Our Team

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Our Team 2018-07-05T15:12:55+00:00

Joseph Snyder

President & CEO

A serial entrepreneur, Joe has successfully initiated, built, scaled, acquired, merged, and exited multiple companies over the last 15 years. Stemming from a childhood fascination with business, finance, and the challenges of scaling from idea to profitable operations, Joe’s experiences in real estate investment, financial services, and digital strategy are the foundation of the structure and ideas outlined in our business plan.

Joe has a unique set of long term business experiences that provide Lannister Holdings with a strong, on the ground operations focus with a clear “mile high” view of the intricately linking systems and challenges associated with growing and scaling our vision.

Coming from a strong entrepreneurial foundation, Joe built his initial wealth investing in Real Estate, First Lien Notes and Financial Services. With millions of dollars in real estate transactions completed, Joe has bootstrapped businesses in Financial Services, Risk Management, Digital Strategy, Consulting and Investing with a focus on Mergers & Acquisitions. All of these disparate lessons and experiences have brought Joe to the creation of Lannister Holdings with a focus on lean operations, stakeholder engagement, profitable multilayered monetization and world class scaled business development.

As an experienced Sales & Finance Executive Joe is keenly aware of the challenges associated with initiating internal systems and procedures, identifying and inspiring world class staff, engaging with regulatory bodies, building integrated investment, brand and product messaging within a highly competitive and regulated space.

Cynthia Tanabe

Chief Operating Officer

Cynthia started her finance and investment career in 1985 doing bookkeeping, property management and operations management. In 1990 she invested in her first Real Estate investment and has built a broad portfolio of highly profitable real estate assets over the last 28 years. As a licensed Real Estate Agent/Broker since 2004 she has successfully built a highly respected, investor and bank focused Real Estate and Property Management firm in Arizona with tens of millions of dollars in properties owned and sold.

Cynthia brings not only deep knowledge of the real estate, investment and lending markets but her unique combination of fiscal conservatism, investor loan funding, asset/note structures and lending operations management make her an incredible asset to the profitability and scaled success of Lannister Holdings.

Chris Brown

Chief Technology Officer

Chris has 14 years of experience in the IT industry, ranging from solidarity and full stack programming, hardware support, engineering and maintenance, to enterprise-level information system analysis, design, development, and implementation. He has specialization in intranet and extranet system development, enterprise applications integration, and business process automation, and has extensive experience with high-load enterprise 24/7 systems, stress testing, profiling, bottleneck analysis and performance optimization. Chris will lead a security-focused blockchain development team, ensuring a high-stability optimally-secured platform for all of Lannister’s projects.

From Chris’ background in Air Force Intelligence to earning dual B.S. degrees in Computational Mathematics and Biochemistry from ASU Chris has been deeply engrossed in the interconnection between real world business applications, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain Smart Contracts and Coding.

Michael Handelman

Chief Financial Officer

With a deep background in small cap public company financial, compliance and fundraising Michael brings a wealth of insight, a strong network and clear action steps for ensuring our reporting and financial compliance as a publicly traded company on the OTC Market.

In 2015, he founded the M Handelman Group, an accounting and business advisory services firm, headquartered in Westlake Village, Ca. Mr. Handelman has previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of Lion Biotechnologies a public company engaged in the research, development and commercialization of autologous cellular immunotherapies optimizing personalized, tumor-directed Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes (TIL) from February 2011 until June, 2015. Prior to that position Mr. Handelman served as Chief Financial Officer and as a financial management consultant of Oxis International, Inc., a public company engaged in the research, development and commercialization of nutraceutical products, from August 2009 until October 2011.

From November 2004 to July 2009, Mr. Handelman served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of TechnoConcepts, Inc., formerly a public company engaged in designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing wireless communications semiconductors, or microchips. Prior thereto, Mr. Handelman served from October 2002 to October 2004 as Chief Financial Officer of Interglobal Waste Management, Inc., a manufacturing company, and from July 1996 to July 1999 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Janex International, Inc., a children’s toy manufacturer. Mr. Handelman was also the Chief Financial Officer from 1993 to 1996 of the Los Angeles Kings, a National Hockey League franchise. Mr. Handelman is a certified public accountant and holds a degree in accounting from the City University of New York.

Clifford Forrest

Dev Ops & Enterprise Relations

A passionate technical mind, Clifford has years of experience in High Performance Super Computing, DevSecOps, Intelligence Studies and Risk Mitigation. While at Arizona State University, Clifford studied Political Science with a National Security & Intelligence Studies focus. Simultaneously, Clifford was hand picked by a faculty lead to work for Arizona State Universities High Performance Super Computer, performing multi-variable Super Computing projects for graduate and doctorate scholars. Furthermore, under the umbrella of ASU’s Super Computing incubator, Clifford crafted a student program, advocating and teaching the essentials of computing and super-computing to students K-12.

Deriving from a vast academia background, Clifford turned his attention to DevSecOps and Information Security, consulting development teams, security operations and operation teams in securing software and software development pipeline. Additionally, Clifford advises security operation teams on prevention tactics as well as applying tools to sustain a hardened cyber infrastructure.

On top of years of experience in Information Security, DevSecOps, and technical advisement, Clifford has been an advocate and Blockchain investor since 2010. From Clifford’s practical knowledge in progressive technology and blockchain, Clifford will manage and oversee enterprise relations, while maintaining a DevOps environment for secure, efficient growth.

Morissa Schwartz


Morissa Schwartz is the marketing maven for Lannister. She is currently earning her doctorate in literature at Drew University and has a Masters in Communication.

She started her career as a professional writer when she was first published nationally at age twelve and subsequently wrote and had a book published by a national publishing company. By the time she graduated college, she opened her own book publishing company, GenZ Publishing, which had six bestsellers in just its first year.

Morissa broke a Guinness World Record for creating the World’s Longest Chain of Bracelets, has sung on MTV, and is obsessed with the Twilight Zone and the White Stripes.

Nina Manny

Performance and Mindset Officer

Gaining praise as a leading expert in consciousness exploration, Nina Manny has established a solid record for mediating rapid perceptual change and positive growth within her clients. In addition to serving as motivational teacher, spiritual advisor and intuitive life coach to a wide variety of people and groups including corporate executives, artists, entertainers, political and thought-leaders, Nina is also regularly consulted by physicians and medical professionals to work directly with their patients as a whole-person adjunct to their ongoing medical treatment.

Whether from her practice centrally located in California, remotely through telephone and video conferencing or on private location, Nina has intuitively guided her clients to understand and actualize the energy of their blocks, create purposeful synergic success and experience the higher realms of awareness through first-hand experience for over a decade.

Nina is a contributing author to “Miracles Happen” by Dr Brian L Weiss through Harper Press 2013, and now boarded with HayHouse, the world-wide leader in self-help and inspirational media, set to publish in 2018.

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