Meet tHe Topl Team

about us

James, Kim and I met in a statistics class at Rice University. Our shared interest in socio-economic problems, computational analysis, and technology led to our first discussions, but our shared passion for challenging the status quo to make the world better made us a team. In 2017, we formally established Topl, and haven't looked back since.

Chris Georgen - chief Architect

Not your typical tech company

Since that statistics class, the Topl team has grown from three to seventeen. We are dynamic, multicultural, and interdisciplinary, with a range of experiences and perspectives. Our diverse team allows us the ability to creatively solve problems and ensure the best application of Topl’s solution across boundaries, borders, and markets. Each member of the team lives our core values, and shares the common desire to use technology to connect and improve the world.

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Languages Spoken

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Female Team Members


Countries of Origin

Kim Raath, Ph.D.

Founder & CEO

Chris Georgen

Founder & Chief Architect

James Aman, Ph.D.

Founder & CTO

Timothy Marx

Head of Commercialization

Hillary Adler

Director of Marketing

Aaron Schutza

Director of Research

Jackie Nguyen

Director of Finance & Corporate Development

Sander Reuderink

Director of Business Development

Shelbi Ragsdale

Director of Content & Brand

Anna McGuffee

Chief of Staff

Nick Edmonds

Lead Blockchain Engineer

Sean Cheatham

Senior Blockchain Engineer

Raúl Aragonez

Senior Backend Engineer

Tuyet Duong

Research Scientist

Jing Fei Zhou

Junior Blockchain Engineer

Branden Vennes

Junior Blockchain Engineer

Enrique Berrios

Junior Backend Developer

Sterling Wells

Developer Experience Engineer

Thiago Silva

Topl Fellow

Nik Patel

Topl Fellow

Colin Yarbrough

Topl Fellow

Danish Ali

Topl Fellow

Ankita Bhattacharjee

Business Development Intern

Catherine Wan

Topl Fellow

Grace Xaveria

Topl Fellow

Erin Murphy

Topl Fellow

Izzy Adler

Chief Barketing Officer


Board of Directors

Samantha Lewis

Jayant Khadilkar

Manolo Sánchez

Steven Harris

Blair Garrou


Dr. John Dobelman

Market Research

Sanjay Bishnoi, Ph.D.

Strategic Corporate Structuring

Dr. Thomas Bocek

Technical Research

Matthew Kindy

Network Security

Dr. Katherine Ensor

Statistical Research

Dr. Gary Milante

Economic Research

Chris Jarvis

Strategic ESG and CSR

Don Kendall

Strategic Clean Energy

Yassin Mobarak

Strategic Blockchain

Max Lautenschläger

Strategic Blockchain

Let’s Work Together

We’re looking to expand our team with individuals passionate about new technologies, positive impact, and unconventional thinking.