our team & community roots

Arkilio has strong Toronto crypto community roots and we would like to acknowledge all those people that have helped us to be where we are and may continue to work with us in the future. In particular we would like to acknowledge the following individuals from the Bitcoin Bay meetup group; Antoine De Vuyst, Allwyn J. D'Souza, Jerry Qian, Paul Mullin, Mark Gituma, Tom Yanu, Tian Zhao, Subu Venkatesan and Eden Dhaliwal.

 

Ladislav Stejskal

Co-Founder, Executive Chairman

Ladislav is a co-founder of Arcestra, a commercial realestate marketing platform used by large asset managers in Canada. Prior to founding Arcestra, Ladislav worked as a Financial Engineer and a Director of North America Engineering group at Algorithmics.

B.Eng. from University of Liberec, Czech Republic and M.A. in Finance from University of Victoria, Canada.

ladislav@arkilio.com

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Kregg Fordyce

Co-Founder, CEO

Kregg founded KFA Architects and Planners in 2006. With a team of 20 Architects, Planners and Interior Designers, Kregg has built extensive contacts within the industry and municipal and provincial government.

Kregg is a registered Architect with the Ontario Association of Architects and a registered Planner with the Ontario Professional Planning Institute.

kregg@arkilio.com

 

aidan hyman

COO/Development

Developer and operations manager at Arkilio, Aidan is an active member of the Toronto's crypto community. Attended Wilfrid Laurier University.

Aidan is a founder of ChainSafe Systems, an intuitive, user-centric systems design firm.

You can see his work at https://github.com/chainsafe

aidan@arkilio.com

 

Stu peters

CTO

Smart contract developer, crypto-technology enthusiast and the person responsible for Arkilio's architecture. Attended University of Toronto, Canada.

Stu is a co-founder of ChainSafe Systems, an intuitive, user-centric systems design firm.

You can see his work at https://github.com/stupeters187

stu@arkilio.com

priom chowdhury

Development/Security

Full Stack Engineer, with a strong focus on back-end development in Ruby on Rails and Node.js and also responsible for Arkilio's IT infrastructure. Bachelor of Computer Science from Saint Mary’s University, Canada.

Priom is a co-founder of ChainSafe Systems, an intuitive, user-centric systems design firm.

You can see his work at https://github.com/priom

priom@arkilio.com

hatcher lipton

Public Relations, Marketing

Hatcher is responsible for managing Arkilio's communications. Honours BA in Peace, Conflict and Justice from the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.

Hatcher is a co-founder of ChainSafe Systems, an intuitive, user-centric systems design firm.

hatcher@arkilio.com

 

Jelena djuric

Public Relations, Marketing

Jelena leads the stakeholder engagement and outreach initiatives at Arkilio. She brings a diversity of experience to the team including a stint at the UN, supporting an American NGO in Eastern Europe, and working for a prominent Canadian tech business council. Attended University of Toronto, Canada.

jelena@arkilio.com

 
 
 

advisorS

 

William Mougayar

William Mougayar is a Toronto-based investor, researcher, blogger, and best-selling author of The Business Blockchain (Wiley, 2016). He is a direct participant in the crypto-technology market, working alongside startups, entrepreneurs, pioneers, leaders, innovators, creators, enterprise executives and practitioners.

William is the General Partner at Virtual Capital Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund, and currently on the Board of Directors of OB1, the OpenBazaar open source protocol that is pioneering decentralized peer-to-peer commerce, a Board Advisor to the Ethereum Foundation, a member of OMERS Ventures Board of Advisors, an Advisory Board member to the Coin Center and Bloq. He blogs regularly about the present and future of blockchains at Startup Management.

Previously, he held senior positions at Hewlett-Packard, Cognizant and AberdeenGroup, and he founded 3 startups, CYBERManagement, Eqentia, and Engagio.

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Stefano Pujatti

Steffano Pujatti earned the Arch. Dipl. from the Instituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia and an M.Arch. from Sci-Arch in Los Angeles, California. After working for Coop-Himelblau in Los Angeles from 1993 to 1994 and for Gino Valle Architetti in Paris from 1994 to 1995, he co-founded Studio Elastico.

His work has been shown in several national and international exhibitions, and published in books and reviews: in 2016 he gained the prestigious Italian prize INARCH-ANCE. His studio has been invited to important international events, like the XIVVenice Biennale of Architecture in 2014 and the London Festival of Architecture in 2008. In 2013, the building 1301INN designed by his  studio was selected as finalist at the Mies Van der Rohe Award for European Architecture.

Stefano Pujatti has taught at the Politecnico di Torino as a professor from 2004 to 2014. He has also lectured internationally and been invited as juror at various universities around the world..

 

SHABS BADSHAH

Shabs is an experienced IT professional with over 15 years experience in the Finance and Technology space.
Throughout his career, he has worked with Citi Group, Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers in various capacities
delivering Financial trading apps, leading projects and management reporting.

In his current role with startups, he is highly excited about datascience and crypto economics space. 

Shabs is a Winner at Climathon Toronto 2016 (People's Choice), HorseRacing 3.0 2016 (2nd Grand Prize), and HackJustice 2017.