We’ve brought together some of the best and brightest to pursue a common goal—to enable complex industries to prove the provenance of data. The unique skill set of the leadership team and all of our employees is what makes Factom fully qualified to solve blockchain’s data problems.
Paul Snow is the founder and CEO at Factom, the creator of the first blockchain technology built from the ground up, to solve real-world business problems. Paul’s innovative approach to software and application engineering has spawned a litany of inventive open-source companies and solutions that have paved the way for Factom. A true open-source evangelist, Paul also acts as Founder and 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.
Paul is a founder of the the Texas Bitcoin Conference, and currently serves as president and chair. He holds three patents for graphics hardware and system configuration technologies. He is a supporter of and contributor to the Colored Coins and Ethereum projects, in addition to driving the development of the Factom Network.
Zachary Lynde 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 is a member of the Accounting Blockchain Coalition and presents globally on the topics of Cryptocurrency Accounting and the role of Smart Contracts in enterprise business. He holds an MBA from the Acton School of Entrepreneurship and a BA from Austin College in Economics, Political Science and Business Administration.
Laurie Pyle is the Chief Operating Officer at Factom, overseeing business and technical operations. Laurie’s experience includes growing one of the largest SaaS companies in the Mortgage Technology industry (RealEC Technologies) with a successful exit to Black Knight. As one of the founding executives of RealEC, Laurie led product development, product strategy and client relations. After a successful exit at RealEC, Laurie joined Stewart Information Services where she served in numerous executive roles including leading technology operations as the CTO of numerous business lines and serving as the Chief Operating Officer of Stewart Lender Services. Stewart Lender Services specialized in bringing innovative technology-enabled business solutions to the mortgage lending space. Under Laurie’s leadership, she led the business to unprecedented growth and profitability. Beginning with less than $20M in annual revenue, she grew her business to over $500M with record profit margins. Laurie’s experience leading technology and technology-enabled business operations has been recognized in the FinTech space and as such Laurie has served on a number of boards providing strategic insight on operations, business expansion and technology strategy. Laurie was named a 2013 Women of Influence by HousingWire and a 2017 Leading Lady by MReport for her leadership and vision in the Housing and Financial Technology Industries.
Jay Smith is the Chief Marketing Officer at Factom, overseeing the sales and marketing departments for the leading blockchain for enterprise data company. He brings over 25 years of experience leading a variety of large IT organizations prior to Factom. Jay specializes in building and driving teams to conceive and execute the market strategies to build company and product/brand awareness in order to grow market share with enterprise clients. With technical management and marketing roles at companies such as AMS, CGI, Wipro and Virtusa, Jay has built, organized and managed teams to deliver complex systems in banking, credit card processing, insurance and government settings.
Chairman of the Board
David Johnston serves as Chairman of the Board for Factom and provide strategic counseling. He is the Managing Director of the Dapps Venture Fund, the first fund to invest entirely in open-source, blockchain 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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