THE LEADERSHIP TEAM

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THE LEADERSHIP TEAM

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about the team

SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

David Shaw

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO of NEM Group, David is responsible for ensuring the coordination of strategy and direction among the various NEM entities, as well as overseeing the growth management plan for the NEM ecosystem.

David has a successful track record of leading turnarounds and high growth businesses, with extensive international and emerging markets exposure. He has also led M&As, buying and integrating large technology businesses, and raising and investing capital in early-stage companies.

Iain Wilson

Chief Financial Officer

Iain serves as CFO of NEM Group and MD of NEM Trading where he is responsible for the management of group finances, as well as day to day operations involving liquidity management, exchange support and token lending.

Iain has extensive experience in asset management, financial risk management, trading strategies, due diligence and strategic financial advice. Previous roles have included managing Fixed Income Trading desks as well as multi billion $ asset management portfolios. His experience extends across financial product areas and includes structured product, interest rate derivatives, FX, government bonds, high grade credit and inflation.

David Shaw

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO of NEM Group, David is responsible for ensuring the coordination of strategy and direction among the various NEM entities, as well as overseeing the growth management plan for the NEM ecosystem.

David has a successful track record of leading turnarounds and high growth businesses, with extensive international and emerging markets exposure. He has also led M&As, buying and integrating large technology businesses, and raising and investing capital in early-stage companies.

Iain Wilson

Chief Financial Officer

Iain serves as CFO of NEM Group and MD of NEM Trading where he is responsible for the management of group finances, as well as day to day operations involving liquidity management, exchange support and token lending.

Iain has extensive experience in asset management, financial risk management, trading strategies, due diligence and strategic financial advice. Previous roles have included managing Fixed Income Trading desks as well as multi billion $ asset management portfolios. His experience extends across financial product areas and includes structured product, interest rate derivatives, FX, government bonds, high grade credit and inflation.

David Mansell

Chief Operating Officer

As COO of NEM Group, David leads operations relating to strategy, product management, sales, business development and community engagement.

David has more than 20 years in project and operational environments at a senior and strategic level, with a strong focus on driving delivery, creative solutions and leveraging his deep commercial network worldwide. David previously worked in the energy supply sector as Portfolio Director of Bristol Energy, where he managed a team of consultants, implemented their governance structure and delivered a business plan for cabinet approval and subsequent launch.

Dave Hodgson

Chief Investment Officer

Dave serves as CIO of NEM Group and MD of NEM Ventures, where his role encompasses group investment management, jurisdictional analysis, partnership building and corporate structure design.

Dave has 15 years experience consulting to various sizes of organisations, government agencies and NGOs on technology projects, and was an early adopter and programme lead for public cloud projects, having led multiple large organisations through their adoption programmes.

David Mansell

Chief Operating Officer

As COO of NEM Group, David leads operations relating to strategy, product management, sales, business development and community engagement.

David has more than 20 years in project and operational environments at a senior and strategic level, with a strong focus on driving delivery, creative solutions and leveraging his deep commercial network worldwide. David previously worked in the energy supply sector as Portfolio Director of Bristol Energy, where he managed a team of consultants, implemented their governance structure and delivered a business plan for cabinet approval and subsequent launch.

Dave Hodgson

Chief Investment Officer

Dave serves as CIO of NEM Group and MD of NEM Ventures, where his role encompasses group investment management, jurisdictional analysis, partnership building and corporate structure design.

Dave has 15 years experience consulting to various sizes of organisations, government agencies and NGOs on technology projects, and was an early adopter and programme lead for public cloud projects, having led multiple large organisations through their adoption programmes.

Kristy-Leigh Minehan

Chief Technology Officer, NEM Software

As CTO, Kristy-Leigh is responsible for driving the vision and technical development of NEM’s blockchain solutions. 

Regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on cryptocurrency mining, Kristy-Leigh has spent ten years building up blockchain infrastructure for multiple countries and companies; writing mining and management software; and contributing to the design and implementation of various consensus algorithms. Previously, she was Chief Technology Officer at Core Scientific, where she led out product and technology under CEO Kevin Turner (formerly COO of Microsoft).

Kristy-Leigh is a well known personality in the Bitcoin and Ethereum space, speaking on numerous platforms and podcasts (including HASHR8, PoV Crypto, CoinDesk and more). With an obsessive curiosity and a passion for improving, she continues to teach herself new fields of expertise.

