Kaj is an ambitious visionary and a retail banking expert who has worked his whole career in financial services, focusing on investment advisory as well as product development. He has an extensive knowledge dealing with various asset classes and was first introduced to cryptocurrencies in 2014 when he included them in his own portfolio. Furthermore, Kaj is a born leader who firmly believes that technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence holds a great promise and will eventually offer a solution for many industry problems. By utilizing his subject matter expertise and customer-centric approach to business, Kaj will lead Gainwise forward and aims to set new standards for retail banking experience.
Sumana has extensive experience in the financial markets and investments. An angel investor herself, she enjoys working and mentoring startups which lead her to start her own company. At Morgan Stanley, she was part of the investment team and later went on to manage the global sales desk handling institutional clients. Prior to this, at Lehman Brothers, she was the lead analyst for Turkish stocks. Sumana Mallick holds a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Leeds, UK and a Bachelors degree in Statistics from the University of Delhi, India.
Co-founder CTO and CPO – SP
(Note: SP is contractually prevented from public association with Gainwise so this brief non-identifying paragraph is all that can be provided.)
SP brings significant banking and payments experience to Gainwise, gained by working with leading fintechs while servicing many of the world’s leading financial institutions.
Fernando holds an MSc in Business and Economics, an MBA and is a CFA® charter holder. He brings more than 20 year’s experience having led commercial, financial and operational teams with global corporations as a CEO and CFO. Fernando has worked for corporations like American Express or Hewlett Packard. In addition, he is experienced in the startup world, having founded his own company and being a Business Angel. Fernando is currently pursuing his PhD focusing on Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies. Fernando’s motivation to join Gainwise is driven by the strong belief in the team and the possibilities of Blockchains as a game changer for the world economies in the years to come.
Martin holds a Masters degree in Law and has gained his legal experience working in Higher Regional Court in Vienna as well as in a law firm in Liechtenstein. He started his career in financial industry 10 years ago as an expert for the new legal and compliance regulations. He served as COO and Deputy Head Legal and Compliance for global financial institutions such as Credit Agricole Cheuvreux, CIC Banque Pasche and Quilvest ltd in Zurich.
Soon after starting his career in the financial industry Martin has noticed that a really compliant and customer friendly identification, investment and controlling process can only be realized if it is fully systemized. At Gainwise he can finally do what is right and that is to develop a concept which is able to transform compliance and legal matters into a competitive advantage. With the conviction that technology is part of the solution, he is dedicated to delivering a legal framework which satisfies the authorities, supports the business and shelters the client
Miklos Vidak is a seasoned banking and asset management executive with 20 years financial industry experience of which the last seven years in COO functions at Globalance Bank and J.P. Morgan Asset Management Switzerland. Furthermore, Miklos is Founder and CEO of the Zurich-based RegTech start-up Regfinity which provides innovative digital solutions to regulatory challenges of banks and asset managers. Miklos is a representative of “Banking 2.0“ with a sense for market trends and innovation, expertise and great interest in digitalisation and FinTech. As a start-up experienced allrounder, he brings experience and a track record along the entire financial industry value chain in both large and small organisations to the table. Besides his role as advisor at Gainwise, Miklos also supports the Zurich-based FinTech Atfinity in a similar role.