TEAM

People Behind the SMART VALOR

FOUNDERS


Olga Feldmeier

Chief Executive Officer

Olga is a visionary entrepreneur focusing on the intersection of banking and blockchain technology

Background:

  • Managing Partner at Xapo (Bitcoin Startup), Switzerland / USA
  • Executive Director in Wealth Management Division of UBS (Swiss private bank), Switzerland
  • VP Corporate Strategy at Barclays Capital, London
  • Management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Germany
  • Master’s degree in Banking & Capital Markets, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Germany

Oliver Feldmeier

Chief Operating Officer

Oliver is an expert in digital transformation, managing large-scale technology projects in financial sector.

Background:

  • Founder and Managing Director of Verto Advisory, Switzerland
  • Technology Advisor at Capgemini, Germany
  • MBA from EGADE, Tec de Monterrey, Mexico
  • Master’s degree in International Business, Reutlingen University, Germany

Filipe Melo

Head of Development (Frontend)

Filipe has over 12 years’ experience in online software development, working for startups as well as incumbent financial service providers

Background:

  • Senior Consultant, Infocentric and EPAM Systems, Switzerland
  • Head of Development, Frontend-Developer for various startups and agencies such as INDIE Digital, Centralway, Betfair, Memoria Visual
  • Master’s degree in Multimedia Engineering, ISTEC University, Portugal

TEAM


Yana Afanasieva

Chief Compliance Officer

Yana has over 10 years’ experience in Compliance and Finance, delivering something that has not been done.

Background:

  • Chief Compliance Officer, BitFlyer (Bitcoin exchange), Luxembourg
  • Regional Head of Compliance, PayPal Bank, Luxembourg
  • Senior Manager Compliance and Operational Excellence, Amazon, Luxembourg
  • Executive MBA, Erasmus Business School in Rotterdam; Master degree in Economics, Helsinki University

Linda Nyemba

Digital Marketing Consultant

Digital Marketing consultant with extensive global experience implementing social strategy and distributing digital content. Worked on the Digital Advertising team for Hillary Clinton’s US Presidential Election in 2016, consulted in-house on digital branding for The Absolut Company’s Malibu and Kahlúa brands and led social media strategy for the multi-platform partnership created by The Economist and General Electric (GE) on global innovation trends.

Jun Gong

Business Development Manager

MBA, Hult International Business School. “Women in Tech”. Three times entrepreneur in San Francisco, Silicon Valley and New York, with over 10 years of experience in technology and consumer product with teams from all over the world. Based in Shanghai, China.

Rodrigo Acosta

Lead Blockchain Developer

Background:

  • Seasoned Accenture project manager with 15+ year project experience
  • Since 2010 engaged in Blockchain projects
  • Lead Developer in Decentralized Network of People Fermat.org

Igor Ustinov

Lead Backend Developer

Background:

  • Capital market solution at UBS
  • Leading role in development of large scale trading platform for public exchange
  • Previously team lead at Accenture

Mark Raymond Faelmoca

Multimedia Developer

Mark is the rare breed between artist and developer – passionate about how finance is changed by code

Background:

  • Senior Graphic Web Designer at Asia Pay
  • Web Designer/Motion Graphics at Digital Web Group
  • Graphic Designer/Flash Animator at Ashton Data MLX-IDX Systems & Game Asia Tel

Rafael Deramas

Marketing and SEO

Rafael is an experienced digital marketing manager having worked at various web-design agencies

Background:

  • Digital Marketing Consultant at Captive Designs, Steward Media, BBT Digital
  • BS in Computer Science, University of the Philippines

ADVISORS


Alain Falys

Founder and CEO of Yoyo Wallet (UK)

Background:

  • Serial entrepreneur
  • Co-founder of OB10, the world’s largest electronic invoicing network, floated on the London AIM stock market
  • Member of technology advisory board of RBS
  • Partner at Firestart investment group
  • Touchstone Innovation Venture partner

John Henry Clippinger

Co-founder RD3 and CEO of Token Commons

Background:

  • Co-Founder RD3 research outlet
  • Big Data Working Group Member at
    World Economic Forum (WEF)
  • Advisor Bancor
  • Senior research fellow at Berkman Center for Internet and Sociaty at Harvard University
  • Research scientist at MIT Media Lab
  • CEO and founder of several companies (Lexeme, Azigo)