As a dynamic entrepreneur, Miles Austin has been acknowledged among the top 100 global CEOs in sustainable finance by KPMG. With a history of scaling businesses, he serves as CEO and Chairman of the board of directors at Hyphen, leading the company's vision and strategy.
With a 17-year career that spans from System Administrator to DevOps and Site Reliability Engineer, Oleksandr Marchenko's expertise in blockchain and IT infrastructure is key in his role as Hyphen's Chief Technology Officer, guiding technological strategy and execution.
Formerly acting as Director of Climate Services at the World Meteorological Organization, Disaster Risk Management at the United Nations Development Program and Science Advisor on Disaster Risk Management at the World Bank, Maxx brings unprecedented experience to his role of Head of Carbon Markets at Hyphen.
A media entrepreneur and filmmaker, Andreas has a successful history of founding production companies and acting as Senior Producer for Vice Media. As a co-founder and Head of Marketing at Hyphen, he utilizes his experience to spearhead marketing strategies and company narrative.
Rich Jortberg specializes in due diligence and international project management, with a background in commercial real estate finance. He managed a $150 million concession in Sub-Saharan Africa and has overseen projects in the APEC region exceeding $2 billion at buildout. He's a director at Alpinpark, one of Hyphen’s project development partners, and holds a graduate degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in commercial real estate finance and valuation.
Colt Simmons lives in Colorado and serves in the international business development arenas. He’s held senior business, elective and governmental leadership positions at Rocky Mountain Innovation Partners (RMIP), US Space Command, and as Teller County, Colorado Assessor. A graduate of USAF War College, Mr. Simmons served with distinction, held the top USAF Master Space Operations rating, deployed multiple times, and retired as a Lt. Colonel, USAF/ANG.
Michael Byrnes is an economist, moral philosopher, and writer with a multifaceted career. He has led Out of the Box Insight, consulted in Bosnia-Herzegovina, advised in investment banking, and worked with U.S. government on technology transfer strategies, including collaboration with key defense and security agencies. A published author with degrees in psychology and cognitive studies, Byrnes is recognized for his ability to liaise with diverse institutions and his commitment to speaking truth to power.
Elvie Kamalova is a seasoned blockchain industry leader and originator of an investment arm at Chainlink Labs. She has worked with major financial services corporations on digital transformation and is a frequent speaker and writer on blockchain technology. She's also the recipient of the President Barack Obama Volunteer Service Award.
David Casey is a veteran blockchain entrepreneur specializing in startup incubation. As Director of Protocol Labs' Funding the Commons, he expands public goods funding via conferences and hackathons. He founded Resource Finance and NuMundo, sources opportunities for Celo, and advises Gane MVNO and Values Co., an impact-centric rewards platform.
Raheel's extensive expertise in the petrochemical industry is demonstrated through leadership roles at companies like Saudi Aramco, where he established groundbreaking TC2C technology, Nexant, where he advised on major GCC region projects, Advisian, where he led EMEA transactions, and Wood Mackenzie, where he served as Global Head of Chemicals Consulting, addressing critical sector challenges and championing diversity in the energy industry.