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Richard D. Titus President, Transform Group

Richard Titus joined Transform Group following a two-year stint as the founder and CEO of Ark Advisors, a leading blockchain advisory firm.  Founded in 2017, ARK consulted with and invested in blockchain and DLT technology-based businesses, supporting 20+ blockchain projects in 2017-2018. Titus also led ARK’s investment efforts (arkfund.io) sourcing & deploying ~$6 million in capital into 5+ successful ventures. 

With a passion for innovation, Titus serves as a board member, advisor, and coach to a portfolio of companies in high-growth tech sectors, including AI, blockchain, cleantech, media and information security. For three and a half years he’s served as a mentor/fellow at the Rotman School of Management’s Creative Destruction Lab, a world-leading program across eight cities globally and includes 375 companies for 2019 alone in AI, space, blockchain, life sciences, smart cities and the world’s first quantum computing accelerator.  He is involved in CDL’s ongoing role as a founding member of the LIBRA Association.

A serial entrepreneur, CEO, startup advisor, coach, and investor, Titus has founded or co-founded more than seventeen firms, including Razorfish (Los Angeles – via acquisition of his company, Tag Media), Schematic (now rebranded Possible, post WPP acquisition), Ark, Videoplaza, and Prompt.ly, his fifth exit in a row. 

In addition to his entrepreneurship, Titus has held senior leadership roles at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), creating and launching both the iPlayer and the BBC mobile service. Later, as CEO of Associated Northcliffe Digital, the digital holding company of DMGT (Daily Mail) he led the turn-around of a legacy media and digital classified giant. He also led product development and customer product experience for Samsung Electronics, working out of Seoul, Korea, from 2015-17. Earlier in his life, Titus produced TV shows and feature films, winning multiple awards, including two Emmy nominations and Sundance selections “Online” & “Who Killed the Electric Car?” Titus is based in California with his lover and three daughters.


Michael Terpin Founder, CEO
Michael Terpin has more than 25 years of PR agency management. He has directly supervised many renowned PR campaigns of the digital media era, including early-stage PR for America Online, Earthlink, Jupiter, Motley Fool, Match.com, and Shapeways, as well as full-service campaigns with established brands, including Alpine, AT&T, Diamond Multimedia, Fujitsu, JBL, Konami, Marriott, Memorex, Philips, Rackspace, Red Herring, and TEAC.

In the blockchain sector, Terpin has led the PR efforts for more than 100 blockchain companies and foundations, including some of the leading token crowdsales. Client successes include the launches of Augur, Counterparty, Dash, Ethereum, Factom, Golem Network, Lisk, MaidSafe, Tether, as well as ongoing campaigns for Bittrex and Shapeshift.

Terpin co-founded BitAngels, the world’s first angel network for digital currency startups, which now has more than 500 members globally.


Enzo Villani Managing Partner, Transform Strategies

Enzo Villani leads corporate development, focused on business development, corporate strategy, stakeholder communications and aftermarket support. Enzo is active in building the security token infrastructure through his investments and advisory that include: Velocity Ledger, Delaware Board of Trade, Aurora IDEX and Alt5Sigma. He is an advisor to over 20 ICOs in 2018 including Monarch Blockchain, Kind Heaven, Big Data Block, Swarm Fund, Fluid.Capital, Vaultbank, and ZED Network.

Previously, Enzo was Managing Director, Strategy, for the NASDAQ, where he co-founded NASDAQ Global Corporate Solutions Group. After spending six years at NASDAQ, he co-founded and became Chief Strategy Officer for the corporate communications investment fund SAGE Holdings, where he completed a $200 million strategic M&A roll-up of five Tier-1 communications firms, including DF King & Co.

Enzo was most recently CEO of Equities.com, the world’s largest middle-market, and emerging growth company content publisher, growing the business 300% over three years. Enzo has spoken on financial communications, marketing and the capital markets. He holds an MBA from Cornell University.


Xenia von Wedel COO and Executive Vice President, Transform PR
Xenia joined Terpin Communications in February 2000. She specializes in traditional media and high-profile editorial blogs. Her high-profile placements include major national feature stories in AP, BBC and Reuters, plus full-length feature stories in USA Today, Wall Street Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle and San Jose Mercury News.

Internationally, she has placed substantial feature stories in the Economist, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, South China Morning Post and others.

She is fluent in German and French, and conversational in Spanish.


Amy Goldberger Executive Vice President and General Manager, New York

Amy Goldberger joins Transform Group as head of the New York office, where she is responsible for building Transform’s presence in NYC and managing team members throughout the Northeast and in Toronto. She previously helmed the New York office of The Terpin Group, a top-25 global technology firm which specialized in Internet technologies during the Web 1.0 and early Web 2.0 eras.. In that capacity, she grew the office to a 12-person staff and was integral in arranging the office’s eventual sale to what later became Financial Dynamics, now part of FTI Consulting (NYSE: FCN). Prior to that, Amy was Director of Media Relations for Seagram (NYSE: VO), the publicly-traded global beverage and entertainment company, working closely with senior management, legal and investor relations teams on strategy for media placement and was also responsible for the company’s annual report. Her previous positions were media manager for Coopers & Lybrand and account executive at Hill and Knowlton, where she was responsible for implementing financial communications programs for corporate clients.