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Our Team

About us

Blockvest Management Team

Reginald Ringgold III

Reginald Ringgold III

Founder

Oversees all aspects of operations and important strategic decisions for Blockchain Investment Group. One of the world’s innovators shaping the future of Blockchain technology and finance as a banking revolution advocate. Ringgold is an internationally recognized financial industry strategist. He is named one of the most influential people in banking and a Top Fintech Influencer. A widely published author of books, articles, and blog posts on cryptocurrencies, Ringgold continues to contribute his technical knowledge and commentary in the crypto industry. He is a frequent speaker at conferences on the topic of trading illiquid assets and has appeared in many leading publications, including Nasdaq, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times,  and many others…

Leo Bandoy

Leo Bandoy

Chief executive officer

As a true Entrepreneur, Leo oversees the entire scope of the project’s maintainability and scalability., he heads the Programming and development of the BlockvestEdge Platform and Nvestnode Wallet security.

Formerly Chief Investment Officer at Bandoy Enterprises where he oversaw a venture investment portfolio that consisted of companies in the Bitcoin/Blockchain space. He holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Ashford University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, from California State University San Marcos.

David Drake

David Drake

Chief STRATEGY officer

David Drake is the Chief Strategy Officer of BlockVest, he is also the Founder and Chairman of our Fund Administrator LDJ Capital, a multi-family office which deals in funds worldwide with over $1.5 trillion in assets, and maintains over 50+ global directors and family office partners. Mr. Drake is also seen as a leader in cryptocurrency.  It all started in 2011 when Mr. Drake collaborated on the JOBS Act to create new laws underlying all fundraising in the U.S. for all ICOs. His crypto hedge funds hold crypto, ICOs and fintech equity as seed investments to help new coin to be made via ICOs…

Gerald Gular

Gerald Gular

President

As president, Gerald brings a disciplined investment strategy approach to BlockVest, that begins by fully comprehending the current state of the financial markets and our client’s goals for the future.  He Customizes, financial strategies and solutions that go beyond investing in stocks and bonds to help address every aspect of the financial life cycle.

He spent 10 years of his career as a Wealth Management Advisor with Merrill Lynch. While at Merrill he provided comprehensive wealth management to affluent and high-net-worth clients. As well as providing retirement and benefit plan services, philanthropic management and asset management to individuals and institutions.

Jack J. Bensimon

Jack J. Bensimon

Chief Compliance Officer

Bensimon is the Chief Compliance Officer of Blockvest & Board Advisor. He is a seasoned securities law / banking law professional in the securities industry and has advised banks, broker-dealers, fixed income dealers, MSBs, ATS, regulators, trust and insurance companies, asset manages, mutual fund dealers, energy companies, fintech companies, Robo advisers, software providers, blockchain companies and issuers.

He is dual registered with securities regulators in both US/Canada. He is the in-resident expert on banking law and securities law matters. Bensimon provides advisory on pre-sale, ICO, to post-ICO on regulatory compliance issues and submissions to various securities regulators. 

Douglas Robichaud

Douglas Robichaud

CHIEF operations officer

Entrepreneur, Bitcoin / Crypto Currency Enthusiast, and business development professional with over 14+ years of experience driving new business.

Mr. Robichaud is responsible for the overall management of all strategic and operational marketing and partnership activities.

He holds a Master of Business Administration, from Kaplan University School of Business and a Bachelor of Science, Mass Communication and Business, from Towson University.

 

Jim Mosley

Jim Mosley

Chief technology officer

Oversees all technical aspects, technological resources, and establishes the technological vision for the organization; in addition, leads the corporate technological development.

He holds a Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering from Santa Clara University and A Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, from University of California, Berkeley.

 

Alfredo Garcia

Alfredo Garcia

Chief Risk Officer & Financial Advisor

Alfredo brings a disciplined investment strategy approach to BlockVest, that begins by fully comprehending the current state of the financial markets and our client’s goals for the future. Accomplished business professional and leader with an impressive history of fueling revenues and overall business growth through orchestration of sales efforts.He has over 21 years in  Wealth Management and provided comprehensive financial services to affluent and high-net- worth clients. As well as providing  Financial and Estate Planning, Insurance, Investments, Mutual Funds, and Business Development. Series 6, Series 63, Life Agent – Variable Products.

