The Team

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Core Team

Chris Painter

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.

Vladimir Kalynyak

Vladimir Kalynyak

Co-founder

Vladimir obtained his Master in Computer Science sections “Aircraft Instruments and measuring and computing complexes" in 2003.

Just 2 years down the line in 2005, he co-founded Simbirsk Technologies. In just 5 years, under Vladimir’s direct management, Simbirsk Technologies grew up from its 3 co-founders to a team of more than 100 specialists in areas like software development and testing, web development, system administration, cloud technologies, research and development and design and branding.

Out of this business the impressive platform, CS-Cart, was born.Vladimir played the core role in designing, developing and taking this successful eCommerce platform to market.

CS-Cart software is currently being sold in more than 160 countries worldwide and remains one of the leading multi-vendor eCommerce platforms globally.

In more recent years his attention has been focussed on the ever-changing landscape of Blockchain technologies, and his research and experiences in these fields are a huge asset to the team.

Vladimir will lead the charge within Omnitude for product development and deployment and ensure Omnitude is delivering world-beating solutions to its clients and community alike.

Robert Belgrave

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.

James Worthington

James Worthington

CTO

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.

Martyn Brougham

Martyn Brougham

COO Americas

Martyn Brougham COO Americas Martyn was previously Solutions Director for DHL Supply Chain, where he was responsible for pioneering projects to deliver supply chain solutions for multi million dollar contracts including Police, Telecomms and Marketing in both Europe and the USA.Previously he has worked for R.R. Donnelly the world's largest printer and Williams Lee, the largest global BPO company across Europe the USA and Asia Pacific.

Martyn has always embraced change both geographically and technologically to streamline a wide variety of supply chains. He has expertise in many vertical sectors including: Banking, Pharmaceutical, Automotive, Insurance, Retail and Industrial Products. The possibilities of the Omnitude Platform in solving many of the challenges he has encountered throughout his career make Martyn and Omnitude the perfect match.

Ben Bennett

Ben Bennett

COO EMEA

Ben is a widely experienced commercial professional with a proven history of building, coaching and developing high performing teams. Before joining Omnitude he was Director of two consultancies which 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.

Jurie Van Rensburg

Jurie Van Rensburg

CFO

With more than 20 years’ experience in senior Finance and executive management roles, Jurie is an accomplished Finance Director who blends strong business acumen with international experience to add value to any business venture.

Jurie’s experience stretches across multiple industries including Mining, Finance, Telecoms, Engineering, Publishing and many more. He has worked in South Africa, Malawi, UK and Zambia in companies ranging in size from start up to FTSE100. His experience as International Business Advisor and Finance Director has enabled him to build up a very strong international network of contacts in a wide variety of industries.

Ian Clay

Ian Clay

Programme Director

As we approach real world implementation of our blockchain projects I am thrilled to announce Ian Clay will be joining Omnitude as our Programme Director.

Ian joins us from DHL Supply Chain where he was IT Director for Transformation, he has been responsible for driving transformational projects through to completion for DHL’s biggest clients. He has successfully delivered complex technical projects for Virgin Trains, Primark, Debenhams, Panasonic, Volvo and Gatwick Airport amongst others. Helping these global businesses adopt, adapt and thrive. Ian will be responsible for driving our blockchain projects to completion ensuring they deliver the maximum impact on time and on budget. Ian will be a key player in encouraging mass adoption of our blockchain middleware platform. We are very excited to have Ian with us and he is champing at the bit to bring blockchain to the real world through our ambitious projects with The Maltese Government and Williams Martini Racing. Welcome aboard Ian and strap yourself in, from here on in it gets exciting!

Jon Harris

Jon Harris

CBO

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

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.

Belinda Hall

Belinda Hall

Strategy & Partnerships Director

Belinda has 17+ years of experience working with global network agencies, managing agency partners’ and delivering world class brand, business and communication strategies for global brands across multiple industry sectors: technology, telecommunications, financial services, retail, oil & gas, and FMCG. Whilst she has managed global accounts, Belinda has also had the experience working in 3 regions: the UK, Australia, and Italy.

Throughout her career Belinda has led mixed disciplined teams, grown business by acquisition of new accounts and organic growth of existing accounts, with full P&L ownership.

Belinda is passionate about brand building, business strategy and how to build that from the inside out; whilst making revenue & profit a core focus in delivering value for organisations.

Greg Painter

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!

Nikki Hall

Nikki Hall

Social Media Manager

Nikki has worked in the media industry for 13 years, starting out in journalism, while earning her degree in design in communications, which led her to create social campaigns for the great and good across Europe.

She has a passion for social media and a thirst for learning to follow this fast-paced field to stay on top of best practises, making her the ideal person to keep Omnitude in the lime-light.

Nicky Homewood

Nicky Homewood

PA to CEO

Nicky is a highly experienced PA with extensive knowledge who additionally is an accomplished Event Manager, Office Manager and Recruitment Consultant.

She has spent many years working with CEO’s and Senior Management in various industries including and not limited to Wealth Management and Financial Services, Legal, Construction Recruitment and Automotive and Aviation Recruitment.

Nicky has superb judgment and decision-making skills, she thrives on playing a key role in the smooth running of her team. With high attention to detail, she is an active listener, with good instincts when it comes to reading people’s needs (and minds, so beware!), including problem solving and has a real passion in helping a business to flourish.

Tracy Hodgson

Tracy Hodgson

Administrative Assistant

25 years of experience in the corporate world of a large global companies has given Tracy an impressive array of skills in people and system management, she is also a CIPD Associate in L&D practices.

