Chief Excutive Officer
Prior to joining Blockstation, David was the co-founder, CEO and Chairman of Berkeley Payment Solutions. During his tenure at the helm of Berkeley, the company was recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in Canada from 2011 to 2016, and among the fastest growing technology companies in North America by Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500. David brings a wealth of business and financial services experience having served within American Express Consulting Client Group, and within Deloitte’s financial services strategy practice.
Currently, David is the Chairman of the Canadian Prepaid Providers Organization and is on the board of the Young President Organization’s (YPO) Toronto Chapter. David holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of British Columbia and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Richard Ivey School of Business.
Chief Enterprise Architect
Jai is the Chief Enterprise Architect of CloudDunk a Cloud based ERP solution responsible for businesses across 12 industries. He is also the inventor of Cross Company Automation allowing businesses to automate processes internally and externally across multiple independent organizations. The allure of expediting B2B payments using Bitcoin was too attractive to Jai which is what brought him to Blockstation. Jai was able to assemble and manage the development team for the company resulting in the successful deployment of the Blockstation platform.
Marko M. Hafez
Co-Founder and Corporate Director
Marko has owned and operated Damasci Diamonds, a premiere online diamond retailer that boasts one of the most advanced internet marketplaces and IT solutions for the sale, management and distribution of precious gems. As Damasci grew its $180 million worth of inventory, it placed tremendous international settlement constraints on the company’s transactions, whereby Marko discovered the utility of Blockchain Tokens like Bitcoin. This discovery led to his realization that these instruments will someday need to be delivered forth to financial markets like all other negotiable instruments, sparking the idea of Blockstation. Marko’s networks with data publishers, Brokerages and Bullion Dealers, was the perfect match to exploit Blockstation’s technology stack.
James is an experienced entrepreneur, international investor, strategist and educator. He is a Co-Founder of an investment education and development company which influences a rapidly growing international portfolio of business and real estate assets.
James is a faculty member, curriculum designer and instructor of the Self Development Lab, Leadership Development Lab and Mind Brain Behavior Hive at The Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. James is an advocate of investing in blockchain technology and sees blockchain as an enabling technology in business and finance.
CPA CA – Chief Compliance Officer
Mr. Shaule has extensive experience in both the private and public markets particularly focused in the resource sectors. Mr. Shaule is the former Senior Vice President, Head of Capital Markets and National Sales Manager at Northern Securities Inc., the former Chief Financial Officer of Dundee Securities Corporation, Northern Securities Inc. and Taurus Capital Markets Ltd. In addition, Mr. Shaule is the former Chief Trading Officer at Citigroup Global Markets Canada Inc. and former Director of Risk at Harris Brown & Partners Limited. Mr. Shaule is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Sciences (Mathematics) from Queen’s University.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Mirelli is the principal of Marrelli Support Services Inc., a firm that has delivers accounting and regulatory compliance services to listed companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V) and the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE), as well as non-listed companies. In addition, Carm is affiliated with DSA Corporate Services Inc., a firm providing corporate secretarial and regulatory filing services to the junior capital market in Canada.
Well-known within the Canadian junior mining industry, Carm takes a value-based approach to serving clients. Carm is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA, CGA) and a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, a professional body that certifies corporate secretaries. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.
Carm also acts as the chief financial officer to a number of issuers on the TSX, TSX-V and CSE, as well as non-listed companies and as a director of select issuers.
Technology startups specialist with 18+ years of experience in software engineering and architecture. Michael has held top technical management positions at several companies including Director of Software Development at BSM Technologies Inc (TSE:GPS) and CEO of software consulting firm Exilion Technologies Inc. In recent years he was involved in producing software architecture and managing software development of several financial technology projects including algorithmic trading, risk management and cryptocurrency.
Creative Director & Design Intellect
Kody is a design intellect experienced in developing brands, marketing campaigns and digital journey. His design philosophy is one that puts user at its core by understanding user behavior and connecting function and aesthetic to data-driven performance. As a designer, he believes that true creativity comes from a process of dissecting, discovering and comprehending all aspects of a project. Having success working with businesses from various industries, Kody has gained a deep understanding of blockchain’s real-world application potential and he is applying his design principles to bridge the gap of end-user experience and cryptocurrency.
Advisor (BA, MBA, MABE, RFC, RMT)
Inshan Meahjohn (BA, MBA, MABE, RFC, RMT, PhD Candidate) is a qualified, experienced, performance driven executive with nearly two decades of success in entrepreneurship, executive management and finance, a true “versatilist”. Over the years he has consulted and invested in many institutions, both regionally and internationally in the areas of technology, finance, innovation, entrepreneurship, banking, leadership and training. Inshan is a respected technology and business professional, who has lead dozens of startup technology companies and consulted for several large financial institutions. Former Chairman of Trinidad Green Fund ($4B) and member of several private and government boards.