Team 2018-01-22T07:04:09+00:00

Our Leadership Team

The key to any venture is building the right team. Our stellar group of industry leaders in blockchain programming, ICO consulting, legal protection, and marketing and business management can successfully bring your concept into reality.

Blockchain Leadership Team

Experienced Experts in Blockchain & ICO Services

  • Raghuram Bala
    Raghuram Bala
    Academic, Serial Entrepreneur & MIT Professor
  • Grant R Gulovsen
    Grant R Gulovsen
    Intellectual Property & Cryptocurrency Attorney and Founder of Antipodal Talent
  • Per Lind
    Per Lind
    IOTA Foundation Co-Founder
  • Dr. Jason Corbett
    Dr. Jason Corbett
    Founder and Managing Partner of Silk Legal & International Blockchain Legal Veteran
  • Mayur Moudhgalya
    Mayur Moudhgalya
    Blockchain Visionary & ICO Veteran
  • Barnaby Andersun
    Barnaby Andersun
    ICO Entrepeneur, Blockchain & Brand Strategist
  • Benjamin Banks
    Benjamin Banks
    Global AML & Fintech Expert
  • Mike Hendley
    Mike Hendley
    Expert Cryptocurrency Analyst and Blockchain Strategist
  • Sam Bourgi
    Sam Bourgi
    Consultant & Policy Analyst, Chief Editor of Hacked.com
  • James Duchenne
    James Duchenne
    Helping visionaries build the future
  • Mike Dry
    Mike Dry
    Helped to scale a Google backed marketing startup
  • Dr. Peter Merc
    Dr. Peter Merc
    Co-founder of Lemur Legal, Blockchain Think Tank Slovenia lead coordinator
  • Martin Wörner
    Martin Wörner
    30-year seasoned technologist with financial background
  • Phillip Fox
    Phillip Fox
    Business Consultant & Blockchain Expert
  • Aleksander Matanovic
    Aleksander Matanovic
    Cointelegraph Franchise Owner and Serbian Bitcoin Association Founder
  • Jithin VG
    Jithin VG
    Accubits Technologies Founder & Seasoned Investor
  • Corin Faife
    Corin Faife
    CoinDesk, Buzzfeed and VICE Journalist
  • Claudio & Danilo Flores
    Claudio & Danilo Flores
    Twin founders of Kybernesia
  • Dr. Elad Harison
    Dr. Elad Harison
    Expert Business Consultant & Software Development Manager
  • Jon Buck
    Jon Buck
    Senior Contributor at Coin Telegraph
  • Olya Kolomoets
    Olya Kolomoets
    NordWhale Co-Founder & Certified Project Manager
  • Dr. Christina Czeschik
    Dr. Christina Czeschik
    Blockchain & Healthcare PR Expert
  • Rebecca Campbell
    Rebecca Campbell
    Writer at Bitcoin Magazine, Nasdaq, Coin Telegraph, CCN, New Scientist and CoinJournal
  • Peter Jackson
    Peter Jackson
    Expert Financial Appraisal & Project Manager. Early Cryptocurrency Evangelist
  • Igor Izraylevych
    Igor Izraylevych
    Winner of Numerous Blockchain Hackathons & Manager of over 70 Developers
  • Abdulah Salim
    Abdulah Salim
    Digital Marketing & Branding Specialist
  • Nakul Shah
    Nakul Shah
    Founder and Director of Sate Development – India’s leading Bitcoin/Blockchain Company

More members joining throughout January/February

Business Development Team

Experienced Lawyers, Marketers & Business Developers

  • Marten van der Haar
    Marten van der Haar
    Senior brand and digital marketing specialist
  • Dean Love
    Dean Love
    Partner at Pitcher Partners, Global Accounting & Taxation Expert
  • Jace Ross
    Jace Ross
    Represents the #1 ranked PPC Agency & #1 Social Media Marketing Agency by Clutch
  • Gerry Myton
    Gerry Myton
    Leading authority on VAT in the UK and the EU
  • Dr. Daniel Dimov
    Dr. Daniel Dimov
    Extensive experience and expertise in international law
  • Bernard Nassif
    Bernard Nassif
    Former General Manager at L'Oreal Europe
  • Justin Mattew
    Justin Mattew
    Social media marketing pioneer with various industry achievements
  • Andrea Wall
    Andrea Wall
    International Accounting Expert
  • Victor Maxwell
    Victor Maxwell
    Senior Manager at billion-dollar firms
  • Alexandru Cernatescu
    Alexandru Cernatescu
    Founder of Infinit Solutions & Digital Marketing Guru
  • Kanika Agarwal
    Kanika Agarwal
    Founder of Passion Peers & IOT Guru

Meet the Rest of the Team

Presence in over 30 countries

Supporting startups, existing companies and institutions executing long term blockchain strategies.

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Raghuram Bala
Academic, Serial Entrepreneur & MIT Professor

(Based in the USA)

CEO, NetObjex Inc based in Southern California. Formerly with Yahoo, Infospace, PwC, and with 3 successful startup exits. Wharton MBA in Finance, MS in Computer Science from RPI, Ex-Columbia University Adjunct Lecturer, published author and major conferences including IoT Congress, Google IO, and more. Current focus areas: Decentralized computing, Distributed ledgers, IoT, Cryptocurrencies.

