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Founder of Blockchain Agility, Experienced in consulting, advising and recruiting top-talented c-level executives, developers and advisors in the blockchain space. High level knowledge of how to build teams to successfully to harness emerging and leading-edge technologies.
Marketing Director& Advisor
Industry expert and leader in the Marketing & Business Analysis of Blockchain platforms and their subsequent infrastructures. Brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the areas of strategy, metrics, start-to-finish processes, implementation, marketing and public relations along with the proper formation of corporate structure for Blockchain-based projects. BS in Business Management.
Project Manager & Advisor
Managing Partner at Blockchain Agility, 20 years of experience in business operations and processes. Works in the Blockchain, Gaming and Defense industries. Entrepreneur who has started 5 companies since 2003, BS in Business Administration (BGSU).
Legal and Compliance Advisor
Hilary Stewart-Jones was a partner in DLA Piper UK LLP’s London office and part of the Intellectual Property and Technology Group. She remained a consultant partner until March 2018 when she joined Harris Hagan also as a consultant partner specializing in gaming law. Hilary has also been working for the Teddy Sagi family office since January 2016. (The latter is an Israeli tech entrepreneur with three listed UK vehicles, including Playtech plc, and a burgeoning property portfolio). She has held a UK solicitor’s practicing certificate for 30 years during which time she has held board seats and more recently was Deputy Chairman at Playtech plc the UK listed online gaming technology company until she stepped down in 2015. She also holds executive roles in various other businesses.
Hilary qualified as a litigator but moved into a wider corporate and commercial role from the mid 1990’s. Hilary was the head of legal for the gambling division in Ladbrokes Group when the later still owned Hilton Hotels and a wide array of disparate businesses as well as the core betting shop estate casinos and horse and dog tracks. This exposed her to a wide variety of corporate transactions, day to day commercial work and core regulatory and compliance issues within a PLC structure. Because of the poor holistic gambling advisory support, she was able to source when in house and against the back- drop of online supplanting retail, she recognized a business opportunity and came back into private practice in 2000. She built a team to provide specialist premium legal support to cater for all the needs of gambling clients from regulatory issues, general commercial and corporate support (includ- ing fund raising) to structural and tax planning, and to provide this on a multi-jurisdictional basis.
She played a role in most of the online sector floats/acquisitions since 2000 but continued to advise bricks and mortar businesses from tracks to casinos covering all games and gambling products. She has also written legislation and regulations for offshore governments as well as drawing up industry codes of practice. She has also advised banks and PE houses on acquisition, payment service providers, binary and forex trading businesses. The current cross over between e-sports, fantasy, social and skins betting give rise to complex regulatory multi-jurisdictional issues as well as complex tax, and data protection challenges and amply demonstrate that technology developments coupled with the trend for cross border “regulatory creep” requires an ever-expanding knowledge of the gaming, technology and entertainment sectors, enabling her to create a highly industry focused Tier One rated legal practice.
Lead Business Development Executive
Sandi is a business consultant and forensic accountant specializing in operations management and financial advisory services for distressed companies. She has almost 20 years of experience and has provided management services to upwards of 50 businesses across a vast array of industries and has been instrumental in effectuating numerous successful business turnarounds.
She is also working with multiple ICO projects providing guidance with respect to revenue modeling and budgeting, strategic planning and feasibility analysis of the underlying business plans to ensure the long-term viability of the enterprise, after the fundraising is complete. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Queens University (Canada) and Master of Accounting (Concentration in Forensic Accounting) from Florida Atlantic University and she is the owner of Analytic Consulting Group, located in Miami, Florida.
IT professional and M.Sc. in computer science with experience in research and development in blockchain, data & system security and software optimization. Stefan has worked on several projects for critical infrastructure systems and decentralized systems. He has 3 publications on topics in cryptography, blockchain and optimization, the most recent was analysis of blockchain technology.
Stefan is also the Co-founder & CEO of OCTA IT, a software engineering company where his main involvement is in product development for Blockchain solutions. Recently he was involved in several ICOs as a lead product and blockchain architect.
