Our Purpose

Rebuild trust among individuals and organizations by combining people, network and technology in a way that has never been done before.

Identity is personal. We founded Wault because a friend of ours, away on business for a few months, returned to find her home had been sold and her finances ransacked by an imposter who had been living as her, in her home, the whole time. How could this happen!

As seasoned technologists in finance, we found out how — and more importantly, we saw that the system of digital identity we all live within and rely on was broken. The world needed a solution, to rebuild trust and make sure nothing like what happened to her can ever happen again.

So we built Wault and created the
Wault Member Network.

We believe in open architecture and work with the leading industry groups and entrepreneurs pushing the boundaries of identity security and authentication. Wault is ready for tomorrow, for the next iteration of the web when it arrives — but we’re also ready today, securing identity in a growing number of industries and building out a critical mass of members on our network.

Our core team includes a chief systems architect, cloud and full-stack developers, software developers, and specialists in quality assurance, data analysis, program management and marketing. And we’re all focused on one thing: securing identity for good.

Our Leadership Team

Our seasoned leaders are expert at building real-world solutions.

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Liwen Yaacoby


A serial software entrepreneur, Liwen has founded two software ventures. A former Morgan Stanley executive, she offers 25 years of IT experience in managing global scale products and platforms.


Eli Yaacoby


A senior IT executive, software architect and developer for over 25 years, Eli headed enterprise applications for AQR Capital, a $160B+ hedge fund. As a Morgan Stanley executive, he led their web infrastructure group, and also served as lead developer for the first online banking system of Citibank.


Nancy Martin

Partner/Client Relations

A client relations executive, Nancy brings more than 20 years of operational and customer service leadership experience and business administration expertise.

Serena Hines

Serena Hines

Partner/Business Strategy

An entrepreneur and investor in the technology innovation space, she co-founded and later sold a cloud computing company with offices in Silicon Valley and Seattle. Serena has a family business background in real estate.

Our Advisors

Our leadership team is advised by thought leaders in business and identity protection.

Doc Searls

Doc Searls is co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto (Basic Books, 2000, 2010) and author of The Intention Economy: When Customers Take Charge (Harvard Business Review Press, 2012). He is an alumnus fellow of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where he runs ProjectVRM, an initiative aimed at fostering the development of tools for customer independence.

Joyce Searls

Joyce Searls is a serial entrepreneur with a background in the fashion, restaurant and real estate development fields. Ms. Searls is also a trustee of the Sovrin Foundation and board member and co-founder of Customer Commons, a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to empower customers around the globe in their interactions with businesses online.

David L. Steinberg

David L. Steinberg is co-founder, managing partner and co-chief investment officer of Marlowe Partners LP, an investment partnership launched by professionals from Appaloosa Management and Soros Fund Management that invests in equity and credit with a long bias.

Mike Critelli

Mike served as the Chief Executive Officer at Pitney Bowes Inc., where he led the company’s focus on emerging opportunities in the external environment, including postal reform and mailing industry transformation in the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific. He is also an executive producer of a full-length feature film, From the Rough (2014).

Dan Gottfried

Dan Gottfried is a partner at Hinckley Allen, a multiservice law firm, where his practice encompasses structuring, negotiating and documenting business deals and investment transactions throughout the United States and around the world. Mr. Gottfried represents a variety of business entities, particularly entre- preneurial businesses, private investment funds and family office investors.

Steven Palmer

Steven is the President of Draycott Place Advisors LLC, a management consulting firm focused on the mortgage, insurance and fintech sectors. He was previously the CEO of Entitle Direct Group, Inc., a national title insurance company, and also served as the head of the private equity group at PartnerRe Ltd., a global reinsurance company with over $8 billion in total capital, where he focused primarily on investing in mortgage- and insurance- related companies.

Marianne Mathieu

A 20+ year veteran in the real estate settlement industry Marianne has held a variety of roles. As a national agency account manager with Fidelity National Title Group, Marianne works with multistate title insurance/settlement agencies in both the commercial and residential sectors.

Our Partners

  • The Ferguson Library
  • W3C Member
  • Jack Welch College of Business, Sacred Heart University
  • Architect Partners, Crypto and M&A Advisory
  • digi.me
  • University of Connecticut
  • Certascan Technologies