Meet the team driving mass crypto adoption in Europe

23rd May 2019

Tap allows you to get split-second access to crypto trading and banking, with our revolutionary Tap app and card.

As the tap project gets more and more exposure, we thought it was time to introduce you to the team behind the revolutionary concept. tap has recently announced their partnership with TPL (Transact Payments Limited), who will allow customers to convert their crypto assets held with tap for everyday spending. This idea was born from Founder and CEO, Arsen Torosian, who is heading up the project. With years of experience in software and app development, he was attracted to the cryptocurrency space, and after working for sometime (running a successful brokerage business) in the industry, he took the leap and created tap.

The Chief Operating Officer & acting MLRO, David Carr, is coming in with a background in launching over 65 E-Money/Card products for both the corporate and consumer markets. Carr also founded EU Prepaid Ltd in 2008, which provides bespoke services to companies looking to enter the prepaid card market. A perfect fit for the tap project!

Christopher Wawn, a qualified Chartered Manager, is taking the reigns as Chief Commercial Officer. With a wealth of corporate experience at institutions like Barclays, Lloyds TSB and AMB-AMRO, Chris has a strong financial services background and an understanding of the regulatory environment positions. He will be working alongside Mike Anderson, Chief Technology Officer, who will be overseeing a familiar team of coders, who all have experience working on financial product apps and crypto wallets. Anderson founded his own software company ten years ago and has been nominated for and won awards like BBBA Entrepreneur Of The Year: Rising Star Award and SME App Of The Year 2016 respectively.

Peter de Guingand will be filling the role of Chief Marketing Officer, after starting his own marketing consultancy firm in 2010, he has worked to help many online startups find success. Assuming the role of Chief Data Officer, Richard Simpson, will bring his experience from being a Solutions Architect for a leading UK IT security company, as well as his expertise in customer satisfaction.

Acting as a Financial Advisor to the Board, Lucy Ivison will incorporate her international experience of working in financial positions in several companies. She also holds an MSc in Financial Economics and has the CIMA qualification.

This is the core team who will be running the operations behind the scenes of tap’s crypto trading and banking solution. No team would be a success without the support of an advisory board, the board of advisors include Graham Rodford, Liam Robertson, Neil Patel and Alex Rusnak, who between them have ample experience in the financial, marketing and blockchain industries.

Rodford is a qualified accountant with almost two decades of experience in financial services. He has also held the positions of COO, CCO and Partner at Omni Partners, a $1.4billion hedge fund based in London, where he was responsible for all operational activities and compliance. Robertson, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) is one of the largest individual and corporate cryptocurrency traders in Europe and the Middle East. He currently advises a number of funds, family offices and groundbreaking Blockchain enterprises.

A New York Times Bestselling author, Patel is considered to be a top influencer on the web. He has a host of accolades including being recognized as a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 by President Obama, Entrepreneur Magazine commending him on creating one of the 100 most brilliant companies, Forbes naming him as one of the top ten marketers, and the United Nations recognising him as a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 35. No doubt, he has some marketing magic to bring to the table.

Rusnak started out as an engineer in Silicon Valley start-ups and worked in Private Equity and Venture Capital funds before finding his way into blockchain. An early investor in Bitcoin (2011) and Ripple (2013) as well as a number of early successful ICOs and alt coins, Rusnak has built up years of engineering and investment experience in blockchain. He currently spends his time doing technical advising to early blockchain companies.

If you’d like to know more about how modern banking is meeting cryptocurrency, check out the website, and get to know the project that is set to revolutionize the crypto space.

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