Who We Are

About Facteus

Facteus unlocks the power and value of sensitive data. Through its innovative synthetic data technology and data enrichment services, Facteus safely transforms and enhances raw financial transaction data from legacy technologies into actionable information, which can be used for machine learning, artificial intelligence, investing, industry or company analysis, marketing and other strategic use cases, all without compromising data privacy. The company’s data products have been gathered directly from financial institutions, payment companies, fintechs, and debit card programs, giving business and investment executives access to the “truth” of actual consumer financial transactions, not just general trends.

Facteus literally means “comprised of facts,” and we provide trustworthy information and offer authoritative data insights to help our clients make often complicated investment and business decisions.

Representation of Technology Driven approach for machine learning, data security and privacy procedureTECHNOLOGY DRIVEN

We use the latest privacy enhancing techniques, data science, cloud, machine learning, and applied mathematical technologies to improve our products and stay ahead of the curve.


Strict data privacy practices and protocols ensure that client data—and their customers—are always completely safe. We are PCI-compliant, and our synthetic data process has been certified to comply with banking and data privacy regulations like GLBA, CCPA, GDPR and others on the horizon.


By adding valuable date enrichment and enhancements, we transform client data into a safe, monetized, actionable product for the data consumer market.

Management Team

We are a team of fintech and data industry veterans, experts, and talented engineers.

We envision a world where data is accessible and privacy is protected.

Chris Marsh

Chris Marsh

Chief Executive Officer

About Chris
Chris L. Marsh is an experienced executive with an exceptional track record of guiding young companies through strong growth and creating shareholder value. Marsh has over 30 years of expertise in software-as-a-service, fintech, life sciences, and MedTech. He has also been active in the transportation, cold storage, real estate, and telecommunications industries.

Marsh was a co-founder of Facteus and most recently served as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Prior to joining Facteus as CEO, Marsh was CEO of Pulse Health, a medical and data technology company. He also was president and CEO of Unicru, a developer of software-as-a-service talent management enterprise solutions, which was acquired by Kronos. Marsh has also held executive positions at E*Trade, Card Capture Services, and Greenbrier Logistic Companies.

Chris is also board emeritus for the Oregon chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Oregon State University and is a graduate of the executive education program at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

Jason Hills

Jason Hills

Chief Revenue Officer

About Jason
Jason Hills is an experienced financial technology executive with over 20 years of sales and account management experience, including 11 years of building and managing high-performance sales teams. He has a diverse background of developing successful business go to market strategies in high growth early, mid, and late-stage venture-backed startups and publicly traded companies.
As Chief Revenue Officer at Facteus, Jason leads all revenue-producing operations including Sales, Marketing, Account Management, and Business Development.
Before joining Facteus, Jason was the Senior Vice President of Sales and Account Management at LendKey, a SAS based online lending solution. Prior to that, he was at Fiserv where he was the Senior Vice President of Sales for their Digital Channels and Electronic Payments business units. He came to Fiserv from CashEdge, where he led Sales, Account Management, Business Development, and Sales Engineering teams from 2004 through their acquisition by Fiserv in 2011. He received his B.S. in Business Marketing from the University of Idaho and studied entrepreneurship at Babson College.
MohammEd Shaalan

MohammEd Shaalan

Chief Data Officer

About Mohammed, CFA, FRM

As the Chief Data Officer for Facteus, Mohammed applies his decades-long experience in data science and quantitative frameworks across the portfolio of Facteus’ data sets to uncover new and actionable insights which investors and analysts can apply to their investment and business strategies.

Shaalan brings over 25 years of experience in technology, data science, quantitative modeling, fundamental and alternative data analysis, risk management and portfolio analysis. Most recently, he served as principal and senior consultant at Carlson Capital, where he designed and implemented the firm’s alternative data strategy. Prior to his work at Carlson Capital, Shaalan was the founder and CEO at Finweavers, a fintech startup that developed a Quantamental research framework to connect alternative and fundamental data providers, investment firms and the global quant communities together to improve the integration of data into investment processes. Shaalan also held positions as head of risk reporting at Eton Park Capital Management, senior solutions architect at Viking Global Investors, and vice president of fixed income research at Lehman Brothers, among other roles.

