Going beyond investing. Thought diversity,
accountability, and self-reliance.

When decisions need to be made, governance and process is essential to operate smoothly.

These are the core people leading Napkin Inc. Focus remains on implementing key management and procedures, in order to bring Napkin to the public markets.

Board of Directors

Napkin’s board of directors is essential for providing governance, strategic direction, accountability, and oversight to the organization, ultimately helping to operate effectively and responsibly. Meet our members below.

Asif Nasim

Chairman of the Board, Director

Asif Nasim is a seasoned entrepreneur and financial services industry expert with two decades of experience. His career has been marked by his ability to help financial companies expand, enhance their brand presence, and enter new markets. Asif’s passion for investing dates back to his youth, and he is not only recognized for his astute business acumen but also for his unique talent in building meaningful relationships and connecting individuals to valuable networks, earning him the moniker of a “connector” by Malcolm Gladwell. He has consistently mentored colleagues, friends, and employees to achieve their goals and advance their careers.

In the past decade, Asif played a key role as a partner in a creative agency that significantly elevated the brand and marketing value of over 70 financial services clients in Canada and the U.S. During his tenure, he achieved an eightfold increase in revenue and spearheaded transformative changes to adapt to the growing importance of digital marketing. Prior to his entrepreneurial ventures, Asif gained valuable experience at prominent boutique investment firms in Canada, including Russell Investments/First Asset, AIC, and Spectrum Investments. Currently, he collaborates with financial services clients to address complex business challenges and actively participates in industry associations, serving on the Board of the Investments & Wealth Institute and having previously been a Board member of PAICR (Professional Association of Investment Communication Resources).

Larry Mercado

Board Member, Director

Larry Mercado is the founder and CEO of DEI.Fund, a venture capital fund of funds dedicated to providing capital to historically underserved markets and communities. In 2000, Larry co-founded Mercom, scaling to over $160 million in revenues with a successful exit in 2018. Larry has since given strong commitment to community involvement, having served on several non-profit boards. Currently, he holds positions on the Board of Directors of both Napkin and the Coastal Community Foundation, where he chairs both the Investment Committee and the Place Based Impact Investment Committee, overseeing assets exceeding $600 million. Larry is also the current owner of Bold Biologix, LLC. a sports and cosmetics CBD brand.

Larry’s contributions have been recognized over the years. In 2009, the South Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce honored him as Businessman of the Year, and in 2013, he was appointed an Ambassador for Economic Development in South Carolina by Governor Nikki Haley. Larry’s educational background includes a B.A. from the University of Virginia, an M.S. in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics from the University of Maryland Baltimore, and completion of the Stanford Executive Program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Matthew Liberto

Board Member, Director, CEO

Matthew Liberto is a dynamic entrepreneur and CEO known for visionary leadership at Napkin Inc. At Napkin, he is strategically expanding the company’s global M&A presence across North and South America, India, Europe, and the MENA regions. Matthew’s expertise spans international trade and negotiations, business development, marketing, television production, and brand strategy. Further education and extensive travels have provided Matthew with knowledge in fintech, global payments, blockchain and neobanking infrastructure.

Matthew’s prior role as CEO and Co-Founder at KVCF focused on promoting African foreign direct investment and social enterprise. Under Matthew’s leadership, KVCF built a fair-trade agro-commodities exporting company servicing over 27,000 registered farmers, conducting operations in 900 villages across Sierra Leone and Liberia. His dedication to building and scaling social enterprises, inspired by Peter Thiel’s “Zero to One,” positions him as an early adopter and prominent figure in the social investment arena, committed to fostering economic and social progress. Matthew’s educational background includes Entrepreneurship at Comosun College; Christian Ministry at Bethel School, Fintech Executive Education at University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, and Pomp’s Crypto Academy.

Grant Anderson

Board Member, Director, Vice President

Grant Anderson is the Managing Partner and co-founder of Napkin Inc., where he applies his extensive expertise in Administration, Project Management, Communications, Operations, and Client/Investor Relationship Management. Residing in Miami, Florida, Grant’s remarkable background and experience make him an integral part of Napkin’s board and leadership team.

