OUR LEADING EXPERTS

Leadership

Leadership is much more than authority and recognition from the outside world. Instead, it’s all about developing people and helping others reach their full potential. It’s about equipping others with the right tools and strategies to not only maximize the success of an organization, but also the lives of individuals.

ANTONIO BRASSE | CEO & CO-FOUNDER
Bachelors of Science in Accounting and Computer Science
  • CISA Certified (Certified Information Systems Auditor)
  • CPA License – NY State
  • CIA Certified (Certified Internal Auditor)
  • CFSA Certified (Certified Financial Services Auditor – Banking and Insurance)
  • CAMS Certified (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist by ACAMS covering Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing)

Antonio is one of the founders and CEO of BlockQuake™ Holdings, LLC, and its digital asset/cryptocurrency trading subsidiary. He has almost two decades of regulatory, financial, operational and technology audit experience within the financial services industry, working at major global companies headquartered in New York City involved in banking, venture capital/private equity, real estate/mortgage, broker-dealer and insurance operations.

His personal trading experiences included stocks, options, and forex before delving into cryptocurrency trading. Along with his business partners, he found there was much lacking with the existing landscape of cryptocurrency trading platforms, things he was used to seeing in traditional financial markets, such as performance, security, transparency and trust as well as customer support. This was the genesis of BlockQuake™. The BlockQuake™ team believes they can change this landscape for the better through significant and rapid disruption, “creating seismic shifts.”

Antonio is a first generation American and native New Yorker, born and bred in Brooklyn, a son of immigrants from the former British West Indies/Caribbean. He’s passionate about traveling globally and volunteering both domestically and abroad. He strives to be the epitome of the American Dream and inspire others to believe that they can live a life full of possibilities.

OUR EXPERT TEAM

Team Members

No successful company is complete without a team of talented and driven partners who work together in their specific areas of expertise, therefore becoming the backbone of the company, providing support to its executive department. The BlockQuake™ team and its associates consist of over 20 individuals and firms globally, all working towards the common goal of making the BlockQuake™ trading platform the go to digital asset exchange for traders, retail and institutional alike. Meet part of the team:

JOHN SHERMAN
DIRECTOR OF INVESTOR RELATIONS

John is President and CEO of JMS Executive Advisory Services INC. He has 25 years of financial market experience & has been advising companies from early to late stage projects, from money raising to helping them go public. John is also an independent financial recruiter. He headhunts for financial advisors, stock brokers and investment bankers nationwide.

STEWARD KWAN
CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER

Steward is the founder and owner of two successful entertainment businesses which have seen substantial financial growth since inception in 2010. He has over 16 years of event planning & media relations experience with well-known brands and has hosted business conferences and training for several corporations and Fortune 500 companies.

RAY LICATA
CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

Ray has 20 years experience building financial, web-based applications at a large multinational finance and insurance company. His experience includes over 10 years leading a software development team and his applications have solved data management, trading, reporting, transaction management, and data quality issues.

SAM HYUN
CHIEF STRATEGIST / CRYPTOCURRENCY MARKETS

With over 5 years of experience trading Cryptocurrencies, Sam has a deep understanding of working with Centralized/Decentralized Cryptocurrency exchanges/trading platforms and a tight grasp on Cryptocurrency markets in relation to financial markets.  He worked at Barclays specializing in the Treasury Liquidity Risk Management dept.

CAITLIN STILIN-ROONEY
PROJECT MANAGER

Caitlin co-developed the Cotedemi Women’s Business Cooperative on the Dominican Republic/Haiti border where she worked with an international women’s bank to build banking products for marginalized communities. In 2016 she worked on MIT’s Blockchain Border Bank project.

MICHAEL WILSON
DEVELOPER / BUSINESS ANALYST

With over 30 years of experience as a Developer and Business Analyst, Michael has a demonstrated history of working in Banking, Telecommunications and the Insurance industry. Strong research professional skilled in Enterprise Risk Management, Requirements Analysis, Banking, Enterprise Architecture and Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

Advisory Committee

CHAD ANDERSON
Marketing Advisor
BERNARD GONZALEZ
Investment & Marketing Advisor
RANDY SHRIKISHUN
Senior Research Analyst

Legal Team

MARLON PAZ
Seward & Kissel LLP
BRETT COTLER
Seward & Kissel LLP
ANDREA CATANEO
Sheppard Mullin
RICHARD FRIEDMAN
Sheppard Mullin
JOHN A. BENEMERITO
Benemerito Law
ALEJANDRA GONZALEZ, ESQ
Benemerito Law

Partners

POLYMATH
V-STOCK

Management Team

The BLOCKQUAKE™ team is comprised of a myriad of professionals whom have hundreds of years of combined experience and are knowledgeable in their craft. The team’s co-founders collectively have over four decades’ worth of experience across financial, business, technology, cybersecurity, and auditing as well as major regulatory project management assignments in the financial services, insurance and banking industries, with various designations being held such as the CPA, CIA, CFSA, CISSP, CISA and CAMS.  Compliance is at the forefront of our minds because of our corporate experiences, which gives us familiarity with regulatory issues and how to address them as they impact the blockchain industry.

On the exchange development side and related services, we have several hundred years of combined experience.  Our development team has provided advanced technology products and services to clients including NASDAQ, J.P. Morgan Chase, Credit Suisse, Barclays Capital, Fidelity, TD Ameritrade, IBM, Google, and many other known companies domestically and abroad spanning the globe.

Another component of our team is our accounting and finance professionals; whom collectively have over five decades’ worth of experience and knowledge working within the frame work of creating and producing financial statements that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  The team has worked with/for major private and publicly traded organizations whose businesses included both US based and overseas operations.  Some team members were personally responsible for a book of business where revenues exceeded one billion annually.  Other team members lead audit teams where client’s revenues exceeded several billion annually and at some time in their careers worked for “Big Four” accounting firms.

With over 100 years of combined experience, another integral part of the BLOCKQUAKE™ team includes our talented and knowledgeable attorneys.  We are proficient in understanding the various legal and securities issues that face us in an ever changing environment.  We have already formed several United States based companies, registered two trademarks, investigated and are in the process of filing patents applications.

BLOCKQUAKE™ believes in having a team that is cohesive where everyone stands side by side working towards the company’s mission.  Our team prides itself on looking at the “Big Picture” and doesn’t allow small obstacles to grow into something too large that we cannot handle.  We work on managing those small obstacles into situations that allow us to do business efficiently and effectively in order to achieve our goals.