Shaalan holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering: computer science and systems control from Ain-Shams University in Cairo, Egypt. He is a CFA Charter Holder and a certified Financial Risk Manager by the Global Association of Risk Professionals

John Dettra

John Dettra

Chief Financial Officer

About John

As Chief Financial Officer, John Dettra oversees all financial and fiscal management aspects of company operations. He is a seasoned financial executive with a strong background in strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions (private and publicly-traded), budgeting and analysis, financial management and operational experience in high-growth companies.

Prior to joining Facteus, John served as CFO of Revelar, a med-tech startup that developed a POC device and assay for non-invasive breath analysis with an initial focus on disease prevention and screening.

Prior to joining Revelar, John served as the CFO of Evanta Ventures, a private equity owned company serving top executives as the market leader in collaboration and leadership development platforms. During his tenure at Evanta, the company realized significant revenue and profitability growth prior to being sold to CEB, Inc. for nearly $300 million, resulting in a return to shareholders of over four times in just over 3 years.

Prior to Evanta, John was CFO at Pulse Health.  Prior to Pulse Health, he was VP of Finance and Administration at Unicru.

John is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and is a University of Oregon graduate.


Jonathan Chin

Jonathan Chin

Co-Founder, SVP of Product

About Jonathan

As the Vice President of Product for Facteus, Jonathan oversees overall product strategy. A born technologist and entrepreneur, Jonathan started building websites at the age of 13 and later developed professional experience in corporate finance and accounting for technology companies, working with some of the web’s biggest brands including Facebook, YouTube and Linden Labs.

Most recently, Jonathan was director of membership services and merchandise for a direct marketing company, where he optimized customer acquisition and conversion strategies through multivariate testing, A/B testing, web analytics and user testing.

Jonathan holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics and Accounting from the University of California Santa Barbara.

Steve Shaw

Steve Shaw

SVP of Marketing

About Steve

Steve Shaw is Senior Vice President of Marketing at Facteus, where he is responsible for the overall marketing, branding and communications strategy for the company. Shaw has over 20 years of marketing and communications experience with a broad range of technology firms, ranging from small tech startups to Fortune 500 companies.


Prior to joining Facteus, Shaw was the Vice President of Strategic Marketing for the Digital Banking Group at Fiserv, focused on expanding awareness for the company’s integrated online banking, payment and mobile banking services; developing innovative product roadmaps; and supporting the launch of a new Fiserv brand. Before Fiserv, Shaw served as a Director and Product Strategist at CheckFree where he was responsible for the overall product marketing and marketing communications activities for the company’s Electronic Banking Services division.


Shaw has also held marketing and communications positions at Corillian Corp., a leading provider of online banking services, and The Weber Group, a top PR firm. Shaw has an MBA from The University of Portland and a B.A. in Communications from Brigham Young University.


Lorn Davis

Lorn Davis

VP, Corporate & Product Strategy

About Lorn

Lorn Davis leads corporate & product strategy at Facteus. Lorn brings in-depth experience in strategy development and product management from his work at SeraCare Life Sciences where he was the Senior Director of Data Products & Analytics and a member of the Executive Leadership Team that led the business to a successful exit at the end of 2018. Prior to joining SeraCare, he worked as a consultant leading data analytics teams engaged with large government and private organizations. Lorn earned his BA in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College (NM) and his MBA from Harvard Business School with a focus on technology and entrepreneurship.


Chad Whitney

Chad Whitney

SVP, Data Partnerships

About Chad
Chad Whitney has nearly 20 years experience as a sales and management leader across various financial technology and services firms.  He has a diverse background of developing successful business go-to-market strategies for companies of all sizes; ranging from pre-product VC backed startups to multi-billion dollar publicly traded global organizations.

