Our Team

Bradley Allgood

Bradley Allgood

Co-Founder & CEO

As the driving force behind Fluent, Bradley brings with him over a decade of experience leading product development, technical architecture, venture capital, blockchain business development and strategic acquisitions.

As Co-Founder of the largest network of Special Economic Zones and SEZ investors, Bradley has developed numerous products for both governments and blockchain companies, including core banking systems, digital identity, settlement security, and property registration NFTs.

As a combat veteran and former Team Leader for the United States Army prior to becoming a financial analyst and entrepreneur, Bradley’s skills have guided the creation of successful crypto and tech companies by promoting effectiveness through proper design and implementation.

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Oliver Gale

Oliver Gale

Co-Founder & Director

Oliver is the inventor of the CBDC and founder of the privacy-focused Panther Protocol, which raised $22MM in 90 minutes.

With over 20 years of experience in finance, Oliver also founded BaseTwo, a multi-strategy investment firm focused on digital assets, and the Authentic Revolution accelerator program. He has revolutionized the world of decentralized finance with his innovations and is well versed in the application of streamlined technologies to keep up with the rapidly evolving world of crypto assets.

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Jaime Plata

Jaime Plata

Co-Founder & CTO

Jaime is an entrepreneur, published author, researcher, innovator and strategist responsible for designing and developing complex systems for the National Bank of Canada, ATB Financial, RBC, Superclubs, PEMEX, PDVSA, Liberty Mutual, the Costa Rica Stock Exchange and Paypal.

The winner of the Google Financial Services Reimagined Challenge, Jaime has served as strategic advisor to the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, helping them to replace their Core Banking application, integrate CBDCs and a real time gross settlement system. 

Jaime is a Hedera MVP and active participant in the development of Web3 and the tokenization movement in Colombia.

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Claudia Zambrano

Claudia Zambrano

Chief Financial Officer

Claudia is the former Head of Financial Digital Transformation for Latin America and CFO for the Andean Region at Citi, with more than two decades of experience in all aspects of accounting, auditing and financial management. 

Formally trained as an industrial engineer, Claudia has led finance and business transformations in several key markets globally, bringing a unique perspective to her role with proficiencies in banking, financial planning and analysis, forecasting and budget planning, financial and operational risk management, as well as balance sheet reconciliation in complex banking vehicles and structures.

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Greg Guedel, Ph.D

Greg Guedel, Ph.D

Chief Legal Officer

Greg has extensive experience in developing banking frameworks, policies, and procedures for sovereign entities and has served as legal counsel for both governments and major businesses.

Greg previously served as an officer in the US Army Corps of Engineers and Judge Advocate General’s Corps with the 2nd Armored Division, 4th Infantry Division, and 81st Infantry Brigade. He received the first Ph.D. ever awarded in the 100+ year history of the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies for his research on Native American political economy and is the author of Strategies and Methods for Tribal Economic Development: Creating Sustainable Prosperity in Native American Communities.

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Marie-Noel Nsana

Marie-Noel Nsana

Chief Compliance Officer

Marie-Noel has enjoyed over 15 years of experience in the banking and financial industry, specializing in BSA/AML compliance, financial crimes and technology. Her background includes conducting regulatory compliance engagements related to financial crimes, identifying areas of fraud/AML risk and implementing solutions that improve and strengthen organizational internal controls.

Marie-Noel’s past work experience includes roles as the former Global AML Compliance Program Manager for Citi, and the Head of AML Compliance Governance at the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China. She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and currently serves as an advisor to several fintech startups.

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Michael Thompson

Michael Thompson

Chief Information Officer

Michael has a decade of experience as a full-stack developer and tech lead. He has previously worked for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to design and develop data science visualization and technology for the world’s largest Special Economic Zone network and investment dashboard.

Skilled in systems architecture, data security, and UI/UX, Michael has also designed and developed a microservices compliance dashboard and decentralized identity for the banking industry, as well as the first prototype of a Digital Special Economic Zone and accompanying business registry software.

Mike Diedrichs

Mike Diedrichs

Chief Business Development Officer

Mike has over two decades of experience working with traditional capital market operations and building unique trading platforms and financial products. He has led operations teams and trading desks for GFI, Tradition America, TPICAP, and the fintech startup GetLoci.

Mike’s proficiencies have enabled him to design and implement robust online trading platforms. He has developed new business development strategies for bespoke asset trading while creating new revenue streams and additional institutional client coverage.

Mike has been responsible for team structure, business growth strategy and global operational optimization. He has a deep understanding of operational efficiency and how blockchain technology can be used to maximize digital transformation and growth.

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Maja Vujinovic

Maja Vujinovic

Head of Partnerships

Maja is an operator and strategist focused on customer success and integration of new technologies such as blockchain and AI. She has been an investor in mobile payments and digital assets including crypto and DeFi since 2008 and is currently a thought leader in digital payments, change management and customer adoption of new financial tools.

Prior to joining Fluent, Maja was the catalyst that prompted General Electric to test and use blockchain, as well as an active builder in the digital asset space, with over 25 + investments. She brings over 15 years of experience navigating complex business, working with technology systems, and integration.

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Brad Chin

Brad Chin

Head of Strategy

Brad's experience spans almost two decades as a technology advisor, art director, brand and product designer, small business founder and political strategist.

Brad launched his career by optimizing a multi-carrier consolidated billing software and marketing materials at AIS Insurance before transitioning to serial entrepreneurship, creating brands and developing new products alongside the world’s top performing and inventor magicians. His diverse background also includes building an eco-friendly food service packaging company and leading strategy and messaging for multiple federal election campaigns.

With a lifelong passion for technology and investing, Brad utilizes his extensive skill set to design and communicate the Fluent vision as the future of finance.

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William Hester

Head of Corda Engineering

Prior to joining Fluent, Will served as a software engineer at R3, a leading provider of enterprise technology and one of the first companies to deliver a private, secure, and scalable DLT platform designed for regulated markets. There, Will reported directly to the Office of the CTO before

Will’s background in technology also includes experience as a software engineer for Alfa Financial Software, where he taught himself multiple front-end languages, such as React, JavaScript, CSS, and HTML5. He earned a Master’s Degree in physics at King’s College London, where he graduated with First Class Honors.

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Stephen Phillips

Head of Product

Stephen is a Senior Product Leader who focuses on enhancing global customer relationships and delivering business outcomes via technology, strategic partnerships and product leadership. His background includes six years at Bitt.com as VP of Special Projects, as well as experience leading end-to-end delivery on two Central Banking Digital Currencies (CBDC) in the Eastern Caribbean and Nigeria.

Stephen provides a strong creative and entrepreneurial drive, with experience capitalizing on market opportunities with skills in Go-to-Market strategy and execution, focused on building healthy, high trust team cultures.

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Advisors

Sandra Di Moise

Sandra Di Moise

Managing Director of AIC Capital, Previous Chief Cards Officer at Barclays

Joel Telpner

Joel Telpner

Chief Legal Officer, IOHK (Cardano)

Rubens J. Amaral Jr.

Rubens J. Amaral Jr.

Former Director of Banco do Brasil