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Greg Hauw is instrumental in the conceptualization and development of Ohanae Asset Tokenization Platform. Greg provides the direction and impetus to Ohanae's development, and effectively manages its progress. Prior to Ohanae, Greg was the president of Mykenae from August 2001 to June 2006. Mykenae was a venture funded data privacy security start-up with operations in Los Gatos, CA and Singapore. Prior to Mykenae, Greg was the president of Internet Appliance from 1999 to June 2001. Internet Appliance was a venture funded VPN appliance startup based in Fremont, CA. Before Internet Appliance, Greg was the managing director of Connected Computing from 1997 to 1998. Greg holds an MBA degree in strategic marketing from the University of Hull, U.K. and a degree in marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, U.K.
As a co-founder, Janice is working closely with Ohanae’s CEO and Management Team and is instrumental not only in defining the Company’s corporate vision, but also in overseeing and coordinating its day-to-day operations across all business segments.
As the Head of Operations, responsibilities include to carry out the mission of the organization and the day-to-day office administration, human resources, accounting and procurement and other department include Marketing tasks needed to support that mission and keep the organization running as effectively as possible.
Previously served as worldwide Head of Human Resources and Administration of Internet Appliance, a venture funded VPN appliance startup based in Fremont, CA.
Gerard Visci has spent over 40 years in the financial industry working with broker/dealers, investment companies, and hedge funds. Mr. Visci holds nine FINRA licenses and is a Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional (CRCP). He is also a FINRA arbitrator. As a consultant for Integrated Management Solutions LLC, Gerard is registered with multiple organizations and is involved in corporate structure, business arrangements, recruitment, compliance, and various sales and operational activities for a variety of investment products. Previously Mr. Visci was a Managing Partner at Direct Access Partners LLC and President of Second Street Securities Inc. He also co-founded Thomson Institutional Services Inc. Gerard holds the following FINRA Licenses: SIE, Series 3, Series 4, Series 7, Series 24, Series 27, Series 53, Series 63, and Series 66.
Daniel Kaylor joined the California Bar in 1981. He is a graduate of Providence College (AB), NDEA Fellow at Stanford University (MA) and Lincoln University School of Law (JD).
Initially worked with Apple Computer, Inc.’s outside counsel as part of its anti-trust litigation team. Opened a private practice focusing on startups and software licensing issues, including negotiating artist’s contract #2 signed with Electronic Arts. Representative clients include: Beam On Technology Corporation (chip stencils), the Andalé Management Group (restaurant chain), Medialocate, Inc. (translation, localization services), Optinvent, Inc. (French VR glasses), Imeve, Inc. (VR software), and Mirage Systems (ground penetrating radar) along with over 300 startups.
Jeff Yu is a success story of human capital development at Ohanae. Jeff started his software engineering career in 2006 as a PhD student intern at Ohanae. He developed the early version of the Ohanae password protection software on Windows XP. The underlying Masterkey technology was granted a U.S. patent in Jan 2020. Jeff received his post graduate degree in Computer System Architecture from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2011. He relocated to Singapore from China in 2013 to develop the Ohanae Secure File Sharing for Enterprise with Salesforce integration. In 2018, Ohanae pivoted to becoming an Asset Tokenization Platform based on distributed ledger technology. Jeff has since developed the Ohanae Blockchain on Microsoft Azure, Ohanae Identity (KYC verified identity based on self- sovereign principle), Ohanae Connect (password-less login), Private Key protection using Masterkey (patented) technology with Passphrase Recovery and Ohanae App for Windows. Jeff is responsible for the integration of the primary issuance and secondary trading system on the Ohanae Blockchain. Jeff is leading the engineering effort for Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows.
