Civic Team

At Civic, we believe in the power of decentralized teams that share a common goal and enjoy working together to achieve that goal and more!

Meet a few of our key members and know that we are a group of over 35 developers, designers, engineers, sales, marketing & operations professionals working on the Civic Ecosystem.

  • 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 all aspects of their product experience and user research for their agriculture platform and VP of Product at LifeLock, where he oversaw consumer products, new member acquisition and new product development.

  • Chris Smith

    VP 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. Prior to joining Civic, Chris spent the past 10 years in ad-tech, focused on developing innovative global digital video and mobile product offerings such as a global content marketplace, a programmatic TV advertising platform, and helping launch one of the first video ad exchanges.

  • Anna Aubuchon

    Head of Business Operations & Customer Success

    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.

  • Krisan Nichani

    Head of Risk & Compliance

    Krisan is passionate about Identity, Blockchain, thwarting the bad guys, and most importantly, his German Shepard named Chef. He has a background in compliance, fraud mitigation and risk management, having led Risk teams at Gyft, Zoosk, and First Data.

  • Mike Marron

    Head 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.

  • Titus Capilnean

    Head of Communications & Marketing

    Titus is passionate about entrepreneurship, blockchain and AI, held leadership positions in 2 startups and created 5 businesses to date. He has a background in marketing and business development, having led communication and marketing campaigns for over 40 brands globally. Titus holds an EMBA from Hult International Business School, specializing in Marketplaces.

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