

Chief Scientist

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Brian Deery

Chief Scientist

Brian is an early innovator in technology. He built a self-driving Lotus Elise which competed in the 2007 DARPA Urban Grand Challenge. The race competition included a precursor to Google’s driverless car. Previously, he served as an R&D Engineer at Pentair, Ltd where he designed and brought to market an underwater energy harvesting device. Earlier, he managed the quality control robots certifying ~$30M of yearly production at MTS Systems Corporation.

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Zachary Lynde

CFO

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Zachary Lynde

CFO

Zachary is an accomplished architect in the world of finance and economics having served as an executive in several ambitious ventures. He is a champion at increasing enterprise value, solidifying financial operations and managing enterprise risk. Having led complex financial transactions in companies, he brings significant leadership experience. He is an accredited architect for mission-critical, financial systems with significant budgets while working for KPMG. He holds an MBA from the Acton School of Entrepreneurship and a BA from Austin College in Economics, Political Science and Business Administration.

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Andrew Yashchuk

VP of Product Management

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Andrew Yashchuk

VP of Product Management

Andrew is the VP of Product Management at Factom. He has been building software since the late 90’s. Andrew has helped build four companies; two have been sold, and the other two are still in operation. He is also a trusted advisor in the healthcare and blockchain community. He has acted as an adviser for Factom, Storj, and HealthNautica. Andrew also supported Bitcoin mining companies, in the early days, with ASIC mining hardware. He is active in his community and has served as a Healthcare Judge for the Dupage County Election Commission. Despite these accomplishments, he is humble, friendly and approachable.

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Abhi Dobhal

VP of Business Development

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Abhi Dobhal

VP of Business Development

Abhi has over ten years of leadership experience pioneering high-growth and efficient technology operations across both large-scale and start-up arenas. An entrepreneur at heart, Abhi thrives at the intersection of great products and big markets. Abhi kickstarted his career at First Magnus, a private mortgage bank, with $1B in monthly volume where he lead various technology and process enhancements. Abhi played a key role in setting up a Mortgage and Title outsourcing (both BPO and IT) entity in India before eventual acquisition by industry-leading WNS Global Services (NYSE: WNS). In the following years, Abhi built custom technology solutions for Manufacturing, Consumer Finance, and Consumer Web verticals.

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Zeen Zhang

China General Manager

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Zeen Zhang

China General Manager

  • MBA in General Management from China Europe International Business School
  • Bachelor of Management in Information System Management
  • Bachelor of Economics in Finance, Certified Public Accountant in China
  • Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Zeen has over 8 years of professional experience spanning a range of industries and functions.

He started his career at KPMG, providing audit and advisory service to clients in financial industry. He has advised numerous listed companies and led several IPOs. During his 7 years at KPMG, he relocated to Hong Kong where he worked for 18 months and, was responsible for statutory audit, internal control review, and due diligence.

He has Human Resource and Management consulting experience at Mercer as a business analyst. He took responsibility for international investment at Fosun Group, a Hong Kong listed company specializing in global and domestic investment,. Most recently, he worked in consumer finance department at Jing Dong Group, a U.S. listed company specializing in E-commerce and internet finance, and successfully launched the asset-backed securitization of loans to customers with the volume of RMB600 million.

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Michael Beam

Core Developer

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Robert Baker

Process Integration Manager

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Matt Whittington

Software Developer

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Justin Hanneman

Lead Developer

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Veena Gondkar

Senior QA Analyst

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Crystal Wiese

Director of Marketing

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Carrie Scott

Director of Talent

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Laurie Pyle

COO

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Laurie Pyle

COO

Laurie Pyle works with Factom to lead the creation of a suite of products for the mortgage industry based upon the Factom technology.  Pyle comes to Factom from Corsair Associates, where as Managing Director she works with innovative technology companies in the Mortgage and Financial Services Industry. Prior, Pyle was EVP and CIO for Stewart Lender Services where she led both Stewart’s technology and operations teams. During her tenure, Pyle was named a 2013 Women of Influence by HousingWire. Also as a founding executive team member at RealEC Technologies, Pyle managed product strategy, product design and oversight of client solutions. Pyle has also served on a number of boards providing strategic insight on operations, business expansion and technology strategy.

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Riccardo Massari

Lead Developer

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Marcin Gornik

Lead Developer

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Steven Masley

Lead Developer

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Darrell Malone

Lead Developer

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Courtney Roberts

Digital Communications Manager

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Krystian Manda

Lead Developer

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Carl DiClementi

Director of Product

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JuanJo Comellas

Senior Developer / Security Ops

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Jay Smith

CMO

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Jay Smith

CMO

Before joining Factom, Smith was at Virtusa where he lead creation of a new agile consulting practice, a new market for the company. His past work experience includes leading large accounts as a senior program manager for Wipro and directing business units at CGI for 18 years. Through his 25 year career, Smith designed and built a broad range of systems for financial services firms giving him a deep understanding of the needs of the industry.

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Juanita Patterson

Executive Assistant

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Mark Foster

VP of Product

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Ian Seyer

DevOps Manager

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Joy Majors-Johnson

Director of Project Management

Advisors

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Jason Nadeau

Executive Advisor

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Jason Nadeau

Executive Advisor

Jason Nadeau works with Factom to lead the strategy for the mortgage industry including revenue growth, strategic partnerships and business development strategy. Nadeau comes to Factom from Corsair Associates where as Senior Director he provides strategic consulting to mortgage technology companies. Before Corsair Associates, he served as Group President at Stewart Title and CEO of Stewart Lender Services. Nadeau also served as Founder, President, and CTO of RealEC Technologies (now a Black Knight company) where he and the RealEC leadership team developed the largest Electronic Partner Network for the Mortgage Industry.

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Matthew Roszak

Advisor

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Bruce Fenton

Advisor

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Roland Hicks

Advisor