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 fifteen. 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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Kim Raath

Founder & CEO

Chris Georgen

Founder & Chief Architect

James Aman

Founder & CTO

Nick Edmonds

Lead Blockchain Engineer

Anna McGuffee

Chief of Staff

Aaron Schutza

Director of Research

Shelbi Ragsdale

Director of Community & Brand

Jing Fei Zhou

Junior Blockchain Engineer

Enrique Berrios

Junior Backend Developer

Ankita Bhattacharjee

Business Development Intern

Meghan Halloran

Engineering Intern

Raúl Aragonez

Senior Backend Engineer

Tuyet Duong

Research Scientist

Jackie Nguyen

Director of Finance & Corporate Development

Nik Patel

Topl Fellow

Thiago Silva

Topl Fellow

Colin Yarbrough

Topl Fellow

Sharp intellect must be married to wicked resolve and indomitable courage to be most effective.

Our three original founders are an excellent representation of this quote from Ed Latimore. While the founders have a little of all three of these characteristics, James represents the sharp intellect, Kim represents the wicked resolve, and Chris represents the indomitable courage, and only by working together has the founding team been successful.

Board of Directors

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Manolo Sánchez

Steven Harris

Blair Garrou

Jayant Khadilkar

Samantha Lewis


Gary Milante

Chris Jarvis

John Dobelman

Thomas Bocek

Matthew Kindy

Don Kendall

Sanjay Bishnoi

Yassin Mobarak

Katherine Ensor

Max Lautenschläger

Let’s Work Together

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