Grant R Gulovsen
Intellectual Property & Cryptocurrency Attorney and Founder of Antipodal Talent

(Based in the USA)

Grant is an attorney with over 15 years’ experience with entertainment, employment, contract, corporate and intellectual property law. Grant has been involved in the cryptocurrency ecosystem since 2013, when he first started investing in Bitcoin. He is currently a member of the Ethereum Classic Slack group and regularly advise ICOs about U.S. securities laws and other corporate matters.

Grant’s legal background includes 10 years working at a civil litigation firm in Illinois, where he handled a wide variety of cases, including bankruptcy (representing debtors and creditors), commercial and corporate litigation, criminal defense, employment (representing employers and employees), environmental (state and federal), immigration, intellectual property, as well as personal injury and workers’​ compensation cases. Grant’s clients over the years varied immensely, from minimum wage employees, to small business owners, to well-known Chinese Internet celebrities, to a member of the Chicago Board of Trade.

Before starting his legal career, Grant earned his bachelor’s degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, majoring in philosophy and minoring in computer science. He served in the United States Army from 1991 to 1994, including a tour in Somalia as part of Operation Restore Hope. In 1998, Grant received his law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law, and he passed the Illinois bar exam that same year.

Grant has been involved in the business, marketing and entertainment space in China since 2015, when he founded Antipodal Talent (antipodal.com). The agency focuses on digital marketing in mainland China for Western firms, and currently represents several social media influencers and Internet celebrities, several of whom are active live streamers, which is seen by many as the future of digital marketing both in China and the rest of the world.

Per Lind
IOTA Foundation Co-Founder

(Based in Thailand)

Per, born in Denmark and currently residing in Thailand, is the epitome of a connector with a digital rolodex very few can match. Not only is he extraordinary at bringing the right people together, he is also an accomplished business developer with a diverse background from a myriad of sectors. He started his career by obtaining a degree in economics before jumping right into becoming a pioneer in the renewable energy industry with MICON/Vestas before working as head of marketing at Bang & Olufsen. From there he achieved success at several companies in different sectors including IBM and ResponseTek in the US and Europe.

Throughout his career he has worked directly and indirectly with several of the largest brands in the world including Deutsche Bank, Ford, Aston Martin, Mercedes Benz, Volks Wagen, SonyEricsson, Virgin Media and more. He was headhunted to work in Thailand 13 years ago and decided to stay ever since. At the moment he leads his own business development company Farmor Cloud Factory which works with a wide range of western companies like HYPR, Secunia, BlackStoneOne, Falcon.io, Apptivo and iMotions aiming to establish themselves in the Asian region. He is also an Ambassador for SeedStars Cambodia and a mentor at StartupBootcamp and work closely with regulators to boost the ecosystem surrounding the innovative technologies he finds interesting.

He is a member of the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce Thailand, who represents over 9,000 foreign companies in Thailand. He is active in the Digital Economy Committee and promoting projects like the Guillotine Regulatory Reform project, helping Thailand to become a hub for innovation and startups. He is a co-founder of IOTA Foundation and Toridion Quantum Computing Lab. He is a first mover in the RegTech and FinTech technology ecosystem globally.

Dr. Jason Corbett
Founder and Managing Partner of Silk Legal & International Blockchain Legal Veteran

(Based in Thailand)

Dr. Corbett is the founder and Managing Partner of Silk Legal, a Bangkok based law firm that advises both foreign and domestic clients with a specialization in FinTech and Block Chain / Distributed Ledger Technologies. Jason is admitted as solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. As corporate lawyer by trade, and an entrepreneur at heart, Jason has trained in the law with a variety of in-house positions and private practice including one of Canada’s largest law firms. He has been involved in several business and start-ups at an executive level in a variety of industries ranging from legal, finance, beverage manufacturing, hospitality, environmental, e-commerce and professional consulting.

Jason is truly passionate about his work and is always eager to connect with others. “I enjoy helping to create and sustain businesses with experienced advice, financial support and mentorship”.

Mayur Moudhgalya
Blockchain Visionary & ICO Veteran

(Based in the USA)

Mayur is a blockchain visionary with proficiency in all aspects of the payment industry and retail, with broad exposure to compliance, regulations and PCI assessments and audits. He has a proven track record of setting new benchmarks in structuring technology teams, strategic planning to deliver complex projects, establishing a winning team culture and exceeding client expectations.

He has in-depth knowledge of systems design for blockchain, and a fundamental understanding of cryptography and achieving EAL assessments. He is also known for strong business analytics skills and as an avid listener and learner.

Barnaby Andersun
ICO Entrepeneur, Blockchain & Brand Strategist

(Based in Singapore)

Barnaby has been involved as a founder of several tech startups over the past 25 years, including his blockchain and branding consultancies, plus a number e-commerce and cryptocurrency projects. This includes creating innovative models for ICO startups, plus complete marketing strategies to launch their projects online.

Barnaby has over 24 years experience in digital design and development. Working closely with developers and designers, Barnaby’s background as technologies and a graphic design gives him an integrated approach that marries technical requirements with business (token)economics plus the needs of elegant and human UI design to create world class disruptive technologies.

Barnaby is also a sought after international speaker, having trained over 2,000 people through the US, Asia and Australia on the strategies to build an online audiences.

Benjamin Banks
Global AML & Fintech Expert

(Based in Australia)

Benjamin Banks is a leader in technology and fintech based businesses. Born and raised in Brisbane, Benjamin has travelled throughout Asia where he was worked on a number of projects for banks, insurance companies and payment processors.

