Bloq’s executive team features senior leaders with outstanding expertise in driving blockchain innovation.
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Former CTFC Chairman
CEO / CTO / Co-Founder
Jeff has long been at the center of developing and commercializing open source software related to Bitcoin and blockchain technology.
Before co-founding Bloq to develop blockchain solutions for a multi-chain world, he spent five years as a Bitcoin core developer and ten years at Red Hat. His work with the Linux kernel is now found in every Android phone and data center running Linux today. Jeff serves on the advisory boards of BitPay, BitFury, Netki and WayPaver Labs.
Among the earliest contributors to Bitcoin, the 15,678 BTC Jeff gave away in developer bounties for the then-nascent project is today worth six-figures in USD.
Chairman / Co-Founder
In addition to co-founding Bloq, Matthew is also the founding partner of Tally Capital, a private investment firm focused on digital assets and blockchain-enabled technology, with a portfolio of market leading companies including Binance, Block.One, Blockstream, Orchid, Factom and Qtum.
In addition, he is the chairman of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, the world’s first and largest blockchain trade association. Matthew also serves on the board of BitGive, a non-profit foundation that improves philanthropic impact with blockchain technology.
Chief Operating Officer
Hadley is responsible for guiding product strategy and growth for Bloq, as the company expands its vision of developing vital infrastructure services for enterprise companies and blockchain-native businesses. Hadley joined Bloq after seventeen years at Fidelity Investments, where he most recently led the cryptocurrency and blockchain incubator within the firm’s innovation lab, including the launch of Fidelity Digital Assets.
Previous roles at Fidelity included innovation strategy and product development leadership. Prior to joining Fidelity in 2001, Hadley led the User Experience team at the Boston office of Razorfish. Stern authored the book iPod and iTunes Hacks through the O’Reilly Media Group and holds 16 patents for a variety of technologies and business processes.
Chief Communications & Marketing Officer
Phil leads communications and marketing across Bloq’s corporate brand, its core product suite, and the projects affiliated with BloqLabs. Prior to joining Bloq in 2018, Phil was a senior vice president at the Edelman PR firm and the leader of its global blockchain center-of-excellence. There, he guided the world’s largest communications firm’s initial explorations across two generational technology shifts: social media and blockchain.
In his near-decade in Silicon Valley prior to Edelman, his work helped guide clients to win the Technology Pioneers Programme Award at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Twice. Known for PR industry “firsts,” Phil is widely considered to be the first PR professional to start a blog (2001) and the first to describe and demonstrate the value of blockchain technology in communications (2015).
Vice President of Sales
Jake McCorkle leads the Bloq sales team and drives global software sales. He brings to the position a very successful career track of 20+ years in enterprise sales, with a focus on working with the top Fortune 100 companies.
His expertise includes global network infrastructure, enterprise software and data center services and management. He is known for creating long-lasting partnerships and programs that drive the customer experience.
Head of BloqLabs & Corporate Development
In addition to running Bloq’s venture studio, BloqLabs, Alice guides corporate development, product strategy, fundraising, and investor relations for Bloq and its mining-management spinoff Titan. Prior to joining Bloq, Alice spent several years at Deloitte in Technology & Strategy, consulting where she worked within the payments and blockchain verticals and spent much of her time exploring applications and new business models for blockchain, AI, and other emerging technologies.
Alice has worked with leading institutions in financial services (RBC, TD, CIBC, Interac, HKMA), luxury hospitality (Four Seasons), and healthcare/pharmaceuticals (GlaxoSmithKline, Public Health Agency of Canada) providing strategic, product, and operational advisory services.
Chief Operating Officer
Matt leads the product direction and strategy development for the Bloq platform, having originally led the company’s early enterprise efforts. Previously, Matt was a leader within Deloitte’s consulting practice, providing business strategy and technology advisory services to a variety of clients including global financial institutions and insurance companies.
Matt was also instrumental in building Deloitte’s Canadian blockchain practice and emerging technology innovation lab.
Carol leads operational accounting, financial reporting, and corporate treasury management for Bloq and the projects affiliated with BloqLabs. Prior to joining Bloq in 2020, Carol led accounting policy and financial reporting for a fintech company. Previously, Carol was a Senior Manager in Ernst & Young’s financial services assurance practice, providing audit and advisory services to leading organizations in the banking, capital markets, and asset management sectors. Carol is a Certified Public Accountant (active, state of Colorado).
Head of DeFi; CEO, Vesper Finance
Jordan Kruger leads Bloq’s DeFi initiatives and is the co-founder of Vesper. Jordan joined Bloq in 2016 and during her time has been the managing director of Metronome, the first autonomous DeFi asset, and led several Enterprise wallet projects. In addition, Jordan serves as a research fellow at the Chamber of Digital Commerce. Prior to joining Bloq, Jordan was a data scientist for Cognitiv and a bioinformatics researcher at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. She holds a master’s degree in bioinformatics from Georgetown University.
Head of Mining; CEO, Titan
Ryan has a rich history of building mining-related businesses starting as early as 2013. He was the creator of Poolwarz, the first customize-able profit switching mining pool supporting 80+ alt-coin mining pools, and Rigwarz, a mining hardware comparison site. He has been a software engineer for over 15 years, a CTO at multiple software startups, and ran his own software company for over 5 years.
Head of Metaverse; CEO, Atmos
A 3x entrepreneur, Kevin is a veteran builder in the blockchain industry, specializing in NFTs and DeFi. Kevin was a co-founder at GoCoin, a blockchain payments company, in 2013. GoCoin was the first payment processor in the space to enable altcoin-to-fiat rails for merchants. In 2017, he founded AUX Labs, which built a suite of early DeFi (auction focused) and NFT (marketplace) products. In 2021, he joined Bloq as one of the lead developers of Vesper Finance. Kevin brings extensive experience as an operator, leader, and builder to Atmos.
Louis Goldman is the general counsel of Bloq, Inc. and also the managing partner of Navigator Law Group, a boutique law firm that has done significant M&A and securities work with startups, blockchain companies, and venture capital/angel investing groups. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in economics and then obtained a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School (Order of the Coif and cum laude).
In New York City, Goldman worked for Cleary Gottlieb and also established a merchant bank, Abacus & Associates LP, where he was a managing director. In Chicago, he was the Co-Chairman of Altheimer & Gray where he opened 10 offices outside of the U.S. and managed a team of 450 people. He also was on the management and investment committees of four private investment funds of A&G Investors. He was a cofounder of JustWrite EMR, an electronic medical records startup.