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Mance Harmon

Mance Harmon

Mance Harmon is an experienced technology executive and entrepreneur with over 20 years of strategic leadership experience in multi-national corporations, government agencies, and high-tech startups. He is the co-founder and CEO of Swirlds Inc. and Hedera Hashgraph, a public distributed ledger platform that enables developers to build decentralized applications with high throughput and low latency.

Personal Stats

Age 54
Source of wealth Technology executive, investor, and entrepreneur
Residence Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
Citizenship The United States of America
Marital status Not available
Education Mississippi State University, University of Massachusetts

Biography of Mance Harmon

Mance Harmon has more than 20 years of experience working in senior-level positions for various startups and corporations. In 2017, he co-founded Hedera Hashgraph, which is a next-generation distributed ledger technology that claims to offer faster speeds and better security guarantees than existing blockchain solutions.

Mance Harmon's Education

Mance Harmon received a BS in Computer Science from Mississippi State University and an MS in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts.

Mance Harmon's Career

Harmon began his career working for the United States Air Force, where he served as a research scientist and developed software for secure communications systems. He later worked for various technology companies, including Accenture, Ping Identity, and Symbol Technologies (Motorola), where he held senior-level roles in product development and management.

In 2017, Harmon co-founded Hedera Hashgraph, a next-generation distributed ledger platform that aims to provide a faster, more secure, and more efficient alternative to traditional blockchain technology. Harmon thinks Hashgraph and its native token HBAR can coexist with other cryptos, but he believes the cryptospace will become more centralized as the market matures. 

He is also a recognized expert in the design, advancement, and delivery of state-of-the-art technologies to address business, financial, competitive, and customer demands.

According to his official LinkedIn account, Mance Harmon obtained the following job positions:

  1. Research Scientist for Machine Learning (Artificial Intelligence) at Air Force Research Laboratory: Wright Laboratory, from July 1993 till Aug 1997 
  2. Student, Graduate Program, Dept. of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts, from August 1997 till Dec 1998 
  3. Instructor, Dept. of Computer Science at the United State Air Force Academy Academy, from December 1998 till June 2000 
  4. Program Manager, Missile Defense Wargame at Missile Defense Agency, from July 2000 till September 2002 
  5. CEO and Founder of Trio Security, Inc., from September 2002 till June 2004
  6. Sr. Director, Security Products at Symbol Technologies (Motorola), from June 2004 till August 2005 
  7. Founder and CEO at BlueWave Security, from September 2005 till Dec 2011
  8. Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Ortsbo, from Mar 2012 till May 2013 
  9. Head of Labs and Head of Architecture at Ping Identity, from May 2013 till October 2016
  10. CEO and Co-founder of Hedera Hashgraph, from August 2017 till May 2022
  11. Board Member and Advisor and CEO / Co-founder at Swirlds Inc, from November 2016 till Present
  12. co-CEO of Swirlds Labs, from May 2022 till Present 

Mance Harmon's Personal Life

There is limited information available about Mance Harmon's personal life. No information is available about his marital status, family, or hobbies.

However, as the CEO and co-founder of Hedera Hashgraph, Harmon is focused on developing and supporting the Hedera network, creating community and enterprise solutions. He is also a recognized expert in the design, advancement, and delivery of state-of-the-art technologies to address business, financial, competitive, and customer demands.

What Is Mance Harmon's Net Worth?

There is no specific figure for Mance Harmon's net worth. However, it is mentioned that he has made substantial income from investing, particularly in tech start-ups, and has invested a significant portion of his wealth in cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), aligning with emerging digital trends. While the exact net worth is not disclosed, his involvement in successful ventures and strategic leadership positions suggests a substantial net worth.

Mance Harmon's Portfolio

Harmon's portfolio is diverse, ranging from traditional sectors to digital assets like cryptocurrencies and NFTs. 

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