Helie d'HautefortCo-Founder & CEO
Helie set up the first European currency overlay manager, sold it to BNP Paribas AM and turned it into a world leader with over USD 23 billion of AUM. Before he was in charge of the currency hedging management of Peugeot Group. Previously he managed currency options portfolios at various banks foreign exchange departments. Hélie graduated from HEC.
Bertrand started his career in banking, moved to IT where he actively participated in some large ventures ( SESA-Cap Gemini, Axime-ATOS), then started his own investment company dedicated to the application of new technologies in traditional sectors ( payroll, logistics, vertical applications). Bertrand also manages TLS Contact, a world leader of visa application centers with a presence in over 62 countries ( 15 in China), which he created in 2007.Bertrand graduated from ESSEC, in Paris.
Linda graduated from Durham University, UK. She brings nearly 20 years of banking and FX knowledge with her from leading Investment Banks. Linda is based in London.
Felix is a graduate of 42, Paris, the leading university of disruptive engineering. He has led IT at Globcoin since its inception. Felix brings new thinking and new solutions to the field of currency. He is based in London.
Gaspard d'HautefeuilleLead Developer
Gaspard graduated from École Européenne des Métiers de l'Internet, Paris, and has led full stack development at Globcoin from the start: systems engineering, database management, backend, APIs, MVC, frontend, Kanban methodology. He is an open-source advocate, cypherpunk, chess player and fond of inline skating marathons.
Evaly ContrerasCommunity Manager
After obtaining her Bacherlor Degree in Mass Communication with a major in print journalism in Venezuela; Eva worked for several magazines and digital newspapers before leaving her home country. She later lived, worked and studied for short periods of times in EEUU, Spain and Hungary. Currently she is based in Buenos Aires where she has specialized in online writing/editing, Social Media, Community Management and Content Marketing.
Blockchain PartnerBlockchain expert
Blockchain Partner, leading start-up in consulting on Blockchain technologies, provides training and advisory to major companies and financial institutions on all the different steps of their projects related to blockchains and cryptocurrencies (strategy, technical, compliance...). Blockchain Partner also provides technical services and smart contracts set up for Initial Coin Offerings, thus helping start-ups and promising projects raise funds through cryptocurrencies.
Nathalie NetoDigital Marketing
After a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management at the Neoma Business School, France, Nathalie has concentrated on the evolving digital marketing space, working with the start-up monAlbumPhoto to create a national market leading brand from scratch which was then bought by the M6 group. With concentrated digital experience under her belt, she now works with the well-respected Velvet Consulting, developing a digital factory agency which supports diverse companies to exploit strategic and operational marketing opportunities across all developing media. Nathalie specialises in selective fintech marketing, adding her cutting edge to the cutting edge of ICOs.
Xavier de VilloutreysSenior Portfolio Manager & Trader
Xavier holds a Master in Science and Risk from EDHEC, France. He is our senior portfolio manager and trader for GRCI and has held this role since 2013, having honed his skills at leading currency risk management firms. He is also the deputy CEO of B-Sharpe. Xavier is based in Switzerland.
Arnaud BreavoineWeb, UX/IX Designer
After leaving Art College, Arnaud specialised as an Art Director at mainstream PR agencies working on key accounts. Since 2011 he has focused on web design and UX. in 2017 he founded tomagop, a start-up which allies current technology to reinvent the internet search.
Kevin FalhonHead of video production
Kevin Falhon is a Film Director based in London who specialises in Brand Strategy and produces bespoke digital content and corporate videos for a range of clients in a wide array of fields including finance, construction, fin-tech, media and education. He currently works on multiple UK-based projects: Creative Producer at Groupe INSEEC London, Head of Video Production at Ztudium, a boutique consultancy specialised in developing digital and social media business strategies for corporate clients such as Samsung Benelux and MasterCard, and Film Director for Startup Manufactory where he provides end-to-end coverage of startup events and both in-house and client content. Kevin has previously worked as editor with Shine France for The Voice and Masterchef.
Jean-Marc SeigneurTrust and Reputation lead
Dr. Jean-Marc (JM) Seigneur has published internationally more than 100 scientific papers on computational trust and online reputation management. With a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Trinity College, Dublin 2005, JM has managed several EU-funded multi-million EUR R&D IT projects at the University of Geneva. In 2016, he was honoured with a Google Award for Excellent Research in Academia. He has advised leading blue-chip companies including “Philips”, “Amazon”, “Thales” and “Swissquote”. Since 2016, JM has started to apply online reputation management to the fintech world as a member of the ITU standardization groups on trust, the application of blockchains, and digital currency including digital fiat currency. He has been a team member with the successful Monetha ICO which raised around 36 million USD in 18 minutes on August 31st 2017. Since its launch, JM is the Chief Reputational Officer of GLOBCOIN.
