• Over 15 years of experience in leading, operating and investing in enterprises across their stages of evolution

  • Most recently as a private equity turnaround operating partner, led the successful restructuring of +$1B in distressed debt transactions.

  • Successfully led startups from ideation to commercialization to exit

  • Deep history as a data scientist and computer programmer

  • MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University


  • A decade specializing in marketing strategy within the fintech sector

  • Current focus is building go-to-market strategies for web3 projects

  • Most recently as Chief Marketing Officer of Orion Protocol:

  • Led one of the most successful project launches of 2020 - directly responsible for community growth, user acquisition, and partnerships. Helped place Orion within the top 100 market cap projects within a year, at a $2 billion ATH fully diluted market cap

  • Continues to advise for a number of synergistic web3 projects across DeFi, GameFi, the metaverse, and NFTs


  • Built, scaled and led large organizations for over 15 years

  • Most recently a senior executive for a Fortune 500 company where he led organizational strategy and operations

  • Part of the team that pushed the company's expansion into several growth markets in Asia, acting as HR Director and interim CEO and managing several thousand employees as the company gained footholds in greenfield markets.

  • Completed several of the worlds most difficult ocean crossings and record breaking attempts, and the 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Round the World Race.

  • Earned his MBA and a Masters in Negotiations + Dispute Resolution as well as a Masters in Social Entrepreneurship from Pepperdine University

RICK VAN DER KNAAP - Head of Finance

  • 14+ years in accounting and auditing with 7 years at Deloitte

  • Led various multi- disciplinary teams serving a broad range of clients performing financial audits and advising on their control environment, risk assessments and internal controls.

  • Strong analytical skills - obtained his Masters’ degree in Accounting & Auditing at the “Vrije Universiteit” in Amsterdam in 2013

  • Certified Public Accountant in the Netherlands

HARRY CLARKE - Head of Creative Strategy

  • A decade as a tech-driven creative strategist, with a focus on driving growth + revenue and UX design

  • As Managing Director, built and scaled digital creative agency Deviceful

  • Founded the creative arm of Telefonica UK before deploying to Telefonica territories globally

  • Experience with competitive DeFi predictions markets

SIMON KRUSE - Chief Technical Advisor

  • A blockchain Founder & CTO with a proven track record of developing complex solutions and advising top projects within the space.

  • Has a deep understanding of blockchain technology and its potential to transform a myriad of industries.

  • Passionate about using blockchain to solve issues arising due to centralization.

  • Specializes in blockchain architecture and smart contract development.


  • For over a decade, Ignacio has focused on software research and development in defence and healthcare.

  • BS in Aerospace designing and building simulation, avionics and robotics solutions for Boeing Research and Technology delivering leading advances that have been fielded from the factory floor to unmanned aircraft and military hardware.

  • With experience in both the heavily regulated industrial and fast-paced start-up environments, enabling him to provide system architecture and design consulting for a wide variety of businesses.

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