Ammeris: The World of Business and Blockchain
Breaking down the boundaries between the world of business and blockchain
Co-Founder and Chair at Ammeris. Chair at Ammeris Blockchain Foundation
Paul is an experienced leader in business, serial entrepreneur, and financial professional, who has held several senior operational and finance roles in a range of publicly and privately-owned companies located in London, New York, Amsterdam, Vancouver, Hong Kong, and Monaco. Paul’s previous technology experience includes Modex Tech, Vinci, and serving as Advisor to Humaniq, Howdoo, Autobay, and SID.
Paul is a UK Chartered Accountant who started his career in the entrepreneurial services division at EY London before progressing into various commercial finance management roles. Over the last five years, Paul has become a serial seed investor focusing on biotech, medical devices, fintech, and technology along with its applications. He brings invaluable experience as a business angel in over 20 companies, and specializes in tokenomics, DLT consensus models, community engagement, and strategic advisory at Ammeris.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Science in pure mathematics from Loughborough University of Technology.
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Ammeris. Managing Director at Ammeris Blockchain Foundation
Erik is an entrepreneur and analyst with executive experience and a fundamental background in political science. He first entered the world of entrepreneurship in 2011, then discovered digital assets and blockchain technology in 2013, from which point he became an investor and trader in the asset class. He has previous management experience as Managing Director of Agency Imports.
Erik brings with him 10 years of business, finance, government, economics, capital markets, and project management knowledge. Erik’s experience in the digital asset space taught him to navigate volatility in the blockchain/crypto industry, and his comprehensive understanding of institutions and ability to engage people has equipped him to translate the benefits (and faults) of blockchain-based technologies to leaders in both business and government realms. He specializes in tokenomics, DLT consensus models, and is responsible for strategic ideas, innovation, and practicing the qualities of transformational leadership at Ammeris.
Erik holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and is completing his dissertation for a Master of Arts degree in political science at Dalhousie University.
Co-Founder and Director of Development at Ammeris. Chair of Infrastructure Committee at Ammeris Blockchain Foundation
Matthew is an experienced founder and builder in decentralized technology and renewable energy. With a strong background in cleantech and social enterprise, he was recently part of OpenHydro’s tidal energy project in Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy - the first interconnected in-stream array deployed on the world’s strongest tides - and co-founded a crypto mining club in Halifax. He previously worked as VP for venture development studio BlockCrushr Labs.
Matthew’s early career included work in accounting, banking, not-for-profit, and government, before diving into the world of entrepreneurship, renewable energy, and information technology. Through founding his first consultancy, Fosch Capital, Matthew has worked with over 100 companies - single handily raising tens of millions of dollars in non-dilutive funding for clientele. He is responsible for technology and energy development at Ammeris, including complex data center design. Matthew also assisted in both internal and external projects with fundraising strategies through both traditional and innovative methodologies.
Matthew holds a commerce degree from Dalhousie University.
Director of Technology at Ammeris. Chair of Blockchain Development Committee at Ammeris Blockchain Foundation
Raphael Hukai is a former CIO (Equity Bank Group) and experienced executive consultant/architect at IBM. Raphael has deep industry experience in financial services, as well as airline, retail/eCommerce and life sciences. After 16 years with IBM, Raphael became specialized in helping banks setup IT vision and strategy, manage adoption of new technologies, establish overarching architecture and governance, along with improvements to the quality assurance of IT programs.
With near 30 years of professional and leadership experience, Raphael has developed unique capabilities of translating technology into practical and actionable business value, then packaging it for different C-Level stakeholders and other audiences. With deep focus on fundamentals of value-chain analysis, he has become predisposed to helping blockchain technology providers position their innovation into the sweet spot of the marketplace. He believes clear vision with solid execution brings success to business.
Director of Performance at Ammeris. Chair of Performance Committee at Ammeris Blockchain Foundation
Cassie is an experienced researcher and analyst in government, technology, and bioethics, with a specific focus on healthcare systems management and privacy. Her passion for blockchain-based solutions originated from exploring approaches to current issues in Canadian provincial healthcare. She previously worked in Performance and Development with EMC Inc. (a subsidiary of Emergency Health Services in Nova Scotia), and as a Research Supervisor with Public Health Ontario.
