Please meet our brilliant minds.

-We’re a modest group with experience across multiple industries and a singular passion for helping change the world for the better. Our varied backgrounds help us create an exchange you all deserve. Please read our About post in the blog for more information on the Abacas History.

Core Team.

Mark VanRoon
Head of Product Development & Co-Founder

Mark is a serial inventor and product developer with over 20 years experience in banking and digital banking. He founded Midpoint [formerly BuyFX Ltd], an FX service delivery firm; holds a USPTO for a multiparty matching algorithm; & was global head of product development for RBC Dexia IS, an international custodian bank. Since 2013, he has focused his attention on digital value and data transfer.
Vince Small
Head of Technology & Co-Founder

Vince is a technology entrepreneur and co-founded Financial Software Systems (FSS) in 1992. With a proven track record to take an idea from conception to a multi-million dollar business, it is Vince’s business acumen, experience and technical expertise that sets Abacas’ technical leadership apart. Vince developed the financial services application Spectrum, which is a front to back platform used by wholesale banks, brokers and Wealth Management banks. Spectrum supports cross asset, end-to-end transaction processing, including FX, Interest Rates, Fixed Income and Commodities.
Wouter Bijl
Head of Public Affairs

Wouter studied Human Technology a study focused entirely on the link between humans and the way technology improves our life. He thus understands the need for blockchain solutions like Abacas like no other and has been involved with blockchain enterprises since 2015. With a background as Microsoft Certified System Engineer and Network Administrator he is able to make the connection between the (blockchain) technology and the humans which make up our great communities.

AmbassadorsListed below are the public Ambassadors, our community members helping out the project on the frontline. Want to help out as well? Sign up today!

Tristan Bieleveld
Lead Social Media Ambassador

Tristan studies business and finance at the Open University in The Netherlands. A crypto enthusiast and writer of crypto articles. Also working as a community strategist for BlockCainWarehouse, using a lot of passion to always provide the best work possible.
Robert Schmidt
Lead Content Creator Ambassador

Robert is a professional writer in and outside of the blockchain universe. He has a broad background as special Nutritionist, Health Coach and ICO Analyst. His dominant passion is writing, and he feels no boundaries in doing so.
Stoyan Vlahovski
Brand Ambassador

Stoyan studies “International Business” at HTW Berlin and specialises in Social Media marketing, with a focus on Facebook Ads. He understands not only the tools but the strategies to drive community growth. As a Campaign Manager at INTEGR8 he participated in numerous successful marketing campaigns. Stoyan is the organizer of Young Entrepreneurs Berlin MeetUp group which is a community of young, motivated and ambitious entrepreneurs.
Chuks Gabriel
Social Media Ambassador

Chuks is a graduate and BSc holder in Pure and Applied Mathematics, Rivers states University Port Harcourt, Nigeria. He is the very first Ambassador to sign up with us and one of the most dedicated guys around.
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Kai Bloetjes
Lead Marketing Ambassador

In 2014 Kai met the awesome world of cryptocurrency and blockchain. With expertise in business development, community support and bounty campaigns he loves to help projects and advice them with new ideas or improvements.
Divij Sood
Social Media Ambassador

Born in the Himalayan State of Himachal Pradesh, India, Divij is a young Blockchain Enthusiast having a multidimensional and multidisciplinary experience ranging form Marketing and Community Management. Working with several blockchain projects he has not only the skills but also the network.
Jean Jose Garcia Molina
Lead General Ambassador

Jean is an International Trade Specialist, with a focus on Global Sourcing of goods. Some call him the Excel Wizard due to his Back Office Automation and Data Analysis skills. He has previous experience in Community Management, Growth Marketing and Airdrop/Bounty management.

AdvisorsWe've got a very skilled team of advisors with years of experiance in their respected fields. They have already proven to be very effective!

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Dan Raykhman

Dan is a FinTech veteran, entrepreneur, inventor, and mentor. He has been developing software solutions for electronic trading in Foreign Exchange and other financial markets for years. He was a founder and CTO of first retail currency ECN – ChoiceFX. He was the Head of product and IP at Currex Group, designed ETF’s and is considerd a leader in electronic trading.
David Wong

David holds a BSc (Hons) in Engineering from the University of Liverpool and MA (Distinction) in Management from the University of Brighton. He is a London-based entrepreneur and investor in disruptive technologies and previously Managing Director of Expadis Capital. David has extensive experience in building, advising technology companies and helping businesses scale internationally. David started out as a client of Midpoint. He subsequently invested in the Company and joined the Board of Directors.
Raghunathan Muralidharan (Murali)

Raghunathan is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Tri-Star Group. Prior to this, Murali was Partner-in-Charge – Audit & Advisory Services, Partner – Audit Risk Management , and Partner – Ethics & Independence at KPMG, the global audit, tax and advisory services firm in Papua New Guinea. Murali is an accredited Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of experience. He is a qualified Cost Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Madras. He is also certified in Risk and Information Systems Control.
Jean-Baptiste Cebe

Jean-Baptiste is the Chief Technical Officer CTO of Seekers Capital Group, an asset management company. He has spent most of his career on a trading floor as head of trading technology, as a quantitative strategy developer and previously as a software engineer for IMC Trading, a leading high-frequency market maker. He is an ethical hacker with a passion for automation and an early follower of the blockchain space. Jean-Baptiste holds an M.Sc. in Electronics Engineering from U.T.B.M. Grande École in France and started his career joining research laboratories at the Korean Advanced Institute for Science and Technology and developing telecommunications software at a Texas Instruments research laboratory in South Korea.
Dr. Dylan Attwell-Duval

Dylan is a number theorist with a PhD in Mathematics from McGill University. With his expertise in discrete mathematics (the language of cryptography), Dylan translates abstract theory from academia into algorithms that can be used by the Abacas team in the following areas – multiparty matching, consensus algorithms, automated market making and ZKP [zero knowledge proofs]. Dylan is Abacas’ fact-checker, analyst and mathematical validator.
Mohan Gandhi Ponnaganti

Mohan is a leading White hat hacker and Cyber security expert in Crypto currency space. He currently heads a team of 20 white hat hackers and helps many ICOs to launch tokens securely. Mohan has helped over 100+ Fintechs across the globe to improve their app security quotient. He is a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and a Computer Science Engineer with a decade of experience in offensive security. Mohan authored numerous research papers on Cyber security and one of his research projects awarded as the Best Out coming Research Work by Pentagram Research. Mohan had breached into a total of 450 websites in a single day, as part of the elite Orchid-7 team as a teenager. “CG Mittal Entrepreneur of the year” awardee and also a “Top 50 smart CEO in India”. He is a crypto investor and a smart contract expert.
Adam Mezhvinsky

Adam B. Fin. LLB (Hons.) is a co-founder of Invox Finance – a global decentralised invoice lending platform aiming to solve small business cash-flow problems with accessible and low Interest Financing. A graduate of a Bachelor of Finance and Bachelor of Laws at the University of Adelaide, Adam is also a New Colombo Plan Scholar, Adam has studied in Indonesia (Microfinance) and Japan (Business Culture). Adam has had experience working as a Data Analyst at ABR Finance, Analyst at the Commonwealth Government, Managing Partner of Quintessential eSports, and Law Clerk at Adco Legal as well as a Marketing Manager at WBH Legal and Smartcollect(SA).

As you all know, we value Open & Transparency, hence this disclaimer. We respect the wishes of some of our employees to remain in the background. Not all employees will be listed on this page now or in the future.

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