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Meet the Team

We are a team spanning five countries with one common goal: to revolutionize identity.

Over 30 developers, designers, engineers, sales, marketing & operations professionals currently work on building the Civic ecosystem. Meet a few of us below.

  • Vinny Lingham

    Co-Founder & CEO

    Vinny is a serial entrepreneur who previously founded the digital gift card platform, Gyft, which was acquired by First Data Corporation in 2014. After over a decade of experience in e-commerce, he realized that no-one had a universal solution to tackle identity fraud for consumers.

  • Jonathan Smith

    Co-Founder & CTO

    Jonathan has more than 15 years of experience in banking and technology advisory. After a successful career in some of the most complex and security-sensitive environments, Jonathan brings his talent for technology leadership, innovation, and delivery to the world of digital identity.

  • Chris Hart

    COO

    Chris is a collaborative leader and business partner with nearly 20 years of senior finance and IT experience, most recently as the CFO at Guidebook, Inc. and Nextag, Inc. He holds a BA in English and Philosophy from Emory University and an MBA in Finance from the University of San Francisco, where he graduated summa cum laude.

  • JP Bedoya

    VP of Product & Design

    JP has over 15 years of experience developing and designing consumer and enterprise products. He previously served as head of Product Design at The Climate Corporation, overseeing product experience and user research and VP of Product at LifeLock, where he oversaw consumer products, new member acquisition, and new product development.

  • Chris Smith

    VP of Business Development

    Chris brings over 15 years of business development and leadership experience, with a strong focus on building strategic partnerships to scale global marketplaces. Chris spent 10 years in ad-tech, focused on developing innovative global digital video and mobile product offerings and helping launch one of the first video ad exchanges.

  • Anna Aubuchon

    Director of Business Operations

    Anna is passionate about delighting customers, blockchain technology and startup growth. With a background in business consulting and operations, she has held management positions at Thomson Reuters and Gyft. A trilingual Hong-Kong native, Anna received her BComm from UT Rotman School of Management, with a focus in Management and Economics.

  • Mike Marron

    Director of Finance & HR

    Two decades of finance, accounting and HR experience working with companies in diverse industries: tech startups, biotech, fashion, architecture, design, commercial transport, marketing and film production. Committed to collaborating with engaged, thoughtful teams to deliver meaningful services and interesting products to the marketplace. He most recently led finance and HR at Gyft.

  • Nancy Li

    Marketing Manager

    Nancy has over 10 years of experience in marketing, events, and sponsorships. Prior to Civic, she worked at Match Group, one of the largest dating portfolios in the world, and built their Sponsorships and Brand Partnerships programs from the ground up. Nancy is passionate about blockchain, startups, and brings creative storytelling and strategic marketing expertise to Civic.

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