Elvin Dioso

Elvin Dioso

Director of Information Technology

Assists the CTO and additional C-Level executives to develop customized IT project portfolios and ensure compliance to all business objectives. Monitor all functionality of the IT department and ensure compliance to work standards. Was the Senior Application Analyst at Thompson Reuters Elite and Fujitsu; in addition, head operator of refinery operations for Chevron at the El Segundo location. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Business Information Systems from California State University, Long Beach.

Alesia Harper

Alesia Harper

PROJECT MANAGER

Assists with various responsibilities within blockchain network security projects inline budget and scope. Alesia coordinates internal resources and third parties/vendors for the execution of specialized back-end framework; in addition, perform risk management beta test to project foundation security and functionality.

She also handles all Procurement for the project. Early investor in Bitcoin, Ripple, Monero, and Crypto Currency Enthusiast & Blockchain Advocate.

Paul Van Vessem

Paul Van Vessem

Chief Investment Officer

A Serial entrepreneur who specializes in start-ups, business development, mergers and acquisitions in various industries; such as, precious metals, energy, oil and gas projects.

Served as the Vice President at Tonogold Resources and Prospect Uranium.

Holds a Bachelor of Arts, Political Science from Boston University.

 

Tammy Dean

Tammy Dean

Director of international communications

As the Director of Internal Communications Tammy coordinates all public relations activities, development of the marketing communications plan including strategy, goals, and tactics.

Manages media inquiries and interview requests.

She holds a master’s in psychology, from National University and A Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communication, from USF.

Mike Sheppard

Mike Sheppard

CHIEF FINANCIAL officer

Directs all the financial, and risk management operations including the development of a financial and operational strategies, monitoring of control systems to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results. Chief Financial Officer of Rosegold Investments and Master Investment Group. Mr. Sheppard is a former Dean’s list student graduating with honors from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and a MBA from Troy State University.
George B. Freeman

George B. Freeman

Chief Market Strategist

George is our Chief Market Strategist. He assists the Research & Product development of the Blockvest Project. Responsible for assisting the Executive Team with developing, executing, and sustaining Current BlockVest strategies and researching market trends. He has extensive experience: in Start-Ups Business Consulting Inbound Account Management and Federal Government Sales. Mr. Freeman is a Licensed Massachusetts Real Estate Professional. He has held a Series 3 and 34 Licensed (FINRA/NFA) and has several year’s experience trading the Forex & Futures Markets

Yung Moc

Yung Moc

Director of Human Resources

Responsible for the overall administration, evaluation and provision of Human Resources services, policies, and programs for BlockVest.

She has managed various insurance agencies and post-secondary education companies; in addition, holds a Master of Business Administration, Emphasis in Human Resources from Ashford University and A Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, from Strayer University.

 

Robin Deen

Robin Deen

Chief procurement OFFICER

Oversee the planning, development and execution of the project’s procurement and purchasing initiatives. Ensures the project’s message is distributed across channels and to target audiences. A business pioneer who can ensure that the most challenging business projects are possible, profitable, affordable and timely. Robin’s 10+ years of experience is on the cutting edge of businesses from Wall Street to Main Street. He has expert experience in finance, technology, operations, and marketing. Exceptional reasoning ability and outstanding communication skills

Naviin Kapoor

Naviin Kapoor

Digital Assets Advisor

Naviin Kapoor, founder of “The Times or Crypto” and a blockchain & ICO consultant, and a business transformation leader with more than eleven and half years of experience in project management and business analysis and more than one year of experience in ethereum, bitcoin, hyper ledger, EOS, consensus protocol and distributed/shared ledger technology. He has also attained various industry certifications such as PMP, CBAP, ITIL, PSM 1 & CSM.

