Our Team

Howard Lichtman

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Howard Lichtman is the founder of the THICKREDLINE Project.
He is president of the Human Productivity Lab, a consultancy that helps world-class distributed organizations learn and collaborate at the speed of light. He has worked at one of the “Big 4” think tanks in Washington, DC, has worked on Wall Street, and has been an operating executive and board member of a number of technology companies in networking, telepresence and visual collaboration. The THICKREDLINE Project came out of discussions with Sheriff’s deputies and police officers that didn’t want to be enforcing victimless crimes or raising revenue on their friends and neighbors for politicians.
``The quickest way to end violence and division in our cities is to put an end to the polices that cause violence and division.`` - Howard Lichtman

Matt White


Matt White is a co-founder of the THICKREDLINE Project. Matt became interested in decentralization and blockchain technology in 2013. In 2017, he began work with TRIVE.news, a blockchain powered fact-checking engine, based on users interacting for reputation and pay in a “gamified-courtroom” environment. He became CEO in 2018. In his 20’s Mr. White founded owned and operated an Alaska based adventure tour company that served a global market for 18 years. He was active developing initiatives for non-extractive equity based land-use solutions on public lands. Matt has worked with leading political, science, and thought leaders. “Starting a business on any frontier is difficult. When you are further challenged with shaping an industry in an unknown future environment, that’s when it gets exciting!” Matt is a professional skier, motorcycle racer, cyclist, adventurer, consultant, friend and lover of life.
“The Edge… there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.” H. S. Thompson