Founders Will Martino and Stuart Popejoy met at JP Morgan’s Blockchain Center of Excellence, researching the technology's financial services potential. To deliver an enterprise-level solution, they developed Kadena’s first private blockchain protocol. Since then, Kadena’s team has built tools for widespread public blockchain adoption as well: Pact, a simple and safe smart contract language, and our upcoming Proof of Work protocol to scale the public blockchain. These breakthroughs power Kadena’s hybrid platform that spans both private and public blockchain solutions.
Founder & CEO
Will was Lead Engineer for Juno, JP Morgan’s blockchain prototype, and was previously Tech Lead for the SEC's Cryptocurrency Steering Committee and the Quantitative Analytics Unit.
Founder & President
Stuart directed JP Morgan's Blockchain Center of Excellence, and has 15 years experience building trading systems and exchange backbones for the financial industry.
Monica led database engineering at Rent The Runway and was a quant for the SEC, before which she worked in investment banking for Cushman & Wakefield.
Head of Research and Networks
Director of Operations
Before joining Kadena, Anastasia conducted research with the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School, where she also organized initiatives on geopolitics, cyber security, and foreign and domestic policy.
Jeffrey is a recent graduate from Middlebury College where he majored in Physics and minored in Philosophy. He brings experience from his previous internships at both law firms and in-house legal departments.
Head of Marketing
Tony joins us as Head of Marketing to raise awareness of and engagement with Kadena's technologies. He brings deep expertise in branding, customer development, and product marketing. Previously, Tony led the marketing divisions at TrustToken, Coin (acquired by Fitbit), Life360, and Slide (acquired by Google).
Miguel is a dedicated social media professional with expertise in digital content, analytics and data analysis. With his background in computer science he has helped develop unique and engaging communities within the blockchain community.
Taylor is a PMP who most recently led strategic initiatives and innovation projects for PVH Corp., owner of Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger. He brings business transformation expertise from the largest apparel companies.
Director of Engineering
Doug has 15 years of software engineering experience including 8 years using Haskell professionally. He also co-organizes the Compose Conference, the New York Haskell Users Group, and is one of the original authors of the Snap web framework.
Lars Kuhtz is an expert in distributed systems and formal methods, formerly building distributed development tools for Microsoft. He has built cloud storage backends, cryptographic services, and verification tools.
Emily is a Haskell developer and chartered mathematician who has worked on massively distributed systems and helps maintain the largest and longest running functional programming library on the JVM.
Linda is a recent Computer Science graduate from Barnard College and brings experience in software engineering, product development, and functional programming in OCaml.
Hee Kyun is a full-stack developer with experience in decentralized applications. She has a B.S. in Operations Research and Engineering from Cornell University and had previously worked as a business analyst at CJ E&M.
Dr. Stuart Haber is a renowned cryptographer who laid the groundwork for blockchain back in 1990. During his time at Bellcore (Bell Communications Research), Dr. Haber and his colleague W. Scott Stornetta published a series of papers outlining the concept of blockchain; they were the most cited authors in the seminal 2008 Bitcoin paper by Satoshi Nakamoto.
Wayne has decades of legal and business experience with companies and entrepreneurs in emerging growth industries including the early stages of the commercial internet, new media and nanotech and, since 2013, working in cryptocurrency ecosystem.
Alex Pinchev has over 30 years’ leadership and marketing experience in the software industry. He served as Executive Vice President (EVP) and President of Global Sales and Marketing at open source software company Red Hat and cloud computing company Rackspace.