Stephanie So

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Stephanie is an expert economist, policy analyst and co-creator of Geeq’s proprietary protocols. Throughout her career, she has brilliantly integrated technological advances within her specialized fields; for example in 2001, she was the first to use machine learning on social science data at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

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John P. Conley

Chief Economist and Founder

John P. Conley is an expert in game theory, mechanism design, mathematical economics, and public economic theory. For the last decade, John has focused his research on the economics of information and communications technology.

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Lun-Shin Yuen

Chief Architect and Founder

Lun is a Silicon Valley technologist and entrepreneur who launched his career as the third engineer at Intuit, where he delivered a financial software program that was adopted by tens of millions of people. Lun was instrumental in leading development during the high growth early stages of Career Central, Paycycle and Intuit/Quicken.

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Eric Ball


Eric co-founded Impact Venture Capital, an early-stage technology venture firm, with Dixon Doll and Jack Crawford. Focusing on technologies that cut across multiple customer verticals, Impact VC has invested in companies in artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, IoT, software, and fintech.

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Hans Sundby

Head of Crypto

Hans Sundby is a crypto maximalist with 5 years of experience in the crypto market as a key Investor, CEO, Consultant, and expert in investments & crypto business development. His main expertise is market strategies and exchanges.

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Bridie Mitchell

VP, Corporate Development

Bridie has explored her passion for innovation and emerging technologies across three continents, bringing with her a wealth of experience in Business and Corporate Administration.

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German Ramirez

VP, Marketing

German is a digital pioneer and entrepreneurial mind with over 20 years of experience and a proven international track record of creating and building leading concepts, ideas, brands, new products, Start-ups, as well as as well as developing and executing fully integrated marketing and communication strategies.

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Andres Navarre

Director, Adoption

Andres is the co-founder of RISE-Ops Solutions, a Waterloo company that develops blockchain-based solutions and now resides as our leader in DApp development. With more than 15 years of experience, Andres has worked for a variety of organizations, including Intel, the United Nations, IADB, and the Ministry of ICT.

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Ric Asselstine

Founding CEO and Chairman of the Board

Ric is an inspirational CEO with proven success in helping guide disruptive innovations through all phases of development. Alongside his clear vision, Ric also has the passion and ability to assemble world-class teams, scale growth and execute new concepts.

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Geeq Advisor Tom Hunter

Tom Hunter

Advisor, Partner at Gowling WLG

Tom has been a Geeq since day one, ensuring Geeq Corporation’s legal and compliance foundation is best in class. A partner at the international law firm Gowling WLG, he has focused on startups and scaleups for years.

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Geeq Advisor Dr. Rex Yeap

Rex Yeap

Advisor, Partner at Invention Capital, LLP

Dr. Yeap has three decades of experience across the Information Technology value chain that spans industry, government and academia. Dr. Rex Yeap is currently a Partner of an IP strategy, creation, commercialization where he directs efforts towards the creation & commercialization of novel inventions and invests in early-stage companies.

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Geeq Advisor Kurt Hoppe

Kurt Hoppe

Advisor, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

Kurt is the President of Digital Products & Strategic Innovation at Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

Kurt has been an early leader and innovator in the IoT space throughout his career and is willing to share the secrets of his tremendous track record as an Advisor to Geeq.

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Geeq Advisor Gene Deszca

Gene Deszca

Advisor, Professor Emeritus WLU

An expert in organizational change, Gene helps businesses adapt to their evolving environment and traverse oncoming obstacles. He has served on private sector advisory boards and was a member of a publicly-traded board (Turbosonic) for four years, prior to its acquisition in 2013.

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Murray Gamble

Advisor, President of The C3 Group

Murray Gamble is President of The C3 Group of Companies, a multi-disciplinary engineering, contracting and applied technology organization headquartered in Waterloo. An active entrepreneur who has formed a number of companies, Murray is a mentor to several start-ups and sits on a number of boards, including the Board of Governors of the University of Waterloo.

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Simon Wilkie

Advisor, Head of Monash Business School

Simon started out as a Postdoctoral Fellow and became a Member of Technical Staff at Bellcore, the major research arm of the seven telephone companies formed after the breakup of AT&T. After a residency at CalTech which spanned ten years, Simon spent a year in Washington, D.C. where he was appointed Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission.

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Geeq Advisor Blaire Gateman

Blaire Gateman

Advisor, President of Gateman-Milloy

Following graduation from the University of Guelph, Blaire started his own construction company. An expert in scale-ups and organic growth, he grew his business to more than 500 employees over the past 34 years. His company completed projects across Canada, including the construction of some of Canada’s most prestigious golf courses.

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Marcos Benitez Rubianes

Advisor, Co-Founder of Crypto World Zug Association

Marcos is a world reknowned blockchain advocate, with a background in finance and law. Using his experience in finance as well as the crypto and blockchain space, Marcos brings unique insights into regulatory compliance and international finance. He also has supported many early-stage companies to achieve their goals and add value for their investors.

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Kieran George

Growth and Marketing

Kieran is a growth marketer. He has a talent for tapping into market trends to grow audiences. With more than 10 years of experience in the finance and technology space, he has worked with established brands, start-ups and other organizations.

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Bill Griffiths

Community Manager

Bill worked in face-to-face customer service for more than 25 years before turning his attention to the crypto space. For the past three years, he has helped various companies manage community chatrooms with over 10,000 members from across the globe, in addition to a multitude of social media environments.

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Robbie Vander Ghinste

Business Development

For the last 6 years Robbie has been operating in the Information Technology industry. While honing his skills in both Business Development and Team Building, Robbie was headhunted by the biggest IT consultancy in Belgium where he excelled as a Project Manager.

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Russell Compton

Website Development

Russell is a trained Industrial Designer from OCAD University, who has focused his career on web-based communications. He co-owns and operates the custom web development firm Independent Development which is based in Peterborough, Canada.

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Michael Reynolds

Motion Graphic Design

Michael is a creative individual with years of experience in video production, animation and design.

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Nina Jones


Nina’s background is in Anthropology, Fine Art and Graphic Design, and she has been instrumental in creating Geeq’s warm, friendly, and lively vibe. Sharing the Geeq passion for making people feel at home and in control of their lives, Nina’s designs signal the optimism and excitement of Geeq’s person-first decentralized solutions.

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