Meet the Team

We’re a diverse team spanning five continents with the common goal of being the first company to get a digital wallet right for the consumer.

Over 30 developers, designers, engineers, sales, marketing & operations professionals currently work on building Civic Wallet. 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


    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.

  • Daniel Kelleher

    VP of Engineering

    Daniel has over ten years experience in the fields of finance, e-justice and blockchain, and holds a PhD in computer science from Trinity College, Dublin. He is dedicated to finding trustworthy, secure and decentralised technological solutions to improve the lives of people around the world.

  • 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

    Director of Marketing

    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. uses cookies for analytics and functionality purposes. To find out more, please read our Privacy Policy. If you continue browsing our website or close this banner, you accept these cookies.