Expert Team Members.

We are a team of veterans, technologists, bankers and business people, who are also practical thought-leaders and innovators. We have a long history of working together and trust each other to deliver every time.

Dr.Peter Ojo


Innovator. Business Process Automation, Top 1 percentile. Among the 1st generation of global professional web application developers since 1996, Obtained global-level grade mobile payment/remittance licenses for VTN. Architected APIs used by central banks, banks, and Fintechs and consulted on mission-critical application development for Lockheed-Martin, RES, PBS, Hitachi, AT&T, British Telecom, IRS, and TSA (X-ray, Bomb detection and vapor detection machines). ODASSS award scholar 1993.

Joel Patenaude


Joel Patenaude has in the past year helped fund and launch a microfinance bank and license a new bank both in frontier markets. Experience in digital currencies, P2P foreign exchange and remittances.

Catherine Berruer

Vice President

Worked for various national and international agencies and private institutions in Washington DC and France. Responsible for reviewing and managing multimillion dollar scholarship program to people in poverty-stricken areas. Fluent in English, French, and Spanish

Olufunmilayo Ojo

Director of Operations

Coordinated Ecommerce activities, handling millions of dollars per year. Facilitated partnerships with POS vendors for air time/data vending, electricity and cable network bill payments and also p2p money transfers. Executive Director of VTNetwork.

Brent Segal, Ph.D


20 year career Harvard-trained PhD in Advanced Technology Development. 200+ Patents and successful exit of electronics company, Nantero. Large company technology scout focused on critical game changer technologies.

Michael Bakare, CAMS, MA (BGU, Israel), PhD Candidate (Switzerland)

Chief Compliance Officer

An experienced CAMS-certified professional with 8+ years in KYC/AML, Michael works at VTNGLOBAL, INC, where he coordinates Monitoring, Customer Due Diligence, and Economic Sanctions Compliance programs globally. Expert in international partner onboarding, he is currently pursuing a PhD in International History and Politics at the Geneva Graduate Institute.

Tidal W. McCoy


43 years’ service at the highest levels of government, private sector, and new ventures. Translated government technologies to the commercial market, including the introduction of the automobile air bag (a $15-20 billion a year industry). Assistant Secretary of the Air Force under President Reagan.


Ayodeji Morakinyo

Customer Engagement Specialist

Ayodeji is a customer engagement specialist with more than seven years of experience. He works at VTNGLOBAL, INC, where he connects with partners and prospects from North America, Europe, Africa, and beyond to provide solutions and value. He has a rich background in customer engagement, having worked with Alcatel-Lucent and as a Data Science Intern with Hamaoye. He collaborates with the development team and leads initiatives to forge new partnerships locally and internationally.