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EXECUTIVE TEAM

A Wealth Of Experience
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Thomas Coughlin

CEO

Thomas Coughlin is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kinesis Limited as well as Allocated Bullion Exchange (ABX). He has worked in the investment, funds management and bullion industries for approximately seventeen years. His professional portfolio management career spans the foundation of the boutique investment company, TRAC Financial, to the establishment of a highly successful Absolute Return Fund.

Thomas has dedicated a significant part of his career working collaboratively to build the complex systems of a cross-border international bullion market with an extensive global network of central bankers, brokers, fund managers and advisers. His experience, extensive network and broad knowledge of capital markets, enable him to deliver exceptional value and insight to all stakeholders.

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Michael Coughlin

CFO

Michael Coughlin is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Allocated Bullion Exchange (ABX). His tertiary accountancy education was completed at the University of Southern Queensland, with Post Graduate studies at the University of Queensland in Economics, and Canberra University in Taxation Law.

Michael has a total of 41 years experience as a CPA in the accountancy and financial services professions. He has owned and operated a Brisbane-based public accountancy firm and financial services company since 1984. Awarded a Cadetship with the Australian Taxation Office in 1973, he worked in the assessing, business audit and investigation areas of the Australian Taxation Office, and eventually in the Interpretation and Advising Branch of the Taxation Office’s Head Office in Canberra until November 1979, at which time he commenced in public practice.

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David Charles

Non-Executive Director

David Charles is a Director of the Allocated Bullion Exchange. A lawyer by trade, David has protected and advanced the interests of some of the largest and most prominent entities in the world, across four continents.

David’s experience spans corporate structuring, domestic and cross-border mergers & acquisitions, capital markets and private equity, insurance, intellectual property and planning & environment law. David holds a Bachelor of Laws (Commercial Law) from the University of Queensland and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. He is admitted/registered in several jurisdictions worldwide.

David Underwood

Non-Executive Director

David Underwood graduated as a teacher from the University of Southern Queensland in 1974 and worked with the Queensland Department of Education until 1977. During his time in Queensland Parliament he was the Shadow Minister of Health, Education, Tourism and National Parks serving numerous Parliamentary Committees.

Following his resignation from Parliament, he was a consultant to business and industry for a number of years prior to becoming the Mayor of Ipswich City for four years until local government amalgamation of Ipswich City and Moreton Shire in 1995. David has been a shareholder in ABX since its inception, and brings a wealth of experience and policy expertise to the Board.

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Rosalyn Charlton

CTO

Rosalyn Charlton is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Allocated Bullion Exchange (ABX). As an Agile Practitioner, she has coached and led sizeable teams of professionals and directed numerous successful projects using Agile strategies.

Rosalyn is a resourceful and insightful professional with a natural disposition to strategic problem solving using both her extensive knowledge of Agile methodologies and her inherent problem solving skills. Applying these skills through strategic architectures and technologies, Rosalyn ensures that business objectives are always fully comprehended and met. Her areas of expertise include IT Strategy, Strategic Management, Agile Development and Management Methodologies, SCRUM, Kanban. Enterprise Architecture Principles, Development Team Leadership and Management, Effective Team Dynamics, Collaborative Management, Change Management, Business Process Design and Analysis.

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Eric Maine

Non-Executive Director

Eric Maine has more than 30 years of senior management experience in the exchange and financial markets. His most recent positions in the Asia Pacific Region included Director of Market Development at the Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange (HKMEx), Head of Product Development and Management at Singapore Exchange (SGX), and Head of Product & Research at Singapore Mercantile Exchange (SMX). Eric has also held positions at Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and the New York Board of Trade.

Outside of the exchange space, Eric has held senior level management positions, including Senior Managing Director of Canning/Maine Inc, a New York based investment firm, Managing Director/Head of Metals at Allied Irish Banks and Vice President of Metals and Mining at Prudential-Bache (now Jefferies Bache).

OPERATIONS TEAM

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Richard Melbourne

Head Of Operations
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Richard Melbourne is Head of Member Services at Allocated Bullion Exchange (ABX). Richard has spent the past decade within the Financial Services industry as senior investment advisor and head of operations at both boutique specialty investment firms, along with internationally respected investment houses. Richard has always been in customer facing roles and understands the significant value of delivering excellence in customer experience.

Richard holds a Bachelor of Business, majoring in both management and finance from Griffith University and has also studied international markets abroad at The University of Sheffield in the UK. His experience building relationships with institutional and sophisticated clients, each from highly varying industries, underpins the unrivaled level of customer satisfaction he aims to deliver in this role.

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Dan Ryan

Legal Counsel

Dan Ryan is a commercial and technology lawyer with over 15 years’ high-level advisory and transactional experience in Asia. Mr Ryan began his career working for leading international law firms (Baker & McKenzie, Freshfields) in their corporate, intellectual property and technology groups before moving to senior in-house roles.

Dan advises on legal requirements of a global precious metals exchange, along with the jurisdictional requirements in the crypto space. He oversees global identity verification and anti-money laundering implementations, ensuring industry standards of security are met. In addition to his legal background, he reads and speaks Mandarin to a very high professional level, and has particular expertise in the China market.

