Team

Core Team

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Yale ReiSoleil

Co-founder, Chairman & CEO

Yale started his financial market career in 1996. Yale was a publicly-traded mutual fund manager and currently co-manages Sichuan Hongjian Fund, a ¥20 billion acquisition fund, and a cross-border high technology venture capital fund based in China.

Having personally invested in a high-frequency trading (HFT) firm and established the first trans-Pacific trading data direct-feed fiber optic line between New Jersey and Shanghai in 2012, Yale understands the global electronic market technical infrastructure and has identified the ‘trading signatures’ of the top HFT firms in the world.

As CEO and CIO, Yale developed several proprietary quantitative trading systems with over a dozen position and hedging trading strategies built on proprietary software and hardware developed in-house.

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Uwe Zimmer

Co-founder & Board Director, Germany

With more than 30 years of financial market experience, Uwe is a veteran in the asset management industry. He has built up his vast expertise at Prudential Securities, as a director of Hypo Capital Management and at BB-PrivatFinanz-Service GmbH. In 1998 he founded Meridio Asset Management AG, which he successfully managed as the CEO through several bull and bear markets. In 2016 he left the market-listed company to start the Robo Advisor Fundamental Capital and z-invest GmbH which offers digitizing advisory services for the financial industry. Since 2012 Uwe has experience in the cryptocurrency market.

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Amit Srivastava

Vice President & Portfolio Manager, US

Amit is Senior Partner at Cycle Capital and Senior Portfolio Manager at Qingdao High Technology Equity Investment Fund. He has more than 30 years in operational, Venture Capital, cross-border transactions and fund management in high tech companies. Throughout his career, Amit has invested over $10 billion in private equity and venture capital deals.

Amit holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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D W

Lead Developer, HFT Trading, US

DW holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science. He has more than 10 years’ experience in High-Frequency Trading and Quantitative Trading platform design, and his expertise is mainly in trading platform software/hardware design, trading network design, and trading strategy design and implementation. The trading systems designed by him are running in dozens of main stocks and futures exchanges in North America, Europe, and Asia.

DW was the ‘Unofficial World Champion of Financial Data Processing Speed Competition’ in 201x.

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Alexander Borodich

Board Director

Alexander is a pioneer in the fields of innovation and blockchain world. He was named “The Most Active Business Angel in Russia” by Russian Venture Company. He is Chief Dream Officer and Managing Partner of Marketing Communication Agency Future Action, founder of VentureClub.co, the fifth largest crowd-investing platform in Europe, and founder of Russian Cryptocurrency and an investor in more than 70 projects.

Alexander has a U.S. patent in the estimation of effectiveness of information spread in social networks.

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Simon Telfer

Board Director

Simon is a Technology Evangelist with 30 years’ experience delivering large technology transformation programmes in a range of industries from media, to retail and public sector.  Over the past year, Simon has taken a hands-on interest in the power of blockchain technology working across a number of volunteer startups and community projects.

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Fred Fei

Shareholder, Director of Community

Fred Fei is a Quantitative Trading Analysts. He is a Senior Staff System Engineer with over 10 years experience in multinational telecommunications company in charge of system integration with working experience in China, India, Malaysia.

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Lisa Cao

Director of Operations

Before joining IOB, Lisa served as program manager at Honeywell more than 7 years, where she launched a considerable number of programs successfully. Prior to that, she was in the field of consulting and trading, held positions for program management and key account management.

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Bruce Wang

Investment Manager

Bruce Wang has over 3 year experience in investment management, blockchain & ICO analyses. Bruce has invested in more than 15 ICO projects, such as Qtum and Omisego.

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Shirley Yu

Senior UI Designer

Shirley has been working as Web UI designer for 12 years with rich experience. Prior to IOB, she worked at Viewfin and Mobiusws as designer.
Shirley graduated from Dong Hua University.

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Kateryna Lyplyava

Manager, Business Development

Kateryna has spent the last 9 years living and working in the US, the UK and China. After graduating with International Business Management degree from the University of Nottingham, Kateryna has been leveraging her multilingual skills and building on business expertise in China.

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Jennifer Soer

Media & Communications

Jennifer holds a Bachelor degree in Media, Information, and Communication and is currently pursuing a Master degree in Communication and Influence at the university in The Netherlands. With a great interest in other cultures, she worked and lived in New Zealand and wants to continue to broaden her knowledge. She specializes in marketing communication and intercultural communication.

Advisors

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Tal Elyashiv

Advisor

Senior executive, serial entrepreneur and an investor.

On the corporate side, Tal was a CIO at Bank of America, CIO at Capital One, CTO & Head of New Businesses at 888, and COO at BondDesk. As an entrepreneur Tal was a founder at Navion, Exactor, Yallo, SPiCE VC and Securitize with multiple exits under his belt. Tal has also been an early stage investor for over ten years.

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Mike Kessler

Advisor

Mike began his career in investment banking over 20 years ago, where he worked for blue chip investment banks as a trader and subsequently helped them on their digital journey. Mike has gone on to create new businesses as well as a leading regulated umbrella provider in the UK which is also a founding listing member from the UK of the Gibraltar Stock Exchange. He has been active within the crypto world and blockchain technologies since 2015.

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Bruno Maumené

Advisor, Business Development

Bruno started his professional life as a Publisher in the field of Economics initially in Switzerland, and subsequently in South-East Asia and South America.

He is co-founder of Screener.com SA, a financial-analysis company. In 2004, he joined Fundo and was actively involved in developing the company’s quantitative risk-management tools. From 2008 to 2012, he sat on the Foundation Management Board of the Prisma, a Swiss investment foundation based at Vevey.
Bruno Graduated with degrees in Arts and Economics from the University of Geneva.

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Erik Gallegos

Business Advisor/Accelerator Mentor

Erik is an Adjunct Professor of Finance, International, Technology & Entrepreneurship (FITE) Department, Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico. He has 27 years of international business consulting experience, and is an Independent Registered Securities Representative advising investment strategies for individual, corporate and trust clients.