Management Team

Matt Hinkley

Matt Hinkley

CEO

Matt is a pioneer in the growing field of cryptocurrency. Prior to founding Liquidus, Matt worked with some of the largest exchanges in the crypto market and advised on blockchain strategy for both multinational and newly formed digital companies. At the forefront of financial innovation, he has in-depth experience in the Alternative Finance Industry in Europe and in designing blockchain infrastructure to provide viable solutions to pressing real-world issues, such as homelessness.

Paul Dube

Paul Dube

CTO

Paul is a senior executive with over 20 years in the information technology field. He led the creation and technological architecture that powers Liquidus; his experience in the field provides a deep understanding of the blockchain-based B2B and B2G fintech market and in applying these concepts to the Web 3.0 stack. Paul specializes in working with distributed teams to validate new technologies, establishing layer standards, and ensuring that necessary decentralization remains as present as possible in the final product.

Jeff Neasmith

Jeff Neasmith

CMO

Jeff is a senior executive with extensive knowledge and experience in software product development, sales team management, customer relations, and digital marketing. His previous experience includes launching, marketing, and selling successful enterprise-level solutions, as well as retail platforms such as Vivonet, Cayenta, and Yodlee. Jeff is also an expert in distributed business models practicing lean software development.

Dean Thrasher

Executive Chairman

Dean is a senior executive and Certified Blockchain Expert with decades of startup business management skills, including payment and document exchange software platforms, M&A, product development, as well as extensive cross-industry capital market and funding experience. Dean has run several private and publicly listed corporations in the US and Canada, including Ecwebworks, MintInc., and SDI.

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Frank Jasek

CFO

Frank is a CPA/CA with 26 years of experience as a partner in a public accounting practice, focusing on small to midsize businesses. Throughout his career, he has guided companies in industries from internet-based retail to integration platform through their startup and growth phases to the public offering. Frank is a veteran in accounting systems, finance, taxation, budgeting, and raising capital, as well as building corporate management teams, business plan development, fiscal responsibility and financial systems for reporting.

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Aleksandra Mihajlovic

Head of Product

As Head of Product at Liquidus, Aleksandra Mihajlovic leverages extensive experience in the information technology and services industry to ensure innovative ideas develop into viable solutions. With over seven years of experience in SAAS product development and UX, Aleksandra has a strong track record of helping teams build intuitive products that drive business growth. She has particular expertise in blockchain based products. Aleksandra is a graduate of Economics and business from McMaster University and has worked for the Canadian, US, Colombian and Asian markets.

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Frank Svatousek

Fintech and Compliance Advisor

Frank is an internationally experienced business development and corporate strategist. A thought-leader in Fintech and disruptive technologies, he has a propensity for predicting business trends in various technology sectors. Frank co-founded Carta Worldwide, an innovative global payment processing platform, and Mint Technologies, a program manager and marketer of prepaid card solutions. He has extensive experience in AML / KYC compliance, digital marketing, anti-money laundering programs, and angel investing.

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Richard Douglas

Richard Douglas

Infrastructure and Security Advisor

Richard is an ISACA certified IT Auditor with a specialty in international standards such as ITIL v3, PCI DSS, ISO 27001 and NIST. He works with businesses to help them develop effective OPSEC policies and procedures to protect their data and maintain a competitive edge. Richard is experienced in architecting sophisticated networks while focusing on speed, reliability, and security. Richard specializes in helping businesses secure their data, adopt the latest technologies, and grow their bottom line.

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Anthony Ferguson

Anthony Ferguson, CFA

Financial Services/Fintech Advisor

Anthony is the President and Founder of CFAL, providing solutions in investment, pension management, pension administration, corporate advisory, registrar, transfer agency, and brokerage and trading services. Previously, Anthony was the President of International Portfolio Analytics, an international investment management firm with assets in excess of $600 million. Anthony held key positions at a number of global financial institutions, including President and Director of the Bahamian Association of Investment Management Research (now CFA Institute). He was a member of the National Insurance Board of the Bahamas, the Securities Market Task Force, and the Task Force on Pension Legislation. Anthony currently serves as a Director of Colina Insurance Limited, Colina General Insurance Agency, Ansbacher (Bahamas) Limited, AF Holdings Limited, St Matthew Capital, and Caystone Solutions Limited and is a sought-after expert on economic development.

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Kerry Fraser

Kerry Fraser

Brand and Marketing Advisor

Kerry is a senior executive with over 25 years of experience in marketing and promotions. She has expertise in creative strategy, digital media and brand development. Kerry has worked with world-class brands such as Colgate-Palmolive, Canadian Cancer Society, Weight Watchers, Whirlpool Corporation, and Cadbury Chocolate Canada.

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Paul Perrow

Paul Perrow

Financial Services Advisor

Paul has over 30 years of experience in the asset management industry. Prior to joining Liquidus, he acted as Senior Vice-President/Director of Sales and Marketing at CI Investments Inc. He currently sits on the Board of CI Financial Corp. (with assets under management of $139.2 billion). Paul has held a number of other senior industry positions, including Managing Partner of Red Sky Capital, Co-Head and Managing Director of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers Canada, Co-Founder and President of Fairway Capital, and CEO of BluMont Capital.

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Brent Moody

Brent Moody

Financial Services Advisor

With over 35 years of experience in the financial industry, Brent is a Director, Associate Portfolio Manager, and Senior Advisor with Scotia Wealth Management. His client roster has assets in excess of $300 million dollars. Brent is a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) with a broad knowledge base in trading futures and commodities, options trading, mutual funds, and stock and index trading.

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Bryan Schneider

Bryan Schneider

Fintech Advisor

With 20 years’ experience and success in sales, strategy and business development, Bryan has consistently helped companies maximize their ROI, while reducing risk and meeting/exceeding client and shareholder expectations. Bryan’s diverse background spans venture backed and publicly traded Fintech firms (Yodlee and Fidelity Information Services), as well as leading global financial institutions (Citibank and HSBC). Bryan’s entrepreneurial spirit and extensive network, coupled with his banking/payments/software partnerships background, enables him to identify and execute creative solutions for the continually evolving market

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Dave Dyson

Dave Dyson

Fintech Advisor

A financial industry veteran, Dave founded Merchant Card Acceptance Corp. (MCAC), Canada’s first Independent Sales Organization (ISO) within the merchant acquiring sector. In the Canadian banking and financial services sectors, he cultivated strong professional relationships with many of Canada’s top financial institutions, including CIBC, American Express, National Bank, Canada Trust, Global Payments, Moneris. After the successful sale of MCAC, Dave went on to advise and invest in a number of organizations.

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