This experience has allowed Benjamin to develop an extensive network whilst assuming advisory and board roles. A Responsible Manager (AFSL) for PNI Financial Services for the last 5 years has provides Benjamin with strong ethics in delivering business outcomes.

Benjamin is a director of RapidID a Global Anti-money laundering company, a director of Globetec a specialist air and water purification company, key fintech advisory to two ASX listed organisations, Hong Kong based payment and digital banking software company.

Mike Hendley
Expert Cryptocurrency Analyst and Blockchain Strategist

Michael Hendley, is a seasoned cryptocurrency analyst and former cryptocurrency portfolio manager for high net-worth individuals. He started trading bitcoin back in 2013, and remembers the day when Ethereum first came out with their ICO. Since then , he has been instrumental in the space. He spearheaded the Ethereum Classic movement starting etcminer.com (which he sold), a primer on mining Ethereum Classic, gaining a following, and becoming an expert in his field . Hendley has helped hundreds of people grow their wealth through investment in cryptocurrencies, creating his own VIP Crypto Investing Network in 2017 while also being the Director of Investor Relations as well as the lead cryptocurrency analyst a leading global bitcoin exchange. Now, Hendley does consulting for ICOs and is a strategic advisor for numerous cryptocurrency and blockchain related projects, taking them to the next level by channeling his insider knowledge of the ecosystem with all its nuances and eccentricities.

Sam Bourgi
Consultant & Policy Analyst, Chief Editor of Hacked.com

(Based in Canada)

Sam Bourgi is a financial market writer, content strategist and senior advisor whose career has spanned the private, government and not-for-profit industries. His work has been featured in some of the world’s foremost financial news outlets, including Barron’s, CBOE and MBA. He has produced authoritative reports for industry and government in the fields of fin-tech, labor market economy and emerging technologies.

His foray into blockchain began as early as 2013 and now includes high-level editorial posts for some of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency websites. Sam supports IBC Group by providing marketing, content strategy and business development in the areas of token raises, ICO analysis and market placement. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from McMaster University, with a focus on economic policy and global political economy.

James Duchenne
Helping visionaries build the future

(Based in the USA)

James is the managing partner of venture building and blockchain advisory firm, Sutton Stone. He is also the Honorary Representative in the USA for the Board of Investment of Mauritius focused on innovative ventures and blockchain. James has founded, advised on and lead several ventures in various fields from blockchain, token sales, cryptocurrency, casino & gaming, healthcare, logistics. He holds degrees in Aeronautical Engineering and Law and postgraduate qualifications in Applied Finance and Investments and carbon accounting.

Mike Dry
Helped to scale a Google backed marketing startup

(Based in the UK)

Mike joins IBC following 6+ years with VC and private equity funded companies in digital marketing and mobile payments.

He loves emerging tech and digging into the details of complex projects. A blockchain enthusiast, he’s building a cryptocurrency portfolio to be proud of.

Dr. Peter Merc
Co-founder of Lemur Legal, Blockchain Think Tank Slovenia lead coordinator

(Based in Slovenia)

Dr. Peter Merc is sharing economy and blockchain enthusiast. He is a cofounder of Lemur Legal (www.lemurlegal.com), a legal consultancy and digital transformation advocacy company based in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Peter is lead coordinator of Blockchain Think Tank Slovenia, an NGO with the main goal to serve as a platform for blockchain knowledge in Slovenia and as a link between private and public sector. American Chamber of Commerce in Slovenia established Circular and Sharing Economy Committee, where Peter acts as a co-chair. Before moving to startup and fintech world, Peter worked in banking sector (master and ph.D. from banking). Peter still has ties with banking, as he was appointed to the position of a member of supervisory board of Slovenian second biggest bank (ABanka d.d.).

Martin Wörner
30-year seasoned technologist with financial background

(Based in the UK)

Martin is a seasoned technologist with a business background. He has a 30-year career in finance and technology, beginning as a software engineer and then honing his skills on trading floors on a variety of platforms.

He is also an entrepreneur, having built and grown a software house specializing in financial services. Highlights were achieving growth to 42 staff and £2.6m turnover working for top tier banks and hedge funds in London, Geneva, Oslo and Moscow; R&D projects included a hedge fund platform, an open source FX trading system and a portfolio optimisation application.

His interest in blockchain and cryptocurrencies lies in both trading and in applying the technologies to real-world problems.

Phillip Fox
Business Consultant & Blockchain Expert

(Based in Auckland)

Phillip has spent more than 20 years as a consulting business analyst in the rates derivatives and equities space working with major investment banks, commercial banks and fin-tech vendors operating in the U.K. and APAC.

In early 2016 Phillip moved to Tokyo and dedicated his time to researching blockchain use cases relating to FinTech, InsurTech and cryptocurrencies amongst others. In March to May 2017 he was based in Nanjing, China undertaking a collaboration with JBI, a Chinese Blockchain Research Institute.

Phillip examines blockchain solutions in terms of their value propositions and ideas for converting these into revenue. He also looks at whether their concepts are clearly explained, how such concepts are expected to apply to the real world, the management of any network effects and the potential for collaboration with others should synergies be evident.

Aleksander Matanovic
Cointelegraph Franchise Owner and Serbian Bitcoin Association Founder

(Based in Serbia)

Aleksander has been in the cryptocurrency business since 2011, starting as as a miner, then becoming a trader and now as the owner of a local bitcoin exchange (www.ecd.rs). In addition, he runs the CoinTelegraph franchise in Serbia and is one the founders of the Serbian Bitcoin Association, which installed the first bitcoin ATM in Serbia.

