Our Team

Stephen Scott

Stephen Scott Founder

Stephen Scott

Founder

Stephen Scott

“I’ve seen the consequences of the trust crisis up close throughout my career. In every case, remedial efforts to restore trust have felt like doing too little, too late. And those who can afford it least always seem to wind up suffering the most. It’s time to shift our focus from risk mitigation to trust optimization.”

A recognized expert in due diligence and risk management, Stephen has worked throughout the Americas, Asia, and Europe where he has helped leaders in business and government, to create, protect, and restore value and organizational integrity.

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Alif Saleh

Alif Saleh Co-Founder

Alif Saleh

Co-Founder

Alif Saleh

“I have engaged with communities throughout the world and come to the realization that success is built on our ability to create personal relationships with strangers. It is my firm belief that trust can be used as a currency, driving behavior between people, and that this will revolutionize the speed at which prosperous relationships are built.”

Alif is an entrepreneur and global business leader with a scientific background in systems biology, network theory and engineering. He has successfully led cross-disciplinary teams in technology and business across Asia, Europe and the Americas and has raised over $225 million in venture backed funding.

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Jeff Kupfer

Jeff Kupfer Co-Founder

Jeff Kupfer

Co-Founder

Jeff Kupfer

“Throughout my career, I’ve seen performance outcomes flow directly from the behavior of people in the organization.  Especially during periods of significant change or challenge, organizational success depends upon the trust relationships of employees.”

Jeff has served at the highest levels of the public, private, and non-profit sector.  He was the chief operating officer of a multi-billion dollar government agency and is an expert in regulatory policy and management.

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Erich Hoefer

Erich Hoefer Co-Founder

Erich Hoefer

Co-Founder

Erich Hoefer

“I’ve had the opportunity to lead numerous venture launches and innovation projects and more than any other factor, it is the culture of the organization that determines your ultimate success or failure.”

Erich has led corporate innovation and new venture launches for over 10 years. He’s been a part of 4 new venture launches as well as numerous business transformation initiatives with specific experience in enterprise software, ecommerce, and brand launches.

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Aurelien Mazurie

Aurelien Mazurie Chief Data Scientist

Aurelien Mazurie

Chief Data Scientist

Aurelien Mazurie

“Our society produces enormous amount of data which, correctly mined, can provide invaluable insight about what is happening, what is likely to happen, and what can be done about it. What we do is apply these cutting-edge techniques to model Trust in organizations.”

Aurélien has provided his expertise in data science to public and private institutions both in the US and in Europe for over a decade. His background in systems biology, graph theory and machine learning applied to complex systems are a perfect mix to understand trust relationships in businesses and governments.

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Senior Regulatory Advisors

Thomas J. Curry

Thomas J. Curry Fmr US Comptroller of the Currency

Thomas J. Curry

Fmr US Comptroller of the Currency

Thomas J. Curry
Curry was nominated by President Obama to serve as head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). As Comptroller of the Currency (2012-17), Curry led the US federal agency that charters, regulates, and supervises national banks and federal savings banks.

Now a partner at Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, Curry advises clients on financial services regulation, governance, and policy issues as a member of the firm’s Corporate and Transactions Department and co-leader of its Banking and Financial Services group. Curry also chairs the Milken Institute’s Fintech Advisory Committee and is a founding board member of the Alliance for Innovative Regulation, which aims to help regulators to adopt innovative technologies.

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Rick Ketchum

Rick Ketchum Former CEO, FINRA and NYSE Regulation

Rick Ketchum

Former CEO, FINRA and NYSE Regulation

Rick Ketchum
Richard Ketchum served as Chairman and CEO of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) from 2009-16. He also served as CEO of New York Stock Exchange Regulation (2006-09) and as the first Chief Regulatory Officer of the NYSE (2004-06). Previously, he spent twelve years at the NASDAQ and NASD, serving as President of both organizations, and fourteen years at the Securities and Exchange Commission, with eight as Director of the Division of Market Regulation.
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Martin Wheatley

Martin Wheatley Former CEO, UK FCA and Hong Kong SFC

Martin Wheatley

Former CEO, UK FCA and Hong Kong SFC

Martin Wheatley
Martin Wheatley helped to form the Financial Conduct Authority and served as its inaugural CEO. The principal conduct regulator for 56,000 financial services firms and markets in the UK, and prudential regulator for some 18,000, the FCA’s mission is to protect and enhance the integrity of the UK financial system and to ensure that markets are effective, efficient, reliable, and function to benefit firms, individuals and society as a whole.
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Risk & Governance Advisors

