Our Experts

We have assembled a team of experts to share insights with you based on their experience as Fintech investors, entrepreneurs and senior executives. 

Daily Fintech is a highly curated platform, with a few invite-only Experts writing on a regular basis within their expertise domain.

Ilias Louis Hatzis writes on Monday from Greece about Blockchain, Bitcoin & Crypto. Ilias is an Internet entrepreneur who started his first company, an internet search engine, in the mid 90s during the dot-com era. Later on he founded several Consumer Internet and AdTech startups and went to work for Google and JWT. As well as still being an active entrepreneur, he mentors startups at the MassChallenge, MITEF and other startup accelerators and competitions. Having lived and worked in America, Ilias is currently back in his native Greece and is the Founder/CEO of Mercato Blockchain Corporation AG.

Efi Pylarinou writes on Tuesday from Switzerland about WealthTech and Capital Markets. Efi brings bold Wall Street experience (Salomon Brothers, Bankers Trust, SGCowen) in a broad range of asset classes (fixed income, structured products, hedge funds). She has lived and worked in the US, France, Greece, Canada, and Switzerland in investment companies, a university, an online education provider, and an executive consulting firm. She brings a strong academic background combined with a focus on breakthrough results. Efi is the author of Fixed income books with Frank Fabozzi.

 Jessica Ellerm writes on Wednesday from Australia about Small Business Finance. Jessica is CEO & Co-Founder of Zuper Superannuation, taking a new approach to superannuation savings. Previously she worked for Australia’s flagship Fintech startup and small business banking provider, Tyro. She is also a well-known expert on digital growth hacking and presents financial news and market updates for Australia’s leading online finance news provider, Finance News Network.

Patrick Kelahan writes on Thursday from USA about Insurtech. Patrick is a CX, engineering & insurance professional, working with Insurers, Attorneys & Owners. He also serves the insurance and Fintech world as the ‘Insurance Elephant’.

Sheldon Freedman writes on Friday from Gibraltar about Security Tokens. Security Tokens is a big, complex subject that requires legal, technical and commercial knowledge and we found that rare combination in Sheldon Freedman. Sheldon is a Fintech Lawyer, at Hassans International Law Firm, a multi-services law firm based in Gibraltar with a strong Fintech and Blockchain practice.  Freedman has worked as a business practitioner in top law firms in New York, Toronto and Tel Aviv.

Alan Scott writes on Tuesday from London about Stablecoins. Stablecoins is a big, complex subject that requires technical and financial knowledge with an understanding of regulation and how the world works and we found that rare combination in Alan Scott. Alan Scott is Managing Director EMEA at 24 Exchange. Alan is a an expert in the FX market and has been working in the domain of Stablecoins for many years. Alan is an Australian serial entrepreneur and senior executive who has done business in Asia, America and Europe.

Christian Dreyer CFA writes on Thursday from Zurich about XBRL and related subjects such as Structured Data and Standard Business Reporting. XBRL is a big, complex subject that requires technical and financial knowledge with an understanding of financial accounting & reporting and how the world works and we found that rare combination in Christian Dreyer. Christian Dreyer is a an expert in the financial reporting/accounting market and has been working in the domain of XBRL for many years. Christian is Swiss and has worked for banks, service providers and associations such as the CFA Society and XBRL Advisory Council to the IASC Foundation.

Bernard Lunn is CEO and Editor of Daily Fintech. He is a serial entrepreneur, senior executive, adviser and strategic deal maker. He started in the engine room of Fintech for enterprise software companies (such as Misys, Temenos and ITRS). Bernard is the author of Mindshare to Marketshare and The Blockchain Economy and has used his media experience (for example as COO of ReadWriteWeb) to guide Daily Fintech since the first post on 29 June 2014. Bernard is a Brit who has lived in America, Singapore, India, London and Amsterdam and has done business in 40 countries. He currently lives in Switzerland.

Bits don’t stop at borders and neither do our Experts who live and work in Asia, America and Europe. Our subscribers from 199 countries expect a global perspective. Daily Fintech is decentralized media business born in the digital era.

 

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