Grant’s prior role as VP and Co-Founder of Kingdom Venture Capital Fund (KVCF) in West Africa provided valuable experience with international business management, investor relations, and effective communication tactics. Grant’s ability to excel in people management and relationship building, as well as commitment to excellence and value for proven expertise, make him invaluable to Napkin as an organization. Grant’s educational journey includes graduating high school with a 4.0; securing his degree in Entrepreneurship from Baylor University; completing Bethel’s “School of Supernatural Ministry” Christian ministry school in California; completing “Berkeley Fintech: Frameworks, Applications, and Strategies” course at University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business; and completing the “Crypto Academy: Fundamentals of Bitcoin & Crypto with Anthony Pompliano” course created by Anthony Pompliano). Grant has authored the book “Unreligious, Religious Devotionals”, set to release in late 2024.

Suzana Seis-Manto

Secretary, Financial Controller

With over 15 years of experience in Canada, Suzana Seis-Manto is a passionate advocate for aiding small business owners and individuals in managing and enhancing their financial well-being. Armed with a robust accounting background, Suzana offers clients sound advice, professionalism, and peace of mind. Her skill set encompasses exceptional organizational and communication skills, allowing her to streamline processes for improved efficiency and reduced waste.
Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from Romania, Suzana arrived in Canada with a dream to establish her own accounting practice. Currently serving as a dedicated and adaptable Corporate Financial Controller at Napkin Inc., Suzana efficiently manages full-cycle accounting responsibilities, including payroll, financial statements, and government remittances. Her expertise extends to budgeting, cash flow forecasting, and policy development to enhance company efficiency, ensuring the financial health and profitability of the organizations she serves.
Before her role at Napkin Inc., Suzana gained valuable experience as a Revenue Accountant with the Government of Alberta, handling ministry financial information, collaborating with auditors, and compiling monthly financial statements. Suzana’s diverse background and commitment to financial excellence make her a well-rounded and capable professional in the field, always staying proactive in the ever-changing landscape of corporate finance.

5th and 6th Board Members

As Napkin continues to grow, further board seats are available for desirable investors with prior history of public transactions, and alignment of Napkin’s core mission, values and ethics.

Finding great leadership

We’re holding additional board seats with equity compensation, for both our Board of Directors and our Advisory Board.
Board candidates must have experience scaling large international companies from growth-stage to IPO transactions.

Napkin’s Board functions and requirements

The Board of Directors plays a crucial role in overseeing the management and strategic direction of Napkin,
providing greater value to shareholders. Here are several reasons why our board was formed and exists today:

Corporate Governance
Provides a system of checks and balances within Napkin, ensuring that no single individual or group has excessive power. This helps prevent unethical behavior and conflicts of interest.

Strategic Guidance
Helps to set the strategic direction of Napkin. Members provide valuable insights and expertise to guide Napkin’s long-term planning and decision-making.

Holds management accountable for performance and adherence to ethical and legal standards. They monitor financial reporting, compliance with regulations, and the achievement of goals.

Risk Management
Assesses and manages risks that Napkin may face. They provide oversight to mitigate potential threats and ensure sustainability.

Fiduciary Duty
Board members have a fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of Napkin and its shareholders. This duty includes making decisions that benefit Napkin as a whole.

Selection of Leadership
Selection and continuous evaluation the executive leadership team, ensuring that the right individuals are leading Napkin.

Stakeholder Representation
The board represents the interests of all stakeholders, including shareholders, employees, customers, and the broader community. Balancing of interests to make decisions that benefit all.

Financial Oversight
Review and approval of budgets, financial statements, and major financial transactions. Ensuring that Napkin’s financial resources are used wisely and transparently.

Strategic Partnerships
Help facilitating strategic partnerships, mergers, acquisitions, and other significant business transactions that benefit Napkin’s growth and competitiveness.

Crisis Management
In times of crisis or uncertainty, the board provides stability and guidance, helping Napkin navigate challenges and the ability to make tough decisions, fast, when it matters most.

Expertise and Diversity
The board consists of individuals with diverse backgrounds, skills, and experiences. This diversity brings a wide range of perspectives to unlock value. As our slogan says, “we’re better together”.

Legal and Regulatory Compliance
Ensuring that Napkin complies with relevant laws and regulations, reducing the risk of legal issues and potential penalties.

Investor Confidence
The presence of a capable board boosts investor confidence in the organization, which leads to increased investment and shareholder value, which are all quintessential for growth.

Succession Planning
Ensures leadership transitioning is prepared for and done smoothly, and that Napkin stays prepared for the future.

Ethical Leadership
The board sets the tone for ethical behavior across Napkin.
Commitment to ethical standards, including transparency throughout the business, helps build a culture of integrity.

Long-Term Sustainability
The board focuses on the long-term sustainability of Napkin,
including short-term decisions that may ultimately impact the future value of shareholders.

Napkin works with exceptional people and brands, all around the world.

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