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Blockchain Leadership Team

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  • Koen Schilder
    Koen Schilder
    CEO
  • Karan Setia
    Karan Setia
    Co-CEO
  • Mario Nawfal
    Mario Nawfal
    Founder
  • Bob Wazneh
    Bob Wazneh
    Chief Advisor
  • Frank Heijdenrijk
    Frank Heijdenrijk
    Head of Growth Hacking
  • Tony Wu
    Tony Wu
    Chief Strategy Officer
  • Sigmund Holtz
    Sigmund Holtz
    Chief Sales Officer
  • Martin Penchev
    Martin Penchev
    Chief Investment Officer
  • Tarek Hassoun
    Tarek Hassoun
    Financial Manager
  • Tom Green
    Tom Green
    Advisor
  • Mona Bourgess
    Mona Bourgess
    Business Coordinator
  • Eric Baudette
    Eric Baudette
    Head of Gaming Operations
  • MK
    MK
    Growth Hacking Advisor
  • Jason Fernandes
    Jason Fernandes
    Entrepreneur, speaker & blockchain industry figure
  • Visar Hadr
    Visar Hadr
    Account Manager
  • Elissa Bourgess
    Elissa Bourgess
    Head of Delivery
  • Dr. Daniel Dimov
    Dr. Daniel Dimov
    Extensive experience and expertise in international law
  • Alexander Rodriguez
    Alexander Rodriguez
    Managing Attorney of Blockchain Legal, P.C.
  • Romy Hemadeh
    Romy Hemadeh
    Personal Branding Manager
  • Blaze Arizanov
    Blaze Arizanov
    Content Strategist
  • Joey Hourany
    Joey Hourany
    Project Coordinator
  • Maria Helena Zakaria
    Maria Helena Zakaria
    Communication Officer and Project Coordinator
  • Sarah Manuszak
    Sarah Manuszak
    Executive Business Administrator
  • Elissa Kayle
    Elissa Kayle
    Senior Coordinator
  • Jo-Ann Van Tonder
    Jo-Ann Van Tonder
    Senior Project Coordinator
  • Charlotte El-Eit
    Charlotte El-Eit
    Project Coordinator
  • Lynn Traboulsy
    Lynn Traboulsy
    Project Coordinator
  • Rayan Kazouiny
    Rayan Kazouiny
    Project Coordinator
  • Nirvana Smith
    Nirvana Smith
    Executive Assistant and Coordinator
  • Oriana Vivas
    Oriana Vivas
    Sales Associate
  • Carlos Otavio Philipovsky Guilhon
    Carlos Otavio Philipovsky Guilhon
    Growth Hacker
  • Ricardo Moncada
    Ricardo Moncada
    Growth Hacker
  • Joseph Nemer
    Joseph Nemer
    Accounting Representative

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    Koen Schilder
    CEO

    Koen spent most of his career dedicated to startup growth in the financial markets. In the last 2 years before joining IBC Group, he co-founded a tech company to help VC Funds scale their investment portfolio aggressively.

    Karan Setia
    Co-CEO

    Prior to joining the IBC team, Karan has founded multiple digital marketing agencies where he built his proprietary growth hacking system to generate 7 – 9 sales calls a day on autopilot per sales representative.

    Before embarking on his entrepreneurial ventures, Karan served as the head of marketing and business development for Cubedots, a PropTech company.

    Karan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting & Management from the University of Nottingham.

    Karan has a thirst for knowledge, having started his career by obsessing over marketing & sales to then learning software development and is now obsessing over team building, leadership & the blockchain.

    Karan is highly driven to find a better way and is a rational independent thinker who believes through willpower and intelligence that even the most challenging of goals can be met.

    Mario Nawfal
    Founder

    Serial founder since 2012 with business in over 30 countries. Partner at International Blockchain Legal. Serial investor and international speaker. Mario stepped down as CEO of IBC in 2020 to lead as the CEO and Co-Founder of NFTtech.com

    Bob Wazneh
    Chief Advisor

    Started his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 16, founded his first company when he hit 20. Bob is specialized in launching businesses and applying growth techniques to scale them up.