Dr. Giuseppe Ballocchi, CFA, is a consultant specializing in overlay strategies. Dr. Ballocchi is a member of the Board of Governors of CFA Institute, where he chairs the Audit and Risk Committee. He also lectures at the University of Lausanne and serves as a foreign exchange advisor to a microfinance fund. Dr. Ballocchi was head of financial engineering and risk analytics at Pictet & Cie, chief investment officer at Olsen Ltd, a fixed-income manager at the Asian Development Bank in Manila and a high-energy physicist at CERN. Dr. Ballocchi is a past president of the CFA Society of Switzerland. Dr. Ballocchi holds a laurea (MS) in physics from the University of Bologna (Italy), an MBA from the Open University (United Kingdom), and a PhD in high-energy physics from the University of Rochester (United States). He is the author of more than 30 academic publications in physics and finance and a frequent speaker at a number of international conferences.
As a long time, industry insider, William Mougayar is a prolific researcher, writer and theorist who has been described as the most sophisticated blockchain business thinker. His views and insights are well respected worldwide. William is a direct participant in the crypto-technology market, working alongside startups, entrepreneurs, pioneers, leaders, innovators, creators, enterprise executives and practitioners; in addition to be an investor, advisor, and Board member in some of the leading organizations in this space. William is the General Partner at Virtual Capital Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund, and currently on the Board of Directors of OB1, the OpenBazaar open source protocol that is pioneering decentralized peer-to-peer commerce, a Board Advisor to the Ethereum Foundation, a member of OMERS Ventures Board of Advisors, an Advisory Board member to the Coin Center and Bloq, and founder of Startup Management. Previously, he held senior level positions at Hewlett-Packard, Cognizant and Aberdeen Group, and he founded 3 startups, CYBER, Eqentia, and Engagio. William is a graduate of the University of Washington, the University of Western Ontario Ivey School of Business, and attended the University of British Columbia Graduate Commerce School.
Anuj is a highly respected Fintech industry influencer and expert in crypto currencies and has developed relationships with large communities of blockchain, crypto and ICO investors. For the past two decades, Anuj Khanna has been helping over 50 financial technology, mobile applications and telecom businesses in 80 countries to achieve success, enjoy exponential growth and reach their Peak State. Anuj completed his MBA in Marketing from The University of Sheffield and is an Economics graduate from the University of Mumbai. He has published several research papers and reports over the last 20 years.
With over 25 years of international experience in successfully building private banking and family office entities for reputable banks, Heiner specialises in creating strategic alliances. He has lived in the US, Singapore, Japan, the UK and Europe. His extensive networks prove very valuable in cross-border and cross-continental facilitation activities.
Kevin Tholke is a FinTech professional specializing in payments, prepaid debit cards, and mobile bank accounts. He is a skilled general manager who has worked in strategy and business development roles for several FinTech companies. He consulted for Globcoin leading up to the launch of the multi-currency prepaid account in 2016, providing strategy and operations consulting. He was previously a Director for the prepaid business unit at Green Dot Corporation, a leading US-based prepaid company. He was Senior Vice President of strategy and business development for a Swiss mobile payments startup, where he built a strategic partnership with one of the largest IT consulting/systems integration companies in the world. Currently, he is Senior Vice President and Group Head of real estate payments at KeyBank, one of the largest banks in the United States. Kevin is passionate about commercializing innovative technologies and solutions. He has an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
David Drake is the Chairman of LDJ Capital, a family office based in NYC, and of The Soho Loft Media Group. LDJ Capital’s extended network of funds-of-funds and hedge funds manages 1.5 trillion USD in assets. David previously represented the US Commerce Department at the EU and he has spoken at the UK Parliament. Mr. Drake’s access to 100,000 investors is maintained through his media holding investment, The Soho Loft Media Group, which has produced and sponsored over 1500+ global finance conferences since 2002. David Drake is actively involved in the crypto community as an advisor and speaker and the top blockchain firms he has advised were able to raise $500M in funding on their own merit through their respective ICOs.