MANAGEMENT
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Chris began his career as an auditor at a Big 4 firm and before the age of 30 was the CFO of a start-up stock brokerage that now manages over $4 billion in assets. He went on to found his own management consulting firm and has been instrumental in numerous successful multi-million dollar start-ups and strategic initiatives for Canada’s largest companies, SME's and non-profits.

He also serves as Vice-Chairman of the Ludwig von Mises Institute of Canada, a research and educational charity focused on the field of Austrian Economics. Possessing Chartered Accountant and Chartered Professional Accountant designations, Chris is certified by the Canadian Securities Institute as a partner, director and chief financial officer.

PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

CHRIS HORLACHER
CPA, CA

chris@equibitgroup.com

Brent is a software engineer at Google. He received his PhD in Cognitive Science from Indiana University. His research in the Computational Cognition Lab spans everything from child development, to game design. He combines an understanding of human cognition with computation to build things like easier to remember passwords or tools to decide on baby names.

Throughout his PhD he has developed many large scale web projects including a number of open source tools based loosely on language processing. Two of his startups, NameInsights and Daedalus won runner up in one of the biggest academic entrepreneurial contests.

CHIEF SCIENCE OFFICER

Brent Kievit-Kylar
PhD

brent@equibitgroup.com
CHIEF BLOCKCHAIN OFFICER

Nathan Wosnack

nathan@equibitgroup.com

Nathan is an entrepreneur, futurist, and pioneer in crypto-currencies since 2009. He has been quoted by Reuters, CoinTelegraph, PanAm Post, The Wall Street Journal and many other news outlets.

Nathan is on the North American Advisory Board for Cryptor Trust Inc, Futurist Advisory Board - Lifeboat Foundation. He is Founder, President/CEO of Ubitquity LLC.

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Christian Saucier

christian@equibitgroup.com

Christian is an energetic business leader, software engineer, and early bitcoin adopter. He has over 20 years of experience designing and implementing impactful IT solutions for start-ups and Fortune 100 companies. Christian has global experience, leading projects in North-America, Asia-Pacific, EEMEA, and Latam.

Christian has implemented multiple systems that leverage blockchain technology as a proof of existence ledger. He has lectured at Bitcoin conferences on the topics of decentralised solutions and also given TV, radio, and podcast interviews on the innovative and transformative potential of peer-to-peer technology.


Stephen Barnard has held senior positions across a wide range of leading Canadian technology, financial services and marketing companies, including roles with The Canadian Press, TMX Group, BCE Emergis and Cantel (now Rogers).

Prior to TMX Group he held the positions of Managing Director for FastChannel Canada and PR Direct with The Canadian Press, and again with TMX Group as Director, Newswire Initiatives. He holds an MBA and a BA in economics from Newfoundland's Memorial University.

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

Stephen Barnard

stephen@equibitgroup.com
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