    On the other hand, Bob loves creating connections with people and guiding them whenever they need through his acquired life coaching skills & techniques.

    Favourite Quote: ” The best way out, is through it! “

    Frank Heijdenrijk
    Head of Growth Hacking

    Frank is leading the marketing and delivery team at IBC, ensuring that all client projects are promoted to full effectiveness and success. Having worked in the marketing space for 10 years, Frank has used hundreds of marketing strategies focused on driving brand awareness, conversions and viral effects thanks to a mixture of technology and human psychology.

    Frank started as an entrepreneur in the startup world at the age of 17 and has led 2 different agencies. Having advised 200 startups, he understands what defines success at an early stage for technology companies. His main goal is to always deliver the best quality, which always leads to the best results.

    Tony Wu
    Chief Strategy Officer

    Tony is an exploratory example of the next generation in the blockchain space – being the only Generation Z member of the IBC team. A young entrepreneur and investor, Tony distinguish himself with his personable personality, unique and instinctual understanding of strategy, and mastery in game theory.

    Tony started his involvement with IBC by designing a system that fund raised 7 figures in less than 48 hours on the crypto-social media BitClout. Tony would go on to develop and advice dozens of clients on their blockchain projects with many projects he advised reaching 7 figures in market cap.

    Now specializing in the field of NFTs, Tony is an advisor at NFT Technologies (ticker: NFT) and is instrumental in the success of platforms such as LootNFT.io. Tony is always looking for the next use-case to explore in the NFT space and is currently working on the development of many generative art projects.

    Sigmund Holtz
    Chief Sales Officer

    Sigmund is a serial entrepreneur, equities trader, real estate investor, international speaker, and blockchain industry figure.

    Most notably, Sigmund is a project lead at NFT Technologies (Ticker: NFT) and co-leads NFT tech’s Gaming Guild as the Chief Strategy Officer. Furthermore, Sigmund is recognized as an international speaker having spoken across North America both competitively and at events/conferences. With a background in Economics and Finance, Sigmund has a strong foundation in both equity and real estate markets. At IBC Group, Sigmund acts as an advisor and key lead in the IDO space.

    Martin Penchev
    Chief Investment Officer

    A crypto connoisseur and investor since 2017, a crypto analyst by heart and a firm believer of the disruptive technology of blockchain and the changes that are bound to happen to the current financial status quo.

    Tarek Hassoun
    Financial Manager

    With a strong passion for Finance along with prodigious project management skills, Tarek decided to let go of his career at one of the best banks in the Middle East to join the team as a Financial Manager.

    Tarek believes that Blockchain is the next internet revolution so businesses built on Blockchain are definitely the future.

    Tom Green
    Advisor

    Tom founded his first company at 22, and scaled it to seven figures with 20 team members all without funding. Since then he has taken leadership roles with funded Dubai-based startups. as well as consulting for technology and cryptocurrency companies. At IBC Group Tom heads up Investor Relations and has cultivated a global network of top-tier VCs, Launchpads, and Exchanges.

    Mona Bourgess
    Business Coordinator

    The go to person when you need any information, if she doesn’t know it she’ll know how to get it, Mona is a people person, values first and foremost our client/delivery relationships, and is the perfect image of our company values and ethics.
    With a background in architecture and managerial experience she is able to envision the bigger picture and adapt to any new project we take on as forward-looking company.

    Eric Baudette
    Head of Gaming Operations

    Eric leads the marketing sales communications between IBC and crypto gaming clients. Eric identifies and builds relationships with new and upcoming play to earn games and metaverse businesses. Our main goal is to help promote the success of our clients by providing global marketing to the niche demographic that is crypto gaming. Additionally, Eric researches and advises IBC on the investment of in-game assets in the form of NFTs.

