Rally Leadership Team
Check out Rally's senior leadership team.
Rob Collier, CEO
Rob Collier is CEO for Rally.
Previously, he served as General Counsel and COO of Rally. Rob has also served as a founder of Goodpost, social media platform, and Kudoru, an events ticketing platform. He currently serves as a mentor with dlabs, a SOSV's venture capital acceleration program, where he mentors founders who are focused on decentralization and blockchain based applications. Rob has over 16 years experience assisting consumer and fintech product and startup teams launch and grow products. Over his career, he has assisted in the launch and growth of over 35 consumer products, including, but not limited to Facebook's Novi crypto wallet, WA Pay, Messenger Pay, Lana, Evolve Money, Tom Joyner Reach Card, Walgreen's Balance Card, Venmo, Currency Cloud, Transferwise, eDeposit, Kurrenci, and many others. Rob is an investor with Blackstream Capital and co-owner of the Cleburne House, a co-working space for startups in the Ion District.
Rob received his B.A. from Millsaps College and his Juris Doctorate from Thurgood Marshall School of Law with a Certificate in International Law. Robert externed for US District Court Judge Kenneth Hoyt of the Southern District and clerked for US Congressman Bennie Thompson and the US Homeland Security Committee.
Kurt Patat, Global Head of Communications
A seasoned media and technology communications leader, Kurt Patat is Global Head of Communications for Rally. In this role, he serves as both a key spokesperson and media contact while leading the strategy and execution of corporate communications, media relations, and social media.
Prior to joining Rally, Kurt was YouTube’s Global Head of Consumer and Entertainment Communications. For nearly a decade, he led several teams across Viacom as Senior Vice President/Head of Communications for Paramount Network and CMT, as well as Vice President of Communications for MTV and Logo. He also served as AOL Head of Consumer Communications.
Kurt has an affinity for the blockchain landscape and has helped build trust in the network for creators, athletes, celebrities, and their fans through strong and compelling press and community outreach.
Stephanie Pereira, VP, Creator Success
Stephanie Pereira is VP of Creator Success at Rally and a community engagement expert with more than 15 years of experience working at the intersection of arts, tech and business. Before joining Rally, Stephanie served as Director of New Museum's NEW INC. There, she co-founded the museum-led incubator’s Extended Reality (XR) accelerator, ONX Studio. Prior to that, she was a senior leader at Kickstarter where she worked for over six years, first as the inaugural Director of Arts, and ultimately as Director of Creator Engagement where she oversaw strategic growth and management of a global community of over 100K people. Stephanie has an MA in Arts Administration from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BFA in Visual Arts from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.
Carol Chen, VP, Engineering
Carol is VP of Engineering at Rally. She has been working on Software development for more than 15 years. Prior to joining Rally, she led the engineering team of Platform Ads and Content Ingestion in Pandora music. She also has extensive experience working in e-commerce, digital coupons and gaming.
Johnny Tong, Head of Finance
Johnny is Rally's Head of Finance and leads the company's Accounting, Finance and People Operations. Prior to joining Rally, Johnny was the Head of Treasury for Peet's Coffee for 6 years, raising over 10+ billion in debt capital, managed all facets of working capital, and was on the founding team that launched Peet's in China. Prior to that, Johnny co-founded a peer to peer consumer lending company where he raised capital, operated and exited. Prior to that, Johnny has extensive experience in various functions in accounting and finance for several technology companies in the SF Bay Area. Johnny started his career in management consulting for 8 years, serving large Fortune 100 clients in technology and financial services in M&A, accounting advisory and valuation. Johnny graduated from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and is an active CPA licensed in California.
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