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Our Team

Vanbex Team

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Lisa Cheng

Founder & Head of R&D

Lisa Cheng is the Founder and Head of R&D of the Vanbex Group. She currently serves as an Advisor for emerging tech startups and has an expertise in Business Development and Product Strategy. Her background includes Fortune 500 companies, Enterprise Sales, Big Data, and SaaS.

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Kevin Hobbs


Kevin Hobbs is the CEO of Vanbex Group and Founder of The Genisys Project. He brings over a decade of management experience to the Firm after working in a varity of professional roles. He is interested in how Blockchain technologies innovate how business is done in the future.

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Steven Lee

Chief Financial Officer

Steven is an experienced financial executive with a career focus on growing early to mid-stage technology companies. Expertise in business expansion, fiscal and operations management. Extensive hands-on experience in business leadership and business unit development.

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Brandon Kostinuk

Marketing and Communications Manager

Brandon is the marketing and communications manager at Vanbex where he is responsible for creating and coordinating internal and external communications. Brandon also writes for the Vanbex Report, a thought-provoking analysis on fintech related news and current events. His work has been frequently published on popular media outlets.

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Nick Minichiello

Project Manager

Nick joined the world of Bitcoin in 2012 and got involved with several blockchain projects and communities. He has a wide ranging skill set that includes Community Management and Development, Social Media, Communications, Project Management and Operations.

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Brian Onn

Senior Developer

Brian is the senior developer for Vanbex. He has over 30 years of experience as a developer. He has worked with the blockchain since early 2014 when he developed a bitcoin and altcoin trading platform. He leads the developers at Vanbex with his prior experience as an engineering manager.

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Caroline Klu

Communications Director

Caroline has over 17 years’ experience in digital multimedia and PR. She has previously held senior marketing roles across several sectors, including mining and environmental tech. In her spare time, she holds seminars on crowdfunding and decentralization and loves to travel to unknown destinations.

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Todd Hauptman

PR Manager

Todd Hauptman is the PR Manager at Vanbex Group. Todd is focused on media outreach and crafting articles that help share our client’s stories. Todd has worked in public relations for 7 years working in technology, government, tourism and nonprofit.

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Benedetta Milani

Blockchain Technology Write & Consultant

Benedetta is a Marketing Coordinator at Vanbex,she works primarily with Social Media and helps the Senior Marketing team with day to day tasks and campaigns.

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Jason Kiraly

Web Developer

Jason is a web developer for Vanbex, primarily working on the front-end of applications. He has a B.A. Honours in Economics from the University of Alberta and M.A. in Economics from Simon Fraser University. He has a love of technology and applying his varied background into his work.

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Patrick Guay

Blockchain Developer

Patrick is a Blockchain and Backend Developer primarily working on the Etherparty Platform. He strives when solving hard problems and enjoy teaching people about Blockchain and its many uses.

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William Choi

Front End Developer

William is currently working with Vanbex on a co-op work term with UBC. He is looking to hone his skills in front end development through the mentorship of senior developers at Vanbex.