Meet Our Team

  • Tim McSweeney
    Tim McSweeney Co-Founder & CEO

    Tim has 30 years international experience in a variety of organisations ranging from multi-nationals to small-and medium-sized companies. Last 8 years in project management, business consulting, and interim management roles. Previously, C.F.O. and co-founder for 7 years at eVent Medical Ltd. preceded by 10 years in various senior finance positions at Boston Scientific Corporation.

  • Brian Daly
    Brian Daly Co-Founder & COO

    Brian’s role is that of Programme Manager. Brian has 20 years experience within the Diageo Global Beer business, which included Leadership roles across Supply Chain, Operations, Brand Technical and Research. He started his own Coaching, Consulting and Project Management business in 2013, and has supported clients across Medical Devices, Software Development, Warehousing, Transport and Logistics as well as the Pharmacy sector.

  • Linda Dooley
    Linda Dooley Co-Founder & Team Co-Ordinator

    Linda’s role on the project is that of Team Coordinator.  Linda spent 19 years working with Bank of Ireland in a variety of roles across a wide range of disciplines including Credit Card Services, Computer Operations, IT Support, Asset Protection, Business Operations, Human Resource Management and Customer Service.  Her particular fields of interest include community engagement and corporate social responsibility.   

  • DEJAN MITROVIC
    DEJAN MITROVIC Co-Founder & IT Operations

    Dejan’s role on the project is that of IT Operations Liaison. Following a career  of 16 years in TV/radio marketing, communications and PR Dejan went on to work for 10 years in Organisation, Planning and Training roles with local and national government agencies, especially in the start-up and SME sector.  This led Dejan to the area of Information Technology and over the last 3 years he has held Lead roles in areas of Billing/Finance, Client Relationship Management and Customer Support.

  • Evan McSweeney
    Evan McSweeney Co-Founder & Marketing

    Evan is an experienced project manager and web designer with a proven track record in the financial services industry as well as in Real Estate and retail sectors. Evan has had various project management roles in the Real Estate sector in San Francisco and also worked as a Business Development Officer for City National Bank. Evan’s role is that of marketing, branding, web design and project management.  A strong creative professional with a Bachelor’s Degree focused in accounting and business from Trinity College Dublin.

  • Brian Semkiw
    Brian Semkiw Technology Partner

    Brian currently serves as CEO of KarbonKleen, which he co-founded with Rui Mendes. In 1981 Brian co-founded Rand Worldwide and then in 2007 he and Rui co-founded Carta Worldwide, one of the most innovative Fintech companies in the world with such customers as MasterCard, Vodafone, TransferWise and ApplePay. More recently, Brian co-founded 3RDGP, the world’s first third generation processing payments company with emphasis on Blockchain and IOT payments processing solutions. Some of Brian’s accolades include 1996 Entrepreneurial Businessman of the year and Profit Magazines Repeated Winner of the fastest developing company award. Brian has an Engineering Degree from University of Toronto and serves as an Advisor on a number of Boards.

  • Rui Mendes
    Rui Mendes Technology Partner

    Rui currently serves as CTO of KarbonKleen, which he co-founded with Brian Semkiw. He also co-founded and currently serves as CTO with 3RDGP, the world’s first third generation processing payments company with emphasis on Blockchain and IOT payments processing solutions. In 2007 he and Brian co-founded Carta Worldwide, one of the most innovative Fintech companies in the world. Prior to this Rui was the founder of NOVAData Information Systems and successfully designed and developed CRM and ERP solutions for corporations including Microsoft. He also developed Geographical Information Systems (GIS) solutions for major telecommunications firms under strategic partnership with Siemens AG.

