CEO & Co-Founder – With over 20 years of industry experience in technology-based startups, Lance brings a vast and proven track record for growing and developing multi-million dollar businesses from the ground-up. His background includes roles as Founder/CEO/Director in a handful of publicly and privately traded companies.
Executive Chairman / President & Co-Founder – Shone brings over 20 years of experience building complex technologies and software within the I.T industry. This includes data centre deployments, large scale web-ops development, and industrial Bitcoin mines. Shone was co-founder of a scalable web crawler and search engine, and is a Certified Bitcoin Professional. Formerly, Shone acted as Director of Technology for a distributed Bitcoin mining pool.
CTO & Co-Founder – Marty has over 20 years of systems administration and programming experience and enjoys complex challenges solving problems with big data intelligence and analytics. His background includes strong Linux and FreeBSD knowledge, experience designing and administering data center and ISP networks, and expertise with multiple programming languages. In addition, Marty is a Certified Bitcoin Professional.
Co-Founder – Business Development – A successful entrepreneur and business manager, Anthony brings logistical and managerial expertise to the company. Over the past 17 years, he has worked in roles ranging from investor relations, public relations, and strategic marketing for the technology, mining and oil and gas industries. Anthony also serves as the Director of several publicly traded companies, and has a number of successful private business ventures under his belt.
Chief Financial Officer / CGA – Ms. Evans, founder of Golden Reign, is a Certified General Accountant with extensive experience in both the junior mining sector and the corporate securities industry. Ms. Evans has 17 years’ experience as a director and/or officer, working with a number of public companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.
Senior Financial Advisor – Mr. Wood is a founding partner and director of Vertex One Asset Management. Mr. Wood has overall responsibility for the investment and trading decisions affecting the Vertex Managed Value Portfolio, Vertex Value Fund and Vertex Enhanced Income Fund. He has operated as the lead manager of the Managed Value Portfolio since its inception on April 3, 1998. Mr. Wood has over 25 years’ experience investing in equities, fixed income and derivatives. His career began as an analyst, later becoming a Financial Advisor, with Royal Trust. He was a Portfolio Manager with HSBC Asset Management before co-founding Vertex One Asset Management. Mr. Wood holds the professional designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts.
Strategy Advisor – Bernd Petak is an investment professional, corporate director, founder, advisor, and consultant to early and mid-stage technology companies and their investors. After eight years as an engineer and technology strategic planner he graduated with an MBA from the Ivey School of Business. Subsequently, Bernd finished a decade-long tenure at Deloitte as partner responsible for the firm’s regional strategy and operations practice. Bernd left Deloitte to found his first startup in 2003, which exited via strategic sale. Bernd acted as interim CFO of a major Canadian bank lending institution and is a multi-time CEO, CFO and COO. Currently he is investment partner for Northmark Ventures, a technology investment firm based in Whitehorse, Vancouver and Calgary. He sits on the board of Screenscape, a leading provider of internet-delivered digital signage products and advises a number of companies focusing on financial and blockchain technology.
Senior Technical Advisor – Juan Garavaglia is CEO of 112 BIT LLC, the largest vendor of Bitcoin Mining hardware in the USA. Juan is an early adopter of Bitcoin, and has been involved in various Bitcoin mining operation. His technical background has assisted some of the largest mining operations in USA/Canada rapidly deploy and expand their existing operations, also is CEO of Bitprim Project Inc, Bitprim is a high performance 100% compatible Bitcoin engine with a modular design. Juan is also senior advisor of Zinica Group
Advisor – Dr. Csinger was Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of British Columbia. He is a graduate of the INSEAD International Corporate Governance Program and is a Certified Bitcoin Professional (1df800). Dr. Csinger holds several patents in internet security, biometrics, and related areas.
He was Senior VP and Chief Information Officer of Group Telecom. GT’s successful initial public offering took place in March 1999. While at GT, he operated the first PKI Certification Authority and Repository to be licensed under Washington State Digital Signature legislation. This seminal work influenced the later adoption of federal U.S. law (the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act of 2000, or “E-Sign Act”), and was an early model for the adoption by other states of the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA).
In 1996, he founded Xcert Software Inc., a technology leader in the emerging business of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). PKI is a robust technical solution to the basic security problems associated with communications on open networks, providing a business and technology platform for the delivery of secure value-added services including modern blockchain platforms. Xcert was acquired in 2001 by RSA Technologies Inc.
Andrew received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. Degrees in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill University.
Product Advisor – Michael is Chief Information Security Officer at ShapeShift, A Bitcoin, and digital asset exchange operating out of Switzerland. Michael has been invited to speak internationally on topics including digital forensics, information security, and Bitcoin security.