    MK
    Growth Hacking Advisor
    A small-town boy with big city dreams and taking every step to get there. He set his foot into entrepreneurship at 17. Started as a Facebook Ads expert, spent $200k in ad spend for clients in 2 years. Then discovered growth hacking and has been killing it ever since. Today leads the team of 15+ highly skilled growth hackers.
    On the flip side, He’s multi-talented in many aspects; an artist, magician/mentalist, a decent sportsperson. Would give away anything for a nice trip to a tropical island with the right people (Loves traveling).
    Jason Fernandes
    Entrepreneur, speaker & blockchain industry figure
    Jason Fernandes is an entrepreneur, speaker and blockchain industry figure. Fernandes founded FinTech media outlet TokenJay.TV, internet portal ZeoCities.com and co-invented the world’s first Internet-based DVR, RecordTV. In 2019, Fernandes was conferred with the Karmaveer Chakra, a United Nations global civilian award for his work promoting financial inclusion through blockchain. Fernandes has featured in international outlets like the BBC, LA Times, Associated Press, MTV, Channel NewsAsia, and national outlets like India Today, ZeeTV and the Times of India.
    Visar Hadr
    Account Manager

    Visar knows how to build and keep strong business relationships. He has more than four years of experience in business development and account management. Visar believes that a positive attitude, listening skills and empathy can take any partnership from good to great.

    Elissa Bourgess
    Head of Delivery

    The person that gets things done. Elissa is a marketing graduate and runs the delivery process for most of Mario’s companies. She is one of the most responsible and reliant people you can ever meet. Always pushing the entire team to deliver their best, she is one of the main reasons behind the success of every project the company embarks on.

    Dr. Daniel Dimov
    Extensive experience and expertise in international law

    (Based in Belgium)

    Dr. Daniel Dimov is the founder of Dimov Internet Law Consulting (www.dimov.pro), a legal consultancy based in Belgium. Daniel is a fellow of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the Internet Society (ISOC). He did traineeships with the European Commission (Brussels), European Digital Rights (Brussels), and the Institute for EU and International law “T.M.C. Asser Institute” (The Hague).

    Daniel received a PhD in law from the Center for Law in the Information Society at Leiden University, the Netherlands. He has a Master’s Degree in European law (The Netherlands), a Master’s Degree in Bulgarian Law (Bulgaria), and a certificate in Public International Law from The Hague Academy of International law. Daniel has authored several peer-reviewed publications in the area of alternative dispute resolution. He presented his articles at conferences in Cyprus, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

    Alexander Rodriguez
    Managing Attorney of Blockchain Legal, P.C.

    Alexander is an attorney focusing on Blockchain & DLT structuring, Business Transactions, and Capital Formation. He earned his JD & MBA from St. Thomas University, a Master’s degree in finance from Harvard University with certificates from both Harvard Law School & Harvard Business School, and his BBA from Florida International University. He is licensed to practice law in both Massachusetts and Florida. Alexander has experience with multiple tech startups, as a founder and/or general counsel in the areas of legal-tech platforms, entertainment firms, and employment staffing firms. He is also the President of Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys, served as a Vice President of the Harvard Graduate Council, and regularly speaks on panels regarding policy, advocacy, and innovation.

    Romy Hemadeh
    Personal Branding Manager
    Blaze Arizanov
    Content Strategist

    Crypto native full-stack marketer and a growth hacker.

    Joey Hourany
    Project Coordinator

    Joey is an enthusiastic team member, with an experience of 7 years in education and management. With a BA in Business Management and a Master’s Degree in Sustainability Leadership, she acquired exceptional leadership skills that helped her become a Project Manager at IBC. Her motto is to work smarter, not harder.

    Maria Helena Zakaria
    Communication Officer and Project Coordinator

    I am in charge of the Podcasts and Influencers Outreach services; I communicate with external parties and ensure a smooth experience on both ends. I Make sure that the services are being delivered properly and the deadlines are met accordingly.
    In addition, I proofread and revise all written articles before releasing them. I write friendly quora answers for all projects. I am also in charge of optimizing YouTube videos and other relevant tasks.

