Shingo Lavine

Founder and CEO

Shingo Lavine is the Founder and CEO of Ethos, and has assembled an impressive world-class team of elite engineers and executives for the Ethos opportunity. Ethos is Shingo’s brainchild and is deeply passionate about Ethos’ mission of bringing cryptocurrency to the masses.  Shingo is the author of the original Ethos Whitepaper “Democratizing Cryptocurrency.”  Shingo is an experienced technologist and investor in Bitcoin and alt-coins, and initially funded the company with his investment gains.  While only 19, Shingo is a globally recognized expert and thought leader in cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies. Previously, Shingo was the co-founder of Jobs University, an online school with over 20,000 students, and a content marketing expert for Motzie, a mobile recruiting software company. Shingo studies computer science at Brown University.

Stephen Corliss

Global Strategy + Compliance

Stephen Corliss oversees Ethos’s global corporate strategy and company expansion.   Mr. Corliss joined Ethos after a long and successful career at leading Wall Street firms including Blackrock, UBS, Merrill Lynch and State Street. During his time as COO at Blackrock, he designed, built and oversaw the firm’s global sell-side execution business, including establishing and operating nearly a dozen regulated broker dealers located across the U.S., Europe and Asia, to deliver seamless trade execution and product distribution of global Equities, Fixed Income, Mutual and Exchange Traded Funds (ETF’s) worldwide. He also managed all related external regulatory relationships with the SEC, FINRA, Federal Reserve, FCA (U.K.), MAS (Singapore), SFC (Hong Kong), ASIC (Australia), and others. Stephen was instrumental in the company’s transformation of its sell-side activities from an analogue to a digital business involving revenues in excess of $225 Million and $350 billion in global trading volume annually.

Tim Simmons

Engineering + Development

Tim Simmons leads engineering and development efforts at Ethos.  Tim is a seasoned product and technology leader with decades of experience leading engineering teams and developing innovative and complex products and platforms.  Tim was the Lead Software Architect at Citrix, a $13B multi-national software company, where he led development of their remote access technology powering their Fortune 500 customer’s distributed cloud scale server farms.  Tim then ran mobile cloud security product management for ZScaler, helping them raise their first $32M in venture funding paving the way for subsequent funding from Google and a future potential IPO.  Most recently, Tim was CTO for iTrade and Roper Technologies, a $26B diversified industrial and private equity company with investments in technology and SaaS.  Tim holds 6 patents in distributed systems and information security.

Kevin Dean Pettit

Product Management

Kevin Pettit is an experienced product manager and financial securities expert. Prior to Ethos, Kevin worked as a Portfolio Management Senior at Freddie Mac, where he was responsible for bringing new products to market and formulating and implementing the strategy of a $223B investment portfolio. Prior to that, he was responsible for valuation activities across three sub portfolios, Derivatives/Hedge/ALM, Credit-Risk Transfer, and a bond asset portfolio for Freddie Mac capital markets. Kevin built a successful track record of launching and improving financial systems at Freddie Mac, uncovering business value to optimize their multi-billion dollar investment portfolios, trade floor and pricing desk analytics, determining exit strategy and payment processing. In addition to being an avid crypto investor, Kevin has extensive experience building high performance agile teams and organizing and leading new products from idea through execution.

Adam Lavine

Business Operations

Adam has deep experience in multi-channel mobile branding, demand generation, content and advertising. Adam’s work has reached over 60 million consumers spanning 15 billion unique consumer interactions. Adam has extensive M&A experience both on buy and sell side, most notably selling Specular to a $700M public company and thereafter running their R&D operations, and acquiring the mobile media assets of Infospace a $1B publicly traded company. Adam has built dozens of mobile products for Fortune 100 U.S. companies and wireless carriers worldwide, holds several patents, and served as Chair for the MMA’s Mobile Standards Committee, defining industry standards for the multi billion dollar mobile compliance segment.