Prior to that, Aleksander ran an e-currency exchange that worked with currencies such as e-gold, Liberty Reserve and Perfect Money.

He holds an MSc in Digital Currency from the University of Nicosia and a BA in Electronics from the University of Belgrade.

Jithin VG
Accubits Technologies Founder & Seasoned Investor

(Based in India)

Jithin is a hardcore technologist turned entrepreneur with more than 9 years’ experience in the industry. His current focus is on artificial intelligence and blockchain based technologies and products. He believes that AI is a fundamental shift in the history mankind, and that humans learning to live with machines will be comparable to the transition that humans underwent when they became social animals.

One of his companies, Accubits Technologies, was converted into a multi-million dollar business from a 30K USD investment over a period or 12 months, and is currently focusing on technologies like AI, blockchain and virtual reality. As a seed stage investor Jithin has also made investments in multiple companies in India, Hong Kong and North America, especially in the hospitality industry and AI tech.

Corin Faife
CoinDesk, Buzzfeed and VICE Journalist

(Based in Canada)

Corin Faife is a technology journalist based in Montreal, Canada. He has covered cryptocurrency news for CoinDesk and VICE Motherboard, and contributed features on a range of topics to BuzzFeed, Ars Technica and The Atlantic’s CityLab among others. Previously he worked for international development communications agency On Our Radar, training and mentoring citizen journalists from marginalized communities worldwide.

Corin is passionate about interrogating the role of technology in creating social change, and understanding the empowering potential of currency and data decentralization.

Claudio & Danilo Flores
Twin founders of Kybernesia

(Based in Germany)

The twins Claudio and Danilo are the founders of Kybernesia, an innovation bureau for emergent brainstorming. As technology brokers, they glean insights from biological systems and map nature’s design solutions onto the realm of technology – an approach known as biomimetics. A profound understanding of evolutionary leaps in nature powers Kybernesia’s unique change management approach called EliXIR (Eliciting Xlerated Innovation and Research).

Born, bred and headquartered in the Hanseatic city of Hamburg, Germany’s number one logistics hub and seaport, the twins navigate SME and corporate clients through the hyperspace of technological potential, initiating and guiding a metamorphosis from organisation to organism. In their consultant work, one point of particular focus lies in the digital transformation of the shipping industry. As researchers and tinkerers, Claudio and Danilo conceptualize novel applications of genomic research and investigate how to re-engineer AI according to biological principles. Blockchain, to them, is the steam machine of the information age, a general-purpose technology that will shape the nervous system of a new era of worldwide symbiosis.

Dr. Elad Harison
Expert Business Consultant & Software Development Manager

(Based in Netherlands)

Dr. Elad Harison is an industrial engineer and economist, specializing in the integration of the technical, business and economic aspects of blockchain and AI technologies that translates into profitability. Dr. Harison has a broad experience in consulting in the fields of information systems, economics and industrial engineering to corporates, start-up companies and policy makers, such as the European Commission and several European governments.

Jon Buck
Senior Contributor at Coin Telegraph

(Based in the USA)

Jon has an extensive background in information technology and a passion for all things blockchain. He first heard about Bitcoin through friends in 2011, and has followed the market ever since.

As a regular contributor and editor on Cointelegraph.com, Jon is constantly up to date on the newest emerging technologies and ICO news. He has written content for some of the most notable ICOs to date, as well as writing for Forbes, Inc.com, and others. He is a professional writer by trade and has extensive experience in web content, site development and management, and content-based marketing. Jon holds an bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s degree, and enjoys creating substantive content that drives reader response for his clients.

Olya Kolomoets
NordWhale Co-Founder & Certified Project Manager

(Based in Ukraine)

Olya is a co-founder of NordWhale, a Ukrainian based engineering company that builds cryptocurrencies and blockchain solutions for startups, government entities and corporations. Certified project manager with a software engineering background, she has gathered her experience over the last 8 years, by leading projects across multiple industries

Dr. Christina Czeschik
Blockchain & Healthcare PR Expert

(Based in Germany)

Physician, Blockchain writer and publicist, CEO of Intellicore PR

Christina is a licensed physician with a board certification in medical informatics, and a M.Sc. in the same field. She has authored and co-authored several books and numerous articles on information security, digital privacy, e-health and the Blockchain (www.serapion.de/artikel), and has developed effective whitepapers and PR strategies for a couple of Blockchain startups. She is a contributor to the healthcare working group of the German Blockchain association and CEO of Intellicore (www.intellicore.press), a PR and publishing firm specialized in services for the Blockchain and e-health industries.

Rebecca Campbell
Writer at Bitcoin Magazine, Nasdaq, Coin Telegraph, CCN, New Scientist and CoinJournal

(Based in the UK)

Rebecca Campbell is a technology journalist located in England. She has covered blockchain and bitcoin news for Bitcoin Magazine, Nasdaq, Coin Telegraph, CCN and CoinJournal. She has also contributed feature articles to the New Scientist and the Ecologist.

Rebecca is passionate about the digital currency market and the use cases that the blockchain is being used in and is keen to see the empowering potential that the technology will bring to our day-to-day lives.

Peter Jackson
Expert Financial Appraisal & Project Manager. Early Cryptocurrency Evangelist

(Based in France)

Peter is an expert in financial appraisals and project management. He has worked on a number of unique property deals from the disposal of ITV’s Quay Street site in Manchester to the bundling up and disposal of surplus lease liabilities for groups such as HBOS and Barclays. More recently Peter has been involved with a number of startups and also with financial and retirement planning. He has taken a personal interest in Cryptocurrencies since 2013.