Tracy has been actively involved in capability building of new and embedded staff, the writing of technical competencies, capability tracking and authoring Standard Operating procedures and work instructions. Alongside global site personnel inductions and delivery, including training plans for 30, 60 90 days after induction using 70,20,10 methods.
She has been involved in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) within many local schools encouraging the next generation of stars. Tracy was also a judge at the 2017 “Big bang” STEM fair for over 8000 children.

She thrives on assisting others, “Encouragement is everything, and everyone needs encouragement at some point”.

Developers

Adrian Sell

Adrian Sell

Systems Architect

Formally educated in computer science and mathematics, Adrian has spent nearly 20 years in Europe and Australia designing, implementing and maintaining supply chain systems (and some ancillary systems such as middleware, order management and conveyor controllers).

While delivering solutions with the likes of eBay, Tesco, DHL, Accenture and HCL, Adrian was able to utilise his colleagues’ expertise in his area of interest: architecture and how it dictates robustness, performance, scalability and supportability.

Having been described as an interpreter, Adrian is adept at gathering business requirements and turning them into technical solutions with a passion for usability, efficient support processes and effective use of service providers.

Adrian utilises his business, management and people skills for the good of the community by being an ambassador for parkrun, the global health and running phenomenon. Also a competitive endurance runner for over 30 years, Adrian relaxes on weekends by disappearing into the hills with little more than a good pair of running shoes.

Jonathan Osterman

Jonathan Osterman

Lead Developer

Jonathan is a seasoned developer that has been involved in several FinTech start-ups over the past 12 years. His background includes leading onshore and offshore teams in building financial applications from the ground up. Jonathan has been involved with many projects, which were built in programming languages such as C#, Java, Node.js, and Go. His professional blockchain experience includes Hyperledger Fabric, which was used in a Fortune 500 company’s Blockchain solution.

Jonathan is a Certified Blockchain Solutions Architect and a Certified Bitcoin Professional.

Kirby Clements

Kirby Clements

Senior Developer

Ben Roy

Ben Roy

Blockchain Developer

A true technical evangelist Ben is passionate about blockchain and has undertaken projects covering ERC20 compliant ICO’s aligned with front-end DAPP deployment. Trained in OOP during an MSc in Software Development at the University of Glasgow, with experience in programming languages covering Java, Rust, Go, Solidity, and Javascript React.js he brings a variety of skills to the team.

Over a period of 9 years Ben has also had vast and varied exposure to multiple business environments ranging from large multinationals to innovative startups.

Benjamin Van Every

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.

Jake Hills

Jake Hills

Front-End Web Developer

Jake Hills is a front-end web developer from Brighton, UK. Having freelanced for almost a decade, Jake has had the opportunity to work with a vast array of companies and industries.

Immaculate code, thought-out UX and rigorous testing is paramount to the way he works - all which will help to give Omnitude a front-end as elegant as the back.

Advisors

Sally Eaves

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Community Helpers

Carlos Andreane

Carlos Andreane

Community Helper

Grew up in Amersfoort, Netherlands now reside in Almere, Netherlands with wife and four kids. I am a Trade Management graduate turned Windows Engineer, spent almost a decade working in IT, mostly worked with e-ticketing systems/ fleet management. Besides technical skills, I also possess strong communicating skills bridging client needs and company solutions.

Currently a crypto enthusiast. Active swing trader and researcher of developments in cryptocurrency trade.

Jason Vanderriet

Jason Vanderriet

Community Helper

I have been interested and involved in blockchain and cryptocurrencies since 2014 when I first used etc to order an online Chinese takeaway. Since then I have taken an interest in the crypto scene and have been amazed at how things are evolving at such a rapid pace.

I am really passionate about all blockchain technology, the future of decentralisation and what it has the potential to achieve. I love technology and come from a background of inventing, so have always been excited by new and innovative ideas and I believe in the e-commerce sector, we are due for a huge change.

I'd love to continue to help build the Omnitude community. I thoroughly enjoy engaging with the community and feel as though with my enthusiasm and knowledge about blockchain, ERC20/NEP-5 tokens, and cryptocurrencies in general, I can provide a high level of support, and continue to grow our magnificent community.

Juan José Casís Simons

Juan José Casís Simons

Community Helper

JJ completed his architecture studies between Panama and Madrid, Spain. He's currently a partner in Casis Arquitectos, his own architectural firm. He has achieved important national recognitions in both fields: in architecture with his company and in fine arts as an emerging digital sculptor and painter.

Juan became an Omnitude believer from the get go, and fell in love with it's community shortly after. He loves to colaborate as a community helper, actively participating in the chat groups and forums, as well as creating digital content like posters and promo videos for the Omnifamily.

He is convinced about Omnitude's role in changing the e-Commerce industry, and secretly wonders how will it help Blockchain technologies come disrupt the architecture, design and construction markets in the near future as well.

Sam

Sam

Community Helper

Sam was born in Australia and is a qualified tradesman. Bored of the everyday life he set out to live a nomadic life. Packing up and selling all their belongings, he and his wife traveled around the world for two years.

They now live on a volcanic island in South Korea where he enjoys learning Hangul, marketing his social media travel pages, managing his portfolios and being a part of the Omnitude success.

Tan

Tan

Community Helper

Tan was born and raised in Vancouver he has several years of experience with a variety of management positions. He enjoys managing his portfolio of properties and living in Vancouver with a wide range of activities within reach. Tan is inspired by the sociability of the web and how it connects people in a way that never use to be possible.

For the last few years he has been investing in blockchain technology which he believes will be revolutionary in the coming years. Come and say hello to Tan a proud member of the Community management team for Omnitude.

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