About Us

Our Purpose

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

Credentials are 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 credentials 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 Platform.

We believe in open architecture and work with the leading industry groups and entrepreneurs pushing the boundaries of credentials 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 credentials 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 credentials for good.

Our Leadership Team

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

Liwen Yaacoby

Liwen Yaacoby

Co-Founder/CEO

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

Eli Yaacoby

Co-Founder/CTO

A senior IT executive, software architect and developer for over 25 years, Eli headed enterprise applications for a $160B+ hedge fund. As a former 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

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.

Thomas Cali

Thomas Cali

Business Development

A title industry veteran with experience as a senior level executive for multi-state title agencies. Tom designed single-seat production tools that streamlined the title process. He is an innovative thinker with a passion for technology.

Lillian Shapiro

Chief Revenue Officer

Co-founder of a series of disrupter platforms and tools in the HR and benefits industries serving over 350,000 employers with integration into a range of HCM and payroll platforms. Over 30 years of experience in developing and marketing products and services. Successfully monetized platforms in benefits communications, innovative outdoor media and a diamond trading system.

Our Advisors

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

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.

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 - a member of the Fidelity National Financial (NYSE: FNF) family of companies and the nation’s largest group of title companies and title insurance underwriters, Marianne works with multistate title insurance/settlement agencies in both the commercial and residential sectors.

Eddie Oddo

Eddie Oddo serves as Vice President, Business Solutions for First American Title Insurance Co., a Fortune 500 Title Insurance and Settlement Services provider. He is responsible for the vision, development and implementation of strategic, digital initiatives. With nearly 25 years of industry experience, Eddie is recognized as a digital transformation thought leader in the real estate settlement and mortgage industries.

Amit Gavish

Amit is a seasoned business executive with experience in all phases of start-ups’ life cycle. As a former GM at BriefCam, he led the U.S. activities from pre-revenue stage through a successful acquisition by Canon. Amit had advised many start-ups to establish and grow their U.S. presence. In recent years, he expanded his work to support start-ups with strategic business development, M&A and raising capital. Amit’s focus remains on dual-use technologies for both the public and private sectors.

Meir Shachar

Meir Shachar is a Managing Director of ISTEC – an Israeli technology and advisory firm in the field of cyber security, threat intelligence, and data loss prevention. Meir is also an advisor to The Win Systems Group, a multinational enterprise specializing in large SCADA-type central systems for national and state lotteries as well as gaming operations.

Our Partners

  • SOVRIN
  • W3C
  • Sacred Heart UNIVERSITY
  • digi.me
  • UCONN UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
  • CertaScan Technologies
  • American Land Title Association
  • DIF
  • WeFi Capital
  • VENTURE CRUSH FG
  • Microsoft for Startups