Ryan Paterson

Creative + Experience

Ryan is the head of Creative & Experience at Ethos, responsible for building the brand, helping share the Ethos story, shaping product design, and developing and executing marketing strategies to help Ethos achieve its mass adoption mission – while building a movement. Through over 15 years of agency, non-profit and freelance experience Ryan has cultivated broad expertise and creative leadership working with clients and collaborators to push the envelope where art, commerce, community, culture, social change, media and technology intersect. With a background in multi-disciplinary creative practice and design thinking, he has created winning impact leading innovative and integrated campaigns for clients including General Motors, Coca-Cola, eOne, GM Visa, Maven, Stoli and Yahoo Canada as Creative Director at Isobar Canada, part of the global Dentsu Aegis Network. Ryan holds a BFA in New Media from Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts, is a 2012 Toronto DiverseCity Fellow, and is also the co-founder of one of Canada’s premier youth arts & culture festivals.

Veysel Cetiner

Lead Applied Cryptographer & Blockchain Developer

Veysel developed an interest in computer networking from a young age and was building his first computers and hosting OpenBSD forums in the late 90’s. This led him into developing a passion for web development and eventually for programming. After earning a Bachelors in CS, with a focus on developing web-enabled content management systems, Veysel started a career as a consultant developing web-based enterprise collaboration applications. In 10 years of consulting Veysel has worked with organizations of all shapes and sizes, including several of the top Fortune companies, Government and Non-profit organizations. Currently Veysel’s interests revolve around using the next generation of networking and programming technology to improve the overall quality of life, with a focus on codifying fundamental personal freedoms.

Aiko Nomura

Controller & Head of Corporate Finance

Aiko Nomura is responsible for Ethos’ legal, financial and corporate operations.  Aiko specializes in digital asset finance, accounting and investment.  Aiko is experienced with corporate finance, structure, mergers and acquisitions and international business development, and has managed end-to-end M&A transactions with global institutions including Mizuho Bank and Canon Inc.  Additionally Aiko has experience with HR, audit, tax, business management and compliance, and is dedicated to a highly ethical and accurate degree of business execution.  Aiko is a member of the American Association of Individual Investors and is experienced in managing investment services as part of her career responsibilities for employee funds and corporate and legal HR.  Aiko has a Master of Arts degree from Smith College.

Gloria Feng

UI/UX Designer

Gloria works on Ethos’s mobile UI/UX and product design. She is a freelance UI designer and blog writer on Medium. Having worked in marketing and design at TokenMarket, she has experience with branding and creating content for the wider cryptocurrency community. Gloria currently studies economics and psychology at Brown University. 

Ellen Jiang

UI/UX Designer

Ellen is a talented UI/UX designer with both technical and creative abilities. She is currently a student at Brown University, studying computer science and art, and is working to build the mobile UI for Ethos. She has previously worked at Pixar as a technical director intern in the Pixar Undergraduate Program and is a researcher for the Brown Graphics Lab. A jack of all trades, her portfolio includes both a wealth of design and technical projects demonstrating that she is a master of them all.

Pete Rodgers

IT & Security

Security is a top concern here at Ethos, and you can rest assured your assets are safe with Pete’s rock solid technology infrastructure.  Pete has years of experience maintaining scalable carrier-grade application IT infrastructure and data centers for carrier partners worldwide including Verizon Wireless, Sprint, Metro PCS, AT&T, Globe, Dobson, Rogers, Vodaphone and U.S. Cellular, with 99.99% uptime and 100% security.  At Ethos, Pete is responsible for development operations, deployment, quality assurance, global IT and blockchain node hosting.

Maurice Herlihy

Blockchain & Smart Contract Technology

Maurice Herlihy has an A.B. in Mathematics from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from M.I.T. He has served on the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University, Brown University and the staff of DEC Cambridge Research Lab. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing, the Gödel Prize in theoretical computer science, the ISCA influential paper award, the Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize, and the Wallace McDowell award. He received a 2012 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Lecturing Fellowship, and he is fellow of the ACM, a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the National Academy of Engineering, and the National Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Kevin Saechew

Community Management

Kevin is an active participant in the cryptocurrency community and is an early Ethos community admin and educator. He posts regular articles on Steem and is an active contributor. Kevin is studying computer science and economics at Brown University, as well as studying Chinese. He is helping administer the Ethos community channels and support and is an early ETHOS backer.