Hossein is leading cmorq's mission to organize blockchain data. Hossein's past experiences include, Senior Research Scientist at Google Research NY and Co-Founder and Chief Data Scientist at Clarity Money (acquired by Goldman Sachs in 2018). He has a PhD in Computer Science from Harvard University and MBA from Columbia University. Hossein is a Siebel Scholar, Class of 2014. He never stops learning.
Founder, Chairman & CEO
Co-Founder & Lead Engineer
Wenjun is a Software Engineer at cmorq, working with multiple data sources and the development of the data platform. Wenjun has studied Computer Science at Wuhan University and Masters of Computer Science at NYU. He is experienced in Python and C++, and has a wide range of interest and experience in applied Computer Science topics, including big data, computer vision, machine learning. In his undergraduate study, Wenjun worked in a start up as a developer, leading the development of iOS applications of the product. After graduation, he worked in a hedge fund in China as a C++ developer for two years, contributing to the development of automatic trading engines. During his study at NYU, he worked as a Research Assistant in MMVC lab focusing on computer vision and published his work to IEEE/RSJ(iROS). Wenjun enjoys solving hard problems.
Director of Operations
Tutored in accounting and finance, Varun spent time on financial operations teams across SaaS, Blockchain and E Commerce sectors leveraging the tech to number driven narratives. He pursued a Master’s in Finance from Fordham University focusing on Value investing and Venture capital. He’s serious about his caffeine and can be spotted in coffee shops across the city.
Margaret Isa Butler
Law Firm Partner (M&A, Private Equity)
Margaret Isa Butler is a partner in Ice Miller's Business Group, concentrating her practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and alternative investments, including real estate development projects, limited partner investments across the investment strategy spectrum, debt and equity co-investments and direct investments by institutional investors and family offices. With an MBA and her experience as an investment banker, Margaret takes an interdisciplinary approach to her work. In 2013 Margaret won a "40 Under 40" award from The M&A Advisor and was shortlisted as a "Corporate Rising Star" by Euromoney Legal Media.
Board of Directors
Chairman Itaú Latam
Ricardo Villela Marino is a partner of Itaú Unibanco and Chairman of the bank’s Latin America Strategic Council, where he spearheads innovation and exploration of growth opportunities across the region. Ricardo brings to this role a passion for catalyzing Latin America’s growing tech and innovation sector, and building Itaú Unibanco’s leadership in deploying technology to improve the access and services to all the clients it serves. Previously, Ricardo was CEO for Itaú Latam operations (Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay). An established leader on a wide variety of topics related to finance and technology, Ricardo served as President of the Federation of Latin American Banks (FELABAN), and was a designated a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Ricardo began his career in Banco Credit Comerciale of France (CCF) and later worked with fixed income and equity markets for Banco de Investimentos Garantia (CSFB). His global outlook was honed in part during his tenure with Goldman Sachs Asset Management in New York and London, where he was a portfolio manager for Emerging Markets, including EMEA, Asia ex-Japan, and Latin America. Ricardo brings broad experience to his role as Chairman of the Latin America Strategic Council. Previously, he was responsible for creating the Business Intelligence division of Itaucard, running the derivatives desk, and managing both Itaú´s multi-billion dollar middle-market credit portfolio and the bank’s domestic mortgage business. For three years, including the merger period between Itau and Unibanco, Ricardo was the company’s Chief Human Resources Officer. Ricardo is also a leader on several social impact causes and currently serves as President of Instituto PDR, a Sao Paulo-based non-profit organization that focuses on catalyzing social and civic entrepreneurship among young people. As a member of Itaú Unibanco’s founding and ownership family, Ricardo and his family have deep roots in their community and a commitment to merging technology with traditional values of service and integrity. Ricardo serves on the boards of Banco Itaú Unibanco Holding Financeira and the MIT Sloan School of Management Latin America. He is also Vice Chairman of Itau Corphanca Chile. He is an engineer from the University of São Paulo, with an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and a thesis on “Managing the Family Business” from Harvard Business School. He is also an alumni of Stanford University’s Executive Program on Leadership. Ricardo lives in Sao Paulo with his wife, Patricia, who is President of Humanitas360, and their son, Daniel.
iOS Product/Dev Advisor
Senior iOS Engineer at Resy
Nathan is a Software Engineer specializing in iOS development. He has a BS in Computer Science and has worked at the US Department of Defense on modeling and simulation for nuclear aircraft carrier flight deck operations as well as multiple startups and large corporations for mobile development. Nathan has built both consumer and enterprise mobile applications from the ground up multiple times and has led mobile development teams. His primary passion is building and developing high quality, well-tested, and well-architected iOS applications that can be rapidly improved and maintained for many years.