Igor Izraylevych
Winner of Numerous Blockchain Hackathons & Manager of over 70 Developers

Igor is a software engineer with eight years in the IT field. He is the founder and CEO of S-PRO.io, where he manages 70+ developers and clients ranging from MasterCard to Solomon. His firm was named the best employer in Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine in 2016. He has developed 8 projects using the blockchain and has won 50% of blockchain hackathons he has been involved in.

Igor’s team has the necessary qualifications for the technical implementation of virtually any ICO. For clients they’re not just a team of developers, but a technical partner. Igor’s team know how to use blockchain in the field of logistics for any company’s business processes. During a week of face-to-face meetings and communication with our client we were able to combine their domain knowledge with our blockchain expertise and provide our architecture solution.

Abdulah Salim
Digital Marketing & Branding Specialist

(Based in Canada)

Abdullah Salim, MBA, is a 10-year seasoned brand and digital marketing consultant. Abdullah connects brands with their target audiences online through content that is geared towards engaging them, energizing them and inspiring them. Having marketed for Fortune 500 companies including Colgate Palmolive and driven several hundred businesses into digital prominence, Abdullah continues to help SMEs and brands of all sizes create a very significant digital foot print.

An innovator, trendsetter and progressive thinker, Abdullah can successfully develop and evolve a brand and boost its digital visibility on all the right places on the internet.

Nakul Shah
Founder and Director of Sate Development – India’s leading Bitcoin/Blockchain Company

(Based in India)

Nakul is the Founder and Director of Sate Development – India’s leading Bitcoin/Blockchain company. He is a regular speaker at conferences and summits globally, on various topics covering Bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrencies, and is a longtime creative thought leader in financial markets and innovation.

His portfolio includes a UK based social validation platform built on blockchain, Indian cryptocurrency exchange and hosted mining service, Singapore domiciled blockchain based infrastructure financing platform, Canadian security firm using distributed ledger technology, US based travel and eCommerce portal powered by crypto tokens, and many more.

Nakul has multiple years of experience in research, development and deployment of solutions using Bitcoin and blockchain technology. Besides creating enterprise solutions, he also provides training, consultancy and development services for Bitcoin and blockchain, helping clients de-mystify the technology and understand how organizations can leverage its key features. In addition to authoring research reports on crypto technology and developing PoCs for banks and governments globally, Nakul has assisted HNIs and companies in establishing bitcoin exchanges, wallets, mining farms, mining pools and hosted mining services. Nakul actively works with companies across UK, USA, Canada and Asia in developing and launching ICOs.

Nakul has played a significant role in the adoption and application of technology. He started his career at State Street Corporation in Boston, which is the biggest and oldest provider of mutual fund, pension processing and asset custody services. He initiated the use of advanced statistical and technical tools in the field of socially responsible investment while conducting research on a $170 Billion portfolio. Nakul also served as an integral part of the wealth management team at Charles River Development, whose software supports over $25 Trillion in assets.

Playing a critical role in the development and marketing of CRD’s wealth solution that was sold to a leading financial institution in USA, he helped quadruple the firm’s largest annual contract value. While executing independent consulting assignments, he advised a leading sustainability firm on the policies of several Fortune500 companies. As part of CSR, Nakul does pro bono work as a mentor at Startupbootcamp – Mumbai.

Nakul is trained in Bitcoin and blockchain from South Africa and holds a Master’s degree in Financial Engineering from The University of Michigan Ann Arbor, USA.

Marten van der Haar
Senior brand and digital marketing specialist

(Based in Netherlands)

Marten van der Haar, MBA, is a senior brand and digital marketing specialist. Marten has a lot of experience in setting up comprehensive online marketing advertising campaigns.

His key speciality is connecting different channels together to engage consumers and to connect them with the brand. Marten started as an online marketing consultant and worked at several digital marketing agencies in the Netherlands. After that, he started working for one of the oldest and biggest surf brands in the world, O’Neill. During his role as a digital marketing specialist at O’Neill Europe and later as E-commerce manager at O’Neill Australia in Sydney, he has proven to be able to get high returns with limited resources.

Dean Love
Partner at Pitcher Partners, Global Accounting & Taxation Expert

(Based in Australia)

Dean is a partner in the Business Advisory and Assurance division of Pitcher Partners with significant public practice and industry experience. He has extensive hands-on experience in a variety of technical and commercial issues affecting clients on a day-to-day basis and advises clients on the structuring and growth of their businesses.

Dean provides accounting and taxation services to a diverse range of clients with a turnover ranging from $1 million to $250 million per annum, he regularly reports to boards and assists with financial reporting and strategic decision making.

He completed the Pitcher Partners Graduate Certificate of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, run in partnership with Swinburne University, gaining priceless knowledge and a more entrepreneurial and innovative mindset to doing business.

The skills Dean gained by completing the course allow him to act as an advisor and work on the same level as his entrepreneurial clients whilst also having the technical expertise.

He understands the way start-up businesses work and knows what it takes to bring an idea to life and make it commercially successful.

