Our Leadership

Our people are diverse in discipline and united in mission. We are technologists, lawyers, economists, bankers, financiers, architects, engineers, and strategists.

Shahal Khan - Executive Chairman & CEO
Shahal Khan

Executive Chairman & CEO

Investor, entrepreneur & social venture capitalist. Investments encompass telecoms, real estate, energy, natural resources, technology & advanced cyber security solutions. Directly responsible for syndication of over $5B USD in equity for projects as a principal through his family trust.

Laurent Lavigne Du Cadet - Chief Financial Officer
Laurent Lavigne Du Cadet

Chief Financial Officer

Series 7, 24, 79, 63, 99 FINRA certified. 25 years in investment, M&A, project finance. Previously Senior Adviser at Dentons US LLP, Deputy CEO of Taylor-Dejongh, CEO of Amwal Bank Qatar, Fund Manager of Dubai Global Energy Fund.

David Smith  - Chief Technology Officer
David Smith

Chief Technology Officer

A technologist with executive roles in R&D, gov't, commercial & academic firms. Named 1 of 7 top global futurists in the Millennium issue of BusinessWeek. Formerly principal designer of In-Q-Tel at the CIA directed Tech Futures program at NSA & exec at MCC & SEMATECH.

Greg Carson  - COO & CRO
Greg Carson

COO & CRO

25 years’ experience in leadership of sector-disruptive technologies that include cyber security, aIOT, Ai, platforms, CAD, and medical device technologies. Companies include Global Data Sentinel, Johnson & Johnson, Parametric Technology and Boston Scientific.

Bryant Clark - Chief Commercial Officer
Bryant Clark

Chief Commercial Officer

20 years of leadership in technology, media, entertainment and economic development. Growth strategy executive with Fortune giants GE & Time Warner. Founder of Hyperion Wireless and Vitalize Media Group. Inc Magazine 40 under 40, Global Economic Advisory council.

Charles Bell - Chief Product Officer
Charles Bell

Chief Product Officer

Expert in the creation of business architectures built upon counter-balancing incentives. Experience working with CapitalOne Financial, Northrop Grumman, Warlord Technologies, the NSA, DISA.

Ed Baxter - Managing Director - Digital Assets Group
Ed Baxter

Managing Director - Digital Assets Group

Serial entrepreneur with thirty-year securities principal experience and expert in blockchain-based asset tokenization and fintech. Ed's career spans across all facets of the securities world, beginning as a multi-asset trader for Fidelity Investments. Formerly a founder of a global asset management firm managing over $200 million in assets before exiting via a sale to Ameriprise Financial.

Robert Mansur - Chief Information Officer
Robert Mansur

Chief Information Officer

Accomplished executive at the forefront of next generation tech, strategic planning and focus on business ROI. Leadership roles include Lehigh Hanson, Nielsen Media, Samsung Mobile, Texas Instruments, and Alcatel.

Haitham Kadhim - VP, Economic Development
Haitham Kadhim

VP, Economic Development

Economic development & knowledge management specialist. Experience advising public & private entities to develop and finance real estate assets and information management platforms. BSc. University College London & MSc. Columbia University.