Our Team

Bradley Allgood

Bradley Allgood

Co-Founder & CEO

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

Co-Founder of the largest network of Special Economic Zones and SEZ investors, Bradley has developed numerous core banking systems, digital identity, settlement security, and property registration NFTs.

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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 and strategist responsible for designing complex systems for the National Bank of Canada, ATB Financial, PEMEX, PDVSA, Liberty Mutual, the Costa Rican Stock Exchange and Paypal.

Winner of the Google Financial Services Reimagined Challenge, Jaime also serves as strategic advisor to the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank and is a Hedera MVP.

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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 20 years of experience in accounting and management.

Having led business transformations in several key markets globally, Claudia brings a unique perspective to her role, with proficiencies in banking, financial planning and analysis, 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 and policies for sovereign entities, and has served as legal counsel for both governments and major businesses.

Greg received the first Ph.D. ever awarded in the 100+ year history of the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies and is a former officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Judge Advocate General’s Corps with the 2nd Armored Division, 4th Infantry Division, and 81st Infantry Brigade.

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Marie-Noel Nsana

Marie-Noel Nsana

Chief Compliance Officer

Marie-Noel enjoys over 15 years of experience in the banking industry, specializing in BSA/AML compliance, financial crimes and technology.

As the former Global AML Compliance Program Manager at Citi and Head of AML Compliance Governance at Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Marie-Noel is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and 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 in data security and UI/UX. Having previously worked for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory leading teams to design and develop data science visualization, Michael has also designed a microservices compliance dashboard and decentralized identity platform 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 Operating Officer

Mike has over two decades of experience working with traditional capital market operations and building unique trading platforms and financial products. He led operations teams and trading desks for GFI, Tradition America, TPICAP, and fintech startup GetLoci, designed and implemented robust online trading platforms, created 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 the knowledge to maximize the use of blockchain technology for 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.

Maja was a catalyst in General Electric, to test and use blockchain and is an avid investor and builder in digital asset space with over 25 + investments. Maja brings more than 15+ years of navigating complex business and 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. He started his career by optimizing a multi-carrier consolidated billing software and marketing materials at AIS Insurance before transitioning to entrepreneur, where he created brands and developed new products with the world’s top performing and inventor magicians, built an eco-friendly food service packaging company, and led strategy and messaging for multiple federal election campaigns.

With a lifelong passion for technology and investing, Brad utilizes a diverse skill set to design and communicate NFG's vision for the future of finance.

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Patrick Martin

Chief Revenue Officer

Patrick’s experience spans 25 years as a serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and investment banker. He has co-founded and scaled companies, raised and invested hundreds of millions in venture capital and achieved many successful exits via M&A and IPOs. He is also a frequent speaker and industry specialist on fintech and blockchain.

Patrick is a Managing Partner for European Media Finance and serves as Board Director for Celsius Network, European Media Finance, and ITI Capital Group. He also holds Board membership at Afions and Gravity Energy.

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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

Simon C. Jones

Simon C. Jones

Director at Oxygen, maps.me, letmespeak.org

Benjamin Gorlic

Benjamin Gorlic

Managing Director at Wizard Investments