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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 50 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 product experience and user research and VP of Product at LifeLock, where he oversaw consumer products, new member acquisition, and new product development.

  • Vino Pyata

    VP of Engineering

    Vino is a hands-on engineering leader excelling in delivering global long-lasting enterprise products and services. He has over 18 years of experience in building and developing solid engineering teams for companies including The Priceline Group and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. He is passionate about driving adoption of emerging technologies.

  • 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.

  • Krisan Nichani

    Director 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

    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.

  • Titus Capilnean

    Director of 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.

  • Nancy Li

    Sr. Marketing Coordinator

    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.

  • Jordan Fahle

    PR Manager

    Jordan is an attorney with over five years of experience in advocacy, communications, and public policy. Before discovering her passion for tech PR, Jordan worked in Washington, DC as a lobbyist and Congressional counsel. Jordan received her J.D. from Seattle University School of Law, and she received her B.B.A from Texas Tech University with an emphasis in International Business.

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