Sharon Daniels

Chairman and CEO

Sharon Daniels is a member of the shareholder group that founded Arria NLG. Sharon has over 25 years’ experience in strategic business development and has consulted to leading global technology and financial service companies. Sharon is also a founder of Diligent Corporation and served on the Diligent board through 2010, where she also held an executive position as Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to joining the Diligent, Sharon was a vice president at the US-based company PaperDirect, Inc. which subsequently sold to Deluxe Corporation.

William Deane

Independent Director

Will is a Managing Director of Exto Partners, a technology venture capital firm based in Sydney, Australia he co-founded in 2003. Will is also Managing Director of the B3V Fund focused on investments in blockchain assets and NFTs. Will has founded, invested in or been a director of more than a dozen high growth and global businesses and has successfully managed IPOs, mergers, and acquisitions for Exto’s portfolio companies. Will is currently a Director of RedHill Education (ASX:RDH), Tuned Global, Zetaris, EnVie Fitness, Optalert and WhiteSky Labs. Exto Partners has also invested in Airtasker (ASX:ART), Tribe, Hey You (Beat the Q), Sensear and Ondek.

William is an experienced corporate lawyer, having worked in Australia with Ashursts (formerly Blake Dawson) and in New York with Sidley Austin LLP and Skadden, Arp, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP. He has advised leading domestic and international corporations on capital raising, stock exchange listing (NYSE, NASDAQ and ASX), mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters.

William has been admitted to practice law in Victoria, Australia and New York, USA and has an L.L.B. (hons) from Bond University 1995 and a B.A (hons) from the University of Sydney 1992. William is member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Sean Drake

Independent Director

Sean Drake is the Founder and Managing Partner of Stony Lonesome Group, a venture capital firm where he serves as the Managing General Partner and Chief Investment Officer of five funds. He is also the Founder & Chairman of Pathfinder Solutions Group, a consulting firm focused on go-to-market strategies, sales, and government capture for Stony Lonesome Group portfolio companies in the Department of Defense/Government sector. Mr. Drake has over 25 years of experience with start-ups, entrepreneurship, and public markets.

Sean was previously a high-performance coach at the US Olympic Training Center working with USA Cycling and USA Triathlon. He also served as an Infantry Captain in the US Army.

Mr. Drake holds a Bachelor of Science, Engineering Management, United States Military Academy, West Point NY (1990) and a Master of Science, Exercise Science, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs CO (1999).

Robert Frost

Independent Director

Robert Frost has broad knowledge of Banking, Financial Systems, and Complex Financial Instruments, having spent over 20 years introducing, marketing, and negotiating such transactions across multiple financial markets. Based in New York City since 2010, he has become very familiar with Wall Street systems, enabling the development of deep “Street” financial related connections.

Rob is Managing Director at JB Drax Honore, a global firm with offices in London, New York, Chicago, and Singapore. JB Drax accounts for significant market volume in Listed Derivatives, OTC Foreign Exchange, and Interest Rate Swaps. JB Drax are well known and highly regarded for their specialist knowledge and leading position in the market and for their significant trading of Complex Financial Instruments globally.

Thomas Makeig

General Counsel

Thomas has practiced US and international law for over 30 years. He is responsible for integrating and facilitating Arria’s corporate structure, tax efficiency planning, IP development, corporate governance and securities law compliance worldwide. He played a similar key role in Diligent’s IPO.

“Arria’s proven leadership team and well-defined vision have the company poised to do great things.”