Serial Value Maximiser
Paul Mattison has over 20 years experience building value at information services, data and technology companies. In his role as CFO at BioCatch, he is focused on helping to scale the business and supporting all aspects of the Company's growth. He began his career with Price Waterhouse. He held senior group level CFO roles at Thomson Corporation before he started working with small and medium sized PE and venture backed companies including as: CFO and COO of Fame Information Services, a financial and energy data and technology company; CFO of Marketwatch.com, a publicly traded financial news site; and President and CFO of MLM Information Services, a tax software business. Prior to joining BioCatch, he had also served as an advisor or consultant to ooVoo, a video site based on Israeli technology, and BiSam, asset performance software targeting the largest financial institutions in the world, among others.
April is a Digital Media Executive, Startup consultant, advisor, strategist and investor with Board of Directors experience across technology including mobile, retail, consumer, AI, events and media & entertainment. She has led Business Development, including M&A for CNBC, as member of NBCU Management Committee and founding member of CNBC Diversity Council. April had extensive experience at Yahoo! covering strategy, M&A, corporate development and board of directors work also encompassing HR operations such as organizational transformation activities. Previously, she spent 11 years at Morgan Stanley, 2 years at Index Ventures and 5 years at News Corporation encompassing: Institutional Securities Research and Client Service, Corporate Development and M&A.
Partner at Deloitte (retired)
David Hodgson served as a Senior Partner at Deloitte until 2016. With 40 years of experience, he most recently was Deloitte’s Global Leader of Risk Services for the Life Sciences and Healthcare industry. Appointed in 2009, David led this global business to $3 billion in revenue, with a double digit CAGR. David has applied his strategic thinking, risk management and financial experience to advise the boards and senior leadership teams of a broad range of global companies. Prior to joining Deloitte in 2001, David was a Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he worked for over 25 years in positions of increasing responsibility. Outside Deloitte, David has served on the boards of nonprofit agencies, including the Board of Trustees of the Harding Township Civic Association and the Board of Research Advisors of the Institute of Internal Auditors.
David C. Parkes
Professor of Computer Science at Harvard
David is the George F. Colony Professor of Computer Science in the Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University, where he founded the EconCS research group and leads research with a focus on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and economics. He is co-director of the Harvard University Data Science Initiative, and co-chair of the FAS Masters in Data Science and the Harvard Business Analytics Program. David was Area Dean for Computer Science, 2013-2017. David is Fellow of AAAI, Fellow of the ACM, received the 2017 ACM/SIGAI Autonomous Agents Research Award, chaired the ACM SIG on Electronic Commerce (2011-2016). David has degrees from the University of Oxford and the University of Pennsylvania.
Dean Emeritus, Columbia Business School
Glenn Hubbard is dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School. Hubbard received his BA and BS degrees summa cum laude from the University of Central Florida and also holds a PhD degree in economics from Harvard University. In addition to writing more than 100 scholarly articles in economics and finance, Glenn is the author of three popular textbooks, as well as co-author of The Aid Trap: Hard Truths About Ending Poverty, Balance: The Economics of Great Powers From Ancient Rome to Modern America, and Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: Five Steps to a Better Health Care System. From 2001 until 2003, he was chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers. In the corporate sector, he is on the boards of ADP, BlackRock Closed-End Funds, and MetLife. Hubbard is co-chair of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation; he is a past Chair of the Economic Club of New York and a past co-chair of the Study Group on Corporate Boards.
Co-Founder at AtlasIntel
Thiago Costa is an innovator in the blockchain and data science spaces. He co-founded Hashdex, an Index Fund of crypto currencies, where he was the CTO and oversaw rebalancing operations as well as methodological changes of the Index. He also co-founded AtlasIntel, a polling company that develops innovative methods for high frequency high precision polling. He has a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University and was a Moore Sloan Data Science post-doc at the University of Washington. He also holds a B.S in Computer Engineering from the University of Campinas, Brazil. Thiago is a great enthusiast of Blockchain technology.