Hypatia Technologies was founded by John Toohey and Cherie Duncan. Their initial intent was to leverage Blockchain technology for the benefit of Regulators globally. With a mission to improve RegTech in areas other than just financial, John & Cherie created Hypatia.
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 technology startup companies. Their last project leveraged immutable ledger technology and positions them for smooth transition to the underlying Blockchain technology, a foundation of the Hypatia 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 nearly 4 years driving complex problems to production-ready solutions for a large public company.
|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.
|Mike Lightman – Cerpien LLC – Principal
Mike is an accomplished executive, leader, and strategist. He is driven to innovate products and develop successful business ventures around them. Most recently his focus has been interactive, loyalty, CRM, and ecommerce technologies. Mike is currently a Principal at Cerpien LLC, a boutique investment and advisory firm. Formerly, he has served as a senior executive for public corporations including Scientific Games and International Game Technology, and for venture-backed start-ups including GameLogic Inc. Mike holds an MBA in marketing and finance from Columbia Business School, and a BS in computer science from Union College.