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We are Vanbex

The Vanbex Group was established in 2013 as a strategic communications organization to better tell the story of the companies in the blockchain industry, and has since evolved into a professional services firm that specializes in all aspects of the Blockchain industry. From grassroots marketing, application development, communications, strategy, PR, and operations consulting - we can assist at any stage in a company’s growth.

About The Vanbex Group

Our mission is to further the education and adoption of Blockchain, DLT, and Smart contract technology into everyday real world applications. We believe these technologies will change our current digital infrastructure and processes the way the internet changed how we communicate.

Our vision is simple, to lead and support innovative technologies and teams in this industry to help bring about a realized vision of sustainable technology, security driven architecture, and untapped potential for disrupting legacy systems.

Our strategy is direct, we work with companies who have already considered the potential for blockchain technology to innovate the way they do business. This means that we work hands on with companies to communicate their message and achieve their goals- We work with companies in all stages of their development in all aspects of the industry from grass roots to high level achievement.

Our Team

More About Our 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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Nicola Minichiello

Project Manager

Nicola joined the world of Bitcoin in 2012 as a miner. He later 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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Brandon Kostinuk

Communications Lead

Brandon is the communications lead at Vanbex Group where he is responsible for creating and coordinating internal and external communications. Brandon is also writer of 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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Olivia Lovenmark

Communications Officer

Olivia is a communications officer at Vanbex Group, looking after public relations, client community development, and social media strategy. An experienced writer, she also contributes to The Vanbex Report and pens future-looking blockchain editorials.

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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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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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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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Jonathon Brown

Blockchain Developer

Jonathan was a web developer in the Drupal community for 10 years before he made the switch to blockchain technology. He has extensive experience with Solidity development and creating distributed apps in the browser.

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William Choi

Front End Developer

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

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Christer Guillergan

Graphic Designer

Christer is a graphic designer and illustrator who previously has worked in the mobile gaming space. Holding varied roles from creating assets to designing user interfaces and printed materials he strives to solve visual problems with clarity and creativity.

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