Our Team

We are Building a Community of Talented People

Our team is made up of experienced professionals in the fields of finance, systems engineering, business strategy, and law. Team members previously worked and held executive roles at wealth management, hedge fund, fintech and blockchain companies.

Michael Beck

Project Leader

Michael is a business strategist and technologist with over 20 years of experience in the areas of health care, finance, and wealth management. During this time, he took on multiple roles such as founder, principal consultant and CTO.

He also served as an AVP at a prominent capital management company where he performed software architecture and development related functions for a hedge fund with $14bn+ AUM.

Michael has a BA in Economics-Political Science from Columbia College of Columbia University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. He holds five patents in areas related to decentralized cryptography with respect to management of data rights and entitlements.

Jarrod Perry

Operations / Compliance / Legal

Jarrod has served as a corporate attorney for 10 years and gained extensive experience with startups and early stage companies.

He specializes in structuring corporate acquisitions and collateralized debt. For the past two years, Jarrod worked as General Counsel to a New York based blockchain development company where he oversaw corporate governance and compliance obligations.

Antonio Reyes

Head of Marketing & Business Development

Antonio Reyes’ background spans over 30 years of experience in executive positions and founder roles across media, technology, education, and nonprofit entities. Reyes is the Co-Founder of BlockScience, a leading complex systems engineering firm and close UNION partner. Before BlockScience, Reyes was the Co-Founder and CEO of IGM Global Inc, which developed online B2B education medium portals for C-Suite executive guidance regarding the impact of exponential technology. Reyes also was the Co-Founder and CEO of Excelorators Inc., partnering with faculty at leading universities. His other roles include the Co-Director of the Breakthrough Program in South Florida, the Founder of Startowers Inc, and the Director of Latin American Operations for the CBN/Family Channel Network.

Wan Li Zhu

Advisor

Wan Li is an experienced venture capital investor. He has held senior level investment roles at Fairhaven Capital, which has invested over $450M in technology startups, and at the corporate venture capital arm of leading U.S. construction company Suffolk.

Prior to VC, Wan Li was a product leader at Microsoft in enterprise application software. Wan Li holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from MIT, where he completed research in artificial intelligence and quantitative finance.

Dr. Michael Zargham

Technical Advisor

Dr. Michael Zargham is a data and decision systems engineer with over a decade of experience designing and evaluating decentralized algorithms related to business processes.

He is the founder and CEO of BlockScience, a research and analytics firm for blockchain networks that has worked with prominent projects including Ocean Protocol, Balancer, and more. Michael holds a PhD in systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied optimization and control of decentralized networks.

Manos Megagiannis

ISSO

Manos Megagiannis is Union’s Infrastructure and Information Security Officer (ISSO). Manos has over 30 years of experience in software development, information security, LAN/WAN/datacenter architecture, and computer forensics.

Manos previously held CTO roles for numerous companies and has worked with several Fortune 500 firms, government agencies, tech startups, and SMEs.

David Namdar

Advisor

David Namdar is the GP at Coral Capital and CEO of NFT.com. David’s wealth of 15-year experience spanning entrepreneurship, international business development, venture capital, derivatives, foreign currencies, and the DeFi market draws from his high-profile background as a founding partner of both Galaxy Digital and SolidX Partners. 

David’s previous roles also include working at Millennium Management and UBS Hong Kong. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and International Business from the USC Marshall School of Business and also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Toby Lewis

Advisor

Toby Lewis has 12 years of analyst experience from the worlds of institutional finance, venture capital, blockchain and crypto.

Lewis began his career at Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal, before co-founding a well known analyst firm of corporate venture capital Global Corporate Venturing.

He went on to set up Union partner Novum Insights, an analyst firm of blockchain, crypto and other frontier technologies in 2016.

Hunny Badger

Community Manager

hUNNy Badger represents the spirit of UNION; always on the watch, protecting the network and community from threats and naysayers. 

He is a creature of nature, born and raised in the wild, gentle and kind, yet tough as nails. 

His positive outlook and ability to find humor in any situation make him a valuable addition to the UNION family and to those who wish to cross him, our advice is… Don’t.

hUNNy’s previous roles include working for some Punk King of the Jungle and a random Ape that owns a yacht. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in eating FUD  from the Sub-Saharan African School of Business and also holds snakes in his teeth.

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