Tony Pham is currently the Head of Marketing for Kadena, a blockchain company that spun out of J.P. Morgan and that TechCrunch has said is “pushing [enterprise-grade] technology forward.” In addition to leading co-marketing with DeFi partners such as Celo, Chainlink and Terra, he is responsible for branding, communications, customer development, lifecycle engagement, and product marketing.
Previously, he was Head of Marketing and Communications at TrustToken, where he launched and led marketing for the go-to-market and growth of the TrueUSD stablecoin (reaching over $150 million in market cap in less than 1 year). Before TrustToken, Tony was a consultant at various organizations including United We Dream, one of the country’s largest non-profits that advocates on behalf of young immigrants. Prior to that, Tony was Vice President of Marketing at Coin (acquired by Fitbit) and Life360, leading the company’s storytelling and marketing strategy as the mobile app grew from 50,000 to 15 million users during his tenure. Life360 had an IPO on the Australian Stock Exchange in 2019.
Tony began his career in Silicon Valley when he was recruited to Max Levchin’s Slide where he was the first product marketing hire, managing a team over four years through to an acquisition by Google.
He has been an expert source and on-the-record spokesperson to media such as Bloomberg, CoinDesk, CNN, Forbes, and USA Today. Tony has spoken at globally recognized conferences including Mobile World Congress, SxSW, and Marketing 2.0. He has also won industry awards such as the Data-Driven CMO Growth Award and a Webby Award.
Tony is a graduate from Grinnell College and is a Fulbright Scholar.
Outside of his role at Kadena, Tony enjoys advising entrepreneurial and innovative teams as a 500 Startups mentor. Through presentations, workshops and 1×1 sessions, he assists founders around the world.