SMC Entertainment Inc., a fully integrated financial technology company, has appointed Charles Provini as independent chairman following the increase of its board from two to three directors.

Provini brings decades of experience in leadership and corporate governance to SMC. Specifically, Provini offers insights in asset management, investment banking, advisory services and technology.

Prior to joining the firm, he held the position of chairman, CEO and president of Natcore Technology, an R&D firm protecting 65 patents. Provini has also held leadership roles at Ladenburg Thalman Asset Management, Ladlow Asset Management and Howe & Rusling.

“I am very honored and pleased to welcome Mr. Provini to the Board of Directors,” added Ron Hughes, CEO. “As a proven leader in his illustrious career, Mr. Provini has in-depth knowledge when providing oversight and governance. As we continue to execute our fintech-driven acquisition strategy, we look to working closely with Mr. Provini, who can supervise our strategic initiatives, audit, and risk management.”