About Centric

We believe financial freedom for the next generation can be stable, reliable, trusted and untethered from existing assets. It’s our vision to be the breakthrough digital currency, widely accepted globally.

Centric's Vision

Centric was conceived with the vision of one day replacing traditional fiat currencies. Blockchain technology will enable a more transparent world and we believe our innovative approach to achieving widespread adoption long term is what sets Centric apart from other cryptocurrencies today.

We believe the largest obstacle to the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies is price volatility. Cryptocurrencies, unlike fiat currencies, do not have a central bank to implement monetary policy focused on stabilizing purchasing power. Thus, changes in demand induce massive price fluctuations. The decentralized model to price discovery has made the majority of existing cryptocurrencies nothing more than stocks or commodities, valued on psychology, traded on unregulated stock markets, and susceptible to manipulation. The lack of price stability has prevented credit and debt markets from forming because volatility incurs a premium.

While the rest of the industry focuses on transaction throughput and smart contracts, we focus on solving price stability to realize the economic capabilities that the blockchain enables.

The Centric Foundation

The Centric Foundation was established to advance the adoption of Centric Rise (CNR), Centric Swap (CNS), along with establishing partners and solution Providers around the world.

The Foundation holds the highest standards of internal governance and transparency and is focused on a 7-10 year roadmap of new products, services, partnerships which will establish the financial framework required in order to achieve mass adoption around the world.

The Centric Foundation also plays a key role in setting macroeconomic policy to guide the growth of the Centric economy through the management of Centric Rise price, which is set 1 year in advance.   

Centric is named after this centralized aspect. Cryptocurrencies, unlike fiat currencies, do not have a central entity to implement monetary policy focused on stabilizing purchasing power. Thus, changes in demand induce massive price fluctuations. By the Centric Foundation managing the Centric Rise price they are in-effect managing the CNR exchange rate which affords the Centric economy further firepower to react to price fluctuations and changes to aggregate demand.

Leadership Team
Joel Clelland

Joel Clelland serves as Centric Group’s Chief Executive Officer. With over twenty years of diverse career experience, Joel brings an impressive track record of leadership in various industries and capacities, including finance, education, and the nonprofit / philanthropic sector. Prior to joining the Centric team, Joel built and led a successful sales, marketing, and distribution agency at World Financial Group. He additionally serves as the board chair for Project Boon, a nonprofit based in Southern California. Joel initially discovered Centric as an independent investor, introducing a unique perspective to the executive team. Joel emphasizes investor education and engagement, strategic partnerships, and market cap growth as key components to expedite protocol consensus.

Thomas Butcher

After two-and-a-half decades in various marketing and operations positions, Thomas “Tommy” Butcher joined Centric’s executive team as Chief Operating Officer. Tommy began his career in Information Technology, ascending into project management and executive management roles. He has managed strategists, marketers, designers, developers, and other professionals. Tommy’s high-performance leadership earned him a reputation for nurturing thriving, productive teams, and delighting clients. Prior to joining the executive team, Tommy was well known as an investor and Centric evangelist; he often promoted the project through social media. Tommy assisted Centric as an independent advisor prior to joining the team.

Nikita Ryabuhin - Centric Chief Technology Officer
Nikita Ryabuhin

Nikita is an experienced software development leader with over 10 years in project management, solution design, people management and hands-on software development practice and system/network administration. Nikita is also very experienced establishing technical departments and recruiting world class talent.

Solution architect in e-commerce, non-banking fintech, cash desk systems, POS, electronic wallets, payment systems, electronic documents, digital signatures and strong experience in the blockchain and cryptography technology.

Nikita plays a key role in blockchain product research and drafts, proof of concept, cooperation with software architects, microservice architecture, MVP, infrastructure architecture. Multi-tier solution (web front/back, API gateways, balancers, database layer, message queue, integration layer, log collectors and real-time monitoring).

Martin Chapcak - Centric Head of Blockchain
Martin Chapcak

Martin is passionate about everything related to fintech. His strong technical background, combined with passion for blockchain technology, gives him a unique skill set important for building new open financial framework.

He loves to find simple solutions which serves customers and hides enterprise architecture behind functional UI. He looks for simplicity in complexity and encourages the use of lean and MVP approach. Martin is a team player always looking for the best solution. His past projects and book “Lean and Agile essentials for Startups” led him to find his passion in the Blockchain, and work on disrupting projects.

Charlie Firebrace - Centric Global Partnerships
Charlie Firebrace

Charlie is responsible for Global Partnerships. His extensive Sales and Business Development experience along with his solid relationships with blockchain Companies around the world uniquely position Charlie to drive partnerships with exchanges, wallets, service providers and other cryptocurrency projects where synergies exist to integrate Centric Rise or Centric Swap.

Atma Degeyndt - Centric Chief Marketing Officer
Atma Degeyndt

Atma is the Chief Marketing Officer at Centric Foundation, directly responsible for marketing strategies, brand management, and global adoption. Atma has spent the last seven years helping over one hundred startups acquire their first customers, demystifying complex technology, and allocation of funding. Atma’s specialty lies not only in building and growing successful Companies, but his greatest attributes lie in his creativity, drive, and leadership. He is a respected voice in the start-up community.

Dusty Wunderlich - Centric Economic Advisor
Dusty Wunderlich
Adv. Economic

Dusty is a fintech entrepreneur and economic theorist. Dusty’s current efforts are focused on research, advisory, and thought leadership for the next generation of financial technologies and economic models. Dusty's led multiple financial technology companies and projects that range from algorithmic based learning to blockhain development. Dusty regularly speaks and writes on economics and entrepreneurship, his work has been published in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Equities.com, USA Today, and TEDx. Before his career as an entrepreneur, Dusty spent his time learning the markets working on private equity and M&A transactions.

An avid student of the markets and advocate for sound economic models driven by innovative technologies, Dusty is determined to drive social change by building better financial and economic models.

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