James Verdone has spent over 25 years in the financial industry working primarily with broker-dealers and focusing on Compliance. Mr. Verdone holds eight securities licenses and has a background of supervisory experience at a number of reputable financial institutions. Specifically, Mr. Verdone was a Senior Vice President at Citigroup in Anti-Money Laundering and also was the Compliance Officer of a Smith Barney branch dedicated to the Citigroup Private Bank. Previously, Mr. Verdone oversaw Banco Santander’s US businesses as part of their US Corporate Compliance and was the Chief Compliance Officer at Safra Securities LLC. He is an employee at Integrated Management Solutions, a full service financial consulting firm, where he is registered at multiple organizations providing compliance expertise and operational experience. James holds the following FINRA Licenses: SIE, Series 4, Series 7, Series 8 (9 & 10), Series 24, Series 53 and the Series 63.
Joel Telpner is chair of Sullivan’s Fintech and Blockchain Practice. He is a highly regarded trailblazer in the fintech, blockchain, and cryptocurrency space. His clients’ size and nature vary from governments, top cryptocurrencies, and large enterprises to smaller startups, who describe him as a “very sharp and very experienced partner” who is “super pragmatic” and can “sort through the chaff and get to the nub of things impressively quickly.”
Being recognized worldwide as an authority on blockchain and digital asset issues, Joel currently sits on several of the industry’s leading research groups and has spoken extensively worldwide. He works on global regulatory policy initiatives for the Chamber of Digital Commerce, the Blockchain Research Institute, the Global Blockchain Business Council, Wharton Reg@Tech, and the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance’s Legal Working Group. He co-founded the Stablecoin Foundation, a global trade association for stablecoins in October 2018.
Joel was recognized by Chambers and Partners as one of 13 leading Fintech, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency lawyers in the United States and as one of the six leading Fintech lawyers in the United States by the Legal 500. In addition to a J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law, Joel has a M.B.A. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Chuck Harbey brings a unique perspective to Eastgate Securities as a result of a more than 20-year career as a securities professional. Chuck’s capital markets experience includes serving the industry as a wealth manager, vice president of trading, placement agent and branch manager of boutique firms in NYC. Chuck has served as an advisor to numerous emerging companies, both public and private, to assist with the implementation of their business plans, provide strategic opportunities—including potential merger and acquisition candidates, C-level executive and board member recruitment—and introduce capital markets relationships to help companies achieve their goals and growth potential. Chuck is a member of various Wall Street organizations, including serving as the Director of the National Investment Banking Association. Mr. Harbey holds the following FINRA Licenses: SIE, Series 4, Series 7, Series 24, Series 55, Series 63, and Series 79.
Andrew Pedvis is currently CEO of Digital Securities Consulting LLC. Andrew founded the consulting company in 2016 to assist both early-stage and large corporations with strategy and execution of their blockchain solutions and ambitions. In addition to leading his consulting firm, Andrew is also a registered representative at GB Capital Markets Inc., a registered broker dealer focusing on private placements and M&A for blockchain and digital asset companies. Andrew’s industry coverage includes FinTech, healthcare technology, Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), supply chain, and real estate. Previously, Andrew led product development at both S&P Global Ratings and Fitch Ratings. He led the development of analytical and workflow systems for global analytical teams including AI-based surveillance systems. At S&P Global, he also held leadership roles within structured finance, credit risk management, and Fixed Income Research. Andrew is a Chartered Financial Analyst; holds FINRA licenses Series 7 and Series 63; has an MBA in Finance from Gabelli School of Business; and a BA in Philosophy from McGill University.
Dr. Hee-Sen Jong is currently the Chief, Global Markets of GEX Ventures Pte Ltd and GEX Global Capital Pte Ltd. GEX Ventures invests in companies and assets globally and GEX Global Capital bridges the capital markets and companies from the East and West. Hee-Sen enjoys a most blessed life-long journey of Innovating and Building Enterprises. He began his career as a Computer Science Academia in the National University of Singapore. He then joined the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation and was responsible for their first real estate investments in Japan, Taiwan, Korea and Australia. After leaving GIC, he tapped the global capital markets to build from ground up two listed healthcare groups. He was also named Asia Top 100 CIO in 2002. Hee-Sen has a PhD in Business and MA in Psychology from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), an MBA from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) and a BSc in Math and Computer Science from the National University of Singapore.