US-based Fluent, a fintech company developing a blockchain platform for trade finance, has appointed Dan Juliano and Anthony Brown to its board of advisors.
Brown has worked for more than 30 years as an import-export trader, trade financier and risk and supply chain specialist. He is the founder and CEO of the trade consultancy Trade Advisory and was previously head of international trade finance at Bibby Financial Services. Brown has held a range of senior trade finance roles in the past, including that of CEO and co-founder of Trading Alliance Corporation and head of the international division at GMAC Commercial Finance.
Juliano joins Fluent with 25 years of experience in enterprise software. In 2003, he co-founded the supply chain finance platform PrimeRevenue, where, until June 2016, he was senior vice-president of business development. Today, he is the owner of BCJ, a consulting firm that helps technology companies and financial institutions with trade finance and working capital solutions.
Juliano is the second former PrimeRevenue employee to join the Fluent team, following Terry Pierce’s appointment as vice-president of customer strategy in June.
Fluent’s CEO, Lamar Wilson, says the two new appointments will assist the fintech firm in go-to-market strategy, product development and sales.
“We are excited to bring two distinguished thought leaders in the trade finance industry on our team,” he says. “The scope and depth of knowledge that these two gentlemen bring to the table is hard to rival, and we look forward to using their experience and extensive network to cement Fluent as the leading blockchain solution for trade finance.”
Among others, Fluent’s board include Atul Kamra, managing director of SixThirty, Craig Cuffie, supply chain executive at Intuit, and Lou Henderson, senior director of corporate finance at Post Foods.