Our Approach

We partner with clients to design innovative blockchain solutions and support their growth efforts through specialized business consulting and regulatory and risk management services.

Our Story

Luminous works with clients seeking to create new businesses, re-engineer existing processes, revamp underlying infrastructure and grow. Our clients range from startups to publicly traded companies across a wide variety of industries all with a common thread – building the future one block at a time.

Meet Our Team

Our principals have deep experience advising clients on the use of blockchain technologies and digital currencies in their business activities, providing them practical, innovative and regulatory compliant solutions. We come from diverse backgrounds and have unique perspectives – see what makes us different:

Carol Van Cleef

Founder & CEO

Recognized and highly sought after global strategist with industry leading legal and regulatory expertise in emerging technologies, blockchain, and digital currencies.

Charlie Kiser

Chief Operating Officer

Experienced crypto and blockchain public company CEO and CMO. Technology entrepreneur and strategist. Known as the “Chief Reality Officer” across the fast moving digital currency and blockchain ecosystem. Took the first bitcoin company public in 2014. Learned firsthand about the reg and compliance challenges startups, mid market and pubcos face navigating through the capital markets.

Kim Johnson

Director, Regulatory Compliance

A regulatory compliance expert on U.S. Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/Anti-Money Laundering (AML)/Office of Foreign Assets Control(OFAC) and other compliance requirements.

Elizabeth Alaway

Chief Risk Officer

Analytical powerhouse who’s strategic, holistic, and risk-focused approach helps build well managed successful businesses.

Diana Barrero Zalles

Regulatory Consultant

Experienced consultant in managing large cross-border transactions, applying big data visualizations to identify global investment opportunities, and regulatory compliance. She’s worked with decentralized financial infrastructures, regulatory proposals and stablecoins, and contributes to Global Digital Finance to standardize best practices for cryptoassets.

Addison Yang

Regulatory Consultant

A regulatory consultant focused on identifying and addressing new developments in blockchain regulation around the world. Previously, he was the legal affairs manager at a Series A blockchain wallet where he oversaw the company’s global licensing portfolio.