Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Stephen is a blockchain expert with several years as a commentator, trader, and advisor to later stage projects. He founded Decentralised Capital and headed up Blackcitrus, a leading Venture Capital Firm based in Sydney. Stephen has also acted as a Director of MossCapital (now Eleanor Investments ASX:ENN), COzero, and was a delegate of the United Nations. He has an Economics Degree from Sydney University and an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management.
Chief Financial Officer
Jonathon is a finance and governance professional with over 10 years combined experience across commercial, audit and business advisory roles with a focus on growing private groups and listed public companies. Prior to joining DigitalX, Jonathon worked with a large Australian ICT & Cloud Services provider and the 5th largest international accounting firm. At DigitalX, Jonathon is responsible for all financial matters. Jonathon is a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and a fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.
Chief Technology Officer
Mike is an expert in cryptography and machine learning and has worked on a diverse set of problems including weather prediction, consensus protocols, and mesh networking at several companies based in Boston and San Francisco. Mike became interested in distributed consensus systems in 2010 and was a member of the world’s first weekly Bitcoin discussion group which still continues to meet in New Hampshire. Mike studied mathematics and physics at the University of Florida.
Chief Investment Officer
Prior to establishing Vantage Point Asset Management, Paul was a Director for prime services distribution at multinational investment bank Barclays responsible for senior relationship management across hedge fund and institutional clients in Asia. While at Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong and Sydney, Paul was a senior member of the prime services distribution team involved in cross asset product coverage. Paul has also had significant roles at UBS in Sydney, where he was responsible for platform development and account management, institutional operations and other prime services functions.
Director of Operations
Ashleigh is the Director of Operations at Bullion Asset Management, the Management Company of xbullion. She is also the Operations Manager at Decentralised Capital, a specialist blockchain firm focused on developing institutional grade digital assets and services. Ashleigh has over ten years experience in operations and commercial management. Prior to Decentralised Capital, Ashleigh worked for the Australian Federal Police. She has a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations and Public Relations.
Head of Product
Hercules is the Managing Director of Jaggards, one of the oldest precious metals and rare coin merchants in Australia. With over seven years of bullion industry experience, Hercules is a highly seasoned product management and marketing leader with experience designing strategy and overseeing growth opportunities. Commercially minded with relevant experience in consumer electronics and financial services, his focus is now on developing innovative products to transform and democratise bullion ownership.
Michael is a Partner in Piper Alderman’s national Dispute Resolution team based in Sydney with over 10 years’ experience in litigation. Michael regularly appears before the Supreme and Federal Court in large dispute matters involving complex evidence and has successfully prosecuted numerous urgent injunctions in matters involving shareholder oppression. Furthermore, he provides advice and negotiation of shareholder agreements and complex contracts for commercial and information technology clients. Michael also provides an outsourced counsel service for businesses looking for the benefits of an in-house counsel while maintaining known legal spend.
Geoff is a Sydney based Associate Director within BDO’s Financial Services Audit practice. Geoff provides audit and assurance services to the financial services industry, including FinTech, wealth management, funds management, and investment banking, leasing and insurance clients. Across his career he has managed multiple large and small internal and external audits across various sectors; provided commercial and technical advice to clients and leading complex control, risk assessments and remediation programs; a proven track record in interacting with internal audit and risk and compliance departments and line 1 to drive efficient audit procedures; investigated indents and issues, provided root cause analysis and delivered control remediation activities; lead regulator driven independent expert assurance engagements. Prior to BDO, Geoff was a Director in EY’s Financial Services Advisor and Audit practices.
Leigh is Managing Director of ASX-listed blockchain technology and asset management firm DigitalX Ltd and serves as Vice Chairman of Australia's Blockchain industry body. Leigh co-founded a blockchain media and education company and Blockchain Centre Perth, a coworking space that serves as a home for local tech and investment professionals. Leigh previously worked for seven years at an ASX-listed wealth management firm. Leigh holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Communications from the University of Western Australia and a Fintech Certification from MIT.
Marcus is the Co-founder and CEO of Zipmex. He oversees the entire global expansion and development of the exchange ecosystem. He was previously the founder and CEO of Oneflare.com.au, Australia’s fastest growing marketplace for local services, which was partially acquired by Fairfax Media to form part of its property arm, Domain Group. He was also the winner of the Anthill Entrepreneur Award and Deloitte APAC Fast 500.
Neel has extensive experience in capital markets and in designing and creating trading and analytics software. He previously worked as a researcher on capital markets and financial intermediation for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York under bank President Timothy Geithner. Neel then moved to the hedge fund industry, developing risk analytics platforms and algorithmic trading solutions focused on commodities and equities. Neel has co-authored widely cited academic papers on systemic risk and the Treasury market, and holds degrees in economics and political science from Columbia University and MIT.
Martin is the Co-founder and Director of Titan Ag, a company servicing rural Australia in manufacturing and supply of agricultural chemicals with sophisticated supply chain and logistical capabilities. Prior to founding Titan Ag, Martin worked for 17 years in the software industry. With a technical background in database design, software programming and network communications before moving into sales and marketing in 1995. Martin has 25 years' experience in the start-up space and as a sales and marketing executive.
David is a renowned market commentator, investor and advisor in the finance industry. He is well known for founding and managing the Prudent Bear Fund, which gave individual investors the chance to protect themselves against a declining stock market. David sold the fund to NYSE-listed company Federated Investors after having attained AUM of US$1.6bn. David is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a BBA in Accounting and an MBA in Finance from Texas Christian University. He often provides market commentary on CNBC and Bloomberg.
Colin is the CFO of Aura Group, the parent company and major shareholder of Decentralised Capital. He previously held a number of senior positions at Credit Suisse including CFO and Chief of Staff, Asset Management Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific. Colin served on a number of boards while at Credit Suisse including Credit Suisse (Hong Kong) Limited, EMCO GP Limited and Credit Suisse Property Investment Nominees Limited. Colin is a Fellow of Chartered Certified Accountants. He also completed the CFO Program at IMD Business School (Switzerland).
Kinsey is a Director and Co-founder of Tibra Capital. Tibra employs over 100 staff across offices in Hong Kong, Dubai, London and Australia. The company trades a range of equity, fixed income, foreign exchange and derivative instruments across various global exchanges and made a record $139m profit in 2018. Kinsey also holds directorship roles with NSW based firm Schofield King Lawyers and venture outfit YMF Investments where he is a founding partner. Kinsey is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Calvin is a Director and Co-founder of Aura Group, a group of global financial services businesses with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Singapore and Bangkok. Prior to establishing Aura Group, Calvin was part of the direct investment team at Babcock & Brown focusing on high yield debt, listed equities and private equity investments. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales. Calvin has also completed the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and has been admitted to practice as a Lawyer in the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
Vicknesh is a Director and Co-founder of Decentralised Capital. He was a founding partner in TNB Ventures in Singapore, a leading Venture Capital fund focused on high growth early stage investments, and has raised and managed equity for projects worth over €300m. Most recently Vicknesh was named one of AsiaOne’s top 40 under 40 influential Asians for 2018.