At Facteus, Chad heads the data growth and acquisition team across all verticals and industries. Prior to Facteus, Chad ran all of sales in North America for CENTRL; a privacy/compliance and vendor risk software platform.  Over the course of his career, Chad has held sales and management roles at Fiserv, CashEdge, Salesforce, and GlobeOne/Meed and managed Tier 1 relationships across financial services, technology, retail, and insurance clients globally.

Chad holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from the University of Idaho
Noel Bosco

Noel Bosco

SVP, Account Management

About Noel
Noel Bosco leads Account and Operations Management at Facteus.  Noel has extensive experience in technology, operations, and account management in the financial and legal industries from his experience at Epiq Systems and most recently, Fiserv.  Noel held leadership positions in both companies, focusing his efforts on building strong client relationships and leveraging those relationships to continue to build products and services to ensure client satisfaction and company growth.


Noel earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Warner Pacific and further studied Software Engineering at Oregon Graduate Institute.

Mark Atkeson

Mark Atkeson

VP, Business Development

About Mark
Mark Atkeson leads the business development efforts for customers outside of the investment services markets for transaction data products from Facteus.

Atkeson brings in-depth experience across a randy of industry verticals including management consulting, asset management, venture capital, market research, government, retail, real estate investing, and academia based on decades-long experience in the financial services sector and direct participation in several of these sectors.

Prior to joining Facteus, Atkeson represented Vesta Corporation in developing business with e-commerce clients for payments and risk management solutions for card-not-present transactions. Atkeson spent over 20 years living and working in China, building businesses and joint ventures in the aviation, automotive, and internet sectors. He started new ventures there in e-commerce covering online air ticketing, mobile data services, and digital payments. Integral to launching these businesses, he recruited and led sales teams to develop clients in China and the global market.

Atkeson earned an MBA and Master’s of Electrical Engineering from MIT and a BS in Engineering from Yale University.

Rick Wallace

Rick Wallace

VP, Technical Operations

About Rick

Rick Wallace has over 20 years of senior technical leadership in the banking and software industries, managing large, distributed technology and project management teams delivering mission-critical products. As VP, technical operations, Wallace ensures that Facteus delivers value to customers on time and with quality by building a sustainable and continuously improving technical operations team and culture.

Prior to joining Facteus, Wallace was director of professional services at Viewpoint software, a leading construction accounting, and project management software company. Prior to Viewpoint Wallace spent over 13 years at Fiserv, leading the software development and professional services teams for the company’s online and mobile banking solutions. He has also held software engineering positions at Corillian and Preenroll.com

Wallace holds a bachelor of science degree from Oregon State University and a master’s degree in applied information management from the University of Oregon.


Dan Afrasiabi

Adam Caplan

David Nelsen

Doug Fieldhouse

Thomas Nebel

Ygal Sonenshine

Ygal Sonenshine is an entrepreneur, private investor and philanthropist.
He was the longtime founder and CEO of Raygal, Inc., one of the nation’s most successful restaurant design and supply companies, with clients including Far West Services, Del Taco, Fuddruckers, Rusty Pelican, Chuck E Cheese, Cheesecake Factory, Morton’s of Chicago, BJ’s Pizza, House of Blues, Marriott, Montage, Hilton, Hyatt, Balboa Bay Club, Staples Arena and other stadiums. Raygal was acquired by Bradford equities in 1999.
Most recently, Ygal was the Chairman of the Board and a significant shareholder in Wingstop Restaurants, Inc., a casual dining company. In just 7 years following the acquisition of the company by a small group of investors, Wingstop grew from 87 locations to over 460 restaurants, before its acquisition by Roark Capital Group in early 2010.
Ygal holds a BS in Business Administration and Marketing from UCLA and is an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) , World President’s Organization (WPO) and Chief Executives Organization (CEO).

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