Citizen's vision is of a safer, more legitimate internet. One where people control their own personal data, and businesses recieve consensual information directly from their customers.
Our model is to never resell or pass on personal data without consent. To guarantee this we use cryptographic tokens, so we cannot see or sell our customer’s data.
Founder and CEO
James has worked across internet businesses for the past twenty years, with UK success stories including as Worldpay (CTO) and Just Eat. He is a strong advocate of consumer rights and privacy, and is driven to protect consumers from identity theft and hacking. James holds an MBA from Cass Business School and a BA from Essex University. He currently lives by the seaside with his family, and three dogs.
Head of Engineering
Flakron heads up engineering, from a background in low-latency, high-frequency trading. Before Citizen, Flakron worked at FlexTrade on a highly customisable message manipulation and routing product which handles high volumes of FIX trade messages. Flakron holds a BSc in Computer Science from Queen Mary and an MSc in Software Systems engineering from UCL. During his spare time he enjoys seeing as much of world as he can.
Paul is a technical architect and engineer. Prior to Citizen he worked at Eircom, Ireland's largest telecommunications provider, developing carrier class systems and applications in areas such as ISP services, authentication and authorisation, security, provisioning and service usage analysis. Paul holds BA and MA degrees in fine art from IADT Dun Laoghaire and NCAD Dublin respectively, and a BSc in mathematics and mathematical physics from NUI Maynooth. He also works as an artist exploring the intersection between art, design and algorithms. In his free time, you'll find Paul climbing Norwegian mountains.