Core Team

Chris Painter

Founder & CEO

Chris Painter

Founder & CEO

After 12-years’ of running a design and build web-agency in the eCommerce space, Chris is perfectly placed to help steer the industry of online transactions onto the Blockchain.

His ferocious appetite for improvement will ensure that Omnitude is relentlessly innovative and delivers its promise to revolutionise the way online retailers use the phenomenal power of the blockchain.

Robert Belgrave

Founder & Advisor

Robert Belgrave

Founder & Advisor

As founder and CEO of cloud services company Wirehive, Robert and his team support some of the most inspiring and innovative tech companies the UK has to offer.

He is also chair of BIMA South, co-creator of the Alexa Stop! podcast and now adds the title of founder & advisor of Omnitude to his already impressive CV.

Robert’s unique background in cloud consultancy and blockchain services has only strengthened his and Chris Painter’s vision to revolutionise the world of eCommerce.

Benjamin Van Every

Blockchain Consultant

Benjamin Van Every

Blockchain Consultant

Benjamin is an expert senior quant engineer (Python, C#, C++, Java, and R), with a solid background in software development, cryptocurrencies and blockchain, trading, artificial intelligence, web scraping, physics, mathematics, engineering and research. He is a serial technology entrepreneur, former investment banker, and senior wireline field engineer. He has been involved in several coding and business start-up projects related to blockchain and crypto assets/coins, where he has gained diverse and varied hands-on experience. He has degrees in Physics (MA, University of Oxford) and Petroleum Engineering (MSc, Imperial College, London). His native language is English, although he also speaks fluent Spanish.

James Worthington

Hyperledger Consultant

James Worthington

Hyperledger Consultant

James' career has focused on the creation, capture, collection, dissemination, consumption, manipulation, and utilization of data to make substantial bottom-line contributions to successful data-driven organizations.

He has held a variety of internal, external, and independent business and technical positions including Director of Materials Management for an acute care healthcare facility, Director of Enterprise Analytics and Reporting Strategy for an international IT consulting organization, IT Solution Architect for one of the world’s most recognizable media companies, and Senior Engineer for the inventor of multi-dimensional database technology.

He has used his strong functional, financial, operational, and technical background and capabilities to deliver data solutions and provide exceptional business value to a diverse portfolio of startups and Fortune 500 companies spanning many verticals, including healthcare, media, software, life sciences, financial services, manufacturing, food services, energy, and apparel.

He is now using those skills as founder and CEO of Belltane, a full service Hyperledger blockchain solution provider.

Ben Bennett

Operations Director

Ben Bennett

Operations Director

Ben is a widely experienced commercial professional with a proven history of building, coaching and developing high performing teams. Outside of Omnitude he is Director of two consultancies which are focussed on the commercial development of start-ups and the support and development of young people in the workplace.

With 14 years of management experience within FTSE 100 companies, he is incredibly well placed to ensure delivery of the Omnitude vision, both technically and commercially.

Jon Harris

Brand Director

Jon Harris

Brand Director

Our in-house creative visionary, Jon has over 20-years’ experience of branding across a huge range of sectors from Financial to retail and online start-ups.

He has previously worked for S&P Global, London Stock Exchange Group, Unilever, Virgin, Ann Summers and Madison Square Garden (to name a few).

Lianne Byrne

Marketing Director

Lianne Byrne

Marketing Director

Lianne is no stranger to the blockchain and cryptocurrency world having formerly worked for the Bitcoin Foundation and technology Venture Capital firm Newtown Partners. She is a self-proclaimed all-round digital native and geek, skilled in running small businesses as well as corporate creation, strategy and management of marketing campaigns/projects across VC, Bitcoin, Crypto, Media and Entertainment, Charity, Financial Services, Retail, IT and Service industries.

Lianne is a natural marketer, communicator, and strategist with 15+ years’ experience who is passionate about putting the audience at the center of the strategy.

Greg Painter

Community Manager

Greg Painter

Community Manager

Greg has worked within account management and marketing for many years, improving rich customer service skills in the eCommerce space. Working with a range of skills from SEO, CMS and email marketing, he has built up an excellent knowledge and a variety of technical skills, enabling him to react to a broad selection of requirements. “Helping people get a solution to a problem creates a large sense of satisfaction” Greg says.

His passion drives him to find, and help people with a system that is cutting edge, he’s a bit of a self-made ‘coffee snob’ enjoying the finer coffee of the world, it also doesn’t hurt with long hours gaming!

Andrew Starmer

Project Manager

Andrew Starmer

Project Manager

Andrew is a top-class digital project manager with over 10 years’ experience in delivery.

He has worked with a wide variety of clients and companies from global supply chain experts through to leading online retailers.

Since working with Andrew, we have noticed that working with him is different. He really does care about people, not just the processes. It is about building relationships to support, develop and to grow success. He uses his expertise to help achieve brilliance and success, in a human way. No corporate BS.

