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 Executive Officer

Adam Swartzbaugh

15 years of strategy and development leadership experience across Asia.  Special Forces Commander in Europe, Middle East, and Pacific. 
MIT, Harvard University, Brown University

Chief Technology Officer


Nearly a decade of product development and management through technology startups and early-stage companies in the US and Asia.
MIT, Johns Hopkins University

Chief Marketing Officer

Howard Davidson

20 years defining and executing marketing and communications strategy that support consistent business growth and enhances brand equity, and awareness for startup and enterprise brands.


Min Kun Htaw

20 years of startup, business development and investment experience in Southeast Asia.

Chief Financial Officer

Hayden Brink

Nearly a decade of finance, financial modeling, CFO services, management consulting, investment banking venture capital and startup expertise. CAFCA,  University of Denver


Assessment Scientist

Rhys Lewis, Ph.D.

13 years of experience building psychometric assessments to predict behavior, including loan repayment. Ph.D. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology
Western University

Strategic Partnerships

Thanjira Fangtong

Nearly a decade of international financial modeling, financial statement analysis, client relationship management and Fin-tech experience in the USA and Southeast Asia, including an investment banking background. CFA level 1 certified. Chulalongkorn University, Boston University

Social Impact

Valerie Moreyra

Management consulting, social impact evaluation, emergency response, and international development in Asia and Americas.
NYU, Harvard University

Credit Modeling

Chelsea Conard

International development and microfinance experience in North America and Asia.
DePauw University