Cassie’s nuanced and intuitive understanding of blockchain technology’s real-world application, coupled with a research and management background has led her to explore solutions from the perspective of various stakeholders. Cassie is a skilled communicator and is able to translate complex blockchain solutions to both users and practitioners. She is responsible for performance and research at Ammeris, and for supporting external projects with various analytical frameworks and refinement approaches.
Cassie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Saint Mary’s University, and is currently completing a Master of Health Administration degree at Dalhousie University.
Finance and Blockchain Advisor to the Ammeris Blockchain Foundation
Marin is a financial consultant and valuation professional focused on mergers and acquisitions, along with capital markets transactions. He brings over six years of working experience at leading investment banks and boutiques across Europe, advising corporates, private equities, and governments. Over the past few years, he has become increasingly enthusiastic about blockchain technologies, initially as an investor and cryptocurrency miner, then later becoming a partner at Spero Research, Bermuda Capital, and Coinbar Group. His expertise and areas of interest focus on blockchain protocols, PoW mechanisms, tokenomics, budgeting and funding strategies. Combining his knowledge in finance, mathematics, investments and technology, Marin delivers a well-rounded and unique combination of skills to established and startup blockchain companies.
Marin holds a cum laude Master of Science degree in Quantitative Investment Finance from University of St. Andrews, Scotland. He speaks fluently English, German, Italian and Croatian.
Strategic Marketing Advisor to the Ammeris Blockchain Foundation
Kevin is a professor of education at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, USA, teaching undergraduate and graduate-level coursework in education and research methods while maintaining an active research agenda in the study of education policy. Previously, as Executive Vice President, Kevin led a division that integrated Capital University’s planning, strategy, advancement, marketing, and strategic enrollment management functions into one organizational structure. Throughout his career, Kevin developed and implemented important efforts in measuring organizational effectiveness. He is also actively engaged in technology issues in higher education – contributing to his entry into the cryptocurrency/blockchain sector in early 2013.
Kevin earned his Bachelor of Music from the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University, his master’s degree in education policy from Penn State University, and his doctorate in higher education from Boston College.
E-Commerce Advisor to the Ammeris Blockchain Foundation
Robert’s career began by way of investigating the World Wide Web (WWW) in the 1990 as part of a group helping to develop the use of images on wiki. As one of the first pioneers of the Internet, he worked closely with the small online community working, developing, and expanding the WWW. Robert worked in the UK developing the CGI program for the UK travel directory for hotels for the Hospitality Association with Bristol University and Bell Labs, followed by the first Internet company in Europe to float on the European Stock Market as Travel-UK PLC in 1996.
Robert has developed new technologies in matching systems, and he has created an online centralized database for private and governmental investment organizations. This company was bought by Angel Bourse PLC for its technology, and has gone on to float on the Nasdaq. Robert also worked on developing the first centralized database for the import and export of commodities, and has founded and served as CEO of Singles Limited - which later became known as Datech Limited - and World Dating Partners, which at the time created an impact on whitelabeling practices and niche marketing.
Data Networking Advisor to the Ammeris Blockchain Foundation
Geoff is a seasoned technologist and marketer who specializes in cloud infrastructure, networking and telecommunications. Geoff is currently the Head of Marketing for Juniper Network’s business in Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America, where he leads a team of marketers focused on growing Juniper's enterprise and service provider business by evangelising cloud networking and automation. Geoff also co-founded the Crypto Noob Club, a crypto mining cooperative for beginners and is an active participant in several open source communities like Tungsten Fabric - a Linux Foundation project focused on software defined networking where he is a community ambassador. Geoff is Data Networking Advisor at the Ammeris Blockchain Foundation.
Geoff began his career in technology sales, and as his interest in technology grew, he invested thousands of hours in learning the technical side of the business. In 2013, he joined Cloud-A, Canada’s first OpenStack-powered public cloud, where he was instrumental in growing the business 300% YoY. Geoff later went on to lead a Cloud Infrastructure consulting practice where he worked with Tier 1 service providers to virtualize their networks in preparation for 5G and IoT workloads.
Geoff holds a Commerce degree from Saint Mary’s University, is a Certified Scrummaster and a level 2 certified Pragmatic Marketer.
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