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1% Inspiration, 99% Perspiration

Our Project Team

Our Team

The People Building Medici

Eliot

CEO | Co-Founder

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Eliot began his career in the financial technology (fintech) industry, offering tech and financial services to big financial companies worldwide.

 

He started Medici because he thinks that fintech has not fulfilled its goal of making finance more accessible to everyone

Shariq

Fullstack Engineer

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Although at the beginning of his career, Shariq has already worked in a full stack capacity at a number of early-stage startups, and has mastered web development, UX design, and blockchain development on both Ethereum & Bitcoin.

He joined The Medici Project because it offered him the chance to sink his teeth into a business line he is interested in, but has not yet explored: Finance. 

Tin Shan

Risk Lead | PhD | CFA®

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Tin has built a number of trading algorithms for the likes of Voya, Invesco, and Société Générale. As an active professor, he has a true academic appreciation for data science.

Medici offers him the chance to use a lifetime of data science and quantitative trading experience to bring much-needed stability to Web3.

Megan

CFO | Co-Founder

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Megan has been a Relationship Manager in the fintech industry for 10 years, helping big banks and wealth managers improve their business and adopt new technologies

 

She joined Medici to spread financial literacy to everyone, no matter their background.

Alex

UX Lead

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Alex's career has taken him from NASA, to Wall St, to NeXT, and Apple, where he helped on the Gen-1 iPhone. After that he worked as a freelancer with many household names. 

For Alex, Medici taps into his whole career, and offers an opportunity to change how we interact with our money, literally.

Aamina

COO

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Aamina is a serial entrepreneur excelling in advancing B2B tech sector growth. She combines technology, neuroscience, and analytics to foster people-centric solutions.

At Medici, she harnesses data to enhance financial strategies. Her goal is refining products based on decision trends, improving business performance and individual financial wellness.
 

Jacob

Portfolio Lead

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Jacob has been DeFi trading since the early days of liquidity pools and token swaps, and is a major contributor to DeFi thought-leadership around investing best practices. He also teaches Chess to the next generation of strategists.

He joined the project because he wanted to help create the first formalized asset rating infrastructure for crypto and build a professional investing firm with Web3 ideas at its core.

Our Mentors

The People Guiding Medici

Elliot

Original Co-Founder

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Elliot has worked in both big tech and startup environments, so he understands the challenges of having to adjust his skills accordingly. 

 

Although no longer part of the full time team, Elliot helped start Medici to use his love of personal finance to help others achieve financial security.

D.C.

CMO Mentor | PhD(ABD)

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DC has been around the brand psychology space for most of her career. Through that time, she has worked with both large banking & wealth management institutions, as well as consumer brands that we all know & love. 

DC helps Medici to think laterally about communication, meeting the customer where they are, and being sure that our brand voice & user experiences are crystal clear. 

Julia

Technical Mentor

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Julia has built technology for almost all of Wall St: Citi, Deutsche Bank, FINRA, Bear Stearns, Bloomberg, and even Freddie Mac. Today she heads architecture at Voya.

Julia guides Medici through the complex technical challenges unique to the finance world, it's data, and supporting systems.

Sean

Lead Counsel 

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Sean's legal career has spanned the creation of numerous business entities and challenged him with a number of unique legals scenarios.

At Medici, he directs us through the numerous legal questions a startup business faces, and his extensive network can cover any legal needs that arise.

Chris

CEO Mentor

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Chris' career has taken him from directing mergers & acquisitions with The Savile Group & KPMG, to helping startups scale through his own firm, VU Partners.

Chris helps Medici think through strategic & business decisions, assuring that each situation is well evaluated before we take action.

Mel

CFA® Mentor

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Mel is an ex-Wall Street trader. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst ®️ designation and is a portfolio manager for FBB Capital Partners where he advises individuals, families and small institutions.


He helps guide Medici through the creation of product that both aligns with our mission, and follows financial advisory best practices & regulation.

Sal

Data Mentor

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Sal has been founding and building technology-centric companies for 30 years, and has spent much of his career designing and working with critical systems.
 
Sal helps Medici think through "big data" questions, ensuring data design is well thought out and that our team can get the best answers from the data we collect. 

Kevin

CFO Mentor

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Kevin is a Certified Public Accountant, multi-time CFO, financial structuring guru, and tax expert for his firm Conner & Associates.

Kevin navigates Medici through financial structure, capital raising, and the daily financial management of our corporation. 

Marcus

Blockchain Mentor

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Marcus has a diverse career in the technology space that has taken him from Intel & Microsoft, to the CTO spot at S&P Global. During that Time Marcus has become an expert in the Web/3 space, and is currently working on his own blockchain startup. 

 

Marcus helps the Medici team work through exciting (and often unknown) questions surrounding Blockchain technology, ensuring we take the right steps in matters of design, security, and execution. 

Dan

Security Mentor

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Dan's career has led him through the ranks of CTO and consultant to banks & the Federal Government, landing him as an expert in technology security.

At Medici, he ensures that architectural and data security is always part of any discussion or decision.

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