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.
Chief Operating Officer
Accomplished C-level professional with over 20 years’ proven experience in starting, managing and exiting international technology companies within Fintech, EdTech, Travel, and Crypto markets. Strong expertise in scaling growth businesses, including setting up international structures. Able to engage and influence customers or partners at executive level. Strength lies in the combination of business and technical experience across the fields of trading, software and embedded application development, electronics, Internet-of-Things (IoT), blockchain, and cryptocurrencies. Experienced in raising capital and working with investors, with the ability to conceptualize and executing new business opportunities. Masters level qualified business executive whose experience is underpinned by effective stakeholder engagement to collaboratively achieve value-adding objectives.
Head of Research & Digital Asset Management
Manuel is a Founding Member and Principal at Signature Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm focused on public blockchains. Prior to joining Signature, he worked as a cryptoasset analyst covering Bitcoin, Ethereum and other projects. Before that, Manuel was a Senior Associate at a large European bank where he focused on credit markets and securitization. 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.
Communications & Client Services
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. 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.
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.