Team PINKpanda

meet the ceo

Adam Carlton is the CEO and Founder of Pink Panda Holdings, Inc. Adam has been at the cutting-edge of technology and business for over 20 years in a variety of consulting, executive, and entrepreneurial roles. He has deep experience in managing business and technical projects, building and leading high performing teams, and seeing the “big picture” in operating a company.

Adam believes in the profound and unifying power of community, innovation, cryptocurrency, and decentralized finance. DeFi is in its infancy, and Adam’s vision is for Pink Panda to solve many of the problems currently facing the industry: difficulty in mainstream adoption, distrust in centralized exchanges and institutions, disdain of regulations, scams and “anonymous” founders, high complexities of existing tools, the list goes on and on. Adam believes that an obsessive focus on a sleek UI, a “customer and community first” mentality, a deep dedication to bringing superior investment opportunities, and a relentless drive towards product innovation will rapidly bring Pink Panda into the forefront of the industry.

And in doing this, Adam believes that we can also have a profound social impact by truly democratizing finance globally, while also giving back substantially to cancer and other charitable causes. We can have the things we desire - simplicity in trading crypto, wealth, health, and be part of an engaged community with shared values. And we’re just getting started...

Adam Carlton

Founder and CEO
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Keith Loose

Sr. Technology Advisor
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Keith Loose has been coding since he was nine years old, so to describe him as experienced is an understatement. He spent much of his career in FinTech, including lead roles at HSBC, JP Morgan, CLSA, as well as recent experience with Block.one as an architect for Bullish Exchange. Having spent so many years in FinTech, Keith is excited to see the potential of creating real, systemic change for the 99% through decentralized finance and shares the Pink Panda values of trust, transparency, and social impact. Keith has been working deeply with Pink Panda Holdings, Inc. to assist us designing our decentralized exchange and mobile application.

Gene Truono

Sr. Compliance Advisor
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Gene has over 30 years experience in the financial services industry, covering all aspects of regulatory compliance programs.  He has served as the Global Head of Financial Crimes Compliance and the  Chief Compliance Officer for PayPal.  He has also served in various compliance roles for traditional financial institutions including JPMorgan Chase and American Express.  Gene has been active in numerous cutting edge compliance projects related to Fintechs including Cryptocurrencies, and maintains a high level of interest in the industry related to policy and emerging regulation.  Gene is a strong supporter of Pink Panda's mission to bring real change to democratizing global finance. Gene has been working closely with Pink Panda Holdings, Inc. to assist us in ensuring our compliance efforts lead the industry.

Brian Kalt

Startup Advisor
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Brian has over 20 years of leadership with the complete lifecycle of multi-million-dollar operations, he spent his career providing oilfield services within the oil and natural gas industry. Brian has played a pivotal role in forming startup companies and supporting them through early development to fully operational, which included raising both debt and equity capital. Brian served as a non-commissioned officer in the USMC, and is a combat veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Brian also is an avid cryptocurrency investor, with a strong interest in decentralized exchanges. He is excited about the innovation of Pink Panda, and feels deeply connected to the charitable aspects and strong ethics of the organization.

Dr. Chetan Nandakumar

Tech Innovation Advisor
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Chetan has a long history of innovation, from receiving his PhD at UC Berkeley in Computer Vision and Visual Perception, to being a researcher at MIT, to being on the ground floor of various technology companies. He is a wide ranging thinker and brings years of industry expertise in product design and engineering. Like the rest of the team, he's passionate about supporting the Pink Panda mission to democratize global finance

Rose Yee

Social Good Advisory Board
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Rose leads Green Retirement, the first advisory firm in the country focused on fossil-free, and socially and environmentally responsible 401k’s. She co-founded WeTheChange, a collective of women leaders of certified B Corporations and other purpose-driven enterprises. She has been recognized by the National Association of Plan Advisors, B Corps, and by Conscious Company Media as one of the World Changing Women of 2020. Rose believes in the promise of decentralized finance via Pink Panda and loves its commitment to doing good via donations that is formalized in its structure.

Matt Lenzini

Business Operations Advisor
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Matt is a Senior Principal with Infosys Consulting, where he helps Fortune 500 company executives develop and drive strategy and transformational technology initiatives. Matt has nearly 25 years of professional work experience in Consulting, Energy / Utilities, Technology, Business Planning / Development, Finance, and Strategic Planning. Ben Franklin said we should all do well, while doing good. Pink Panda provides a platform for doing just that. By opening up access to finance to anyone with a phone. Pink Panda will democratize access to market opportunities - all while giving back to the world.