Gary D. Cohn

Gary D. Cohn Fmr Director, NEC Fmr President & COO, Goldman Sachs

Gary D. Cohn

Fmr Director, NEC Fmr President & COO, Goldman Sachs

Gary D. Cohn
As Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council (2017-2018), Gary Cohn managed the US economic policy agenda, stimulating economic expansion, job creation, and wage increases through historic tax and regulatory reform. Prior to that he was the President and Chief Operating Officer at Goldman Sachs where he worked for more than 25 years.
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Siew Kai Choy

Siew Kai Choy Fmr Managing Director, GIC

Siew Kai Choy

Fmr Managing Director, GIC

Siew Kai Choy
Siew Kai Choy is a former MD at GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, where he was Director of the Data & Analytics Department, Head of Governance and IT in the Public Markets Group, and founded GIC Innovation Labs. Siew Kai currently acts as an independent investor in, and advisor to, listed and private companies and funds located in Singapore, California, United Kingdom, Netherlands and Estonia and operating in Banking, Fintech, Medtech, Blockchain, Cybersecurity and multi-industry Deep-Tech.
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Mark Cooke

Mark Cooke Fmr Group Head, Operational Risk, HSBC

Mark Cooke

Fmr Group Head, Operational Risk, HSBC

Mark Cooke
Mark Cooke joined HSBC in 2014 as Group Head of Operational Risk. In that role, Mark led a team of risk officers across the firm’s global footprint, overseeing non-financial risks such as compliance breaches and staff misconduct, before taking a sabbatical in 2020. Earlier, Mark held senior leadership roles at Barclays and UBS in risk, finance and operations. Today he is Chairman of ORX, the financial services industry association for Operational Risk Management.
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Scientific & Academic Advisors

John Seely Brown

John Seely Brown Co-Chairman, Deloitte’s Center for the Edge

John Seely Brown

Co-Chairman, Deloitte’s Center for the Edge

John Seely Brown
John Seely Brown “JSB” was the Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation until April 2002, and director of the renowned Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) until June 2000. He served on the board of directors at Amazon for 14 years, and serves or has served on numerous other private and public boards (e.g., Corning, Varian) and on the advisory boards for Li & Fung, Lirio, Telescent, and Quantum Digital Solutions Corporation. JSB has received 11 honorary doctorate degrees in four fields (science, design, public policy, humane letters) and a Ph.D from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Education, and a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence. JSB has published nine books and well over a hundred papers in scientific journals.
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Nicholas Christakis

Nicholas Christakis Professor of Biosocial Science, Network Science, & Behavior Genetics, Yale

Nicholas Christakis

Professor of Biosocial Science, Network Science, & Behavior Genetics, Yale

Nicholas Christakis
Nicholas Christakis directs the Human Nature Lab at Yale University, and is the Co-Director of the Yale Institute for Network Science. He is the Sol Goldman Family Professor of Social and Natural Science, appointed in the Departments of Sociology; Medicine; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; and Biomedical Engineering at Yale University. His current research focuses on our biology and health affect and are affected by social interactions and social networks. Other recent work has used experiments to examine the spread of altruism in social networks and the genetic and evolutionary determinants of social network structure.
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Karen Cook

Karen Cook Professor of Sociology, Stanford

Karen Cook

Professor of Sociology, Stanford

Karen Cook
Karen S. Cook is the Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor of Sociology; Director of the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS); and Vice-Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity at Stanford. She conducts research on social interaction, social networks, social exchange, and trust. She has edited or co-authored numerous books and articles on the subject of trust in the organization.
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Thomas W. Malone

Thomas W. Malone Professor of Management, MIT

Thomas W. Malone

Professor of Management, MIT

Thomas W. Malone
Thomas W. Malone is the Patrick J. McGovern Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence. He is also a Professor of Information Technology, of Work and Organizational Studies, and was a founding co-director of the MIT Initiative on “Inventing the Organizations of the 21st Century.” He has published over 100 articles, research papers, and book chapters; is an inventor with 11 patents; and has been a cofounder of four software companies. In 2004, Professor Malone summarized decades of his research in the critically acclaimed book, The Future of Work and, in 2018, he did so again in his newest book, Superminds.
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