Team

XDB Contributors

Michael Gord

MANAGING DIRECTOR
Michael Gord, MLG Blockchain and GDA Capital founder, has contributed to some of the world’s largest blockchain ecosystems, including TRX, LRC, and ONT. He also served as the first Enterprise Blockchain Developer at TD Bank, one of Canada’s largest banks. Michael Gord has recently been appointed to the position of Managing Director of the XDB Foundation.

Glenn Kennedy

DIRECTOR
Glenn Kennedy BA, LLB is a partner and General Counsel of Paradigm Governance Partners Limited, a Cayman Islands based provider of governance and fiduciary services to the investment funds industry. He serves as an advisor to Cayman Islands investment funds and their boards and managers on corporate governance, regulatory and compliance matters. Mr. Kennedy holds Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Manitoba, Canada. His primary experience and focus is in business law and investment funds.

Al Burgio

FOUNDER OF THE DIGITALBITS PROJECT
DigitalBits founder Al Burgio is a serial entrepreneur, founding Console Connect in 2011 prior to his foray into blockchain technology. Console Connect pioneered Interconnection 2.0, the means by which entities can bypass public internet and interface directly with one another. Following the acquisition of Console Connect by PCCW Global, Al Burgio turned his sights on blockchain, specifically how the technology could be used to address the frictions within consumer digital assets.

Rajiv Naidoo

HEAD OF RESEARCH & COMMUNITY
Rajiv is the Head of Research and Community for the XDB Foundation. An experienced blockchain researcher, he pivoted away from traditional finance after becoming entranced with blockchain technology. A competitive track and field athlete throughout high school and university, Rajiv was a high performance trainer prior to his work with DigitalBits and the XDB Foundation.

Alex Adiev

Head of Brand & Communications
Alex Adiev, an entrepreneur who became attracted to the decentralized nature of blockchain technology after coming across Bitcoin in 2011. A self-taught crypto enthusiast, Alex joined the DigitalBits team in January 2019, and currently operates as the Head of Brand and Communications for the XDB Foundation.

Jane Yoon

DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT MARKETING
Jane is the Director of Marketing for the XDB Foundation. She is a creative and multitalented UI/UX designer with a unique skill set including design strategy, branding, graphic design and user interface design. Her extensive background spans over 10 years in visual art and design, creating immersive and beautiful experiences.

Julie Lyle

DIGITALBITS ADVISOR, FORMER CMO OF WALMART
Julie Lyle, Accomplished global business leader and Board Director who has built winning brands and teams for the world’s largest companies as well as for start-ups. Proficient in industry-leading technology (blockchain, AI, cryptocurrency, digital asset classes). Globally recognized leader in Marketing, eCommerce, Merchandising, Operations, Digital Media, CRM, Branding and Social Engagement programs that reach diverse consumer segments in both mature and emerging markets. Extensive marketing, merchandising and operational expertise with a track record for leveraging innovation & technology to drive customer acquisition, retention, and up-sell that delivers optimal, long-term shareholder value.

Lars Rensing

DIGITALBITS ADVISOR, CO-FOUNDER AND CFO AT ARK
Lars Rensing, is the CEO and Co-Founder at Protokol, as well as the lead and Co-Founder of Ark. With 4+ years experience in the blockchain industry, Lars’ passion stems from helping everyone from startups to enterprise when it comes to unlocking the opportunities presented by blockchain technology.

Tracy Leparulo

DIGITALBITS ADVISOR, FOUNDER AND CEO AT UNTRACEABLE
Tracy Leparulo Founder and CEO at Untraceable, is an early crypto investor and Blockchain Futurist, she founded Untraceable in 2013 to help build and grow the crypto community. Untraceable is the first event management and marketing agency within the blockchain and cryptocurrency community in Canada.

Anthony Coscio

DIGITALBITS ADVISOR, MANAGING PARTNER AT TOKENSTACK PARTNERS
Anthony Coscio is the managing partner at TokenStack Partners.

Michael Morris

DIGITALBITS ADVISOR, FOUNDER AND FORMER CEO OF SLIDE
Michael Morris was the Co-Founder and CEO of Slide, a next-generation money management platform for gift cards that was the #1 rated gift card app for iOS and Android which was acquired by Raise in June 2016.