He had worked on various banking transformation projects – “sustainable and disruption”, which were initiated in various domains such as Retail Banking, Cash Management, Integrated Liquidity Management (ILM), Corporate Banking, Asset & Wealth Management, Financial Messaging, Regulatory Sanctions Filtering and Local and International Payment Systems.

Charlotte Rettie

Charlotte Rettie

Chief marketing OFFICER

Charlotte Rettie has amassed experience working as a hedge fund analyst within investment banking and as an ICO/FinTech analyst for a global blockchain consultancy and affiliated Venture Capital decentralization fund.

She gained a Masters in Newspaper Journalism.  Charlotte holds a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and gained a Masters in Newspaper Journalism from the University of London.

 

Blockvest Compliance Comittee

Jericho Dioso

Jericho Dioso

CHIEF AUDIT EXECUTIVE

As well as Chief Audit Executive Jericho serves as a technical specialist auditor to the United States Department of Defense.

Mr. Dioso is a Certified Public Account licensed in the State of California. He holds a Master of Science in Business from San Diego State University and A Bachelor of Business Administration, Emphasis Accounting, from California State University Fullerton.

 

Dave Rey Hernandez

Dave Rey Hernandez

Cyber Security Analyst

Monitors the networks to ensure safeguards are in place to protect sensitive information and proprietary data. Mr. Hernandez has 15 years of experience in the IT field supporting government and the department of defense in Cyber Security Systems and System Engineering.

He holds Multiple Certificates in IT industry organization bodies Comptia and ITIL. Certs: Microsoft Server 2012 Certified Administrator; CompTIA Security+; CompTIA Network+; CompTIA A+; CompTIA Project+; ITIL version 3.

Jamal Bey

Jamal Bey

Technical Analyst

Jamal Bey is a proven professional in the financial Industry.

He currently is a California Licensed Mortgage Loan Officer with a background in consumer finance, business consulting, and real estate investing.

Mr. Bey’s expertise also includes an in-depth knowledge of the financial markets, currencies, technical analysis and fundamental data.

 

Blockvest Financial Advisory Team

Shaun Dindial

Shaun Dindial

CMA, Financial Analyst

Manages BlockVest investment pool syndications. He is a Managing Partner at CGC a $100M Crypto Hedge Fund based in NYC & the Caymans. Their typical investments range from $500k – $5 Mill+. For larger investments CGC syndicates with other funds/investors. Mr. Dindial also represents Blockvest as our Capital Markets Advisor and/Investment Banker.

In this role, he provides exposure to some of the largest and most active crypto investors in NYC and around the world, through a network of 150+ family offices and over 1,500 HNWI’s. Mr. Dindial Graduated from Seton Hall with a BA in Business Finance in 2007. 

Sean Kim

Sean Kim

Advisor & Strategic Partner

Sean Assist C-Level management and the team’s tasked with the execution of projects.

He advises on the scope of the project’s validity, following up regularly on the progress of the project, managing approved schedules and deadlines. Sean Kim started his trading career in 1998, after graduating. He holds a Series 55, 7 and 63 licenses.

As an active trader, he traded on one of the largest trading floors in the country. As a Market maker for Scottrade he boasted 20 consecutive winning quarters.

Conston Taylor

Conston Taylor

Advisor & Strategic partner

Conston has over 20 years of professional experience working for several Fortune 500 companies such as United Technologies, General Motors and Monsanto. He has held key positions in the areas of Director of Sales and Marketing, Director of Business Development,  Senior Financial Analyst, Senior Pricing Analyst, and IT Manager. Conston also has also been a part of 7 business startups where he has helped grow revenue from zero to $100 million per year. He has brought his corporate experience into the Blockchain space where he has assisted key clients and organizations in the areas of Blockchain Technology Consulting, ICO Advisory, ICO Analysis, Cryptocurrency Investing, Crowdsale management, Marketing, KYC/AML. Conston has completed 11 full cycle ICOs, and has evaluated over 150 ICOs. The greatest asset that Conston bring’s to the team is that he has the perspective of both a business owner, an advisor, an evaluator, as well as an ICO investor

Blockvest Development Team

Mounir Koja

Mounir Koja

Senior Network Developer

Mr. Koja provides technical support to new and existing applications with the BlockVest Platform, he assists with Software installation, ICloud Services, Desktop & Server Computers Maintenance”, he Provides Desktop support to users for Nvestnode Network problems, Blockvest Exchange, DAPP’s etc.., Set up & Maintenance of backup system computers and file servers”, “IT operations and technology”, Diagnosis of failed software, Troubleshooting Network, Windows, DNS Issues etc.

