Chairman & CEO
Erich is a Swiss entrepreneur focusing on decentralized financial business and life systems. He serves as Chairman for Essential Rich Group AG, a Swiss based Investment Company specializing in advising and investing in alternative life- and business systems, and for Angelmountain Global Wealth AG, the Swiss based alternative Investing Network.
With over thirty years’ experience in the international investment industry his previous positions include heading the representative office Switzerland for Hansberger Global Investors from 1998 until 2010 as well as holding different positions for international investment banks from 1988 until 1997. He resides in Switzerland.
Raymond has worked since 1987 in the Asset Management Industry. He has held senior positions with HSBC (Bank of Bermuda) and State Street (Investors Bank) in their fund administration and global custody divisions and worked for a family office.
Raymond also ran the financial services group for Grant Thornton (RSM UK) and in 2005 founded and was CEO of Kinetic Partners, the boutique global professional services firm. Since 2014 Mr. O’Neill has acted as a non-executive director to investment funds, other regulated entities, fintech and insurance companies. During his career he has worked in London, Boston, Dublin and Bermuda. His area of expertise covers operations, compliance, finance and governance and Mr. O’Neill is a FCCA, a CFA and holds a Dip from the Institute of Directors. He resides in Ireland.
Business Development and Research
Diogo is a motivation driven individual, with a keen interest in digital assets, blockchain technology and alternative investments. Coming from different backgrounds such as Engineering and Management gives him an analytical, critical and broad perspective about any subject. His previous experience includes Microsoft and Arrow Electronics, with a big focus on Cloud Adoption. Apart from that, he has always been involved in Startup projects that started at the age of 20, delivering multiple pitch presentations to investors from smaller to wider audiences.
Diogo can provide understanding of crypto projects, their lifecycle, roadmap, community and the potential impact, and technical analysis. He resides in Portugal.
Currently working as Freelance Talent Acquisition Executive/Sales - International investment services, global multi-asset financial services, including direct access to a wide range of financial markets in the US, European Union and Asia-Pacific.
His career started in aviation in a regular cabin crew position which grew to Senior Cabin crew member, then to Line Trainer and then to certified Ground Instructor for pilots and cabin crew. His areas of expertise covers but are not limited to Presentational skills, Management skills, HR, recruitment, Aviation Safety and Security (including Cyber Security), Dangerous Goods carriage, in-depth knowledge about First Aid, Emergency procedures, practical trainings, instructional techniques, communication training, firefighting (theoretical + practical), survival etc.
He has studied Psychology for 5 years in University plus he constantly updates his skills and knowledge by reading books which in his opinion allows him to be very flexible and adaptable, and work in any field. He resides in Latvia.
Chairman, Advisory Board
Joining the technology sector in 1995 Leonard has a background in financial services, operations, corporate finance and information technology.
Leonard currently serves in a management or advisory capacity to firms in the alternative asset management, blockchain, power generation and private equity sectors. In 2015 Leonard began actively investing and participating in the blockchain sector. Specifically, crypto currency mining, equity & digital asset investing, token development and regulatory compliance. Leonard is a citizen of the United Kingdom and Canada and currently resides in Canada.
Prof. Dr. Torsten Dennin
Advisor, Advisory Board
Torsten Dennin is heading asset management of Asset Management Switzerland AG. He has more than 15 years of industry experience in asset & wealth management with a focus on alternative assets. His previous experience includes head of investment strategy & research at Tiberius Asset Management AG, co-head of portfolio management at Altira AG / VCH Investments, and senior portfolio management at Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt am Main.
Torsten is Professor of Economics and a member of Berlin Institute of Finance, Innovation, and Digitalization (BIFID). He furthermore teaches regularly at Hochschule Luzern (HSLU) and at Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg (DHBW). Torsten studied Economics at University of Cologne, Germany, and at Pennsylvania State University, USA. In 2009, he received his PhD in economics at Schumpeter School of Business and Economics. Torsten Dennin is author of three books, and his recent book “From Tulips to Bitcoins” is an Amazon Bestseller in the categories of Financial Markets, Commodities, and Digital Currencies. He resides in Switzerland.
Senior Advisor Strategy
Raphael invests in space companies as a managing director and founder of E2MC. He also advises space companies, institutional investors and governments on space. Previously, Raphael has held senior roles at global investment banks and hedge funds and was also a fintech entrepreneur in Brazil. He holds degrees in finance from Wharton, machine learning from PUC-Rio and space studies from the International Space University, as well as the CFA and FRM charters. He resides in Switzerland.
Manuel is Founding Member and Principal at Signature Ventures. Prior to joining Signature, he worked for Blockchain Consulting as a cryptoasset analyst, where he covered Bitcoin, Ethereum and other public blockchain projects.
Before that, Manuel was a Senior Associate at a large European bank where he focused on credit markets and securitization. For many years, Manuel's research team was ranked Top 3 by investors in European fixed income investor surveys.
Manuel holds a M.Sc. in Finance from the University of Augsburg, Germany, and an M.B.A. from the University of Dayton, USA. He resides in Germany.
Investor Relations & Communications
Madeleine Salzmann is an entrepreneurial driven communication and event professional with a background in banking and finance. She holds a degree in Swiss Commercial Banking.
As the co-founder of a communication agency she was involved in a wide variety of event projects over the last few years, including the World Economic Forum, Davos. Her background is round up by involving in leadership and personal growth themes, decentralized Life- Business- and Financial Systems, Investing and Digital Assets. Madeleine resides in Switzerland.
Kaspar is in the role of the financial controller at the company. He is experienced in various restructurings and reorganizations of larger and smaller companies. His strengths are its ability to get a quick overview of complex issues, to reduce them to their essentials and to define and implement clear, simple structures. Kaspar resides in Switzerland.
GENERAL MANAGER, CANADA
Rodney Stevens to the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company, subject to any required regulatory approvals. Rodney is a Chartered Financial Analyst (“CFA”) charterholder with over a decade of experience in the capital markets, first as an investment analyst with Salman Partners Inc. and subsequently as a merchant and investment banker.
While at Salman Partners, he became a top-rated analyst by StarMine on July 17, 2007 for the metals and mining industry. Rodney was also a Portfolio Manager registered with Wolverton Securities Ltd. and over the course of his career, he has been instrumental in assisting in financings and mergers and acquisitions activities worth over $1 billion in transaction value. He resides in Canada.
Brian O’Neill has been a practicing securities lawyer for over 8 years. He is licensed to practice in British Columbia, Canada and Washington and Nevada, USA. Brian is also a cofounder of BAAM Blockchain Ltd., a cryptocurrency and blockchain solutions company. He has assisted Companies with initial public offerings and reverse takeovers on the TSX Venture Exchange, Canadian Securities Exchange and OTC Markets.
Brian has a unique skillset as he understands the technical aspects of blockchain and decentralized applications but also has the experience and connections necessary to bridge the gap between emerging fintech and more traditional equity models. Brian graduated from the University of Northern British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce in 2006 and obtained his J.D. (Juris Doctor) Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2009. He resides in Canada.
Walter Karshat is an Innovator and a Serial Entrepreneur in Blockchain Technologies, Wireless Health, IoT and Embedded Communications. A seasoned Silicon Valley technologist (GE, Pixar, Motorola), he led successful projects in Telecom and Datacom industries.
Walter’s work in Cybersecurity developed into his present focus on Crypto currencies, that includes Altcoin minting, Smart Contracts in Solidity and algorithm optimization (Zcash Equihash). He resides in the US.