Our Team

Travis Jarae

Founder & CEO

Travis is the Founder and CEO of One World Identity, a strategy and research company focused on the identity industry. Previously, Travis was the Global Head of Identity Verification at Google, where he focused on leveraging technology to build innovative customer onboarding solutions. Prior to that, he was a consulting manager with Deloitte focused on identity, KYC, and AML regulations.

Travis lives in San Francisco with his fiance, Jennie, and their dog, Turley.

Dasha Cherepennikova

Executive Director

Dasha is the Executive Director of One World Identity. In her role at OWI, she is responsible for shaping the strategy for OWI and the execution of platform and programming. She is passionate about catalyzing change in digital identity through the intersection of strategy, user research, regulatory sandboxes and market-based solutions.

Prior to joining One World Identity, Dasha was a Product Manager for Payments Compliance and Risk at Google. She also spent some time at JPMorgan as a high frequency equities trader.

Dasha holds a degree in finance and international business from Georgetown University.

She has had her identity stolen multiple times.

Peter Joukov

Chief Operating Officer

Peter is the Chief Operating Officer for One World Identity and is responsible for company operations and for developing and maintaining relationships with our sponsors and partners.

Prior to joining OWI, Pete was a Manager of Professional Services at NetApp. Pete also spent time as a consultant in the Pentagon and five years in the military, including multiple deployments overseas.

Pete holds a BS degree from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA from Georgetown University. Pete also holds CISSP and PMP certifications.

Cameron D’Ambrosi

Director of News & Media

Cameron D’Ambrosi is Director of News & Media, responsible for executing OWI’s vision for the creation of an industry-leading neutral source for identity news, media, and analysis. Currently, a Manager with Deloitte’s Advisory practice, Cameron specializes in anti-money laundering, with over eight years of combined financial services and regulatory experience. Previously, Cameron served as a Compliance Officer with Mizuho Securities USA, and as an analyst at NYSE Regulation Inc.

Cameron is an aspiring amateur chef, technology, and automotive enthusiast, and lives in Chelsea, New York City with his girlfriend Lizzy. Cameron holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Fordham University.

Neil Hughes

Editor-in-Chief

Neil Hughes is the Editor in Chief for One World Identity, providing the latest news and insight to industry insiders. He’s also the Managing Editor at AppleInsider.com. Neil holds a degree in journalism from the University of Florida, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Danielle Schechter

Marketing & Web

Danielle is the Digital Marketing Associate for One World Identity, responsible for all web and marketing. She holds a degree in Advertising and Public relations from the University of Tampa.

Danielle currently lives in New York City with a rescue coonhound named Gaia.

Kaelyn Lowmaster

Market Analytics & Research Associate - Asia

Kaelyn Lowmaster is OWI’s Tokyo-based Market Analytics & Research Associate, responsible for research and reporting on identity-related issues in Asia as well as coordinating OWI’s operations throughout the region. Prior to joining OWI, she worked in the U.S. Army’s International Affairs Division at the Pentagon, and coordinated Johns Hopkins’ graduate programs in Nanjing, China. Kaelyn holds an MA in China Studies and Conflict Management from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, a graduate certificate from the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, and a BA in Chinese and International Relations from Colgate University.

Nick D’Alessandro

Business Development Associate

Nick D’Alessandro is a Business Development Associate at One World Identity. He is responsible for sourcing, developing, and maintaining relationships with the company’s sponsors and partners. Nick holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his girlfriend Lauren, and two cats Cy and Luca.

Our Advisors

Cheryl Slipski

Chair of the Advisory Council

Executive Director @ Ubiquity

Filip Verley

Senior Advisor

Filip is a Senior Advisor to One World Identity. In his role, he is responsible for building partnerships, curating the conversation around identity and educating the industry about the importance of this topic.

In addition to his work at One World Identity, Filip finds solutions for the merger of the physical and digital worlds, and its impact on identity. In his current role with Airbnb, this is one of the company’s most critical missions. Airbnb is uniquely positioned to solve the merger and figure out what identity means for 21st Century interactions between individuals and businesses alike.

Previously, Filip worked as a Sr. Product Manager at Google in payments compliance with a focus on identity verification, including automation, inclusion and improving user experience. Filip has a masters degree in criminal justice from Florida State University, grew up in Belgium, has a growing family, and he enjoys action movies and sports.

Jennifer Berry

Jennifer Berry

Senior Advisor

Jennifer is a Senior Advisor to One World Identity. In her role, she is responsible for supporting the go-to-market business strategy, social media, and content marketing.

Jennifer is currently a Manager at Deloitte Consulting. She recently served as Chief of Staff to Joe Echevarria, former CEO of Deloitte LLP, to operationalize the nonprofit My Brother’s Keeper Alliance. She has also served as a staffer to the President’s Export Council under the Obama Administration.

Prior to her career at Deloitte, Jennifer was a Manager of Advanced Equity Product Specialists, with a focus in equity derivatives, at Bloomberg LP. Jennifer holds a degree in economics from Columbia University, Barnard College and an MBA from New York University.

Brian Crist

Senior Advisor

Chief Payments Counsel at Uber

Ryan Zagone

Senior Advisor

Throughout Ryan’s career, he has focused on the intersection of regulatory policy and product strategy.

Ryan is the Director of Regulatory Relations at Ripple, a payment technology company named one of the 50 Smartest Companies by MIT and the recipient of the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneer Award. Ryan works with regulators and central banks on policy frameworks that support innovation and faster payments.

Ryan serves on the Steering Committee of the Federal Reserve’s Faster Payments Task Force, an advisory role on future payment systems in the United States.

Ryan is also a member of the Advisory Board for the United Nations’ Better Than Cash Alliance – an effort to accelerate financial inclusion through electronic payments.

Previously, Ryan worked on product strategy at Deloitte and regulatory policy at the American Bankers Association.

Ryan holds a degree in economics and lives in New York.

Juan Llanos

Senior Advisor

A seasoned financial compliance expert and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, Juan is a sought-after startup mentor and advisor in anti-money laundering an regulatory compliance strategy, and writes about risk and virtual currencies in his blog ContrarianCompliance.com. For well over a decade, Juan has built and managed compliance programs all over the world while dedicating his work to supporting the underserved and unbanked, and to influencing pro-innovation policy. During this time, he helped develop a large portfolio of innovative monetary services and tools –such as bill payments, money transfer products and Mexico’s first pre-paid debit card. In 2008, Juan was granted permanent residence in the United States by reason of “extraordinary ability” in the fields of Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism. Juan co-developed this suite of new financial services at Unidos Financial Services and Remesas Quisqueyana (now Dolex), holding a number of senior positions, while building a reputation as an internationally recognized compliance thought leader. More recently, Juan led Uphold’s (formerly Bitreserve) transparency and compliance strategy, as well as global partnerships and stakeholder relations. Currently, he is Special Advisor for blockchain analytics startup Skry (formerly, Coinalytics), Senior Advisor to OneWorldIdentity, and Founder of RegTech startup lab Multiple Startups.

Pascal Bouvier

Strategic Advisor

Venture Partner @ Santander InnoVentures

Karen Gifford

Advisor

Special Advisor @ Ripple

Alka Gupta

Advisor

Founder @ GlobaliD

Susan Joseph

Advisor

Founder + CEO @ SheTechPower + Former CEO @ ID2020

Sean Krepp

Advisor

Sr. Program Manager @ Google

Peter O'Neill

Advisor

President of FindBiometrics & Mobile ID World, TopickZ Inc. Founder

News

X