LUX

LUX PARTNERS

Pioneering new standards for security, privacy and decentralized finance and on quantum safe distributed ledger technology.

CeFi

Institutional Grade

Next-gen financial stack designed for Web3, powered by an Isle of Man based money transmitter, offering Institutional grade compliance and safety.

DeFi

Sovereignty for All

DAO governed, decentralized network of blockchains designed as a public good to power private and quantum safe DeFi on Bitcoin and other blockchains.

Leadership

We are finance and technology pioneers dedicated to building sound financial products that serve the enviroment, society and people.

Zach Kelling

Zach Kelling

CEO

A visionary leader in adtech and fintech, Zach leverages quantum encryption for positive environmental and social outcomes. He is prolific as both an engineer and entrepreneur, with over 15 years in high growth startups. He founded Hanzo, a Techstars funded AI marketing platform that launched some of the most successful crowdsales in history, and co-Founded the first SEC approved digital securities platform with Arca, as well as DAOs BrightMoments and DEVxDAO. As CEO of LUX, Zach has pioneered one of the first quantum financial systems. He also actively contributes to influential DAOs and drives societal change, serving on the executive board of the CROP Organization.

Cyrus Pahlavi

Cyrus Pahlavi

Executive President

An accomplished artist, inventor, human rights advocate, and expert in global finance and commodities, HRH Prince Cyrus Pahlavi brings a wealth of experience and a unique perspective to his role as Executive President of LUX. His diverse career, highlighted by significant achievements in art, activism, philanthropy, film production, and diplomacy, is underpinned by a robust global network cultivated through prestigious education at Le Rosey in Switzerland and Parsons College. This network, enriched by his lineage as a descendant of the "Peacock Dynasty" and his advocacy for women's rights, aligns with the legacy of Cyrus the Great and his pioneering human rights efforts.

Antje Worring

Antje Worring

Chief Operating Officer

Metaverse architect and multidisciplinary designer with over 10 years of experience in art, branding, design, engineering, fashion and marketing as well UI/UX, video production and 3D modeling. She is also an advocate for animal and ocean conservation and has worked in the sustainability sector for over a decade. Antje's career began at award-winning Karma Bikinis, where she has served as CEO & lead designer since 2014, producing over 300 products and hundreds of photo shoots. Since March 2020, she has also worked as designer, software engineer and delivers multidisciplinary activations, engagements and partnerships, while never losing focus on growth.

Blake Johnson

Blake Johnson

Chief Financial Officer

A proven finance professional with an MBA from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, Blake has ten years of experience in financial analysis, equity research, and advisory operations roles spanning many industries. His core competencies are in financial modeling and forecasting, investment management, strategic finance, fundraising and investor relations, and industry experience spans technology, media, telecommunications, industrials, and banking.

Ashley Christie

Ashley Christie

Chief of Staff

Ashley Kathleen Christie is the Chief Business Officer at Lux Partners Limited, where she leverages her diverse experience in military operations and private wealth management to drive digital finance and lifestyle ventures. At Lux, she has been pivotal in integrating advanced technologies like renewable Bitcoin mining and quantum-secure systems into global strategies. Notably, Ashley led the launch of the Lux Credit Card, enhancing financial utility with wealth-building features. Her previous role at Carbon Nation saw her pioneering the Carbon-Based Agro Metaverse Game, merging gaming with environmental sustainability. Ashley's expertise in operations and her strategic vision continue to shape Lux’s trajectory in the blockchain space.

Ryan Stobie

Ryan Stobie

Chief Business Officer

An entrepreneur, investor, and avid adventure seeker, Ryan is a high energy, growth focused, business development manager in the tech sector. With a well-established global network spanning Silicon Valley, Canada, Latin America, and Asia, Ryan has launched and scaled sales teams in multiple sectors upwards of $40 million in revenue. He possesses strong capabilities in early-stage product adoption and go-to-market strategy and values focusing on environmental stewardship.

Christopher Dinelli

Christopher Dinelli

Chief Information Officer

Former US Navy Lieutenant and United States Naval Academy alumnus with an Aerospace Engineering background, expansion into blockchain mining and AI cloud services and infrastructure, forging pivotal partnerships within the generative AI and cloud domains. As the founder of All Mine Lah, Inc., Chris innovatively melded green energy with digital currency mining, advancing sustainable supercomputing solutions. Renowned for his data analysis acumen and Matlab expertise, Chris's leadership style, rooted in military principles, champions innovation, ethical practices, and security, solidifying Lux's stature in blockchain and finance, reflecting his overarching commitment to responsible technological growth.