Antony Welfare

Chief Commercial Officer, NEM Software

Antony is Chief Commercial Officer at NEM Software, where he is responsible for the development of next generation hybrid enterprise blockchain solutions.

With 20 years experience in retail and emerging technology, Antony is one of the leading experts in the enterprise blockchain space. Antony previously worked as Innovation Strategy Director at Oracle Corporation, and Managing Director, Blockchain Practice, at DXC Technology. He is the author of ‘Commercializing Blockchain: Strategic Applications in the Real World’ and ‘The Retail Handbook.” Antony serves as a Board Advisor to the UK Government on Blockchain, a guest lecturer for University College London’s (UCL) Blockchain Programme, and an Advisor to several projects in the blockchain space.

Kristy-Leigh Minehan

Chief Technology Officer, NEM Software

As CTO, Kristy-Leigh is responsible for driving the vision and technical development of NEM’s blockchain solutions. 

Regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on cryptocurrency mining, Kristy-Leigh has spent ten years building up blockchain infrastructure for multiple countries and companies; writing mining and management software; and contributing to the design and implementation of various consensus algorithms. Previously, she was Chief Technology Officer at Core Scientific, where she led out product and technology under CEO Kevin Turner (formerly COO of Microsoft).

Kristy-Leigh is a well known personality in the Bitcoin and Ethereum space, speaking on numerous platforms and podcasts (including HASHR8, PoV Crypto, CoinDesk and more). With an obsessive curiosity and a passion for improving, she continues to teach herself new fields of expertise.

Antony Welfare

Chief Commercial Officer, NEM Software

Antony is Chief Commercial Officer at NEM Software, where he is responsible for the development of next generation hybrid enterprise blockchain solutions.

With 20 years experience in retail and emerging technology, Antony is one of the leading experts in the enterprise blockchain space. Antony previously worked as Innovation Strategy Director at Oracle Corporation, and Managing Director, Blockchain Practice, at DXC Technology. He is the author of ‘Commercializing Blockchain: Strategic Applications in the Real World’ and ‘The Retail Handbook.” Antony serves as a Board Advisor to the UK Government on Blockchain, a guest lecturer for University College London’s (UCL) Blockchain Programme, and an Advisor to several projects in the blockchain space.

Mike Sotirakos

Managing Director, NEM Software

As Managing Director of NEM Software, Mike is responsible for leading the development of NEM’s next-generation blockchain solutions. 

Mike is an award-winning technology entrepreneur with extensive experience transforming technological concepts into successful businesses. He has co-founded seven companies, including Ebeni, a high-tech consultancy with worldwide blue-chip clientele, which he successfully exited. He advised at the board level to several multinational corporates and consultancy companies on technology and intrapreneurship. Mike is also an angel investor in tech, purpose-driven start-ups.

Jeff McDonald

Core Team Brand Ambassador

As Brand Ambassador of NEM Group, Jeff is the public face for NEM and Symbol, leading speaking opportunities and community engagement surrounding the technology and its functionality.

Jeff has extensive experience in the blockchain space as an early advocate and builder. As Co-Founder, VP and Council Member of the NEM Foundation, he oversaw operations, community relations and budgeting which has played an instrumental role in bringing NEM to where it is today. He is also the Co-Founder and CTO of LuxTag, an anti-counterfeit solution provider.

Mike Sotirakos

Managing Director, NEM Software

As Managing Director of NEM Software, Mike is responsible for leading the development of NEM’s next-generation blockchain solutions. 

Mike is an award-winning technology entrepreneur with extensive experience transforming technological concepts into successful businesses. He has co-founded seven companies, including Ebeni, a high-tech consultancy with worldwide blue-chip clientele, which he successfully exited. He advised at the board level to several multinational corporates and consultancy companies on technology and intrapreneurship. Mike is also an angel investor in tech, purpose-driven start-ups.

Jeff McDonald

Core Team Brand Ambassador

As Brand Ambassador of NEM Group, Jeff is the public face for NEM and Symbol, leading speaking opportunities and community engagement surrounding the technology and its functionality.

Jeff has extensive experience in the blockchain space as an early advocate and builder. As Co-Founder, VP and Council Member of the NEM Foundation, he oversaw operations, community relations and budgeting which has played an instrumental role in bringing NEM to where it is today. He is also the Co-Founder and CTO of LuxTag, an anti-counterfeit solution provider.

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