Hypatia Technologies was found in late 2016 by John P Toohey and Cherie Duncan. Their initial intent was to leverage the Blockchain technology for the benefit of Regulators globally. With a mission to improve RegTech in areas other than just financial, John & Cherie created Hypatia.

The Founders

John P Toohey – CEO

Cherie Duncan – COO

Ingredients for Success

Technical Abilities: Cofounders have 60 years of experience architecting and  managing complex product development and delivery. Combined they have 35 years in regulated gaming. Additionally, John has successfully cofounded and sold 2 prior start up companies. Their last project leveraged immutable ledger technology and positions them for smooth transition to the underlying Blockchain technology.

Complementary Skills: While Cherie excels at Product & Program Management and the day-to-day running of the company, John’s ability to architect clean and reusable solutions are key contributors to his previous successes. Additionally, both are passionate and share like minded values and ethics.

Shared Prehistory: John & Cherie have worked extremely well together for the past 3 years driving complex problems to production-ready solutions for a large public company.

John P Toohey
John P Toohey – Hypatia Technologies Cofounder & CEO
John is is a performance focused technology executive, consistently delivering revenue growth and driving highly strategic business initiatives to support corporate goals. John is an innovator in launching strategies, programs and services to capture new revenue opportunities.

John has a proven ability for building and motivating global teams to improve and execute on new missions, meet or exceed operational metrics and deliverables, and provide world class value.

He brings extensive experience in designing, developing and delivering, commercial grade distributed, fault-tolerant and secure systems for Cloud and Data Center deployments.

John is experienced in the architecture and design of loosely coupled, modular, asynchronous and event driven platforms with a focus on micro-services and Self Contained Systems.

Cherie Duncan
Cherie Duncan – Hypatia Technologies Cofounder & COO
Cherie is a certified Project Management executive with a career highlighted by a record of achievement in successfully completing mission-critical projects.

Cherie is an effective leader with demonstrated abilities to assess and quickly turn around struggling projects while executing optimal solutions for complicated business problems.

Cherie has strong communication skills with the talent of distilling complicated issues into understandable concepts for a wide variety of audiences to ensure project success.


Robert Stevens Robert Stevens – Growth Insight, Inc.
Bob is a Strategy and Corporate Development Consultant with Growth Insight, Inc.  He formerly served as Partner at Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman) and as Vice President, Corporate Strategy, for Scientific Games.  He has served on the Board of Directors of two publicly traded companies, Axsys Technologies and Bluefly, Inc.  Bob consults on strategy and corporate development with clients in the gaming, retail technology, music publishing and other industries.  In addition to serving as an Advisor to Hypatia, Bob serves as an advisor to Brickwork Software, Backbone PLM and Reachify, Inc.

David R Pye
David R Pye – Hypatia Technologies – Retired VP Corporate Development
Dave is a senior executive with strategy, business development, product management, strategic alliance and mergers & acquisition expertise to build diverse technology and services businesses. Dave excels at identifying and leveraging profit and growth opportunities across value chains and eco-systems. He is a business architect with operational experience for growth and turnarounds.