ATLANTA – Sovren has once again added world-class talent to our rapidly growing team, as we are pleased to announce that Dave Stann has joined as Chief Technical Officer!

Stann is an advisor and product strategist with an extensive history developing cutting edge platform technologies and virtual currency economies in the gaming, mobile, entertainment, cryptocurrency, and financial spaces. From 2018-2020, he served as director of mobile product management at Kraken Digital Asset Exchange, where he launched the Kraken Pro and Kraken Futures mobile apps. From 2015 to 2018, he also served as director of product management at GSN Games, Inc.

“Dave is an exceptional leader in this industry who I am confident will bring a completely new and refined approach to Sovren’s work,” said Ben Swann, Sovren founder and CEO. “His experience in this industry speaks for itself, and we all look forward to seeing everything he will do in advancing Sovren’s mission of a censorship-free, totally independent social media platform.”

“There are many ‘free speech platforms’ promising to save us from state censorship, but those promises mean nothing if the underlying tech is not purpose-built to survive the escalating attacks,” said Stann. “The team at Sovren understands this implicitly, and is leading the charge to solve this problem for good. I’m excited to join Sovren to focus on building the critical infrastructure needed to deliver anti-fragile free speech solutions that thrive regardless of how the threat landscape evolves against us in the future.”

Sovren’s goal is “to create an uncensored, blockchain-based, decentralized news and entertainment platform with a funding mechanism for independent media.” For more information on Sovren’s work, please visit or contact Reed Cooley at