A Swiss banknote designer, the former U.S. Mint Director, and more:

2 min readApr 8, 2021

Noteworthy adds to its team of experts!

We are thrilled to announce the addition of several incredible industry experts to the Noteworthy team who will add even more robust design, production, and distribution experience. Our newest members include Manuela Pfrunder, designer of the ninth series Swiss Franc, former U.S. Mint Director Edmund Moy, IDEMIA Executive Vice President Philippe Barreau, and former Pixelworks CEO and COO Hans Olsen.

With more than 20 years of experience in visual communication, consulting, and the analysis of banknote design and culture, Manuela Pfrunder joins Noteworthy as Chief Design Officer. Manuela has an impressive background — she studied graphic design at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and has since been working as an independent graphic designer. In 2005, she participated in a Swiss National Bank (SNB) competition to design the new Swiss banknote, where she was selected to create the ninth series Swiss Franc. She was also awarded the IBNS Bank Note of the Year Award by the International Bank Note Society in 2016.

Hans Olsen joins Noteworthy as Executive Vice President, where he brings more than 35 years of executive leadership in the semiconductor industry. Mr. Olsen was the co-founder of Electronic Designs Inc and iChips, and served as CEO and COO of Pixelworks (PXLW), Vice President of Avnera, and COO of Indice Semiconductor. Recent C-level experience and board service extends into cryptocurrency markets with a focus on blockchain, Bitcoin mining, and investment advisory with New Alchemy, Capital6, and several others.

The team is rounded out by two more well-known names in the financial space — IDEMIA Executive Vice President Philippe Barreau and former U.S. Mint Director Edmund Moy, who serve as board members and advisors. Philippe is the Executive Vice President and Head of the Public Security and Identity Business Unit at IDEMIA. He has held leading positions at several global companies in Europe and Asia, and in January 2020 was elected Chairman of the Board of the Secure Identity Alliance (SIA). Edmund Moy served as the 38th Director of the U.S. Mint from 2006 to 2011, where he oversaw the launch of popular modern US coins including the 20th Anniversary Silver and Gold Eagles, the 2009 Ultra High Relief Gold $20, and the America the Beautiful Quarters Program.

With the support of our newest team members, Noteworthy can continue on our promise to deliver next-generation technology that combines the expertise and security from paper, chip, and blockchain technologies to empower our customers to become more involved in this incredibly exciting industry.