Jace Ross
Represents the #1 ranked PPC Agency & #1 Social Media Marketing Agency by Clutch

(Based in the USA)

Jace Ross is a senior marketing consultant who specializes in taking a data-driven approach to paid advertising and conversion rate optimization testing. In addition to focusing on strategies based on analytical data, Jace believes in transparency with his clients and having results-based relationships. Through his leadership and drive, Jace has helped his marketing agency Disruptive Advertising accomplish the following:

Jace and his team also have partnerships and dedicated support teams with Facebook, Google, Bing, Unbounce, VWO, Optimizely, and are partnered with Adobe to perform analytics and CRO services using Adobe Target & their analytics tools.

Jace is eager to help anyone in any way that he can with their Conversion Rate Optimization or Paid Advertising efforts. He’s always happy to walk any business owner through a complimentary audit of their marketing strategies and help identify areas that could be improved.

Gerry Myton
Leading authority on VAT in the UK and the EU

(Based in the UK)

Gerry Myton leads Harwood Hutton’s indirect taxation team.
He is recognised as one of the leading authorities on VAT in the UK, skilled at mitigating VAT liabilities and identifying cash-saving opportunities from all stages of business development, from initial registration to business restructuring and trading internationally.

Gerry began his career with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs before moving into senior positions within UK Top 20 accountancy firms.
He was VAT Partner at Grant Thornton and PKF and was head of VAT Services for Vantis plc. He joined Harwood Hutton from MHA Macintyre Hudson.

Gerry is a specialist in a range of business sectors, notably retail, property and construction, international supply chains, e-commerce and import/export.

Gerry has extensive experience assisting companies in navigating the complexities of VAT with particular emphasis on companies setting up and trading in the UK and from the UK into Europe.

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.

Bernard Nassif
Former General Manager at L'Oreal Europe

(Based in the UK)

Bernard is a management visionary, climbing the ranks of the global conglomerate L’Oreal ($106.6 Billion) to claim a Managing Director role for L’Oréal Europe. Bernard has had over 20 years of management experience, in some roles managing in excess of 250+ employees. His expertise was the infiltration of the company’s core framework, and reorganization through a multitude of cutting edge management techniques designed to launch the company towards success. He was hailed at L’Oreal for his skill and travelled globally to countries such as Australia, France, Canada and Spain, resolving high profile management situations and improving company performance.

As Bernard continued to climb the ladder, he grew homesick and decided to pursue his family life. However, not to be taken lightly, Bernard is now Managing Director of Froothie UK & Ireland, Froothie being a multi-million dollar global company. Furthermore, Bernard is an Associate Partner at Tinderbox Consulting, providing strategic advisory services with top line growth and profit improvement through winning strategies and effective sales, marketing and team improvements.

Justin Mattew
Social media marketing pioneer with various industry achievements

(Based in the USA)

Justin Matthew has been a pioneer in social media, providing equal parts leadership, perseverance, dedication, competence and entrepreneurial expertise. Achievements include:
– Reaching #4 on the top 100 UK entrepreneurs (along with Richard Branson) CITY AM
– #1 Most Influential on the Digital Marketing Shows Power 100
– KRED Influencer of The Month
– Ranked #33 Most Retweeted Marketer In The World
– Ranked 83 on Klout and #5 expert worldwide
– Recognized by social media guru Jeff Bullas as one of the top 23 most influential leaders in business today
– #1 Circle Share count of all time (Google rank #3)

Coming from the venture capital world as an enviable and successful rainmaker, Justin’s entrepreneurial restlessness started in reaching a top seller on Fiverr and then managing one of the top YouTube companies in the world (21st most subscribed channel) with over 3.6 million subscribers today.

Andrea Wall
International Accounting Expert

(Based in Australia)

Andrea has over 15 years’ experience in the field of accounting and finance. Andrea has in-depth knowledge of an extensive range of accounting softwares and has experience in supervising and managing small and large finance teams. She has worked in companies ranging from $30 million to $1.2 billion dollar revenue. Andrea has been responsible for the redesign and creation of management reports for global companies employing in excess of 700 people.

Her specialty in preparing, analyzing and managing financial accounts allows Andrea to develop and implement the accounting structure for small and large corporations. Andrea has been directly and indirectly involved in over 40 countries, helping businesses grow internationally at a rapid pace.

Victor Maxwell
Senior Manager at billion-dollar firms

(Based in South Africa)

Victor is a commercially astute and versatile MBA holder and Chartered Accountant with Big 4 professional training and senior management level experience within global, large scale ($6 billion turnover), complex and culturally diverse industry leaders in the manufacturing, mining and pension fund industries.

Victor leads by providing conceptual structure, developing compelling cases for change and developing pragmatic implementation plans. A genuine ‘out-of-the-box’ strategic thinker with the ability to simplify complex business problems and adopts a hands-on approach when necessary.

Victor is passionate about continuous business improvement and has specialized in the industrial and financial services sectors for over 18 years and continues to thrive and expand his skillset while applying his experience and knowledge to current modern scenarios.

Alexandru Cernatescu
Founder of Infinit Solutions & Digital Marketing Guru

(Based in Romania)

Alexandru Cernatescu has 14 years of experience in digital advertising, digital transformation, innovation, software and technology companies. Ten years ago he founded a company with his brother, Infinit Solutions, which is now the largest independent digital agencies in Romania and one of the fastest growing technology-driven groups in Europe, working with brands like Microsoft, Angelini, Tantum Verde, Orange, Borsec, Skoda, Volkswagen, Praktiker and others. For this he received the distinguished Forbes “30 under 30” special prize for young disruptors, innovators and entrepreneurs.

