Las Vegas, NV — Kindbridge Research Institute (KRI), a leading research organization dedicated to advancing mental health and addiction recovery, is pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph Martin to its Board of Directors. With a proven track record in risk management technology and a deep commitment to addressing the challenges of gambling addiction, Joseph’s expertise will further strengthen KRI’s mission to develop innovative solutions for mental health support.
Joseph Martin is the CEO of Kinectify, a prominent risk management technology company serving the gaming industry. Throughout his career, Joseph has excelled as an anti-money laundering (AML) practitioner, working across the gaming, banking, and cannabis sectors. Notably, he played a pivotal role in establishing Kharon, a renowned sanctions data and analytics company used by major banks and corporations worldwide. Furthermore, Joseph led the compliance function at Hypur, a cannabis compliance and payment software company, before founding Kinectify.
Dr. Nathan Smith, Executive Director of KRI, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “Joseph joining the Board of Directors is a significant and exciting development for Kindbridge Research Institute. His extensive expertise in risk management, compliance, and technology will make a substantial contribution to our research endeavors in mental health and addiction recovery. We eagerly anticipate leveraging his knowledge to develop innovative solutions that address the multifaceted challenges faced by individuals dealing with gambling related harms.”
Joseph’s passion for technological advancements and his commitment to improving mental health support are key drivers behind his involvement with KRI. He has actively engaged with the veteran community and demonstrated a specific focus on leveraging technology to tackle gambling addiction effectively.
“Kindbridge Research Institute’s dedication to advancing mental health support aligns perfectly with my personal mission,” said Joseph Martin. “I am thrilled to join the Board of Directors and contribute to the development of innovative solutions that promote the well-being of individuals affected by gambling addiction. By fostering smooth cooperation between gaming companies and support services, we can enhance care and provide crucial resources to those in need.”
Board Vice-Chair Daniel Umfleet expressed his enthusiasm for Joseph Martin’s appointment, stating, “Joseph’s diverse background, ranging from his service in the US Marine Corps to his work in AML, brings valuable insights to our Board. His expertise and passion for leveraging technology to address the intersections of AML, problem gambling, and healthcare will be invaluable in guiding our research and initiatives. We are delighted to welcome him to the team.”
Joseph Martin holds a B.A. in International Studies from the University of North Texas and an M.A. in Middle East Studies from The George Washington University. Additionally, he is a graduate of the FBI Citizen’s Academy and is proficient in Arabic. Joseph’s certifications include being a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) with a designation in Counter-Terrorist Financing and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). His diverse international experiences living in various countries further enrich his understanding of different cultures and perspectives.