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Our Team

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David Lightfoot

Chief Executive Officer

David is co-founder of two digital asset firms specialising in brokerage and custody. David has spent years in the blockchain field as a consultant working with many uHNW accounts and start ups. David has worked with key individuals in blockchain development and was the first person to deliver lectures on digital assets at the University of Queensland and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. David holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Queensland.

 
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Jonathon Carley

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.

 
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Mike Segal

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.

 
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Ashleigh Andruska

Chief Operating Officer

Ashleigh is the Head of Operations at Bullion Asset Management, the Management Company of xbullion. Previously she was 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.

 

Our Board Of Directors

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Kinsey Cotton

Director - Singapore

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.

 
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Calvin Ng

Director - Singapore

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.

 
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Mike Segal

Director - Singapore

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.

 
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Leigh Travers

Director - Australia

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.

 
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Laurie Franichevic

Director - Australia

Laurie is the current Business Development Manager for Aura Funds Management and is responsible for overseeing  distribution of financial products across the Aura Group as well as liaising with the Group’s investor base. Laurie has been working in the investment and finance industry for twenty years . Before joining Aura Funds Management 4 years ago, he worked for Microequities Asset Management, a boutique microcap fund manager. Prior to that he held senior roles with firms specialising in trustee/responsible entity services, hedge funds, margin lending and superannuation. Laurie holds a Diploma of Financial Services Financial Planning from Kaplan Professional Education

 

Our Advisors

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Hercules Tsoutsas

Advisor

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.

 
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David Tice

Advisor

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.

 
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Martin Cayzer

Advisor

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.

 
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Vicknesh Pillay

Advisor

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.

 

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