Advisors

Sally Eaves

Governance & Education Advisor

Sally Eaves

Governance & Education Advisor

Sally combines a depth of experience as a Chief Technology Officer, Practising Professor of FinTech, Founder and Global Strategic Advisor, specialising in the application of disruptive technologies for both business and societal benefit. She is an award-winning thought leader in innovation, digital transformation and emergent technology, notably blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

A member of the Forbes Technology Council, Sally is an accomplished author with regular contributions to leading business, technology, press and academic publications and a new book ‘Edge of Disruption’ confirmed for 2018. She is an international keynote speaker and respected online influencer across multiple channels - consistently rated in the top 20 for blockchain and social media influence worldwide, including 64K followers on Twitter.

Sally strongly believes in technology being an enabler for social good which is reflected in her recent shortlisting for the UK IT Woman of the Year Business Role Model Award 2018 alongside active roles as a global STEM ambassador, trustee and mentor. She has also founded Aspirational Futures which seeks to help guide and support the next generation of technology talent.

Michael Donald

Advisor

Michael Donald

Advisor

An accomplished disruptor and thought leader in the payments and innovation space Michael lead the payments and wallet strategies for Bank of America in the UK being the first organisation to launch Apple Pay with Amex, Visa and Mastercard simultaneously and subsequently Samsung Pay plus Android Pay. Michael served on the board of Visa UK from 2011 – 2017 and was involved in the development of numerous emerging payments strategies.

Michael has extensive merchant acquiring experience and is an expert on retail and payments trends. His international background saw him driving change in senior positions for American Express, IKEA, retail banks in the Middle East, MBNA and Bank of America. His ability to secure major partnership deals with leading brands is something he excels at having launched payment and loyalty programs with Virgin Atlantic, Emirates, Etihad, Manchester United, Intu and AEG Entertainment. He is currently the CEO Insignia the World’s most prestigious Ultra High Networth payments and lifestyle company and founder of ImageNpay.

Nathan Christian

Advisor

Nathan Christian

Advisor

Technical expert in blockchain-based accounting and financial applications. Serial entrepreneur with over 40 start-ups in his portfolio. Initial Coin Offering (ICO) strategy, development, venture capital investment, consulting and advising.

Top ranked member of the ‘People of Blockchain’ (currently ranked at #30 / 1000).

Accomplished blockchain and fintech public speaker. MBA from the Ohio State University.

Simon Cocking

Advisor

Simon Cocking

Advisor

Simon Cocking is Senior Editor at Irish Tech News, Editor in Chief at CryptoCoinNews, and freelances for Sunday Business Post, Irish Times, Southern Star, IBM, G+D, and other publications. He is a top ranked member of the ‘People of Blockchain’ (most recently ranked at 1/1000).

He is also a business mentor and advisor working with 25+ successful ICOs to date. He also been named on 10 global Twitter influencers lists in the last 12 months.

Simon is an accomplished public speaker at events including TEDx, Web Summit, Dublin Tech Summit, and overseas in Dubai, Singapore, Moscow, Tel Aviv, Madrid, Tbilisi, Riga, Porto, Dublin and Helsinki in the last 12 months.

He has been based in Ireland for over 22 years and has co-founded or founded six successful companies

We are incredibly excited to be working with Simon.

Antony Welfare

Advisor

Antony Welfare

Advisor

Antony joins the Omnitude team as Retail Advisor.

Antony is a Retail and Digital Finance professional with over 10-years’ physical retailing experience, combined with a further 10-years’ ecommerce and digital expertise, running dotcom businesses and driving online business units. Following 20 years of hands-on experience in such global retailers as M&S and Dixons, Antony is now pushing the boundaries of cutting edge retail technology.

In addition to this, Antony is a serial entrepreneur and author, having authored several books including – The Retail Handbook: Master omnichannel best practice to attract, engage and retain customers in the digital age – the second edition of which is out this spring.

Tiago Henriques

Cybersecurity Advisor

Tiago Henriques

Cybersecurity Advisor

Tiago is the CEO of a cybersecurity company that focus on real-time data acquisition for cyberinsurance. He has large experience in doing security testing and engineering in multiple environments from banks, telcos, start-ups and hospitals.

He has spoken at multiple security conferences such as Bsides Lisbon, Brucon, PixelsCamp, WebZurich.

He has extensive experience in doing security engineering and making sure that Omnitude follows the best practices will be his focus.

He is also an innovator at one of the biggest wealth management banks in the world, where he finds new ways to use technology to create new business lines.

Sahil Gupta

Advisor

Sahil Gupta

Advisor

Sahil has considerable experience in strategic management, brand creation, sales and business development, specifically in verticals of People Management & Outsourcing.

A prolific investor in businesses and people, he has highly developed skills in managing change, relationship management, negotiating technical/commercial deals, sourcing new products/customers/opportunities on global scale all while handling diverse range of people, products and technologies.

He has extensive experience in c-level positions, having a direct accountability for managing growth in profits/contribution, products and markets, people management and organisational development, for a professional set up in technical or consumer durable field. He is ideally placed to deliver as our company advisor and mentor.

Blockchain Mob

Advisors

Blockchain Mob

Advisors

Blockchain Mob are experts in blockchain technologies and have experience working in all stages of software development process.

Experts in blockchain development, ICO solutions, blockchain frameworks and provision of their dedicated specialists, we are proud to have their support and advice through this crucial stage of growth for Omnitude.