Our Team

A gathering of some of the greatest talent in their chosen field, carefully assembled to make Coin Rivet the very best news and information website serving the global blockchain and cryptocurrency community. This is our team…

Sheba Karamat

Chief Executive Officer Sheba has 20 years’ experience in growing and running recruitment businesses, placing executives with financial and digital tech backgrounds into organisations such as Disney, Aviva, BBC, Barclays, News UK and Penguin Random House. Heavily involved in the sale of her previous recruitment business to James Cann, the Dragons Den entrepreneur. Founder and CEO of Coin Rivet and mother to four amazing children.
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Darren Parkin

Editorial Director Darren is a former daily newspaper editor and award-winning journalist with a media career spanning three decades. He previously worked for Trinity Mirror. From becoming the UK’s youngest newspaper editor at the age of 24 he has most recently held positions as Editorial Director and Non-Executive Director at several international business and economics publications.
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Jonathon Bright

Chief Marketing Officer Jonathon is a qualified marketing professional (CIM DipM, MA Marketing) with 30 years experience. 10 years financial services marketing experience. He’s worked for global brands such as NatWest, The Financial Times, Haymarket Media, The Wellcome Trust & The Department of Health and managed agency accounts for AXA, Credit Suisse, HSBC Offshore & Canon Professional Print.
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Scott Thompson

Editor in Chief Scott has been working in technology and business journalism for nearly 20 years, with a focus on FinTech, retail, payments and disruptive technology. He has been Editor of such titles as FStech, Retail Systems and IBS Journal and also contributed to the likes of Retail Technology Innovation Hub, PaymentEye, bobsguide, Essential Retail, Open Banking Hub, TechHQ and Internet of Business.
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James Stanley

Chief Technology Officer James has over 12 years’ experience developing websites and software applications. Having spent the last 5 years working in a leading web development agency, heading up a front end development team of 15, producing work for some of the largest lifestyle and hospitality brands across the US and UK. With a solid background in PHP, mostly specialising in WordPress and Drupal, James now heads up the technology team at Coin Rivet.

Olivier Acuna

Senior Writer Olivier has been writing for over 30 years. He has been based in six countries working for major news outlets including the Guardian, UPI & AP. He has covered massive earthquakes, presidential elections, immigration, and taken photos standing in the middle of shootouts between drug cartels, gone undercover to investigate organised crime, interviewed presidents, former presidents, heads of international organisations.
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Emily Perryman

Writer Emily is an award-winning financial journalist with over a decade of experience writing for consumer, trade and national publications. She writes about FinTech, investments, pensions, property and healthcare. Her work has appeared in titles such as The Financial Times, The Independent and Shares magazine.
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Kate OFlaherty

Senior Writer Kate is a freelance journalist with over a decade’s experience reporting on business and IT. She has held Editor and News Reporter positions on titles including: The Inquirer, Marketing Week, and Mobile Magazine, and has written articles for the Guardian, the Times, the Economist, SC UK Magazine, and Wired UK. She is also a Forbes contributor covering European cyber security.
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