Alex Ball CEO
Mr. Ball studied Economics at McGill University between 1994-1998 and earned a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto in 2008. Mr. Ball started his carreer in Investment Banking with BMO Nesbitt Burns and Merrill Lynch and later worked in Active Equities with the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) before returning to Investment Banking with Macquarie and UBS Canada where he was involved in over $5 billion USD in deal origination and new issue business across all sectors. Mr. Ball recently founded HILSA Corp, a Family Office, which has worked exclusively as an Advisor with PGL Capital to finance and build businesses in executive and operational roles in Africa in Agriculture, Renewable Energy, and Mining. HILSA Corp is uniquely focused on Agriculture and has over a billion dollars of deal experience across the Ag-value chain - in both Agtech and Ag and Food and Ingredients generally. Mr. Ball has acted as a strategic advisor and played an integral role to “best in class” Ag players in Israel and south of the border – both in the Americas and in Latam. More recently, Mr. Ball has been focused on Gaming and Aquaculture and Ag derivative businesses in cannabis.
Dan Fleyshman CMO
Dan Fleyshman is the youngest founder of a publicly traded company in history. At the age of 23, after selling $15 million USD worth of clothing in six department store chains and surpassing expectations with his 9.5 million dollar licensing deal with STARTER apparel, Mr. Fleyshman launched the “Who’s Your Daddy” energy drink into 55,000 retail stores. He later went on to launch Victory Poker, which became 1 of the top 5 online poker brands internationally. Along the way, Fleyshman became a very active Angel Investor and advisor to 29+ companies that range from mobile apps and tech companies to travel sites and celebrity clothing brands. As a serial entrepreneur, some of the successes include launching a media site to garner over 300,000,000 views in the first year, a hoverboard company to $5,000,000+ revenue in 4 months and multiple subscription box companies to over $48,000,000 in combined sales. Currently his social media agency “Elevator Studios” works with over 600 influencers. Fleyshman manages campaigns for a variety of large companies in multiple sectors including cannabis & cryptocurrency. Dan is also actively involved in various charities. www.modelcitizenfund.org was founded by Dan over 7 years ago and continues to be his passion today.
Michael Ho CTO
Michael is an accomplished serial entrepreneur at only 25 years. He found success early on in e-commerce and web marketing through virtual digital goods. At just 13 years old Michael solely founded and developed Accounts Den; a platform which facilitates peer to peer sales of virtual gaming accounts. Michael sold Accounts Den and used proceeds to fund his new venture. Michael proved his diversity through building an international multimillion dollar trade business. He leveraged the fluctuations of currencies to re-market goods in the luxury automotive sector. His operations started in the USA, and quickly expanded to Canada where Michael opened his own luxury automotive boutique - Vancouver Motorcars. At this time, the company was capitalizing on the retail market in Canada while primarily focusing on overseas export. Michael was a pioneer in expanding this operation to Europe before any of his competitors could captivate on the Euro currency fluctuation and secure inventory. The company achieved $100,000,000 + in global revenue in 2016 after being built by Michael alone only 6 years before that. Crypto-currency became of interest to Michael in 2014 and he initiated his first Crypto operation. His expertise range from building out custom bitcoin mining facilities, to advising companies on growth strategies, identifying optimal timelines and overall business planning. Michael has a proven track record consulting for multiple public companies in the sector.
Michael’s successes evidently show that he’s got a hawk eye for identifying game-changing opportunities early on and developing them into brilliantly lucrative operations through alignment of unique strategies and imperative partnerships.
Anna Kudrjasova COO
Anna Kudrjasova is the managing partner of an international automotive trade business and the co-founder of two companies in the beauty industry at only 25 years old. Since 2012 she worked alongside Michael Ho to cocreate a global trade company which pursued lucrative opportunities through currency arbitrage. In 2016 Anna found a way to leverage her expertise in commerce and overseas sourcing to co-found a successful product line in the permanent make up sector. Later that same year Anna developed an interest in energy infrastructure and joined Michael’s company as a project manager to build state of the art cryptocurrency mining data centres as well as source hardware and equipment from China. These ventures have given her plenty of experience in the international trade sector, financial prospecting for start ups, brand development, product manufacturing and commercial build out. Linking her expertise and passion together Anna recently co-founded a beauty service company with a retail location in Los Angeles and is launching a global product line which will be released by the end of 2018.
Ryan Trasolini - CFO
Ryan is a Canadian entrepreneur and an early mover in the Cryptocurrency Mining and Technology sectors. After graduating from the University of British Columbia with honors Ryan went on to found the creative agency Space + Time, growing the company into a powerhouse in the space. He began mining in 2013 and has consulted for multiple cryptocurrency mining companies on best practices and hardware build outs. More recently Ryan has been an integral component connecting the capital market movers to cryptocurrency mining operators having advised and consulted for several pioneering public companies. Ryan is now focusing on building out cutting edge cryptocurrency mining facilities though renewable power.