Alexandru is also an experienced consultant with extensive experience in brand development in the digital world and business transformation towards digital. As a seasoned international public speaker, Alexandru enjoys talking about subjects he is personally very passionate about, such as futurology, technological disruption, digital advertising and entrepreneurship in the digital age.

Kanika Agarwal
Founder of Passion Peers & IOT Guru

(Based in Singapore)

Kanika is a visionary digital transformation strategist. A keynote speaker and digital marketing trainer, she is the founder & CEO of Passion Peers, Asia’s fastest growing digital transformation strategy and execution services company, along with an established academy.

Kanika is on a mission to learn, share and train within the evolving landscape of content marketing, digital, customer experience, social media and the Internet of Things. Her goal is to build outstanding connected customer journeys, understanding the “whys” and “hows” of effective storytelling thus helping organizations and businesses embrace the change and constantly innovate.

Kanika has also been a personal branding and digital marketing trainer for five years. A trusted marketing expert and thought leader, she has been featured in various publications, forums and serves as a mentor to the next generation of marketers and entrepreneurs. Kanika has worked in client servicing roles in Vocanic, a company of GroupM and as a Marcomm professional in Google as well as Microsoft Singapore. Kanika holds a Computer Engineering and Business degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and prides herself in being an inquisitive and constant learner who is excited about the future of technology as a whole.

Rosheel Baig
Blockchain Consultant with experience in ICO's, Token Design, WhitePapers and Smart Contracts

(Based in Pakistan)

Rosheel Baig is the co-founder and COO of BlockchainExpertSolutions (BES).He is an Expert in Whitepaper writing, Blockchain Development, SRS for complex Blockchain Design, ICO Planning and execution, financial analysis of Projects. He is mainly responsible for Business Development of the organization. His capabilities of highly excellent communications with client and a very quick response time help the organization in progressing. Prior to launching BES in Pakistan, Rosheel has over 10 years of experience in Information Technology industry.

Bhaskar Varada

(Based in India)

Bhaskar has been working on research project of improving governance through blockchain technologies with doyens of this industry. Prior, he worked on social venture under Birla Incubation Centre, in addition he has an experience in Retail Industry. He is an intraprenuer who is passionate to innovate and contribute.

He has expertise in areas of Business Planning, Joint Venture Integration, Key Account Management, Qualitative and quantitative research, Business Development,Marketing. His research work on “Responsible Advertising” was published in Bloomsbury Publishing. He worked as student leader in many roles like General Secretary, Chief Coordinator etc for several organizations in his entire student career.

Ryan Perez
ICO consultant and marketing expert

(Based in the USA)

Ryan served as CMO for Urban Drones, a tech startup he co-founded and crowdfunded into existence. He is a blockchain evangelist and an Initial Coin Offering marketing expert focused on helping companies revolutionize their space through blockchain development.

Mudaser Iqbal
Senior Blockchain Consultant with experience in ICOs, Token Design, Whitepapers and Smart Contracts

(Based in Pakistan)

Mudaser Iqbal is the founder and CEO of BlockchainExpertSolutions (BES). He is entirely responsible for restructuring BES’ business model into that of an IT company. Additionally he is an Expert in Whitepaper writing, Blockchain Development, SRS for complex Blockchain Design, ICO Planning and execution, financial analysis of Projects. Prior to launching BES in Pakistan, Mr. Mudaser has over 10 years of experience in Information Technology industry.

Jesse Stein
Creator of Innovative Real Estate Investment Products

(Based in the USA)

Jesse Stein is the CEO of New York Residential REIT and of Commencement Capital, a real estate investment and advisory firm. Mr. Stein was formerly the founder and chief operating officer of ETRE Financial, a real estate financial services and information technology company focused on facilitating the public listing of individual real estate assets.

Mr. Stein also served as the Chief Operating Officer, Secretary, and a member of the Board of Directors of ETRE REIT, LLC. Mr. Stein is also the founder and managing principal of Advanced Fundamentals, a real estate data analytics and indexing firm. Mr. Stein graduated from Cornell University and received a Masters Degree in Real Estate from NYU.

Balazs Fekete
Founder of BitcoinBazis & ICO start-up consultant

(Based in Hungary)

Balazs is passionate p2p business development specialist who identifies himself easily with occurring problems and delivers the right answer to it. His multifaceted skill set comes handy in marketing (ad placement, bounty programs, content crafting, SMM, conferences), consulting (project evaluation, strategic planning) management (emphasis on startups, ICO-s), sales (lead generation, price negotiation) and communication (networking, pr).

Independent thinker with strong entrepreneurial mindset who lived 8+ years in Georgia, China and United Kingdom. Currently occupied with his fintech media outlet in Hungary, organizing & participating on events and building a private mining farm in Serbia.

Before IBC Group: Co-founded a trading company in China.

Something to know: long distance cyclist who covered several times Budapest – Tbilisi distance on the saddle.

First bitcoin purchase: In 2015 after visiting a mining farm in Inner-Mongolia.

Zach Fitzner
Blockchain Enthusiast & ICO Consultant

(Based in the USA)

I’ve been working with cryptocurrency for about two years now. I initially started as an Ethereum miner and built farms for clients. After mining for a while, I joined the Gizer.io ICO and became the head product strategist and overall consultant for creative ideas and development. Since then, I’ve been working as a consultant for other ICOs including Districts.io. I can specifically help with business implementation, Initial Coin Offerings, and general consulting. I’m well versed in many different blockchain implementations, specifically Ethereum, Bitcoin and IBM’s Hyperledger.