Game design / UI & UX Designer
I joined the Digital Art section of the Academy of Fine Arts from Tournai in September 2000. There, I learned the bases of various tools and method used in computer animation. Having chosen a 3D specialization, I’ve been practising Modeling, Texturing, Lightning, Rendering and animation of 3D elements.
During the last two years of my studies, I co-directed and presented as final project a short-film titled Yoghana. Billed as a documentary set on an unknown planet, the 3D animated movie depicts the imaginary species through the seas, airs and lands. In June 2005, I obtained my master’s Degree in digital arts.
In March 2006, I’ve been hired as 3D artist by TAATU S.A., a company that specialized in virtual worlds. Its main product, TAATU World, was a web integrated 2.5D environment where users could create, furnish and decorate their own room and participate in in-world media events. During that period, I was specialized in Pixel Art (2D post-treatment re-enforcing pixel’s visibility) and isometric. I’ve been responsible for the design, 3D production, Pixel-Art treatment and Flash integration of the majority of the virtual objects available in the catalogue and several public rooms on which I also worked as Level designer.
In 2011, the company released its very last product: Portal Places. A 2.5D social game for Facebook based on TAATU World’s engine. In parallel to my commitment as an employee for TAATU Studio, I worked on several personal games projects and get progressively involved in Game design, analysis and documentation for Creative 3D Web, Plc.
HABET Board Member / Research & Development
Professor Barry Carpenter has been made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to special educational needs. Barry has been awarded Fellowships of the Royal Societies of Arts and Medicine. In 2016 he was
awarded a CBE by the Queen for his work in the field of Special Educational
Needs. He was given an OBE in 2001 for services to children with Special
Needs. He holds honorary chairs at the Universities of Worcestershire, Limerick,
Hamburg, and Flinders in Australia and is an international expert in caring for people with learning disabilities. During his academic career Prof Carpenter has published more than 100 academic articles and ten books on special needs, and lectures around the world on supporting people with complex needs develop a full and rich life in their community.
HABET Board Member
Dame Philippa is Chair of the Government’s Standing Commission on Carers; a member of the Cross Government Programme Board for the Carers Strategy and of the Ministerial Advisory Group on Mental Health. She is currently working with the Department for Health and other Government Departments on the development of statutory guidance and regulations for the Care Act.
Her awards include the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy international Award for women who have contributed to the field of learning disability. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. She has a number of honorary doctorates. She was appointed an OBE, later upgraded to a CBE, and in 2009 she wasappointed a Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. She has been given Lifetime Achievement Awardsor her work in furthering the civil and human rights of disabled people.
Philippa is also a member of the Think Local, Act Personal Partnership (TLAP) National Co-production Advisory Group and the NHS Equality and Diversity Council.
Director / Board Member
Gary’s is responsible for many of Montreux’s strategic relationships. He has an extenstive background in building and insurance brokering. Gary sits on the Boards of companies within Healthcare, Tech, Construction, and Financial Services.
He sat on the Board of the Regard Group, one of the largest specialist Care providers in the UK, advising on its acquisition, its growth, and its successful disposal. Gary has a large network of contacts from his many years working in commercial property.
Oliver is the founder of Montreux, a Director of the Fund’s Operating Company, and the CEO of the Fund’s Advisor: MCM UK. He previously worked in the investment Advisory division of a large investment Bank before moving to Switzerland to work for a private Wealth Manager.
He sat on the Board of the Regard Group, one of the largest specialist Care providers in the UK, advising on its acquisition, its growth, and its successful disposal. Oliver now sits on the Board of Active Assistance. He has been involved in several entrepreneurial ventures in the UK Healthcare sector. Oliver graduated from the University of Surrey with a degree in Finance and Economics
Chief Operating Officer
Barry is an independent non-executive Director of the Montreux Healthcare Fund which recently sold The Regard Group, one of the largest specialist care Groups in the UK before acquiring Active Assistance.
Barry held several roles in his 20 years at the Central Bank of Ireland before being headhunted by Bank of Montreal where he was Head of Alternatives, Financial Controller, and finally CEO of their alternative investment arm. Barry went on to become CFO of Hanover Investors Management LLP before becoming Managing Director of Apex Fund Services (IOM).
