TEAM

People Behind SMART VALOR

Olga Feldmeier

CEO

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

Julien Bringer, PhD

Chief Security and Cryptography Expert

Julien is a serial innovator with 50+ patents and 80+ publications in security and cryptography, with over 15 years of experience.

Background:

  • Former innovation programs lead with global security and identity solution provider IDEMIA
  • Head of a security and cryptography team during 6 years
  • PhD in applied mathematics and computer science

Thomas Felber

CIO

Thomas has over 12 years of experience in building custom software products and solutions for multiple industries

Background:

  • Founding Team Member and Head of IT – BeeZero: Hydrogen-powered carsharing by the Linde Group, Munich (Germany)
  • Co-founder and Managing Partner of Tekaris, software development and IT consultancy, Munich (Germany)
  • Senior IT Consultant for Enterprise Application Integration for multiple industries

Oliver Feldmeier

COO

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

Rodrigo Acosta

Lead Blockchain Developer

Rodrigo is an experience blockchain developer, project manager and big data analyst passionate about how blockchain technology is expanding boundaries of economics.

Background:

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

Linda Nyemba

Digital Marketing

Linda is a Digital Marketing professional with extensive global experience implementing social strategy and distributing digital content.

Background:

  • Social Marketing, Digital Advertising (US Presidential Election 2016: Hillary for America)
  • Global Community Manager, Malibu & Kahlúa, Consultant (The Absolut Company)
  • Social Media Manager, GE Look ahead, Contractor (The Economist)

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

Jun Gong

Business Development Manager

Background:

  • Co-founded the one and only crowdfunding platform Xeelion.com for university students and COO of IoT startup Dee for Dog in SF
  • Innovation Architecht for Mercedes-Benz customer experience management projects and for academic projects in Jiaotong University and ShanghaiTech University in Shanghai

Beverley Kursten

Executive Assistant

Beverley is an Executive Assistant with 10+ years experience working for senior executives.

Background:

  • Virtual Assistant to CEO at Evapo
  • Personal Assistant to CEO & CFO at Radley + Co Ltd.
  • Legal Secretary to Managing Partner at Campbells Attorneys

ADVISORS


Markus Rinderer

Founder PAY.ON

Background:

  • Proven expert in global cross-border ecommerce payments
  • Ex-CEO and Founder of PAY.ON (successful Exit to ACI Worldwide in 2015)
  • Senior VP, Head of Platform Business at ACI Worldwide
  • Senior Partner at Barikuta Partners (Incubator) and Co-founder of multiple Fintech startups

Stéphane Pictet

Serial entrepreneur and investor

Background:

  • Founder and CEO at Virtual Network SA since 1997
  • Ex-Director and shareholder at Echovox SA, spin-off Zong SA sold to Paypal for $240m
  • Business Angel in 20+ Startups and early Bitcoin investor

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)

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