    Sarah Manuszak
    Executive Business Administrator

    Sarah serves as an executive business administrator, and prides herself on her ability to communicate with various stakeholders. With a background in English and East Asian Studies, Sarah is dedicated to aiding IBC’s many international clients.

    Elissa Kayle
    Senior Coordinator

    Elissa is the go to person when discovering and starting new projects. Leading a team with synergy is her forte. Valuing effective and friendly workflow is a priority of hers, while making sure that her team delivers according to plan.

    With a background in Finance and with leadership experience, she’s able to detect and implement the necessary tools in favor of adaptability.

    Jo-Ann Van Tonder
    Senior Project Coordinator

    Energetic, self-starting contributor with a passion for service excellence, and a drive to achieve flawless execution in a fast paced, dynamic environment. A demonstrated leader who directs the enterprise towards high performance, and operates from a solid sense of accountability, sound judgement, and a high standard of personal ethics. Poised and resilient under pressure, extremely detail-oriented, a tech-savvy value contributor with a dedicated, results- driven mindset and the powerful ability to outmaneuver seemingly unbeatable obstacles. Thrives in ambiguity, effortlessly shift gears and is a true force-multiplier.

    Experienced operator with a demonstrated history of working in VC/private equity, tech, Blockchain technologies.

    Specialties:
    – Business Operations
    – Project Management
    – Senior Executive Support
    – Event Planning, Management, Execution

    Charlotte El-Eit
    Project Coordinator

    With a background in engineering and a huge interest in psychology, Charlotte’s people and management skills have helped her lead a lot of projects and coordinate with the IBC team members from all over the world. When she leads a project, she is very determined to push everyone to give their best and deliver everything on time.

    Lynn Traboulsy
    Project Coordinator

    Working with the delivery of Content Machine service, Reddit service and press release. The main and common goal in these 3 is to enhance brand awareness and raise the engagement rate.
    I add value to my services by always working on improving them to obtain utmost customer’s satisfaction.
    In my past coordinating experience, my aim there was to optimize the work in the most efficient way by creating a proper road map to accomplish the project.

    Rayan Kazouiny
    Project Coordinator

    Rayan has a huge passion for crypto with a background in computer science. She is a very driven and reliable person especially when it comes to leading a group of people. She also has great communication skills particularly in building relationships with potential leads, clients and long term partners.

    Nirvana Smith
    Executive Assistant and Coordinator

    Nirvana is not just an executive assistant, and coordinator, she’s a data driven machine. With a background in writing and NFTs, Nirvana is a blockchain devotee who enthusiastically provides best-in-class service to IBC clients.

    Oriana Vivas
    Sales Associate

    Oriana is a driven sales associate with knowledge in the crypto world, her warm and professional personality is always amplified in our client/team relationship, thus creating great connections and long term partnerships based on trust and respect.

    Carlos Otavio Philipovsky Guilhon
    Growth Hacker

    From Brazil, with two major graduations, Carlos is a Growth Hacker with great expertise in Advertising, Data Analysis and Cryptanalysis. Generated more than 20 million streams across music platforms, millions of impressions in ads for e-commerces, has good relationships with music artists and is a Google ADS/Crypto Wizard.
    Carlos loves blockchain and NFT’s, has his own academy, and believes in the current system disruption.

    Ricardo Moncada
    Growth Hacker

    Working on IBC since 2021, takes care of multiple tasks that ensures efficient deliverability for clients. Focused in managing teams within the company. Along with being and skilled historian, is also a tech geek and a versatile strategist who puts all efforts to solve problems.

    Joseph Nemer
    Accounting Representative

    My duty is monitoring and auditing the cryptocurrencies portfolios, as long as handling/supervising the company’s crypto accounting ledgers.
    I am in regular contact with the Marketing Team as well, to audit the cost budgets of the marketing services provided to clients.

    I strongly believe in the following saying: “The better you understand the overall business, and how you and your team fit into the big picture, the more productive your relationships outside your department will be.”