He is a representative of the IOM government, and is a prominent member of the Isle of Man Wealth & Fund Services Association. Barry is a certified accountant, a member of Mensa, and graduated from University College Dublin with a degree in Commerce.
Chief Marketing Executive
Successful global brand strategist with proven ability to launch and build international brands, develop integrated campaigns and grow revenues and market share for USA & diverse international clients. Proven business acumen, experienced in new business development, market research/analysis & key account management Collaborative communication style inspires confidence and sustains effective client relationships.
Track record of strategic positioning – linking creative solutions to marketing and sales objectives. A Proven track record in B2B and B2C brand marketing, Entrepreneurial minded marketing vision with strong result orientated sales foundation. Specialties: Strategic brand development and creative direction. Terry’s wealth of knowledge and experience is highly welcomed by the Creative 3D Web team.
Head of Sales & Business Development
Mishja van der Linden is a seasoned entrepreneur. Self-thought with a background in commercial trade, and career in financial services industry. After over 10 years in the financial markets, he truly knows what drives the conversion and creates life valued customers.
Always welcoming and embracing change as his motivation to excel enabled him to fulfil multiple roles within many previous companies, that include staff recruitment, training, sales advisory, product placement and development. Mishja is a natural networker, with high sense for business development, and creative thinking enthusiast. He has supported several companies through incubation stages helping them transition over to sustainability through their sales cycle and sales training development that was instrumental to their ultimate successes.
Having met Mr. Croom in early 2014, and after hearing his vision he decided to bring his extensive sales knowledge to the company and he now Heads the European Sales Division for the Creative 3D Web, Plc.
Chief Technical Officer Blockchain Development
IT professional with a Ph.D. degree in computer science and over 20 years of research and development experience in cryptography, data security and multimedia systems. Daniel has been involved in long term projects for the US Navy, Intel, RealNetworks, and multiple other high-tech companies. Throughout his career he has developed a number of innovative solutions and pioneering technologies in the field of data security. He has written a book and several books on encryption, and published over 25 peer reviewed journal publications and conference proceedings on various topics in cryptography and data security. He also jointly holds over a dozen patents with Intel and RealNetworks.
Chief Financial Officer
From August 2014 until March 2017, Jean-Pierre was CEO and key official of PT Entertainment Antigua (“PTE”) where he oversaw the activity of Winner and TitenBet in the UK market. His role included managing the relationships with regulators in the UK and Antigua, liaising with HMRC and dealing with player complaints. Jean-Pierre had full P&L responsibility.
During the same period, Jean-Pierre ran two companies in Malta – PT Games (a hosting business solely for Playtech customers) and PT Entertainment Malta (a B2C gaming business) boasting brands such as Europaplay, IronBet, IronPoker and Luck, Jean-Pierre acted as CEO and key official in both companies; his role included working with the regulator in Malta.
From June 2006 until August 2014, Jean-Pierre was Chief Financial Officer at PKR, a privately owned online gaming developer and operator of a virtual poker platform where he oversaw all aspects of finance, admin, compliance, payment processing and personnel. As an integral part of the management team and board, Jean-Pierre managed the investor relationships as well as all the advisors (audit, legal, taxation).
During that time, Jean-Pierre was key in securing licenses in Alderney, France, Denmark and Italy, also managing the regulator relationships.
Dion Croom is acknowledged as a Social Entrepreneur and virtual world pioneer in avatar digital media and its use in translating virtual world branding into real world success within society at large. Bridging the digital divide. Games-based intervention strategies, emergent in-action/on-action models, industry companies, commercial products, and patented communication method and apparatus have evolved from his research.
Targeting societal impact and benefit in respect of future demographics and service industries through applied ICT and optimized motivation of use through inclusive intervention strategies. He originates from Brooklyn, New York and has been instrumental as part of the initial community ICT strategy in the late 1990’s into disadvantage community adoption of ICT and is now the current Mayor of Visit 3D Vegas a virtual city initiative.
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