Meet the team

Our founding team include the founder of Level 39, VCs, leading finance and marketing experts – cumulatively with over 100 years of experience.

Eric Van der Kleij

Eric Van der Kleij

CEO

FinTech Founder, Gov advisor and tech ecosystem guru

  • CEO of Adeptra, FICO acquired
  • Founder of Level 39, Europe’s leading FinTech accelerator
  • Founder of Tech City UK, established with the UK Government
Jules Ratcliffe

Jules Ratcliffe

CFO

Tech Founder, investment banker and corporate VC/PE investor

  • Venture Consultant to AXA Strategic Ventures
  • Former private equity investor and investment banker
  • Founder of tech startups: digital media & FinTech (risk capital)
Nick Searle

Nick Searle

COO

Hub/accelerator Founder, angel/VC investor and tech advisor

  • Former VC technology investor in Canada
  • Founder of XNTreeHub and Accelerator, a UK entry point for International tech companies
  • Technical & commercial advisor to multiple high-growth businesses internationally
Omaid Hiwaizi

Omaid Hiwaizi

CMO

Agency Founder, Brand and digital marketing leader

  • Former head of marketing at Blippar
  • Founder of integrated/digital agencies HHM and Crayon
  • Head of strategy at Geometry Global (WPP), Sapient and Chemistry
Tommy Jamet

Tommy Jamet

VP Business & Token Economics

Blockchain and Govtech leader

  • President at the Government Blockchain Association (London Chapter)
  • Blockchain Advisor to UK Parliament APPG
  • Former finance and transformation (Barclays and HSBC)
Fabrizio Giordanino

Fabrizio Giordanino

VP Technology

Fintech and Blockchain Product Innovation

  • Former Senior Manager at Wipro Consulting: Tech Strategy and Transformation
  • Former Program/Product Leader of Network Payment Systems in Orwell
  • Group Advisor to leading e-money and payments corporations
  • Digital Innovation advisor to Fortune 100 companies and tech startups
Soala Orupabo

Soala Orupabo

VP Legal & Compliance

Crypto and blockchain regulatory expert

  • Former advisor at Tokenads.
  • Crypto-regulatory consultancy at Diacle for crypto-startups.
  • Advisor to Nigeria presidential candidate on Blockchain and DLT
  • Speaker at Blockchain Africa
  • Co Founder and Advisor to Swiss Licenced Cryptocurrency Exchange
Francesco Andreoli

Francesco Andreoli

VP Investor & Exchange Markets

Over 20 ICOs, numerous token launches

  • Crypto mining expert, co-founder of renewable energy crypto-mining facility in Switzerland.
  • Led the Chain Advisory Group since 2017 focused on service design and smart contract auditing, in collaboration with ETH University in Switzerland.
  • Crypto community builder since 2014.