About Us

As leaders in the decentralized identity space, we’re focused on real-world applications of our blockchain-powered technology. We offer flexible identity verification technology for businesses by using digital identity as a gateway for decentralized finance on the Solana blockchain.

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

  • Chris Hart


    Chris is a collaborative leader with expertise in cryptocurrency, blockchain, and identity. In his role at Civic, Chris’ priorities are leading strategic business development and building a thriving global culture. He is a long-serving member of the Pat Tillman Foundation and is the vice-chair of the PTF board of directors. Chris previously served as CFO at Guidebook, Inc., and Nextag, Inc., and he brings more than two decades of outstanding senior finance, operations, and IT experience to Civic. Chris 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.

  • Jonathan Smith

    Co-Founder & CTO

    At Civic, Jon leads the creation of a trusted digital identity system, combining his passion for cryptocurrencies and token economies with his expertise in blockchain and banking technologies. As a seasoned entrepreneur and investor, Jonathan has served as an advisor to numerous blockchain projects.  Prior to co-founding Civic, Jonathan led technology, innovation and delivery in some of the most complex and security-sensitive environments for some of the biggest names in investment banking. Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • JP Bedoya

    Chief Product Officer

    JP is a seasoned product leader. He previously served as head of Product Design at The Climate Corporation, overseeing product experience and user research, VP of Product at LifeLock, where he oversaw consumer products, new member acquisition, and new product development. JP also served as Senior Product Manager for Yahoo where he led global redesign and optimized monetization and search experience.

  • Vinny Lingham

    Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board

    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. He is an active investor and co-founder of South African Venture Capital leader Newtown Partners and has led early stage investments into successful startups.

  • 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

    VP of 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

    VP 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.

  • Christopher Harding

    Director of Business Strategy & Risk

    Christ brings global leadership experience in strategy and risk management to Civic. After spending a decade with leading accounting firm KPMG in various Risk Consulting leadership roles, he joined digital marketplace bank LendingClub where he supported their efforts to become the first public U.S. neobank. After LendingClub, he founded and sold his own PropTech company before joining Civic.

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