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Ben Brideaux

Head Of Projects

Ben Brideaux is the Head of Projects, providing project management oversight across all projects which constitute the ABX and Kinesis ecosystems. Ben works closely with the business divisions across 4 continents, and with the CTO to ensure project delivery and system development alignment. Ben integrates the business project management demands with the Agile approaches utlilsed in the software development teams to enable smooth communication between the two domains.

A lawyer by trade, Ben additionally brings to the team a wealth of experience in the precious metals industry along with the crypto currency domain, offering a valuable combination of organisational project alignment with the requirements of ABX and Kinesis as they develop.

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Ryan Case

Head Of Sales & Trading

Ryan Case is Head of Sales & Trading at Kinesis. He has extensive experience as head of sales, having established and run sales desks across commodity, cryptocurrency, forex and derivative markets. Prior to joining Kinesis in 2018, Ryan most recently held positions as Head of Sales Trading & Partnerships at an FCA UK regulated broker and as Head of Partnerships at a multi-million dollar ICO.

He also brings extensive knowledge of the precious metal markets, having served as Head of Sales for the Allocated Bullion Exchange (ABX), which he joined as one of the first team members in 2011. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business (Finance Major) from the Queensland University of Technology.

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Jai Bifulco

Head Of Marketing

With over 12 years in Marketing, Sales and Business Development within Fin-tech, Finance, Investment, Technology & Mining. Experience in all corners of the globe with entrepreneurial & reputable start-up’s through to well established corporations in need of a fresh, creative approach backed by solid management.

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Zubair Bukhari

Content & PR Manager

International Marketing background experience with a degree in International Business from Kingston University London. Extensive knowledge of social media marketing over a range of platforms. Developed an ability to build stop relationships with the capability of working with practically anyone which has resulted in the formation of a worldwide network.

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Danish Khan

Sales Executive

Sales Executive at Kinesis. He has previous experience at a big 4 accounting firm, servicing Wealth & Asset Management clients. Danish has earned a degree in Accounting & Finance from the University of Bath and created a digital marketing agency for SMEs during this time. Danish also trades cryptocurrencies with a focus on behavioural finance.

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Altan Bahtiyar

Sales Executive

Experienced sales executive with experience within the Banking and Forex Industries for over 7 years. He has completed his studies in the biggest financial centers of the world; London and New York. He has gained experience to understand the needs of the clients in financial industry. He is passionate about the needs and the goals of his clients. He has an extended network of Clients in the Banking, FOREX and Cryptocurrency space.

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Som Ranga

Financial Associate

Som Ranga joined Kinesis earlier this year with an extensive background in fund management and financial analysis spanning across 3 years. Before working as an analyst, Som graduated with a Bachelors of Commerce and a Masters of Finance. He is keen on utilising his client management skills to assist Member Services and continues to demonstrate strong analysis within the physical bullion and cryptocurrency markets. Som brings a wealth of experience in financial modelling, reporting and analysing complex financial data for the Kinesis Team.

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Jeremy Lee

Associate

Jeremy is an Associate within the Kinesis Operations Team with a focus on member services, compliance and regulatory issues. Prior to joining Kinesis, Jeremy was a commercial lawyer for a large Brisbane law firm and has recently obtained the Certified Bitcoin Professional accreditation with the Cryptocurrency Certification Consortium (C4). This certification reflects his interest and in depth understanding across a broad range of Blockchain technologies.

DEVELOPMENT TEAM

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Sam Jeston

Blockchain and Software Developer

Software developer with experience developing highly performant NodeJS web services, CICD solutions, solidity smart contracts and ERC20 tokens.

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Carl Foster

Blockchain and Software Developer

Software developer experienced in building and enhancing web applications. Focused on smart and scalable development structures.

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Alex Revell

Full Stack Developer

Software developer experienced in building and enhancing web applications.

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Kim Nepata

Blockchain Systems Test Analyst

10 years within the insurance/financial business industry with extensive knowledge and experience from a professional career shift within this sector. With this background a development of the understanding of business requirements, transforming them into quality driven testing processes, that supports the stakeholders current methodology.

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Anita Coffey

Blockchain Automation Developer

Mathematics and Computer Programming graduate, with two years experience in Software Development. Attention to detail as well as an ability to quickly spot issues and create software solutions as they arise. Bachelor’s Degree in French and Mathematical Studies, as well as a Master’s degree in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing.

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Archibald Butler

Front End Web Developer

Archie started his career around 2007, working as a senior front end web designer and developer for clients such as Asos, Audemars Piguet Watches, Burger King, Mindshare, Hogarth, JMT, and of course...Walls Ice Cream!

