Building the foundation of Asia’s financial architecture to empower everyone to experience the digital assets world
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Innovative investment opportunities for everyone
We are spearheading the next generation of feasible, secure asset investments. We scour the world for the best, most exciting investment and diversification products – and put them in the palm of your hand with our free, easy-to-use apps and websites.
We are a team of entrepreneurs, economists, engineers, and designers joining forces to build a robust, trusted, and accessible product — for you —
Everyone should be able to easily and securely invest anywhere, anytime.
By supporting us, we are creating something really special together.
CEO and Co-Founder
Marcus, with his vision to ‘make investing easy’ and strong business acumen, oversees the entire regional expansion and development of Zipmex. He is an accomplished entrepreneur who previously founded Oneflare.com.au, Australia’s fastest growing marketplace for local services, which was acquired to form part of the Domain Group (ASX:DHG) and an expert in the digital assets industry. His vast experience and expertise in digital assets has earned him speaking opportunities on Bloomberg, Australian Financial Review and Business Times Singapore.
CEO Thailand and Co-Founder
Dr. Akalarp is a legal veteran in the finance industry, specializing in capital markets and digital assets. Having seen the benefits of blockchain and how digital assets can drive positive change, he strongly advocates bringing the benefits to the everyman. Prior to Zipmex, Akalarp was an executive director in a securities brokerage and investment bank. With his Georgetown law degree and a PhD in Public Administration, Akalarp is at ease working with senior government, financial regulators and within the corporate finance industry.
Our management team
Nathan is an experienced high-growth operations leader. He spent 12 years in Operations at Australia’s largest travel insurer Cover-More where he managed the day to day customer operations across claims and customer service and supported the expansion into Asian markets. Nathan completed a MBA at Macquarie Graduate School of Management and then spent the last 5 years scaling a subscription vehicle start-up in Sydney across Australia and into the UK, Canada and Mexico. He is passionate about bringing innovative crypto solutions to Australians from all walks of life and is consistently engaging with and listening to our customers.
Dmitri Kolesnikov is our Australian Compliance Officer. He brings with him over ten years of industry experience and specialises in regulatory compliance and international entities law. Dmitri received a Juris Doctor degree in Law from the University of Sydney and a Master of the Commerce from the University of Auckland. Prior to joining Zipmex, Dmitri was a compliance manager in several APAC and EU countries (Singapore, HK, Cyprus). He was responsible for the implementation, integrity and ongoing testing of the global compliance program and routinely worked with a variety of financial regulators. Outside of Zipmex Dmitri is passionate about social issues, human rights, and enabling economic growth and prosperity to the broader society.
Shivang is a natural finance leader with over 12 years of experience working for a variety of company structures, offering hands-on technical accounting, financial reporting, understanding of IFRS and a big picture strategic capabilities. He is data driven, number cruncher and a qualified CPA, and offers depth, breadth and quality of accountancy knowledge. As a proud member of CPA Australia which is one of the largest accounting bodies in the world, he brings with him commitment to integrity and business ethics. For the last many years, Shivang has been part of the broader fintech ecosystem and utilises his skills and experience to deliver a risk management framework that helps the business to flourish in a compliant way. He is a crypto enthusiast who has passion for business improvements and transformative technologies like blockchain.
Private Client Services Manager
Andrew, with his love of working with clients, heads up our Private Client Services offering in Australia, providing a top-tier service based on trust. Andrew joined Zipmex after 7 years in Corporate & Institutional Banking at ANZ Banking Group. He holds a degree in Economics from the University of Sydney and is Completing his Masters in Information Systems at Melbourne University. Andrew’s passion in digital assets stems from his interest in the technology and economics that underpin Bitcoin and other digital assets. Equipped with industry knowledge, Andrew excels at adding value to our top-tier clients through our suite of products and services.
At Zipmex, Andrew brings to life blockchain’s vast array of opportunities, by partnering with Australian’s businesses to capitalise on the growth opportunities surrounding cryptocurrency. Andrew is highly experienced in building businesses, with a strong track record of leading significant business transformation projects within household names like NRMA and Flight Centre Australia. With a combination of strategy, project management and strong communication skills, Andrew will ensure your organisation is aware of opportunities and potential paths for growth. From simply exploring the marketing, to ideation of market opportunities, to reviewing and deploying commercial partnerships, Andrew is always available.
Chief Legal Officer
A former Allen & Overy and Clifford Chance lawyer, Pav Gill has extensive experience in financial services law, focusing on payments and digital assets/cryptocurrencies. He recently led the legal teams in the Asia-Pacific region in a mix of full-time and advisory roles for companies including Wirecard and Wise before joining Zipmex as Chief Legal Officer. Pav is best known for being the whistleblower who exposed Wirecard, one of Europe’s greatest financial scandals.
Chief Operating Officer
A Graduate of Harvard Business School and holder of an LLB in Law, Scot has a wealth of experience in launching and managing businesses with a focus on the APAC region. Fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and English, he’s managed market expansion and central operations at Uber for seven years and is skilled at leading projects from ideation to execution to profitability. Scot helps businesses thrive through growth, scaling and systems design.
Chief Financial Officer
A venture capitalist, tech entrepreneur and finance leader with 15 years of cross-border experience, Nicolas has a deep understanding of tech driven scalable business models. Expert experience in fund management, risk management, fund accounting, IPO, Financial Planning and Analysis, US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, International Financial Reporting Standards, External Reporting and Treasury makes him perfectly suited to be a part of the Zipmex brain trust. He also serves on a number of company Advisory Boards, including Lamudi, Carmudi, Printvenue and Clickbus.
Chief Commercial Officer
A Bachelor of Business, Finance and Economics (Hons) graduate from the University of Technology Sydney, Jonathan is a seasoned banking professional who specializes in launching and scaling new products and divisions. Previously at ING, he led a Global Lending Program tasked with keeping ING at the forefront of digital innovation across 8 of its markets. With his executional expertise, Jonathan’s passionate about ensuring that the best product is brought to market.
Chief Product Officer
Ken is obsessed with making Zipmex fun and seamless. For him, it’s about connecting with people to grow their wealth by offering the best product. He previously worked with Marcus at Oneflare as COO and Head of Analytics, where he grew the company by 60x. Ken brings nearly a decade of unrivaled experience in data analytics and big data, developing algorithms to understand consumer behavior as part of formulating business strategy and user experience.
Chief Technology Officer
James has a rare skill of understanding both humans and code very well. He is a technology leader and an astute entrepreneur, who specifically oversaw several major transitions, including MySQL to PostgreSQL and memcached to redis. Since 2013, he has mined and coded many blockchain-related technological applications. He was previously the Head of Engineering at AirTasker where he designed and developed numerous APIs, along with other back-end infrastructure and systems design.
Chief Marketing Officer
As a trained economist with both strategy and operational experience, Proud brings deep expertise in tech strategy and marketing to make finance fun. She has worked with private equity firms and multimillion dollar companies across nine countries, as well as invested in and built companies from scratch. She grew her latest manufacturing company by 16x in revenue within 3 years. Prior to Harvard Business School, Proud was a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, focusing on establishing strategic initiatives for C-suite clients.
Kelvin has a larger than life personality that, combined with his fintech and e-commerce expertise, makes him the perfect person to spearhead current and new business ventures. A former employee of Bain Capital and Morgan Stanley, Kelvin knows the ins and outs of private equity firms, global commercial and investment banks, solicitor firms, and barrister chambers. He has recently co-founded and exited FeedMe Guru, HK’s largest online dining experience platform) to New World Media after having graduated from Harvard Business School.