Welcoming New Team Members

By Courtney Roberts – Digital Communications Manager

With summer on it’s way in Austin not only is the heat rolling in, but it is bringing new team members! Factom is to pleased welcome three new members to the Factom team. We’ve added Vice President of Product Mark Foster, Director of Project Management Joy Majors-Johnson and DevOps Manager Ian Seyer. 

Mark Foster
VP of Product

It is difficult to implement blockchain technology, so to solve this we have hired Mark Foster who has taken complex technology in the past and successfully launched it.

Mark is a hands-on product leader with extensive enterprise, security, and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) experience. He has a strong technical background and broad expertise in product management, product marketing, and user experience (UX). Mark will spend time learning what customers want in order to develop products and features that are applicable across multiple industries. He has a demonstrated history designing, launching and improving highly innovative solutions for a variety of markets. In fact, he has co-founded three startups that were successfully acquired:

  • BindView (IPO in 1998, acquired by Symantec in 2006)
  • PowerBrief (acquired by CSC in 2001)

  • SmartVault (acquired by Reckon in 2016) 


In Mark’s role with Factom, he will be responsible for working with management and sales to understand customer requirements and serve as a liaison between these two groups: the customer and development.

Joy Majors-Johnson
Director of Project Management

Joy is a Project Management Professional with a proven ability to manage multiple objectives in a fast-paced environment. She has managed projects through entire life cycles for software implementations in the Oil and Gas Industry and IT software companies.

In Joy’s role with Factom, she will work with various teams to put in place processes and methodologies for managing both internally and externally facing projects as well as managing these projects. She will oversee the staffing and management of the project management department, as well as coordinate business change by leading several concurrent, complex, and highly impactful technology projects.

Ian Seyer
DevOps Manager

Ian began his career as a backend developer, but has transitioned over the past several years into a full-time DevOps engineer. He has been involved in researching and investing in blockchain technologies since 2015.

In Ian’s role with Factom, he will be responsible for building high volume, high performance, and highly available SaaS solutions for our rapidly expanding operations, as well as improving deployment process and times and efficient use of development resources. He will create tooling around all of Factom's products to make sure the development process is smooth, safe, and repeatable, while also ensuring that our products can handle high demand using industry standard practices of security and cloud server management.

We are thrilled to welcome these new additions and look forward to working with them!

Recent Posts

Factom Hackathon Recap

Factom Hackathon Recap

Posted: June 18, 2018 In Hackathon

It has been a week since we kicked off the first hackathon exclusively hosted by Factom and we couldn’t be more proud of how it went. We learned a lot, we lost sleep and we spent this last week in retrospection. With over 100 attendees, we spotted some very bright, enthusiastic, and passionate developers who came to conquer paper.

Factom launches Milestone 3: Fully Autonomous Protocol

Factom launches Milestone 3: Fully Autonomous Protocol

Posted: May 3, 2018 In Company Updates

This is the third and final milestone for the Factom Blockchain Protocol as outlined in the white paper. 

The Problems with Blockchain

The Problems with Blockchain

Posted: April 4, 2018 In Blockchain

We would like to take a moment to discuss the problems with blockchain, which might seem odd as we are a blockchain company. In truth, it was the problems we saw in the early stages of blockchain technology that led us to create the Factom Network.