Pryvate Team Members

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Jonathan Parker-Bray
Chief Executive Officer
He has been in the telecommunications industry for 15 years. He founded Peach Technologies, a company publicly traded on the Alberta Stock Exchange and later sold to Highpoint Inc.; and Trans Global Access, a switching hub and billing platform that was a publicly traded US company in 2001 and later sold to Telemonde. He is also a co-founder of Expo Communications PLC, listed on the Alternative Investment Market in 2003 for UK£56M. He relocated to Monaco in 2002, and since then has been running Monaco Tech Services, a consultancy company, along with BlueBottle Technologies Inc., a global IT consultancy firm dedicated to integrating innovative tech that delivers wireless solutions to large corporations and governments.
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Walid Kamhawi
Advisory Board Member
20+ year career in investments: Blackstone Group, the Russian Direct Investment Fund, Bear, Stearns and HK Advisory.
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Jan Vekemans
Senior Operations Manager
He is an engineer with 30 years of experience in the IT sector. He was Managing Director of Netilla Networks Europe, Ltd. and responsible for its sales and marketing efforts. He successfully developed Vasco Data Security’s two-factor authentication business, and evangelised and sold Public Key infrastructure at Baltimore Technologies, Cryptocard and Regify. He has also served as Project Manager and Director of Business Development at Option and assisted in new technology introduction through Thin Client SSL VPN and IP Sec VPN, as well as encryption and secure voice connectivity, designing best-in-class solutions and products. He began his career with Commodore Communications and also served in various executive capacities at Xerox Engineering Systems and Celo Communications.
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Richard Blaksley
Board Member
25+ year career in security/intelligence services. Currently a Senior Partner at GPW Limited, and previously head of Kroll Europe & Asia.
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Guy Coltman
Board Member
Guy has a 20 plus year career in international and commercial law. He is currently a senior partner at Carey Olson in Jersey, and has been practicing law in Jersey for over 7 years. Previously, Guy was at Skadden Arps. Carey Olsen is a market leading offshore law firm. They deliver exceptional services to their clients from the key offshore financial centres of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey. They have an established presence in Cape Town and the City of London. They’re consistently the firm of choice for clients and advisors who we refer work to our jurisdictions of operation.
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Brent Whitney
Advisory Board Member
He is the co-founder of Fleetprime and RoadMDM, complementary companies focused on building industry-specific large-scale IoT solutions. He is also CEO and founder of Leafnode Technology, a software company that delivers bioinformatic and botanical science solutions to NGO partners worldwide. He was Vice President of Engineering and later CEO at Feedster, and before that CTO of LesConcierges where he designed and implemented unique CRM and loyalty products for Visa, Bank of America, Google, Apple, Microsoft among others.
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Craig Raloton
Chief Strategy Officer
IT Network, Systems and Security technical expert since the late 90s who transitioned into Technical Management and Consultancy roles over the last 18 years. Craig has been interested in crypto since 2010, becoming fully immersed in the field in 2013 to the present. He is an experienced world traveler focused on connecting people and potentials.
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Adam Leonard
Chief Operations Officer
Adam brings over 25 years of proven experience in business and product development within Blockchain, Fintech, and Payment industries. Adam speaks regularly around Europe and Asia on the benefits of Blockchain technology specifically around the use cases of digital assets and trading. Mr. Leonard holds an architecture degree and continued education in Psychology, Advertising, and Business Admin.
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Ricky Magalhaes
Privacy Security Manager
He is an international cyber security data protection architect and expert with over 20 years of experience leading IT Security initiatives. He currently heads the Offshore Security Services Division of Logicalis where he and his team build global security cloud services for international telcos and software vendors. He has been a trusted advisor on cyber strategy for brands like Intel, McAfee, Cisco, Microsoft, BAE, Lockheed martin, AT&T, Telefónica, IOD, and IBM. He is a leader in the security field, especially in GDPR, Cloud and Cyber security, and has been personally commended by Bill Gates for his work with Microsoft in the security arena. He has chaired the ISC2 user group in the European region where he now resides.
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Upkar Sahota
Senior Programmer
He has many years of experience in the IT field. He is a Senior Developer at BlueBottle Technologies Inc., a global IT consultancy firm dedicated to integrating innovative tech that delivers wireless soltuions to large corporations and governments. He was Director at Numeria and Spartacus Complex, both IT consultancy firms serving the telecommunications industry. He worked in Intelligent Network Development roles at Expo Communications, Telemonde.
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Seb Pietrzak
Audio Visual Creative & Blockchain Advisor
Technology enthusiast, artist and UI/UX designer. Cryptocurrency trader and crypto markets technical researcher. Worked as a freelance audio-visual engineer and sound designer internationally for the past 10 years. Computer geek with a special interest in custom built crypto mining rigs and network security.
