OUR TEAM

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JOSEPH THOMPSON

CEO | Co-Founder

Joseph combines a background in management consultancy with considerable expertise in strategic IT management in the banking and telecommunications sectors.

 

He holds a BSC in Software Systems and four MSCS, including an MBA from Manchester Business School.

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NIALL DENEHY

COO | Co-Founder

Niall has a background in software design and development. He has led numerous award-winning apps and platforms, including an application for K-12 students in the US, used by over a million students.

 

Before founding his own companies, Niall worked in over 40 countries and oversaw the growth of 3 products for a leading Irish bank.

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BEN CESSA

CTO

Ben’s main areas of expertise include distributed systems architecture, software development, interface design and user experience.

 

Before AID:Tech, he worked as Lead Technical Architect at the Fiscal Management and Municipalities division at the Inter-American Development Bank and as a Senior Technical consultant for the World Bank’s Domestic Resource Mobilization group.

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ALEJANDRO (SASHA) VICENTE GRABOVETSKY

Chief Data Scientist

Trained as a cognitive neuroscientist, Sasha received his BA and PhD from Cambridge. His unique academic background has enabled him to develop the blockchain and cognitive computing architecture at AID:Tech.

 

Here he has also created numerous libraries for Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) – currently deployed in production environments.

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GRACE MA

Director of Operations

Grace has worked in the cryptocurrency and crowdfunding industries alongside early-stage startups, prior to joining AID:Tech.

 

Highly disciplined and organised, she carries her skillset over to AID:Tech at this highly pivotal juncture.

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TOM KOSTUS

Front End Developer

Tom is a full stack developer with keen interest in all things Front End. Strongly focused on lean practices to achieve maximum impact with minimum effort, he has vast experience in delivering software solutions for wide array of industries, including investment banking, insurance and automotive.

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NAHUEL NUCERA

Lead QA Engineer

Nahuel has been working across industries including Telecoms, banking, and education in Argentina and the US prior to AID:Tech. A member of HASTQB and leveraging his experience across methodologies, frameworks, Nahuel’s focus now is on quality assurance across all of AID:Tech’s offerings.

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NICOLA PAOLI

Lead Blockchain Developer

A full-stack developer, Nicola is working on a series of projects in education, open-data and enterprise applications. His passion in tech and innovation has also brought him to focus on distributed applications and Hyperledger implementations.

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CHIRAG BAIRAGI

Blockchain Developer

Chirag is a blockchain enthusiast. He has worked across all major blockchain platforms including Hyperledger, Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple. He is currently focusing on applying the technology for real-word, impactful applications in the enterprise space.

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HERMAN SCHMIDT

Front End Developer

An experienced front end developer, Herman has also previously worked as a designer and Flash animator.

 

Herman first began his developer career in an Argentinian startup before deciding to focus fully on front end development.

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DANIEL SABAL

Product Designer

Daniel is a Designer and Branding Consultant. He has over  15 years of experience working on visual communication for several leading brands, he's specialized in Web Design, Brand Creation, Digital Illustration and Motion Graphics.

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