An Exceptional Team
Serial entrepreneurs in tech, media, and finance, as well as PhDs and Engineering leaders from Fortune 500 companies
Charles H. Silver
Charles is a successful entrepreneur who has founded and exited in 5 startups in technology, media and finance. He co-founded Reality Shares, which has 7 publicly traded ETFs including the first Blockchain equity ETF. In the dotcom era he built RealAge which was successfully sold to Hearst for over 9 figures.
Andy brings more than 18 years of technology leadership and executive experience in both emerging and Fortune 500 technology companies to Permission.
Steven Wilkinson, CISSP, CBP
Steven, founder of Austin Bitcoin, is a certified cryptocurrency, blockchain and information security professional with more than 10 years of experience.
VP OF MARKETING
Bobby is a successful entrepreneur and marketing expert. He has founded several companies in multiple industries and is a proven guru at driving audience growth and record sales.
VP of Finance & Compliance
Matt holds FINRA Series 7, 66, and 24 licenses and brings more than 9 years of regulatory compliance and financial experience to Permission.
Director of Merchant Operations
Michelle brings more than a decade of networking, marketing, social media wizardry, and a love of the crypto economy to her role with Permission.
HR & Controller
Therese is Permission's Jack of All Trades. She currently runs the accounting, human resources and payroll divisions of our company.
Gary J. Sherman, PhD
Gary has more than 35 years of experience as a professional mathematician, working throughout as a researcher, reviewer, and college professor.
VP of Communications
Jenny has over 20 years of executive experience in brand strategy, business development, and communications. She is an attorney and leadership consultant, and has served as a strategic advisor for numerous businesses and nonprofits.
Dustin is a 20 year veteran in product development and design. Dustin has designed and launched consumer and enterprise applications for Amazon, PayPal, startups and growth companies across mobile and web platforms.
Agile Scrum Master
Shane's primary responsibility includes driving, managing and delivering our current and future technical projects using Agile & scrum methodology.
A motion graphics art director with over 10 years of experience, Kris has worked on a breadth of projects spanning from non-profit to Fortune 500 campaigns.
Matt is a recovering academic with a longstanding interest in the intersection of technology and privacy who geeks out on systems, networking, and architecture.
Sean brings 6 years of experience as a true full-stack software engineer working in front-end development, API service design, infrastructure, and DevOps.
Senior Development Engineer
Gary has been developing applications for nearly 20 years. He’s worked for large corporations, as well as several startups.
Jon has extensive experience packaging and deploying projects for many clients on multiple platforms.
Daniel brings nearly a decade of UI and UX development and software engineering experience to Permission.
Will has 3 years in Software Development, ranging from building custom RFID systems for the Aerospace Industry, to Logistics Planning applications for the Automotive Industry.
Robin Bloor, PhD
Founder of Bloor Research
Robin has over 30 years experience in big data and information management. He has authored books on e-commerce, service management and cloud computing.
General Partner at Alphablock.com
Richard has been investing in blockchain since 2012. He has advised several successful cryptocurrency offerings and is a seed investor in Permission.
Former CEO of Droga5
Andrew is an award-winning journalist, former CEO of Tribeca Enterprises, the parent company of the Tribeca Film Festival, and former CEO of Droga5.
CEO of Blockforce Capital
Eric is co-founder and CEO of Blockforce Capital, an award-winning ETF issuer and index provider.
CEO of Cointed Japan, Founder at Blockchain Tokyo
Tokyo-based Ichiro Minamikawa founded 10 companies in 30 years. He is CEO at Cointed Japan and director of several FinTech and HealthTech companies.
CEO OF POST-INTERRUPTIVE, FORMER PRESIDENT OF WHOSAY
Rob Gregory is a media veteran with over 30 years experience in advertising, revenue growth, and brand strategy. Before joining Permission, Rob served as co-founder and President at WhoSay & as President of The Daily Beast, as well as Publisher of Maxim and Rolling Stone magazines.