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Zachary Broniszewski
Lead Developer
Zach is an undivided leader, adept in delivering cohesion across a multitude of platforms. He has 5 years of experience building and scaling both old and new end-to-end applications and microservices. Originally capturing his attention in 2016, he has since believed that the fundamental purpose of cryptocurrency and the blockchain are largely misunderstood and misrepresented.
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Iaroslav Vonts
Blockchain and Senior Fullstack Tech Lead
Over 10 years of software development experience - Server side, web & Desktop & Mobile applications. 5 years of experience in Blockchain for BTC, ETH, XRP, Stellar, Monero, Hyperledger and forking.
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Christophe Deschamps
Senior Technical Team Leader
He is a telecom software engineer with more than 20 years of experience in consulting, education, sales and engineering. He specializes in VoIP and Unified Communications solution development, architecture and deployment. He has worked with major telecom operators, equipment manufacturers and service providers across Europe, including Vodafone Oracle, IBM, as well as many start-ups, advising them on the implementation of new innovative communication services.
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David Nguyen
Web Developer
Main Lecturer of HCM National University, Vietnam. Project Manager of InfoCorp Technology, Singapore Former Project Manager of YouNet. Former Project Leader of VNG (Vinagame) He has a Masters Degree in Software Engineering and 12 years of experience in Software Engineering. Very experienced in mobile & blockchain applications development. His specialties are: Xamarin.iOS, Xamarin.Android, Xamarin.Forms, Blockchain, Multichain, Ethereum, Smart Contract, ICO, ASP.NET MVC 5, Web API, High Scalability, PHP, Azure, AWS, Agile/Scrum
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Joshua Musicant
Content Writer
Writer, Journalist, Independent Publisher, Master’s in Fine Arts (Creative Writing and Poetics, in progress), Master’s in Education (Secondary Education), Bachelor’s in English (Creative Writing, Beat Theory, Literary Theory and Criticism), Bachelor’s in Psychology (Cognition, Emotional awareness and intelligence, Web-based experiment design)
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Thomas Pepperz
Data Analyst
An active cryptocurrency trader since late 2012, Thomas leverages his background as a data scientist and market analyst, focusing his research on mining the cryptocurrency culture & markets for data in order to derive analytical insight and inform Pryvate’s marketing strategy. He holds degrees in Philosophy & Applied Ethics (BA, 2012), English Literature (MA, 2013), and Data Science (MS, 2019).
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Rikki Long
Social Media Content Specialist
IT Project Manager & Blockchain Enthusiast. - 6+ Years in Cryptotoken investments, participation in multiple ICO and blockchain projects. Rikki is a content generation specialist by trade, with a background in R&D, digital entity creation, creative marketing, and advertising. Expertise ranges from web presence development and social media management to copywriting and technical analysis.
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Eduardo Castillo-Salgado
Blockchain Developer
Blockchain and fintech professional. He specialises in full stack development, information technologies and digital culture, communication, art and hi-tech solutions. Lalo is interested in new forms of organization and expression using Blockchain technology.
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Lyda Loudon
Digital Marketing Strategist
Lyda is a digital branding strategist and influencer with 11 years of experience in the field, specializing in brand evolution, demographic-specific messaging, inbound branding, and growthhacking. Her focus is to bridge the communication gap between solutions and those who need them the most by optimizing brand positioning and communication strategies. She currently runs a biohacking lifestyle and growthhacking blog called Fear and Loathing in General as a means of promoting and circulating ideas and information pertaining to the the aforementioned.
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Mark Powell
Blockchain Developer
Crypto-currency and tech enthusiast, photographer and filmmaker, co-founder of the movie theater Cine Tonala, one of the first businesses to accept Bitcoin in Mexico City (now a hub for crypto meet-ups). Mark was one of the first people to see a need to connect Blockchain talent in order to create stronger transparency, trust and creative innovation within the Blockchain space and ecosystem.
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Eddy Parker-Bray
Social Media Community Manager
Eddy coordinates and manages Pryvate’s social media communities and provides strategic direction to the team. Eddy’s background as a student of journalism equips him with knowledge of the most-recent developments and trends in digital media and journalism, which he utilizes to deliver well-crafted and targeted social media content.
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Bruno Caballero
Blockchain Developer
Technology activist and Blockchain professional. Bruno started blockchain.mx in order to focus on goals that catalyse value transfer systems for a richer and fairer human interaction. His dream is to express only in numbers. He approaches Blockchain as a form of language expression and sees possible poetry and a good future everywhere.