Co-founder / CTO / Chairman
Jason is a proven team leader and seasoned architect with over 20 years in information technology, most of which has been spent building and directing high-talent technical teams. He has a history of building solid working relationships with cross-functional and diverse groups, both technical and functional, local and offshore, and providing ongoing success in keeping projects prioritized, on time, and within budget. Self-driven and resourceful, he is motivated by challenging projects and enjoys teaching and mentoring others. He is a “working CTO” in that he enjoys writing code up and down the stack, prototyping and building proofs of concept as well as full production code. He is a proud father of 6 children and loves motorcycles.
Co-founder / CEO
A 25-year veteran of communication technology, Timothy is the CEO and co-founder of Evernym and co-inventor of Sovrin, the world’s most advanced identity network. Prior to Evernym Timothy was the co-founder of Teleira, a pioneer in communications outage recovery, and a director at inContact, where the division he created now exceeds $1 billion in cumulative sales. Timothy holds multiple patents and is an experienced speaker and presenter. He’s a proud husband and father of seven children, and resides in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Chief Trust Officer
Drummond has spent over two decades working on Internet identity, security, privacy, and trust frameworks. He joined Evernym as Chief Trust Officer after Evernym’s acquisition of Respect Network, where he was CEO, co-founder, and co-author of the Respect Trust Framework, which was honored with the Privacy Award at the 2011 European Identity Conference. Drummond has served as co-chair of the OASIS XDI Technical Committee since 2004, the new semantic data interchange protocol that implements Privacy by Design. Prior to starting Respect Network, Drummond was Executive Director of two industry foundations: the Information Card Foundation and the Open Identity Exchange, the international not-for-profit clearinghouse for Internet trust frameworks. He has also served as a founding board member of the OpenID Foundation, ISTPA, XDI.org, and Identity Commons. In 2002 he was a recipient of the Digital Identity Pioneer Award from Digital ID World, and in 2013 he was honored as an OASIS Distinguished Contributor.
Chief Operations Officer
The last decade of Steve’s life has been spent helping social enterprises, both for-profits and not-for-profits, scale to address entire markets and social problems. Before that, his career was building the operations of iconic brands such as Starbucks and Bank of America, developing entirely new industries such as self-service banking, and driving planning and execution for everything from major business units of global brands to small not-for-profits trying to increase the impact of their programs. He passionately believes that we can do extremely well economically while also doing good in the world, and that Evernym is ground zero for rebuilding the Internet into a web of trusted relationships. He is a Seattle resident who loves all things in nature while cherishing even more his wife and daughter.
Managing Director, Europe
Andy Tobin is Evernym’s managing director in Europe. He has 30 years of experience delivering innovative technology solutions to complex business problems. His career has spanned the three rapidly converging sectors of identity, mobile and payments. He has written code to control cash machines, built the world’s first mCommerce server, run a £1.2bn mobile messaging network and been CTO for Europe’s first fully mobile bank. He is a passionate technology strategist who dropped everything to join Evernym. He believes that the identity ecosystem and the personal information economy is poised for massive change, triggered by the capabilities being delivered right now by Evernym. The result will be a new and rapid growth in “IDTech” innovation which will dwarf what’s happening in Fintech, and a shift to a more open, post-silo world.
Daniel Hardman has a quarter century of experience in enterprise software. As a technical director or chief architect, he’s led engineering teams at small startups, an incubator, and a continent-spanning business unit at a Fortune 500 company. He founded a dot com a few years back, serving as CEO and later CTO before selling the business. Daniel designed and personally coded complex scheduling software that runs the biggest supercomputers on the planet. He also worked on big data systems that use natural language processing and machine learning/AI to impute reputation to the entire observable intranet. He is a member of Infraguard, has training in cybersecurity, and has spoken at industry conferences such as RSA. Daniel has an MBA plus a master’s degree in computational linguistics. He holds numerous patents and is a prolific blogger.
James thrives building pioneering startup teams, products, and partnerships. He wrote software to deliver multimedia content to mobile phones just as the first devices with colour screens were coming out, created the specialised tools that the world’s largest brands would need to engage their customers with interactive messaging, and built enhanced authentication products to protect online accounts just as the tide of high-profile data breaches brought online security to public attention. He has been on both sides of successful acquisitions and lived on both sides of the Atlantic. At Evernym, James’ team is working on the products which will create greater trust, security, and privacy for individuals and organizations everywhere. He holds a MEng from Cambridge University, certifications in agile product management and privacy technology, and a 2:49 marathon time.