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About us

Our team is a unique international combination of DC and Blockchain innovators, IT, machine learning, data science and security specialists, AML/KYC compliance experts, data analysts, researchers, and visionary entrepreneurs across tech, media and finance. We’re currently an organization of more than 100 people based across three offices: London, Warsaw and Torun. Meet our core leadership team.


our team

Pawel Kuskowski

Co-Founder and CEO

Paweł is a recognized authority on compliance issues in the cryptocurrency space. He is an ex-Global Head of AML of Royal Bank of Scotland, and earlier had a similar role at UBS. Pawel’s an expert in compliance and anti-money laundering (AML), with extensive experience conducting global projects for international financial institutions and working with supervisory authorities. He’s a sought-after speaker who has appeared at top industry conferences including COMPLY2018 in New York, TokenMarket Gibraltar and StartupGrind Europe; His views are regularly featured in media such as Bloomberg, City AM or Financial times, he was profiled by Forbes and is a regular contributor there. He is also the Chairman of the Compliance Association of Poland and a member of the advisory board of the International Compliance Association.

Pawel Aleksander

Co-founder and CIO

Paweł is a recognized fraud prevention expert in Europe. His previous experience includes positions as head of fraud investigations in major corporations such as ArcelorMittal; AML/KYC Project Manager at the Royal Bank of Scotland; and fraud investigator at Ernst & Young. He holds the titles of Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Internal Auditor.

Jakub Fijolek

Co-founder and CTO

Jakub has been analyzing and developing in the blockchain technologies and its applications since 2010 - from the very beginning of the cryptocurrency space. He is the former head of multi-algorithm cryptocurrency mining farm with vast experience in attacking, testing and creating blockchain-related systems.

Maciej Ziolkowski

Co-founder

Maciej is an international pioneering virtual currency adopter, involved in the Bitcoin and blockchain space since the very early stage. He is a recognized author and speaker on the subject. Currently his focus is on using his experience and network to help businesses planning and executing ICOs.

Grant Blaisdell

Co-founder and CMO

Grant has been creating models and ventures at the intersection of tech, media and branding since his teens, working and living in Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and more recently in CEE. He was involved in the cryptocurrency ecosystem from a very early stage and played a vital role in establishing Coinfirm as the leading global RegTech firm. Grant frequently speaks at the top conferences such as TokenFest in San Francisco or London Blockchain Week, and is recognized as one of the top influencers in the RegTech and blockchain space.


 

advisors

Ruth Wandhofer

Managing Director in Citi Bank, Regulatory and FinTech expert and one of the foremost authorities on banking regulatory matters; chairs a number of influential industry bodies.

Harry Saito

Harvard MBA graduate with decades of experience in international banking. He has spend nearly 10 years in the Bank of Japan and was Executive Director at KPMG.

Hazem Danny Al Nakib

Founder of several business accelerators and incubators, an advisor to or partner of Securrency, The Agency for Social Innovation, and Humaniq; worked with the Royal Bank of Canada and the Boston Consulting Group.

Joey Garcia

Senior Partner at Isolas recognized as one of the world’s top lawyers in the blockchain space. Help to draft regulations around cryptocurrency space in a number of jurisdictions.

John Dembitz

John Dembitz is Chairman of Coinfirm Advisory Board. John has more than 45 years’ experience which has included the global management consultancy McKinsey & Co. John is the author of two books: “It’s the People! What really drives great management and leadership”, published in 2010, and “The 2×2 Manager”, published in 2014.

Mariusz Grendowicz

Former CEO of mBank and PIR SA (Polish sovereign wealth fund) and a member of Supervisory Boards of such companies as Aviva, and MCI will support Coinfirm in creating solutions for banking, insurance and financial services using blockchain technology.

Julian Johnson

Julian, former Global Head of Sales and Executive Vice President in top enterprise software businesses such as SAP, Oracle and Microsoft, intuitively understands the value blockchain can unleash - and recognizes how Coinfirm can be key to realizing that potential.