Stackr: The Saving Solution for the Blockchain Community
A global solution for long-term savings, thanks to which investors have a diversified portfolio of both capital and digital assets
Chief Executive Officer & Founding Partner
I founded Stackr with Brendan in 2017 having worked for over 20 years in the financial services industry. The reason for founding Stackr is very personal – I wanted to make a material change, for the good, in the way people access savings. We have entered a new technological revolution and the traditional financial services companies are largely stuck in the past. With the knowledge I have gained over my time in traditional financial services and my willingness to embrace the future technology, I believe Stackr can bring about a fundamental change in the experience people have when it comes to saving. I have 22 years ‘experience in financial services, primarily focused on the international investment market leading to a proven track record in: new ventures, product development, legal structuring and the creation of global distribution networks. My passion is to turn good ideas into profitable businesses or business units.
Prior to Stackr I was as the founder of Sanlam Global Investment Solutions (SGIS). Before joining SGIS, I was the Head of Product & Investments at Glacier International. My previous roles have been largely concentrated on developing products and distribution for multi-national investment houses including, Old Mutual International, New Star Asset Management, TriAlpha Investment Advisors Limited & the Stonehage Group. I have a B.Com (Law), an MBA, an Investment Management Certificate from the CFA Society of the UK and have most recently completed an executive program focused on Artificial Intelligence from MIT. I am also a member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners).
Chief Operating Officer & Founding Partner
I founded Stackr with Cobus in 2017 after 18 years in traditional financial services with a vision to change the way people save. I believe traditional financial services companies are not moving quickly enough to supply the latest investment opportunities and use the most up to the minute technology that can provide the optimal investment experience for clients. Stackr brings these elements together in a single solution for investors. My previous experience spans nearly 20 years and covers a huge geographical area from London to South Africa via Mauritius. My most recent role was as Head of Operations and Product Development at Sanlam Global Investment Solutions, a subsidiary of Sanlam (the largest financial services provider in Africa). Prior to this, I spent 2 years as an independent consultant; setting up international life, pension, advisory and distribution businesses, with a primary focus on the African, Middle East and European markets. Prior to this, I was a Partner at Armstrong Investment Managers LLP focusing on business development within Europe and Asia. Further roles include operational and business development functions at Insight Investment, Fidelity Investments, and Bank of New York Mellon. I hold a B.Com Corporate Finance and Economics degree from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, and the Investment Management Certificate from the CFA Society of the UK.
Head of Marketing
I have nearly 20 years’ experience in financial services marketing. My prior experience includes nearly 7 years at Sanlam (the largest financial services provider in Africa), where I was brought in to develop the marketing of the international investments businesses. My skillset focusses on launching funds, the development of marketing activities to build user engagement and attract assets and supporting global investment platforms. I was instrumental in launching Sanlam’s AI investment capability across Europe, Africa, and North America Offshore. I ended my tenure as head of marketing at Sanlam Global Investment Solutions’ (SGIS) and as a member of the Executive Committee.
Before joining Sanlam, I held a number of marketing and business development roles across international asset management companies including ACPI, Pictet GAM, BlueBay, and AIG I have a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Surrey.
Head of Finance
I have a decade's experience as a chartered accountant, previously serving as a Director and working as Head of Finance for Sanlam Global Investment Solutions for just over 4 years where I was responsible to direct, plan, control and coordinate the overall financial activities of the company. Prior to joining Sanlam, I worked as an Operational Financial Manager in the mining industry where I was responsible for implementing operational reporting and other such tasks. I am a CA(SA), hold the CFP® designation and completed BAcc and BAcc (Hons) degrees through Stellenbosch University.
Head of Investments
I have over 10 years’ experience in financial services. Prior to Stackr I worked at Sanlam Global Investment Solutions as the lead on the investments team where I worked directly with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning which was utilized to manage the investment solutions offered. Other responsibilities included research for new products and ideas, ongoing analysis of all internal investment processes and systems and the day-to-day running of the team.
Before joining Sanlam I was an analyst at Clarmond, a wealth management & advisory firm, where I designed and built proprietary stock selection models based on an asset allocation model as well as to consolidate and present market specific research projects. Other roles include research and performance analysis at Lune Capital and Octane. I hold a BCom. Investment Management degree from the University of Pretoria, and am in my final year of the BCompt. Financial Accounting degree at the University of South Africa (UNISA). I am also a candidate in the CFA program.
CEO of Invictus
Serial digital entrepreneur Schwartzkopff is a South African business executive with firm start-up experience and a proven background in the technology and social networking sectors. He was the founder of BetVIP, the world’s first licensed bitcoin-only sportsbook and casino and has been featured in everything from Business Day to the Wall Street Journal. He previously founded FSMS, a VC-funded telecoms startup with more than 400,000 registered users where he first found a passion for using machine learning to discover rich interactions and extract value from massive datasets. Schwartzkopff is a graduate of the University of Cape Town, where he studied Chemical Engineering.
VP of Analytics
Experienced data scientist with demonstrated ability in creating predictive solutions and applying the scientific method to answer a wide array of business questions from data. Formerly a quant, he gained invaluable experience as part of a team managing European peripheral bond portfolios during the sovereign debt crisis. Ciaran has Bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and atmosphere science, with a masters in mathematical finance. He started his career in scientific services as an Officer in the South African Navy. He is also a registered professional natural scientist.
With a BCom(Hons) degree and a CFA charterholder, Andrew is formally trained in traditional financial analysis. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge from the financial services industry where his last position was Head of Operations for a distinguished Investment Management firm in South Africa, managing over R8 billion. With a passion for financial markets and blockchain technology, Andrew saw the perfect combination of the two at Invictus Capital.
Formerly a software engineer that automated breweries around Africa and later turned to full-time trading and ICO analysis. Hugo has a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, with a honours in system engineering and engineering economics. He is in the process of acquiring his CFA accreditation.
- Crowdsale (65%)
- Team Allocation (20%)
- Strategic Partners (2.5%)
- Referrals (10%)
- Bounty (2.5%)
- User Adoption (50%)
- Technology & Product Development (25%)
- TGE expenses (10%)
- Exchange Listing (10%)
- Legal (5%)
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This project has a great idea to make asset in actually asset! This will provide many people chance to cut middle man and avoid putting money in the bank with thinking that putting money there is actually "investment". Many people are uneducated when it comes to money, and i think this will help a lot of people to forget that mith and take good profits in this kind of savings and investing in crypto bank then in bank that gives them funny commision while inflation is killing their money every year by up to 4% !!!! Team has a good expirinace in almost every sector that needs to succeed with this platform , whitepaper looks great !
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Project is great overall. However, project funding and token organisation is bad and i think price manipulation and dump is easy going.
Good project to invest while still is ico and make some profits.