ADVISORY TEAM

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Shane Morand

Marketing Consultant

Shane Morand understands goal achievement and success. He has been an enthusiastic student of Napoleon Hill's principles since he was 19 years old. He became the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for a major printing firm in Ottawa, Canada at the age of 25 and assisted with and helped streamline the launching of the world’s first North American television network dedicated to success. Shane has worked directly with some of the industry’s most high profile speakers and trainers including Anthony Robbins, Zig Ziglar, Jim Rohn, Les Brown, Dr. Mark Victor Hansen to name just a few.

In 2008, Shane Co-Founded an International, a global gourmet coffee company that sells its products through a network of independent distributors and has since become one of the most successful companies in the direct sales industry worldwide. From zero to $1 Billion in total sales in less than 5 years with over 1.8 Million Distributors in 50+ countries. Shane has been recognized for numerous awards, for his exemplary leadership performance, his influence on free enterprise, and has been presented with a Global Business Mentorship Award.

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Andrew Maguire

Precious Metals Specialist

Andrew Maguire sits on the advisory board of The Allocated Bullion Exchange (ABX) and is a consultant and advisor to many international hedge fund managers, bullion banks, directors and metal traders globally, all of whom rely on his highly recognized field of expert market analysis and incredibly accurate ability to forecast.

Andrew is internationally renowned for his unique ability to read the precious metals market, with his special knowledge and experience gained over 40+ years trading in financial and commodity markets and is the expert in these highly complex and competitive fields.

Andrew is regularly featured in international media, international documentaries and is guest speaker at national and international conferences. Andrew’s quotes are constantly used on numerous blog sites around the world. His whistleblower evidence, constant efforts and lobbying to bring market manipulation to the attention of the world’s media is the topic inside many financial publications and paperbacks.

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Pádraig Seif

Advisory Board Member

Pádraig Johannes Seif Pádraig Johannes Seif is the CEO of Finemetal Asia Ltd., a specialist precious metals distributor for Argor-Heraeus in Asia, operating mainly in Hong Kong as a wholesaler of physical gold products. Pádraig holds an LLB in English Law from the University of London and a degree in German and English Law from the University of Passau.

His career spans over 10 years of experience in the legal and financial sectors. He has worked on structured finance and capital markets transactions relating to a broad range of structured financial products, mainly on behalf of corporate trustee divisions of international banks. In 2010 he joined Vulpes Investment Management Ltd, Creo European Investments Fund as Transaction Manager and Legal Counsel, where he set up numerous offshore fund structures. Today, Pádraig is the CEO of Finemetal Asia and is responsible for the overall operations, management and performance of the Company.

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Robert Cooke

Blockchain Specialist

Robert provides a wealth of Blockchain knowledge and experience to Kinesis.

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Axel Paul Dieglemann

LPM Group Co-Founder

Managing Director Trisuna-Lagerhaus AG, Triesen, Liechtenstein.

He is an investor in precious metals and agriculture for more than 20 years and serving as a board member in various companies since 1994. In 2012 Axel Diegelmann co-founded the LPM Group (Liechtenstein Precious Metals Group) consisting of four different companies: Rheingold-Edelmetall AG as the leading precious metals trading company in Liechtenstein and Switzerland.

Trisuna-Lagerhaus AG providing a high security facility for storing precious metals, art and other valuable items (safety-deposit-boxes, safes and vault rooms). As a logistics provider the company is integrated in all the important worldwide storage facilities. OZL Offenes Zolllager in Liechtenstein AG, offering bonded and non-bonded warehouse solutions for private, institutional and banking clients (allocated and segregated storage).

Since 2017 the LPM Group develops in cooperation with ABX (Allocated Bullion Exchange) precious metals exchange, technology, blockchain, vaulting and mobile banking solutions.

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William Kaye

Senior Director of PGL

Bill Kaye (64) ranks among the deans of the Asia/Pacific alternative asset management industry. He is the Founder and has served as the Senior Managing Director of the Pacific Alliance Group (PGL) of companies since relocating permanently to Hong Kong in 1991. Mr. Kaye has been chiefly responsible for PGL's asset management businesses where he has served as CIO of The Greater Asian Hedge Fund as well as it’s predecessor, The Asian Hedge Fund, LP.

PGL's hedge funds have frequently been ranked among the region's elite, most recently being recognized by AsiaHedge in the category of "Best in Asia including Japan" for 2010 and 2009 as well as by BarclayHedge, Ltd. in the category of "Top 10 - Emerging Markets Asia - Past 3 Years (2008 - 2010)". PGL has also been a pioneer private equity investor in mainland China since the early 1990s. PGL affiliate Asimco raised and invested approximately $400 million usd in privatizations of a range of Chinese auto component manufacturing and brewery businesses. The Company or its affiliates have also invested in numerous smaller venture capital deals in the Asia/Pacific region.

Prior to founding PGL, Mr. Kaye managed the Arbitrage Department and was a Member of the Board of Directors of Paine Webber Incorporated in New York. Mr. Kaye received a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) degree from Vanderbilt University in 1975 and a MBA degree from the University of Chicago GSB in 1977, where he was graduated as a Beta Gamma Sigma scholar. Mr. Kaye is a Permanent Resident of Hong Kong.

A Powerful Team To Lead A Powerful New Paradigm