Meet the Core Contributors

Meet the
Core Contributors

Valentino Cremona

Operations & Tech

Valentino is responsible for the operations and technologies of FNDZ. He is in charge of operations and making sure that all departments operate smoothly and frictionlessly. Previously he was the CEO and founder of AMDAX, the first cryptocurrency company in the Netherlands to obtain custody and exchange licenses from the Dutch central bank. With an academic background in both business and psychology, he launched his investment and trading career at a young age in the early Bitcoin days.

Robin Ubaghs

Marketing & Growth

Robin is a serial entrepreneur and the responsible for the growth and marketing of FNDZ. Within a year of publishing his first economics study at the age of 15, Robin moved to London to explore the world of finance. Nine years later, Robin is CEO of the TWR Investments Group, which owns and operates a variety of companies in the financial space with a team of approximately 100 employees spread over nine countries.

Matthew McElligot

Product

Matthew is responsible for the product of FNDZ. He is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and consultant within the finance, technology & blockchain industries. From a young age he has been trading markets and building quantitative trading strategies. Having worked closely with venture capital, private equity, hedge funds, banks & crypto exchanges he brings diverse experience across a broad range of asset classes to the FNDZ project. Matthew lives between New York, London, and South Africa.

Robert Ligthart

Design

Robert is responsible for all the creatives of FNDZ. He is a product designer with a passion for marketing and a firm belief in the importance of designing for people interacting with the brand instead of designing for the brand. Having worked with UI/UX from the age of 12, it has turned out that Robert’s experience and background are tailored to fit his responsibilities within the FNDZ project.

Adem Yazid

Communications

Adem has years of experience in web development and branding. He has been using these skills to help companies set up the tools necessary to succeed as a strong brand on the global stage. Adem brings his team, skills, and experience to his current role as head of web development at FNDZ.

Vivek Tamilarasan

Development

Vivek and his team are responsible for the front- and backend structure of FNDZ. Vivek is the lead developer with the Ionixx team and are making sure that all development angles are being worked coordinated properly and the whole development is structured thoroughly.

Sarah Plowman

SEO

Sarah is a rare creative SEO with over 10 years’ experience in digital, including 7 years’ experience at an enterprise level. She has worked in-house for most of her SEO career, with freelance projects completed for government entities and businesses. She focuses on meaningful changes and additions to ways of working that pulls SEO into everyday practice for the whole ecommerce department rather than a separate standalone project.

 

Filippo Balsano

Content & Socials

Filippo has over three years of marketing experience in the blockchain, DeFi, and NFT space. Previously, Filippo spent more than a year as a Binance Angel at Binance.com, organizing meetups and managing the Binance italian community.

Giammarco Alo' Saporito

Content & Socials

Giammarco is a marketing specialist and consultant with the desire to take crypto marketing to a different level from the traditional one. He worked as head of marketing operations for a company in the united states and after returning to Italy he launched his personal crypto project in the gaming world. He has managed large advertising budgets, always keeping his attention on company objectives, targets and deadlines. At FNDZ he deals with the management and creation of the marketing strategy.

 

Andrea Ritondale

Content & Socials

Andrea is a Blockchain, DAO and DeFi marketing specialist. He has 6+ years of DeFi and Blockchain experience. He studied Blockchain business at Dalian University of Technology (China) and is a multiple graduate in Economics and Business Management at an Italian university. He knows everything about cryptos from a technical point of view and assists the marketing team from that perspective. He has managed several projects.

 

Sebastian Porsdam Mann

Content

Sebastian is an applied philosopher and legal academic. He holds undergraduate and doctoral degrees in philosophy, experimental psychology, neuroscience, and neuroethics from the University of Cambridge. Following postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard Medical School and the Universities of Oxford and Copenhagen, he is currently pursuing another doctorate in human rights law at Oxford as well as general legal training at BPP University. Sebastian is a co-founder and chief academic officer at A&BC Consulting.

Maximilian Schmid

Content

Max is an entrepreneur and academic. He holds an undergraduate degree from the Munich Business School and a Masters in Management from the IE Business School in Madrid. He has co-authored academic papers, commentaries, and reports on the human right to science, blockchain, and scientific freedom. Max is a co-founder and chief executive officer at A&BC Consulting. He currently occupies the position of managing director at Cosana Europe.

Miles Wert

Video

Miles was born in Spain and raised in Germany where he found his love for film and video production. After attending film school in San Francisco, Miles entered the workforce as an editor for a creative agency. His freelance portfolio continues to grow as he works on marketing and music videos for top record labels (including Republic, Concord, Universal) alongside any other work he feels passionate about.

Robert de Pater

Legal

Robert is a lawyer specializing in corporate law and the owner of Gimbrere Advocaten, a law firm with five offices in the Netherlands and Spain. Within the FNDZ project Robert advises the team across all legal fields; creates and maintains the terms and conditions of both the token and platform sides; and oversees all contracts and legal documentation

Edwin Verbeek

Data

Edwin is responsible for the data management of FNDZ. He has years of experience within the retail sector as product expert for Dyson, and within the financial markets as both a successful trader and investor as well as a financial data analyst and data collector at the RFX Wealth Group.

Mostafa El Ridy

Marketing

Mostafa is the lead marketing strategist and coordinator within the department. He is in charge of formulating timelines, scheduling and FNDZ’s external communications. He comes from a business background with a focus on marketing and strategy & organization. A French, Arabic, English and Spanish speaker, he is able to interact and manage diverse teams of talented and international personnel, thus fitting his position at FNDZ like a glove.

Niels Goorden

Administration

Niels is responsible for all the administrative tasks of FNDZ. He is also in charge of the Ambassador Program for traders and platform users within the FNDZ project.  Niels has years of experience within the financial markets as a succesful investor and trader.

Faissal Mouhousaid

Community building

Faissal is responsible for all the FNDZ communities. He is responsible for the growth maintenance and communications with all our community members. If you’re in the FNDZ Discord or Telegram say hi to him!

 

Pim Meesters

Data

Pim recently graduated cum laude from the Finance & Control program and will continue his studies with a master’s degree in Finance. During his studies he discovered a passion for data. During his internships at Heijmans & Royal Canin he gained experience with dashboarding. He would like to continue in this area and therefore started working as a freelance dashboard consultant.

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