Lori Luttrell

Lori Luttrell

Chief Data Scientist

As a data scientist, Lori’s expertise in research is matched by her strategic business intellect. With an academic background in the biological sciences, she brings a unique perspective that bridges the gap between tech and real world applications. She navigates complex systems and identifies opportunities for collaboration that drive innovation forward. Her experience in a diversity of industries includes scientific research and advisory roles in emerging biotechnologies, Big Data, AI, and the health and wellness sector. As a numismatist, her interests cross into fintech and currency trends. A systems thinker with a strong work ethic, she is dedicated to leveraging data driven strategies towards the responsible growth of beneficial technologies.

Justin Gawn

Justin Gawn

Chief Strategy Officer

With 24 years of industry experience, he has proven his adeptness at identifying capital market trends, and delivering profitable trading and growth strategies for midcap and large junior mining companies. His diverse roles in institutional sales, investment advising, and trading allowed him to gain deep insights and experience in crafting risk-adjusted portfolios and his efficient execution of trading strategies have solidified his reputation in the sector.

Skyler Trotter

Skyler Trotter

Chief Innovation Officer

Sky is a renowned blockchain innovator and the co-founder of EOS Bake, where he has made significant strides in decentralized sovereignty and blockchain infrastructure. His career spans critical roles at the EOS Incubator, Polyient Labs, W1SE Logistics, EX3.io, Coin Dealer, and Strawberry DAC, contributing immensely to the blockchain sector. At the EOS Incubator, Sky's mentorship of emerging blockchain projects showcased his deep technical knowledge, crucial in fostering startup growth within the complex blockchain ecosystem. His role at Polyient Labs was instrumental in developing pioneering decentralized finance (DeFi) solutions, merging financial expertise with blockchain innovation.

Jack Kochen

Jack Kochen

Chief Marketing Officer

Jack has been running communities since he was young, and has been a blockchain hobbyist since 2012! Jack's last project was the first DeFi application on Cardano, VyFinance. He has also worked alongside Moonpay, Vechain, and a swath of smaller projects. Jack's expertise ranges far and wide, from programming in Golang, to running a community, to operational logistics; and all the marketing required between. Focusing on efficiency, trust, transparency, and 'cult following' styles, Jack hopes to make Lux a household-name.

Dara Gallopin

Dara Gallopin

Chief Creative Officer

Dara Gallopin is a Swiss-Iranian interdisciplinary artist with a unique vision shaped by his nomadic lifestyle across the globe. Formally trained at the École Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne (ECAL), Dara's expertise spans multiple disciplines, from abstract geometric drawings to intricate sculptures and digital artworks. His artistic approach, deeply influenced by his diverse cultural experiences, integrates innovative technologies like 3D scanning and digital manipulation, seamlessly blending traditional art forms with cutting-edge methods. This adaptive and inclusive style embodies the values of Lux, pushing boundaries in creativity and technological integration, aiming to foster a universal and dynamic engagement with art.

Ole Brereton

Ole Brereton

Executive VP

Lord Ole Loftus Brereton is an accomplished Executive with a strong background in Finance, International Trade, Production, Music Videos, Advertising, and Design. As Executive Vice President at LUX since May 2021, he spearheads private asset management and wealth solutions, fostering success in an ever-evolving world. Based in the Isle of Man and London, Ole's visionary leadership has been instrumental in shaping Lux's growth, driving innovation in asset management and regulated technology over two fruitful years.

Artem Ash

Artem Ash

Lead Architect

From helping build the first browser plugin for VR in the 90s, to innovating advanced UI generation for FinTech in the 2000's, Artem Ash has a decades-long track record of delivering powerful and elegant solutions. He’s thus insistent on developing an app's core in isolation from the idiosyncracies of many technologies, API models, or data solutions. With a long-standing appreciation of Product Design, he’s able to bridge the gaps between various stake-holders and get things moving forward. A proven technical leader, Artem successfully runs and manages teams via a strong belief in sharing expertise and imparting positive core habits to other developers.