He holds all Microsoft certifications. Blockchain Enthusiast, Mounir has several years’ experience trading the Cryptocurrencies Forex & Futures Markets. He holds a bachelor’s from Aleppo University in Information Technology & Computer Science.

Vidal Herrero

Vidal Herrero

Senior Software Engineer

Senior Software engineer with 17 years of Design, Development, and Digital Marketing experience. Development experienced in: C/C++, Java, PHP, and Javascript applications.

WordPress expert (Divi expert and Genesis frameworks strong foundation, Prestashop expert, JQuery and Javascript. PHP Frameworks experience with CodeIgniter and Laravel.

Bitcoin expert and enthusiastic, blockchain developer (blockchain parser in C++ and Wallets and Environments configuration).

He holds a bachelor’s from Alcalá  de Henares University (Spain) in Telecommunications engineering.

Evan Moon

Evan Moon

Full Stack Developer

Evan is the senior developer for Blockvest. He speciales in Javascript (React.js, node.js) and PHP Frameworks. 

High standard expertise in DevOps and backend engineer Blockchain/DAPP Development, Smart Contracts, Magento, and WordPress.

Web frameworks experience with Laravel/Luman, MEAN/MERN Stack, Koa, React/Redux,  Angular/VueReact and Django.

In Addition built API service in latest frameworks as Express , symfony and Laravel. Blockchain, Hubspot and 

Who is Blockchain Investments

Blockchain Investment Group (B.I.G. or Blockchain Investments) helps its clients create a passive income from Cryptocurrency Nvestnodes. These are cryptocurrencies similar to Bitcoin but have some crucial additional functionalities which give them more utility than Bitcoin. The utility is a primary driver of value for cryptocurrencies. The CFTC has determined that cryptocurrencies are commodities. We believe investors will be best served with a regulated product, and thus are pleased to offer a fund subject to their jurisdiction. Blockvest is compliant with SEC laws and is a closed end fund that is being offered pursuant to Section 506(c) and is reliant on available exemptions under the Investment Company Act. Under the helpful eye of the CFTC and NFA, we look forward to providing certain qualified investors access to this evolving market”, The Fund will be managed by Blockchain Investment Group, LLP, a commodity pool operator registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the National Futures Association.

(B.I.G.) provides masternodes accumulation & analysis services, as well as a suite of ERC-20 Blockchain Based Derivatives for its clients. Currency masternodes earn an income for their services they provide to their respective network.

This opportunity does not come without risks. As in all investments, one needs to perform in-depth due diligence, in order to understand the investment and it’s pros and cons this is where our services drives its value. The value of Cryptocurrency can go up as well as down as new currencies tend to be more volatile than established ones. In order to judge all the risks, one must due the necessary due diligence. Without the proper knowledge of cryptocurrencies and the Blockchain sector one can lose everything making ill-advised investments.

To ensure the whole fund isn’t exposed at any time, BLV will always hold a percentage of funds in a prudent reserve. Further risk mitigation will also be provided by applying weighted currency and signal risks to each currency in the Blockpool investment portfolio (BTC, ETH, XRP, DASH, LTC, BLX and DGD). When not in a trade, BLV funds will be kept in fiat currencies (USD/EUR/CNY) as well as USDT, USNBT, HAVVEN & NOMIN so that the funds are not exposed to the volatility of blockchain assets. Keeping the fund’s exposure to blockchain assets to a minimum reduces the impact that large fluctuations in the value of cryptocurrencies may have on BLV’s capital value.

