Blockchain CTO & Innovation

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Summary

  • Experience as technical lead in over 40 blockchain projects with major financial institution, central banks, and NGOs in Ethereum, R3 Corda, and Hyperledger Fabric

  • Lead aglobal team of over 30 smart contract developers across three regions contributing to significant EVM architecture consisting of over 400 smart contracts on Ethereum, Stellar, and Solana.

  • Architected and designed a decentralized based financial infrastructure with applications in Bonds, FX Derivatives, Stock Loan Lending, Structured Products, Payment Bridges for Stable Coins, Fund Tokenization, and DeFi Flash Arbitrage

  • Experience as technical lead in over 40 blockchain projects with major financial institution, central banks, and NGOs in Ethereum, R3 Corda, and Hyperledger Fabric

  • Lead aglobal team of over 30 smart contract developers across three regions contributing to significant EVM architecture consisting of over 400 smart contracts on Ethereum, Stellar, and Solana.

  • Architected and designed a decentralized based financial infrastructure with applications in Bonds, FX Derivatives, Stock Loan Lending, Structured Products, Payment Bridges for Stable Coins, Fund Tokenization, and DeFi Flash Arbitrage

Experience

2021- Present

Director of Blockchain & Innovation

  • Engineering director and head of global team of over 30 smart contract developers across three regions contributing to significant EVM architecture consisting of over 400 smart contracts on Ethereum, Stellar, and Solana.

  • Experience in EVM based smart contract architecture, Web3 integration to Cloud based containerized microservices, decentralize storage (IPFS), cross chain Level One (L1) integration, and Level Two (L2) Zk Roll Up (Optimisim) and Sidechain (Substrate, Polygon) integrations.

  • Lead architect and designer of decentralized based financial infrastructure with applications in Bonds, FX Derivatives, Stock Loan Lending, Structured Products, Payment Bridges for Stable Coins, Fund Tokenization, and DeFi Flash Arbitrage

  • Head of engagement with emerging DeFi platforms including Uniswap, Balancer, Aave, Avalanche, Stellar, and Solana

  • Head of innovation and product development charged with integrating their token framework and smart contract-based infrastructure into nascent Defi 1.0 and Defi 2.0 platforms focusing on token control authority and entitlements throughout asset life cycle

  • Actively lead team developing quantitative financial pricing models into smart contract architecture including developing smart contract based advanced math libraries, normal distribution, Black-Scholes Options Pricing, Vasicek Interest Rate modeling and others for novel Automated Market Making (AMM) pricing algorithms beyond constant K pricing.

  • Lead Subject matter expert on cryptographic key custody-based solutions (software and hardware based) for client engagements

  • Head of quantitative finance engagement with Quantitative Finance developer with contacts Point 72, D.E. Shaw, and FalconX

  • Lead Subject matter expert on blockchain data and event capture, actively working with Director of Data Science & Machine Learning for cross domain integration and data strategy execution

  • Experience with smart contract audits and security evaluations with Certik and other auditing providers

  • Experience with hiring, evaluating, and recruiting engineers from non-traditional sources in challenging talent environment

  • Deep experience with applying SAFe, Agile, and Scrum develop best practices and methodologies using data driven metrics and telemetry to maximize team productivity

2018-2021

Director, Advanced Digital Technology

  • Engineering lead credited for the decision to select Fireblocks and present to executive decision makers for investment and selection

  • Experience as technical lead in over 40 blockchain projects with major financial institution, central banks, and NGOs in Ethereum, R3 Corda, and Hyperledger Fabric

  • Selected to join an elite technology group that reports to executive leadership across all lines of business specializing in advanced and emerging technology utilizing Python, Java, and various technology stacks.

  • Active hands on developing & engineering in Blockchain and Smart Contract development across multiple protocols

  • Lead technologist responsible for technical strategy, planning, hiring, and team build out across multiple projects

  • Sole Blockchain Subject Matter Expert (SME) for bank providing consultation to executive decision makers for vendor and partnership engagements

  • Representing SME to engage in blockchain consortiums across the globe including partnerships with Euroclear, Clearstream, Monetary Authority of Singapore and various central banks.

  • Expertise in the custody of crypto-currencies & digital assets, blockchain network protocols, identity, encryption, consensus systems, and smart contracts

  • Expertise in continuous development & delivery, cloud, microservice architecture, and various authorization protocols like OAuth

  • Active involvement in Decentralized Finance (DeFi), Stalking, and Tokenization emerging business models

  • Actively driving banks engagement with Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) with Federal Reserves and MIT: Digital Currency Initiative, and other central banks