Ari Lerner

Ari Lerner

VP Engineering

Ari is a passionate software engineer, entrepreneur, and educator. With over 20 years of experience, he has co-founded successful companies like Fullstack.io and Fieldday. As a senior consultant at Amazon Web Services, Ari guides clients in application development and has extensive experience in technology. He is a respected author, having written over ten books on programming, and shares his insights at global tech conferences. His notable works include co-authoring D3 on AngularJS, Zero to Deep Learning, and Fullstack React, Native, & Vue.

Woo Bin

Woo Bin

VP Engineering

Woo Bin is a seasoned software developer with seven years of experience specializing in full-stack web app, dApp development, and AI chat app. He currently holds the position of Lead Engineer at Lux Network, where he brings a distinguished understanding of various programming languages and infrastructures. His extensive experience lies in creating high-performing, scalable software products, and applications tailored for unique business needs. Undeniably, Woo Bin is a savvy problem solver and tech enthusiast always at the forefront of technological innovations. His work influencers efficient workflow and fosters cutting-edge technological advancements in the software industry.

Jason Xu

Jason Xu

VP Engineering

Jason is a seasoned full-stack developer with nine years of experience, specializing in frontend and iOS development. Skilled in React, Vue, JavaScript, and TypeScript, he has a proven track record of leading dynamic teams and delivering pivotal projects across various platforms, including web and mobile applications. Jason's deep technical expertise extends to the ReactNative framework, where he excels in package separation, componentization, and native module encapsulation, allowing him to adeptly navigate and efficiently solve complex development challenges. His innovative approach and commitment to excellence have made him a valuable asset in driving technological advancements and enhancing user experiences.

Fernando Barrajon

Fernando Barrajon

Designer

Fernando Barrajón is a UX Lead with 8 years of experience in Banking and Fintech and a degree in Interaction Design. He excels in visual and verbal storytelling, UX design, product management, and agile methodologies. He has a strong background in creating prototypes to align stakeholders and drive decision-making, facilitating workshops, and training cross-functional teams. He has also contributed to the design of various innovative digital products and platforms. He is skilled in Figma, Product Development, User Research, and more.

Advisors and Investors

Pioneers in commodities, finance and technology.

Vincent Butta

Vincent Butta

Entertainment, FinTech

Vincent is a seasoned business leader with 30 years of experience in entertainment, social media, and licensing. He has built and sold early-stage startups, leading them to become multimillion-dollar enterprises. Vincent has an impressive track record, including creating one of the largest marketing companies in the US and launching over 400 consumer products for major brands like P&G, J&J, and Walmart. In the entertainment industry, he has managed film releases for Disney, Fox, and Paramount, and has produced notable films that received critical acclaim and awards. Vincent has also been involved in turnaround and business acceleration for various companies on behalf of investors.

Andrew Gertler

Andrew Gertler

Energy, Geology, Mining

Co-founder of Viscount Mining Corp, Andrew has a solid track record in the mining and wealth management industries. Since 2011, he has driven Viscount's growth, focusing on silver and gold deposits in Nevada. Simultaneously, he has managed high-net-worth portfolios at Lester Asset Management since 2006. He holds board positions in Solid Impact Investment Corp and Impact Acquisition Corp, contributing to asset identification and business acquisition. His diverse career includes roles at Esplanade Loft Project, Hunt Mining, Zi Corporation, and Hudson Advisors.

Lisa Gansky

Lisa Gansky

Economics, Network

Lisa is a co-founder and CEO with an impressive track record of successful ventures. She was at the helm of Global Network Navigator (GNN), the pioneering commercial website, which was later acquired by America Online (AOL). Additionally, she played a key role as co-founder, CEO, and chairman of Ofoto, a prominent digital photography company that was acquired by Eastman Kodak. Beyond her entrepreneurial achievements, Lisa is renowned as an international thought leader, writer, and speaker, focusing on the collaborative economy, open innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Cale Gibson

Cale Gibson

Finance, Politics

Cale is a dynamic leader with a flair for innovation and growth. As the CMO & Co-Founder of ClaimBlock Inc., he's been pivotal in shaping the company's marketing strategies for over 6 years. Prior to this, he championed as the CEO & Co-Founder of ThinkTank Labs for more than 8 years. His role as a Product Manager at SHOEme.ca further underscored his expertise in product positioning. Beyond his corporate endeavors, Cale's commitment to societal impact shines through; he dedicated time with Haven Fund International, orchestrating events to raise funds for an animal shelter, reflecting his deep-seated passion for animal welfare.

