MEET THE TEAM
An entrepreneur at heart, Cassie is always
looking for new opportunities and
challenges, so when she cofounded Sókn as a female owned business, she knew she was creating and transforming the software algorithmic trading industry and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.
Cassie’s career spans over 25 years in both Executive Management and Business
Development. Most of her career was spent in the finance industry where Cassie
established herself as having a strong and
successful track record for identifying,
growing, and capitalizing on opportunities.
Cassie says that, as a female entrepreneur, she has faced many challenges, but it has never stopped her from pursuing her dreams and she is proud to be a trailblazer for other
women in STEM.
Stacy Lawrence has been a leader in start-ups of small-to-medium-sized companies consisting of FINTECH, medical and fitness technology, and real estate development for over 30 years.
Stacy has mastered what it takes to develop, execute, and maintain a sound operating plan. She also finds great rewards in creating and maintaining solid and focused teams and a welcoming work environment.
Brian took up software development as a
teenage hobbyist and continued as a
professional programmer, analyst,
engineer, and architect for decades,
contributing numerous innovations both
large and small to his employers.
While working for the Department of
Defense in the United States and overseas
for four years, Brian received his education
at Central Texas College and then the
University of Maryland extension in
Berlin, Germany. Returning to America
Mr. Smith worked Del Monte Foods, AAA
Insurance and Charles Schwab.
After jumpstarting Java development at
Charles Schwab, Brian went on to
specialize in Java and its various developer
APIs as an Independent Consultant for over
two decades. Brian has significant
experience in mobile technology, Web
applications, the Client, the Servers, the
Cloud, and the whole stack. Brian has
invented and implemented code and
technologies that includes Ancestry’s
smart-phone app and middle-ware, the
Sonos’ controller app, a world-wide peer-
to-peer network monitoring system,
Ubersense, among others. Brian’s interests
include writing software, through evolving
architecture, to building business that
makes a difference to end users, investors,
and the world.