Meet the Almond Team

Powered by a diverse group of people who know the landscape, Almond is positioned to open up financial services throughout Southeast Asia.  Our current team includes a dozen Harvard, MIT, and Brown-educated hackers and visionaries, with an average decade of global experience in the industry.


Chief Technology Officer

Yunus Sevimli

6 years of R&D and tech management at multiple startups

MIT, Johns Hopkins

Chief Marketing Officer

Howard Davidson

20 years of startup and enterprise brand marketing, PR and advertising experience

Chief Executive Officer

Adam Swartzbaugh

15 years of project management and leadership globally

MIT, Harvard, Brown

Myanmar Country Director

Min Kun Htaw

20 years of startup, business development and investment experience in Myanmar

Chief Financial Officer

Hayden Brink

6 years of finance, investment banking and venture capital

University of Denver


Product Lead

Emma Currier

MBA Candidate, MIT

Banking business development and strategy in Myanmar

Microfinance and Credit

Chelsea Conard

U.S. DHS, MIT Lincoln Lab

Product Development

Kushal Purie

MIT, Trinity College

6 years of international development, product management and strategy experience in North America and Asia


Summer Siman Li

MIT MBA | Harvard MPP

Strategy consulting, finance, and non-profit experience in Europe and Asia

Social Impact

Valerie Moreyra

Harvard, NYU

Impact evaluation, strategy consulting, and international development in Asia and Americas

Policy and Regulation

Nakul Nagaraj

Harvard, NYU

Research, development, and public affairs in Asia