Dr. Marcus Weller, PhD

Dr. Marcus Weller, PhD

Finance, Psychology

A prodigious force in the tech arena, Dr. Weller melds his training in Industrial Psychology with a profound understanding of neurocognitive models and Behavioral Psychology. As the visionary CEO of SKULLY Systems, he masterminded the iconic SKULLY AR-1, setting a benchmark in the mixed reality world with one of Indiegogo's most triumphant campaigns. He then went on to take the CMO helm at iTrust Capital, orchestrating its monumental launch, and propelling the company to an astounding $7 billion in transactions and over 200,000 accounts. Possessing a rare blend of psychological acumen and technological chops, Dr. Weller is making his mark on whole industries and sculpting the very future of technology.

Giovanna Mingarelli

Giovanna Mingarelli

Altruistic Engagement, Technology

Giovanna, CEO and Co-Founder of M&C Consulting and MC2, is a tech entrepreneur and thought leader with 15 years of experience in political and digital communications. She has served in the office of a former Canadian Prime Minister and is a member of the Government of Canada Treasury Board Secretariat External Advisory Board for Talent Cloud. Mingarelli is a prolific writer and expert on politics gamification, social engagement, and crowdsourcing, having contributed to various media outlets. She has been recognized globally for her efforts in improving the world through entrepreneurship and civic engagement.

Lisa Goodman

Lisa Goodman

Art, Board Director

A highly accomplished corporate executive, entrepreneur, and board director with over 30 years of experience in diverse industries, Lisa is renowned for her strategic acumen and expertise in customer engagement. Currently on the executive team at The Benaroya Company, a leading commercial real estate firm, she previously founded, scaled, and sold Service Intelligence Inc., a multimillion-dollar company with Fortune 100 clients. Apart from her professional achievements, Lisa is dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, evident in her philanthropic work and passion for the arts. She has been recognized in various media outlets and is known as an international thought leader, writer, and speaker in the areas of collaborative economy, open innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Dan Coinburn

Dan Coinburn

Evangelism

Dan Coinburn is a visionary blockchain developer and media producer, leading the way in innovative technologies and digital media. As the founder of Coinburn.com, Dan has established himself as a pioneer in the blockchain industry. Specializing in Ethereum Virtual Machines (EVMs) and Solana, Dan’s technical expertise enables him to develop and optimize solutions across these leading blockchain platforms, ensuring efficiency and scalability. Dan’s companies are spearheading the development of plastic-free solutions for payment cards via non-custodial NFTs. As a media content creator and producer, Dan and his team have achieved remarkable success, amassing tens of millions of views on social media. Their captivating content has been showcased at prestigious fashion events in Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Milan, Paris, as well as at the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants.

John Hanks

John Hanks

Engineering

John Hanks is a seasoned blockchain engineer and entrepreneur with a rich history in the blockchain industry. With a deep passion for decentralized technologies, John has played a pivotal role in numerous successful blockchain projects, contributing his expertise in engineering and innovation. His work spans various sectors, highlighting his versatility and commitment to advancing blockchain solutions. John’s visionary approach and hands-on experience have earned him a reputation as a leader and innovator in the blockchain community. He continues to drive forward-thinking projects that push the boundaries of what blockchain technology can achieve, all while maintaining a focus on engineering excellence and entrepreneurial spirit.

Major Williams

Major Williams

Art, Sustainability, Technology

Major "Dream" Williams, a visionary with diverse talents in finance, entrepreneurship, fitness, and culinary arts, aims to transform society's challenges into opportunities. With a keen ability to inspire and collaborate with international thought leaders, he envisions a world of financial freedom through open protocols.

Namya Khan

Namya Khan

Design

Namya is the visionary Founder of Supafast, a dynamic design agency known for serving an impressive roster of clients including Y Combinator startups, early-stage ventures, and global creators. Thriving in fast-paced environments, she leverages her passion for design and a robust work ethic to deliver exceptional results across diverse industries. At Supafast, Namya leads a dedicated team in creating conversion-focused, high-impact designs that propel business growth. Her expertise in merging aesthetics with functionality not only enhances visual appeal but strategically aligns with business objectives, establishing her as a valuable Design Advisor and solidifying Supafast’s reputation as a leader in innovative design solutions.

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