Nevin Freeman

Nevin Freeman

CO-FOUNDER AND CEO

Nevin oversees strategy, legal, and team coordination at Reserve.

Nevin is an entrepreneur who has co-founded three companies. His mission in life is to solve the coordination problems that are stopping humanity from achieving its potential, and he's particularly concerned about averting the long-term risks posed by the development of artificial intelligence.

Matt Elder

Matt Elder

CO-FOUNDER AND CTO

Matt is designing, analyzing and overseeing the Reserve Stabilization Protocol and architecting the Reserve protocol implementation.

Previously, he did engineering for Google, Quixey, and the Linux Standard Base(IBM); his graduate research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison was in program analysis.

Charlie Smith

Charlie Smith

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Charlie is developing tactics and partnerships to get our protocol into the hands of users.

Previously, he worked as a management consultant at ReD Associates, contributed to The Economist Magazine, and helped start a bitcoin mine in Texas.

Jesper Ostman

Jesper Ostman

PROTOCOL DEVELOPMENT

Jesper is designing the Reserve Stabilization protocol. He's also analyzing the stablecoin competitor landscape.

He has spent 4 years researching methodology for the Institute for Philosophical Research, after doing a theoretical philosophy Phd at Umeå University.

Cathleen Kilgallen

Cathleen Kilgallen

RESEARCH AND OPERATIONS

Cathleen is managing Reserve’s finances and making sure the team is fully supported by effective admin and logistics.

Previously, she was the COO at Leverage Research and Paradigm Academy. She has also performed various operational roles at the congressional office of former Rep. Dennis Kucinich, The Jane Goodall Institute, and Amnesty International.

Mark Lee

Mark Lee

LEGAL

Mark is doing legal research for Reserve.

He has a J.D. from Harvard Law School and previously worked for a major law firm in NY in the global securities practice group.

Taylor Brent

Taylor Brent

PROTOCOL DEVELOPMENT

Taylor is working on the design of the protocol.

Previously he worked on analytical chemistry and bioinformatics infrastructure at Impossible Foods, and at Google doing data engineering.

Erika Campbell

Erika Campbell

ONSITE OPERATIONS

Erika is the point person of physical operations for Reserve.

She previously managed operations for Leverage Research and Paradigm Academy. She also has several years of softball coaching experience at the Division I and Division II collegiate levels.

Matt Gertler

Matt Gertler

GENERAL COUNSEL

Matt is developing Reserve’s legal strategy.

Previously Matt co-founded Digital Asset Research, and worked at Milbank, Promontory Financial Group, Earnest, and Venmo. He has a J.D./M.B.A. from USC and a B.A. in Economics and History from UCLA.

Josh Furnas

Josh Furnas

HEAD OF PRODUCT

Josh is designing the Reserve App that will allow users to access the protocol.

Previously, he was the Director of Product Management at Credit Sesame and the co-founder of Selfless.is and The Big Moose Deli & Country Store.

Advisors

Garett Jones

Garett Jones

MONETARY ECONOMIST

Garrett served as Economic Policy Adviser to Senator Orrin Hatch and as a staff economist to the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress.

He is a Professor of Economics at George Mason University.

Paul Atkins

Paul Atkins

FORMER SEC COMMISSIONER

Paul Atkins was a commissioner of the SEC from 2002 until 2008.

In December 2016, Atkins joined a business forum assembled by President-Elect Trump to provide strategic and policy advice on economic issues.

Santiago Siri

Santiago Siri

FOUNDER OF DEMOCRACY EARTH

Santi is an Argentine entrepreneur and builder of online voting tools.

Santi explained Bitcoin to the population of Argentina through a series of radio appearances. (We asked several random people in Buenos Aires and the majority had heard of Bitcoin… from Santi.)

Ben Verschuere

Ben Verschuere

FORMER PORTFOLIO MANAGER AT THIEL MACRO

Ben is a former global macro portfolio manager, specializing in fixed income and foreign exchange in developed economies.

He managed funds at Clarium Capital and Thiel Macro from 2007 - 2017.

Gary Basin

Gary Basin

FORMER HEDGE FUND FOUNDER

Gary co-founded and did simulation research for Kapital Trading, and was a trader for Balyasny Asset Management.

Our DNA

Places we've previously worked

Google
Effective Altruism
The Jane Goodall Institute
Machine Intelligence Research Institute
Open AI
Harvard Law School
NRDC
Tesla
IBM
Impossible