Working toward a decentralized future
Studying engineering developed my analytical and problem-solving skills, but in my free time I've immersed myself in business, entrepreneurship, finance, and markets.
Since 2013 I’ve followed the growth of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, and my own experiences investing and trading showed me crypto’s unique freedoms and limitations.
What's always motivated me is the power that blockchain has given to the individual: the ability to take your financial life on-chain, off of legacy fiat-banking rails or the cash economy. I now work with Unstoppable Finance to bring decentralized finance (DeFi) to the masses, with a streamlined and well-curated mobile wallet app called Ultimate, built by Germany's most accomplished fintech entrepreneurs. On the side, I run an infrastructure company called H2O Nodes.
Co-founder, managing director(part time) H2O Nodes GmbH | Vienna, Austria | May 2022 - Diversifying liquid staking pools by running bare metal infrastructure in underrepresented data centers.
• Researching protocols and liquid staking pools to determine where we can best offer our services
• Applying and onboarding to liquid staking pools
• Business operations tasks
Growth & Research Manager Unstoppable Finance | Berlin, Germany | April 2022 - Helping to grow the presence of the Ultimate DeFi wallet.
• Creation of content for blog, twitter, webinars, etc
• Research to inform product roadmap (Ethereum L2, insurance solutions, etc)
• Active participation in the community incl. organizing meetups.
Partnerships & Ecosystem Analyst Finoa | Berlin, Germany | April 2021 - April 2022 Leveraged my crypto knowledge and experience in a business development role at Finoa, Europe's leading digital asset custodian.
• Competitor analysis that informed Finoa’s current fee schedule
• Wrote content for publication on the blog and in reports
• Established partnerships
Junior Technical & Business Consultant Avaloq | Edinburgh, UK | July 2020 - April 2021 Customized core banking software for UK private banking clients as part of a new global delivery team.
• Added features and fixed issues for software releases for a large private banking client
• Worked within a focus group on internal communications.
• Completed four-week training on core software customization.
Founder/creator Wholegrain Crypto | wholegraincrypto.com | Summer 2019 - Started an online course for cryptocurrency newcomers, teaching traditional long-term investing lessons in the context of bitcoin’s rise and 4-year cycle.
• Broke down fundamental investment ideas into a 16-video curriculum
• Launched website, sales funnel, and lead generation automation