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.
Head of Investments
Florian worked in a growth equity fund focusing on medtech and digital health, where his passion for cryptoassets grew. He is part of a decentralized finance project on the Cardano blockchain offering collateralized loans. Before that, Florian worked as a managing consultant and as an auditor in the financial service sector. During his 8 years in this role, his focus was on wealth and asset management. He has a broad understanding on how to build companies in the investment business.
Florian is a Swiss CPA and holds a M.Sc. in Finance and a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of HEC Lausanne, Switzerland. He resides in Switzerland.
ADVISOR INVESTMENTS & RESEARCHManuel 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.
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.
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.