With over fifteen years games industry leadership experience, Steve specialises in building strong creative teams which generate lasting online communities. Steve’s most noteworthy launch - the online game Omerta
- gained 30 million users worldwide and has a loyal community. Volunteer game administrators for Omerta inspired Steve to design Canyudo. He divides his time between his native Yorkshire, UK and Hong Kong.
Nigel directs Canyudo’s day-to-day finances, strategic direction, investment appraisal, resource management, and client verifications. Nigel is also developing the internal control environment. A Chartered Accountant by trade, Nigel’s background is public and private sector finance, in both SMEs and FTSE-listed companies, offering accountancy services and business advice to a range of clients across the United Kingdom.
Ben worked in offshore banking and investments for over 10 years, and has been employed as a private portfolio manager for the last 6. Ben joined the team in 2018 with a remit to review Canyudo’s market strategy and revenue model, and help organise our fundraising campaigns. He has led the ICO project since we made the decision to integrate blockchain technology into our product proposition, and will oversee the token sale process with Nigel later on this year.
Software Lead, Blockchain Architect
As a recognised expert in blockchain technology within his home country of Holland, Gerard heads-up blockchain design, development and integration on behalf of Canyudo. Gerard has released a number of blockchain pilots, including the world’s first blockchain-based energy exchange platform (jouliette.net
). A true full-stack guy, his expertise in technical design encompasses both back-end services and applications.
As Chief Technology Officer Marco will play an integral role in the development and delivery of our product proposition. Marco currently coordinates the work of development partners and colleagues in five countries and advises Steve with respect to technical role hiring, as well as coding back end and API and overseeing quality assurance for the coding team. He has been involved with Canyudo since the beginning, helping to develop the prototype application.
Charity Division Director
Tobi is an investor and serial entrepreneur with numerous successful projects ranging from celebrity brand management, marketing and manufacturing, to yachting, events, real estate and resort development. As a recognisable and respected figure in Hong Kong business circles, Tobi is an active Rotary Club member with a keen interest in fundraising and charity work. He will develop and lead Canyudo’s charity outreach program.
With over twenty years experience in various roles within the IT sector, Jon will oversee technology processes for Canyudo. In addition to this role, Jon’s brief includes managing charity and volunteer outreach, supporting Tobi and Steve. Jon brings a huge amount of practical knowledge to our team, and will help Canyudo to run a smooth operation following the product launch in 2019.
Una has worked at Omerta for six years managing our customer experience team, and will now employ the skills she has gained over that time at Canyudo. She has an MBA specializing in online games and speaks several European languages. She will oversee the day to day running of our Operations Team when she returns from maternity leave in early 2019.
Mila began working for Steve as a personal assistant in 2012, later learning social media and marketing skills along with graphic design. She is now Canyudo’s Creative Lead and brings an elegant touch to our marketing and promotional material. She will help our team to deliver a good looking and ergonomically designed product.
Maarten collaborated with Steve for over ten years in web-community administration. He brings a tested customer experience methodology, developed at Omerta, and also helps guide Canyudo’s social media strategy. Maarten’s background is broad, ranging from ICT and Telecommunications to the social arts. He studied International Finance, Marketing, and Law.
Krichelle joined Canyudo in 2017 and manages English and Tagalog language social media. She’s a graduate of The University of Manila and will provide customer support prior to and following our launch in 2019. She will also assist Maarten with the implementation and delivery of Canyudo’s social media strategy.
James is a successful entrepreneur and founding investor in Canyudo. In 2016 he joined the team as an advisor. Jim’s first enterprise grew to become the retail chain WineRack
. He has established two well-known concept bars in Hong Kong, one of which he has now sold. He brings business acumen and a wealth of experience to our team.
As a leading entrepreneur with more than 14 years of experience, Lalit now helps start-ups achieve their full potential and established companies to expand. He attends and speaks regularly at various blockchain and crypto conferences in Russia, Miami, New York, Singapore, and Dubai. Lalit ranks in the top 30 of Blockchain Influencers listed by ICO bench and has extensive knowledge of ICO marketing. He will act as an Ambassador for Canyudo during our ICO.
Bharat Singh (Gandass)
Bharat is an expert technology advisor for start-ups predominantly in Blockchain and Security areas. He has demonstrated strong skills in digital marketing, Fintech, and Blockchain industry as an entrepreneur, investor, advisor, and influencer. Bharat is one of the leading ICO Bench advisors, a contributing member of the Global Blockchain community, and an Advisory Board Member of many Blockchain projects around the world. He will act as an Ambassador for Canyudo during our ICO.
Having held senior roles at JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, PwC, and Rothschilds & Co, Anthony brings a wealth of experience to the company in terms of helping us to develop close ties with key investors. Anthony is also an Advisory Board Member with the Malta Blockchain Association, and is widely considered to be an expert in picking out early stage blockchain projects with the greatest potential. Anthony will act as an Ambassador for Canyudo.