Blockchain Investments issues tokens built on a profit-sharing smart contract. To monitor the current reserves of the fund and the fund’s value, a self-certification system is included so shareholders can monitor their investment at any time. Performing daily self-certification of funds in conjunction with monthly external audits will ensure transparency and trust between BLV fund managers and shareholders. Blockchain Investments offers The Blockvest Platform that offers multiple open-end investment funds also known as Digital Asset Arrays or Bespoke Blockpools. Built on a profit-sharing smart contract, Blockchain Investments introduces Token-as-a-Fund business model, allowing investors to subscribe to the fund’s income stream. Blockchain Investments Funds will be Audited by Deloitte, as we plan to use Stratumns Indigo Trace platform this allows BLV Funds to become truly transparent.

Exclusively focused on investing in blockchain technologies. Blockchain Investments introduces a business model that allows investors to capitalize on the rise of blockchain markets. Blockchain Investments is a last generation open-end investment funds that will utilize the Blockvest blockchain and Stratumns Indigo Trace platform audited by Deloitte to offer full transparency to its investors.

In order to judge all the risks, one definitely needs to have an understanding of cryptocurrencies and how they derive their value. There are many competing alternative coins or alt coins, with our years of experience with Blockchain assets we have vetted the market for coins that appreciate in value have a fair amount of liquidity and pay good yield.

Cryptocurrencies have grown exponentially since their creation in 2009, with the total cryptocurrency market capitalization currently standing at over $550 billion. While growth has been strong, the market capitalization of cryptocurrencies as a whole is still only a fraction of that of the S&P 500 index – which is itself only a fraction of the global stock investment market. There is still room for considerable growth.

There are now thousands of cryptocurrencies to choose from, with more appearing each day. Choice paralyzes – choice adds cost, complexity and the need for advice. High risk, extreme volatility and practical difficulty compound to render buying and safely storing an effective and diverse portfolio of cryptocurrencies a complex problem.

Blockchain Investments is an innovative Blockchain Asset focused tokenized fund, and aims to provide a solution to this problem. Blockchain Investments is a truly decentralized hedge fund that allows everyone, from all walks of life, to participate in the success of cryptocurrencies, no matter how tech savvy you may be. The smart contracts made available will autonomously maintain a diverse portfolio with a broad set of unique and intuitive tools for people of any skill level, Blockchain Investments enables users to invest in and manage various digital assets and combinations of digital assets called Digital Asset Arrays as well as a top 30 cryptocurrencies index. To continue to track the market (index) over time, the Index is re-weighted monthly at midnight, UTC, on the last calendar day of each month, rebalancing to a maximum component weight of 10%. The detailed rules (Rules) for calculating index each month (called “reconstitution”) are based on the rules for calculating the Russell (e.g., Russell 2000) and FTSE (e.g., FTSE 100) indices, as modified to suit the crypto space. As well investing in cryptocurrencies, Blockchain Investments seeks to provide a regular stream of income, while preserving capital to the extent possible, by diversifying into digital assets, Fintech, ICOs, mining, tokenized real state, tokenized gold, tokenized energy, online trading and new technologies.

Ensuring that investors will have input in the direction of Blockvest is also an important part of the fund’s methodology and objectives. Shareholders will be able to vote on any decisions that affect the future direction of Blockvest. Shareholder votes will occur on changes and developments such as proportion of the funds invested in ICOs and deciding which pairs will be traded.

Blockvest is not just a platform, it is a fully functioning product. Operating as a Decentralized Blockchain Based Assets Exchange, Blockvest cuts out the middleman and is thus able to offer the lower fees than industry standards. Blockchain Investments is the first hedge fund that invests into cryptocurrencies (such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc.), digital assets (such as IOTA, Stratis, Ark, etc.), in-house blockchain based projects (such as a decentralized cryptocurrency exchange), and highly optimized cryptocurrency mining. Blockchain Investments is a platform where four generations of digital assets are available. Going beyond Bitcoin (first generation), alt-coins (second generation) and application tokens (third generation) – the Digital Assets Arrays (DAA) represent the fourth generation, one that combines the properties of all underlying digital assets.

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