Meet the Team

Bryan Chan


CEO & Founder

Bryan has broad experience in AML Transaction Monitoring (TM), KYC and Sanctions. He specializes in AML TM, and has worked with global banks to implement enterprise-wide AML transaction monitoring platforms, as well as many foreign overseas branch operations that require a more targeted approach.


In addition, Bryan's favorite activity is reading time with his 1 year old baby daughter. Currently, their favorite book is the Bizzy Bear series. Bryan hopes to start reading Harry Potter with her soon.

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Cindy Lee


Business Operations

The joy of creating structure amidst chaos drives Cindy's passion for startups. With past experience in FinTech business operations, she especially enjoys taking on new and unfamiliar projects.


Cindy used to admire the charming views of Lake Erie in the 216 before moving to Seoul.  She's on a mission to find the best breweries in the city while chasing art exhibits and usually concludes her evenings with a long kickboxing session. 

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CJ Hsu


Data Analyst

The efficiency and accuracy required to drive into the core of a question is what CJ finds the most attractive about data analysis. He enjoys all types of data modeling -- especially NLP and Machine Learning.


CJ's data analysis performance is best improved by a cup of boba tea and some K-pop. Unfortunately, he's having a difficult time finding good boba in Seoul; but he's happy there will never be a K-pop shortage. Although CJ now accepts ice americanos and tteokbokki in lieu of boba, he hasn't yet given up on his mission to find good boba in Seoul!

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Maksim Spirichev


Back-End Developer

Maksim is our back-end developer. He has a wealth of experience in algorithm problem solving, and he won a bronze medal at the ACM-ICPC (International Collegiate Programming Contest) 2008 World Finals.


He likes to fill his free time with jogging and swimming. For Maksim, fish really are friends, not food, as he is allergic to his swimming buddies.

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Mikhail Torozerov


Front-End Developer

Mikhail is our front-end developer. He's also a learning enthusiast with special interests in Angular and .NET.


Mikhail is a big dreamer and likes to spend his free time indulging in games, manga, music and fitness.


"There is no path and yet, we seek it, insatiably. Such is our fate"

  - DarkSouls II 

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Sunnie Kim


Linguistics Specialist

Guided by her lifetime penchant for everything written in words, Sunnie has built a decade-long career in translation and language services for a vast array of local and global clients.  


Alongside working with words, she loves jogging, hiking, camping, growing plants, especially Sweet Osmanthus, and any other activities that keep her near to the nature.

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