Anupam Varshney
Editor at BusinessInsider, Cointelegraph, VentureBeat & ValueWalk

(Based in New Delhi)

Anupam is a blockchain and cryptography evangelist with a passion for content marketing. He has written for the likes of Cointelegraph, VentureBeat, BusinessInsider, ValueWalk, among many others, and has worked with some notable ICOs. He remains up to date on the latest blockchain developments in many countries around the world.

He started trading cryptocurrencies back in 2013 and believes that blockchain technology will not only revolutionize the financial world, but also disrupt various industries, from manufacturing to supply chain to cloud storage.

As a co-founder of BitcoinPrice.com, where Bitcoin and Ethereum prices are compared with traditional assets like Gold, Silver, and S&P500, he updates price movements of major cryptocurrencies to a growing number of followers.

He is also a founding member of ‘Everything Blockchain’ – India’s decentralized crypto community – and runs frequent Bitcoin meetups in New Delhi.
Anupam holds a degree in Computer Science from The University of York and loves to produce content for ICOs and blockchain companies that drive readers’ attention.

Robin Ebers
Blockchain and ICO Expert & Networker

(Based in the Malta)

Robin is a UI/UX Designer and Blockchain Consultant with a strong developer background. He believes that the future lies in the blockchain and works continuously on making cryptocurrencies more accessible.

He is passionate about seeing things from an end-user perspective and enjoys strategizing towards making products more community-driven.Previously Lead Frontend Developer at companies such as SamKnows Inc (London) and RaceBets Ltd (Malta), he managed small and medium-sized teams in agile local and remote environments.

Now traveling the world as a professional nomad, networking with like-minded people and sharing his vision of a blockchain-driven world.

Mrinal Sharma
Blockchain Architect

(Based in India)

Experienced Blockchain Developer, worked end to end from building the architect to deploying various cryptocurrencies successfully online. Skilled in ERC20, Ethereum, Solidity, Smart Contracts, Decentralized database, and Cryptocurrency.

Ifeanyi Okereke
Blockchain Consultant

(Based in USA)

Ifeanyi Jemie is a finance professional with dynamic financial services and entrepreneurial experience.He is currently a cryptocurrency proprietary trader and finance solopreneur / consultant. He began as an algorithmic investment strategy analyst at Citigroup, and has since worked in fund management and private investment sales on teams managing up to $20B in assets. Previously he served as CFO of a young and disruptive film/TV production company out of Los Angeles.

Ranit Saha
Blockchain and Cryptocurrency expert

(Based in India)

Ranit Saha is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rplanx Technology Pvt. Ltd. He heads the Product Management division of the company.
The organization has set its foundation with his planning and concept. He plans new products and initiates strategies as per market requirements. Apart from that, he also looks after the project management sector and duly executes innovative strategies that are aimed at bringing success to the business.

Under his supervision Rplanx has delivered several successful Blockchain projects for various industries including Healthcare, Retail and Trading. Ranit has years of experience in research and development of various strategic solutions related to Blockchain Technology. Since the inception of his company Rplanx Technology Pvt. Ltd, he has been serving all his clients in understanding how they leverage the best features of Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology. He has proficiency in the various sectors of Blockchain including Fintech, Healthcare and Banking. Over the years, he has been quite successful in creating a commendable team that effectively satisfies all our clients’ expectations.

He holds an M. Tech. Degree from IIT Bombay in Information Technology. His experience incorporates both technical and managerial roles at various levels of expertise. Over the years, Ranit has achieved massive experience in these roles. Coupled with his extensive domain knowledge of the IT industry, Ranit has a firm grip on the latest disruptive trends in the IT domain

Vinshu Gupta

(Based in India)

Vinshu is a Full Spectrum ​blockchain developer​ with experience of working ​on various blockchain platforms such as​ Bitcoin, Ethereum, Quorum, Hyperledger, Corda and Lisk.

​He has been among the first few developers to explore blockchain and has more that three years experience in developing and implementing blockchain products and solutions.

He has extensive experience in developing ICO technical platforms ​with proven expertise in building smart contracts, crypto wallets etc. and has been the ​blockchain spearhead for various ICOs like Realestatecoin, Xinfin, Entercoin, SolarXell and ​Currensee.​

Previously he has worked with reputed organisations like Sopra Steria, Paytm and Emirates National Bank of Dubai.

Stavros Georgiadis

(Based in Greece)

A CFA charterholder, an investment and financial professional, Economist, with over 10 years of business working experience in financial analysis, having a very strong interest and passion for financial and capital markets

Matthew Proffitt
Blockchain and Decentralization Expert, Strategic Consultant and Content Marketer

(Based in the USA)

Matthew is a third-generation entrepreneur and an avid member of the cryptocurrency community.
His expertise includes content creation, bounty program layout and administration, and consulting for tokensale stage startups as well as other budding crypto and blockchain projects on the bleeding edge of FinTech.

He holds firm the belief that blockchain and decentralization tech can change the world for the better which prompted his swift and resolute transition from the government sector.

Tyler Swope
Blockchain Enthusiast and ICO Consultant

(Based in the USA)

Tyler Swope started his cryptocurrency & blockchain journey in January of 2013 when he purchased his first bitcoins. Since then, Tyler has passionately traded his way to independent success and started the cryptocurrency media company Chico Crypto. His involvement in the crypto space runs deep with media connections to Komdodo, NEO, Stellar, and many others.

His passion is unrivaled, and his understanding of the cryptocurrency markets is unmatched.