  • Blair Baker
    Blair Baker Co-Founder & Technology Partner

    Blair Baker is a co-founder of 3RDGP Limited, a payments technology and digital enablement company specialising in financial technology including digital payments and blockchain. In the late 1990s, Mr Baker co-launched the world’s largest foreign exchange broker on Wall Street, a company that became traded on the NASDAQ exchange in New York with more than US$ 325 billion of monthly trading turnover. Additionally, Mr Baker served as an Asian central banker for four years, reporting directly to the Governor of a SEACEN-member central bank. 

  • Erik Bjontegard
    Erik Bjontegard Technology Advisor

    Erik Bjontegard serves as the President and Director of Total Communicator Solutions, Inc. Total Communicator Solutions is a cutting edge data company that provides real-time data outcomes specific to real-time actions through the use of unique solution modules that drive a specific action, in turn driving better customer outcomes. Erik is bringing unprecedented value to millions of people by enabling smart devices to become even more powerful, smart cities to become intelligent – giving you personalized, contextual relevant curated experiences that make life even better.

  • Cal Evans
    Cal Evans Legal Representative

    Cal is the Managing Associate of Gresham International, a UK & Ukrainian lawyer and US Litigation Consultant with experience working in top law firms in both California and London. Cal undertook advanced IT at a junior college and received the top AVCE recognition award before undertaking his undergraduate in Law. Cal passed law school in England specializing in business and corporate law. In 2015 Cal undertook his certificate in financial markets with Yale. Cal is considered one of the leading individuals on Cryptocurrency and Crypto Raise Compliance.

  • Pascal B. van Knijff
    Pascal B. van Knijff Co-Founder & CSO

    Pascal has over two decades of experience in Europe and the United States, as Managing Director, Investor, (Digital) Marketing Director, Coach, Consultant, Trainer and International Speaker. Pascal successfully consulted and or held senior positions in the following niches; Software, Big Data, Technology, Fintech, Blockchain, Financial Services, Consumer goods, Health, Beauty & Leisure, Broadcast Media Fashion, Retail, Education and Not for Profit. Pascal is the founder & CEO of the Future of Trust and he currently serves CryptoDaily Chief Strategy Officer (CSO).

Partners & Advisors

Brian Semkiw

3rdGP – Technology Partner

Brian Semkiw currently serves as 3rdGP and Corsario Chairman of the Board of Directors. Brian also serves as the founder / CEO of Karbonkleen. Prior to this, Brian served as Carta Worldwide Co-Founder and Founding CEO and also served as CEO of Rand Worldwide. Some of Brians accolades include 1996 Entrepreneurial Businessman of the year and Profit Magazines Repeated Winner of the fastest developing company award.

Rui Mendes

3rdGp – Technology Partner

Rui Mendes currently serves as 3rdGP and Corsario CTO. Rui served as Carta Worldwide Co-Founder and Founding CTO. Rui also serves as the founder / CTO of Karbonkleen. Rui was also the founder of NOVAData Information Systems. Rui has successfully designed and developed CRM and ERP solutions for medium- and large-sized corporations including Microsoft. Rui also developed Geographical Information Systems (GIS) solutions for major telecommunications firms under strategic partnership with Siemens AG.

Blair Baker

Co Founder / 3rdGP – Technology Partner

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Erik Bjontegard

Spark Compass – Technology Partner

Erik Bjontegard serves as the President and Director of Total Communicator Solutions, Inc. Total Communicator Solutions is a cutting edge data company that provides real-time data outcomes specific to real-time actions through the use of unique solution modules that drive a specific action, in turn driving better customer outcomes.

Cal Evans

Gresham International – Legal Representative

Cal is the Managing Associate of the team, a UK & Ukrainian lawyer and US Litigation Consultant with experience working in top law firms in both California and London. Cal undertook advanced IT at a junior college and received the top AVCE recognition award before then undertaking his undergraduate in Law. Cal passed law school in England specializing in business and corporate law. In 2015 Cal undertook his certificate in financial markets with Yale. Cal is considered one of the leading individuals on Cryptocurrency and Crypto Raise Compliance.

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