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Symbiont Announces Expansion of Executive Leadership Team

March 10, 2022 08:30 AM Eastern Standard Time NEW YORK, NY, March 10, 2022 – Symbiont, Inc. a technology pioneer solving complex global

finance problems using enterprise blockchain solutions, announced today it recently expanded

its executive leadership team with the appointment of two strategic management positions at

the end of Q42021. Silvia Davi was named Symbiont’s Chief Marketing and Communications

Officer and Tom DeJarnette was named Chief People Officer. Both roles are newly created

positions and report directly to Mark Smith, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of

Symbiont, creator of the first enterprise platform built to shape the future of global financial

markets via decentralized common market blockchain technology.

As Chief Marketing and Corporate Communications Officer, Silvia Davi is overseeing all aspects

of global marketing, brand, corporate communications, public affairs, digital communications,

investor relations and social responsibility. Tom DeJarnette is overseeing human resources,

talent management, employee relations, employee performance, training, and culture.

Mark Smith, CEO of Symbiont commented, “I am delighted to welcome two exceptional

professionals like Silvia and Tom to our leadership team. 2021 was an instrumental year for our

organization as we saw the acceleration of our technology efforts come to life with our smart

collateral application going live with Vanguard and State Street. The other critical milestone in

2021 was our organizational evolution and as a result the expansion of our executive team.”

Smith added, “As a serial entrepreneur, I have always viewed the addition of a CMO as the

official launch of an organization and we are excited to have such a well-rounded, innovative

fintech leader of Silvia’s caliber leading the Symbiont brand into its next phase of our strategic

development. Her experience implementing transformative marketing, corporate

communications and business development strategies coupled with her network and industry

knowledge within capital markets, financial services, and technology, is already proving critical

to our evolution.”

He continued, “The success of Symbiont to date is a direct result of the talented team of

engineers, technologists, and finance professionals we have on board. As we continue to grow

and expand our team, we are focused on our talented employees and continuing to build our

talent pool and organizational culture. I am personally delighted to have Tom leading our

human resources, employee relations and organizational effectiveness.

As we continue to evolve our culture of innovation and transparency, I am delighted to have

added Tom to our management team. As a retired Navy Seal with a history of building effective

teams, Tom has experience in cross-functional program development and dynamic work

cultures and is leading our workforce into a new era of professional growth.

Silvia’s expertise stems from international communications agencies, in-house publicly traded

Fortune 500 corporations, start-ups, and nonprofits. She has held leadership roles at respected

financial and professional services firms including Nasdaq, Instinet, Marsh & McLennan, and

Edelman. More recently, she has worked with numerous fast-paced fintech’s such as Thesys

Technologies and 280 CapMarkets (now InspereX), from start-up to exit on brand-building,

corporate development, and communications growth strategies. Silvia currently serves on the

Board of Directors for national non-profit Tuesday's Children and on various industry Advisory

Committees such as The Museum of American Finance (MOAF).

Tom’s career highlights have included leadership positions during multiple combat deployments

to Afghanistan and Iraq that included lead tactical planner and Ground Force Commander for

the largest SEAL mission in history. He was also the Commanding Officer of the SEAL Team

ONE, where he not only trained and deployed SEAL Platoons for combat operations in Iraq but

also created CENTRAL Command’s #1 priority effort, the Crisis Response Element. More

recently since transitioning to corporate life, Tom consulted with Voluntary Employee Benefits

Association out of San Diego, CA. He is an active member in the SEAL Future Foundation and

Co-Founder of the San Diego Chapter.

About Symbiont

Symbiont is a leading technology company focused on solving complex global finance problems

using a novel enterprise blockchain solution. An early pioneer of smart contracts and

distributed ledger technologies, Symbiont’s AssemblyTM blockchain is the first enterprise

platform developed to remove operational friction from the life cycle of financial instruments,

while enabling real-time data sharing with optimal security and privacy. Founded in New York

with a global footprint, Symbiont is composed of a team of capital markets experts and

engineers located all over the world with the common goal of creating market efficiencies to

power the next generation of financial market innovation.

To learn more about Symbiont, please visit or contact the team at Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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