A Pioneer in Virtual Worlds and Digital Economies

Built by the team at Second Life to power its own digital economy, Tilia is now the leading payment platform for game publishers, metaverse creators, and NFT providers around the world.

Tilia’s parent company, Linden Lab, has been running Second Life for nearly 20 years. During that time, the team behind Tilia saw the massive potential for creating real-world value from in-game assets.

Payment processing and virtual wallets weren’t new ideas, but Tilia knew the game-changer would be creating a legally compliant way to convert virtual funds back into money that can be used in the real world.

Drawing from its expertise in virtual worlds, Tilia developed an integrated suite of products to process payments, manage in-world transactions, and process payouts into real money deposited directly into user bank accounts.

At the same time, Tilia assembled a world-renowned team of legal and security professionals to manage the burden of establishing and maintaining regulatory compliance, transaction security, and fraud management.

Partners

Our Board of Directors

As a growing contributor to the virtual space, Tilia is partnering with some of the biggest developer platforms, allowing creators to maximize growth by streamlining the development process.

Brad Oberwager | CEO, Director

Brad Oberwager has spent his entire career in technology and consumer focused companies as an entrepreneur and board member. Currently, he sits on the boards of two public companies, Asure Software (NASDAQ: ASUR) and Better World (NASDAQ: BWACU). He is the chairman of two companies he founded, Jyve and Sundia and is also on the board of TEGSCO (aka AutoReturn). He owned Bare Snacks, acquired by PepsiCo in 2018. Brad was Vice-chair of YPO International, a global organization of 25,000 CEOs. Brad received his BS from Georgetown University, his MBA from the Wharton School and lives in San Francisco.

Aston Waldman | CFO, Director, Treasurer

Aston is the CFO of Tilia LLC, where he’s responsible for the business of Tilia, and also serves on the Board of Directors of Tilia. Aston is also the CFO of Linden Research, Inc., the parent company of Tilia LLC, and as CFO of Linden, Aston oversees all financial matters of the company. Aston has over ten years of senior management experience at gaming / virtual world companies in Silicon Valley. Prior to Linden Lab and Tilia, Aston served as Corporate Controller at Trion Worlds, Inc. Aston began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he worked on a wide range of clients including Chevron, URS and SunPower. He is a CPA and received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia - Sauder School of Business.

Executive Leadership

At Tilia, we believe that great work comes from a culture of excellence and collaboration. Our executive leadership team is dedicated to setting the highest standards in terms of innovation, performance, and client service.

Tilia General Counsel David J. Kim

David J. Kim

General Counsel, Interim Chief Compliance Officer, Secretary
David is a highly experienced legal executive in the payments industry, with over 25 years of experience. He previously held the General Counsel and SVP and Chief Counsel roles at CyberSource Corporation and Visa Inc., respectively. He is currently the General Counsel and Interim Chief Compliance Officer of Tilia LLC, where he oversees all legal affairs and compliance functions to ensure the company meets its obligations as a licensed money transmitter. He also works closely with product and business development teams on commercialization initiatives.

Catherine Porter

Chief Business Officer
Catherine Porter is the Chief Business Officer for Tilia. She brings more than 20 years of experience in strategy, sales, marketing, and business development from leading companies such as OpenTable, LinkedIn, Google, and Oracle. She has a particular focus on international growth, particularly in Japan's internet and mobile ecosystem. Before joining Tilia, Catherine led global partnerships and fintech innovation at Meta, including building the Diem ecosystem and traditional payments ecosystem.
Tilia Chief Technical Officer Ray Johnson

Ray Johnson

Chief Technical Officer
Ray Johnson is the CTO at Tilia. He has an impressive array of accomplishments, including publishing technical papers, speaking at conferences, and contributing to a book. He graduated summa cum laude from both The George Washington University and the Georgia Institute of Technology. With over 25 years of experience managing engineering teams, he was most recently the SVP of Engineering at Yellowpages.com where he helped grow the company to $1B in internet advertising revenue. Ray is an incredibly qualified executive and an asset to the Tilia team.
Tilia Chief of Staff Cammy Bergren

Cammy Bergren

Chief of Staff
Cammy Bergren is a highly experienced and innovative leader in product and operations, having worked in technology and consumer-focused companies. Prior to joining Linden Lab, she co-founded Jyve Inc, a 'creator-driven' labor marketplace. She also served as COO for Bare Snacks before it was acquired by PepsiCo. Her career began at Accenture, where she led product strategy and implementation projects in the Financial Services Division. Cammy is a Marin County resident with a teenage daughter, and loves to travel with her family.
Tilia Chief People Officer Trina Cooley

Trina Cooley

Chief People Officer
Trina is a progressive Chief People Officer at Linden Lab, challenging conventions to work smarter and reach farther. She is an approachable ally and advocate for team members, driving diverse, equitable and inclusive cultures. Prior to Linden Lab, Trina held leadership roles with Jyve Corporation, VSC and Jump Associates. Outside of the virtual office, Trina mentors and advises, amplifying development opportunities for women and serves as a death doula and active proponent in the harm reduction space.
Tilia Global Operations General Manager Justine Norman

Justine Norman

General Manager, Global Operations
Justine is based in the UK and joined us in January 2022. She is the General Manager for Global Operations. Justine has been instrumental in setting up and overseeing our UK, EU and Australian offices so far and leading on the associated in-country regulatory application processes. Justine originally trained and practiced as a lawyer and has specialized in the payments industry for over 16 years. Justine served as the Legal Director, and then Deputy Managing Director of allpay, Project Director at Clearbank and Operations Director at Civicapay.
Australia Tilia General Manager Adam Fenech

Adam Fenech

General Manager, Australia
Adam is the General Manager of Tilia's Australia business and serves on the Australian entity's Board of Directors. He is an experienced leader with over 25 years of financial services, business advisory and management consulting experience in Australia and Asia Pacific. He has held various roles at Commonwealth Bank of Australia, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Kina Bank, BSP Financial Group, and a boutique financial services firm, plus completed leadership programs at Harvard Business School and the National University of Singapore. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New England and an MBA from the University of Southern Queensland.
Tilia Chief People Officer Trina Cooley

Chris O'Shea

General Manager, Europe
Chris O’shea is the Tilia General Manager of Ireland & Europe, overseeing business operations and focusing on obtaining European regulatory authorization. With over 30 years of experience in financial services, his goal is to establish a bridge between the digital economy and real world financial independence. Chris earned his Bachelor degree from Dorset College Dublin and has earned his CAPM from the Institute of Project Managers. Outside of work he enjoys DIY projects and is fond of spots including rugby, soccer, GAA, hurling, and golf.
Tilia Chief Security Officer Pete Capraro

Pete Capraro

Chief Information Security Officer
Pete is the CISO of Tilia LLC, where he is responsible for the Cybersecurity Program. He has 12 years of senior experience in Financial Services Cybersecurity, having previously worked as Deputy CISO of Akoya, a data-less data aggregator owned by US top 10 banks, and as Cybersecurity Architecture and Business Information Security Officer (BISO) at Bank of America. He has also held various IT leadership positions in industries such as Insurance, Healthcare, Ecommerce, and Non-Profit.

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Built to grow with you

Games, virtual worlds and creator-driven platforms are constantly evolving - and so is Tilia. We’re invested in growing our technology and services to meet our partners' changing needs, no matter where that leads. Let’s build the new digital economy together.