What are you looking to do with Polymath?
“I like to think of myself as a founder's founder. I love to create and invest in innovative technology companies. I thoroughly enjoy every aspect of starting a new venture: vision setting, assembling a talented team, and working together to launch a new product. My favourite thing to do is just hang out with other founders.”
Trevor started his career as a hockey player, after being selected by the New York Rangers in the 2005 NHL entry draft. However, after a serious car accident in 2011 derailed his dreams of becoming a professional athlete, Trevor pivoted to entrepreneurship. He quickly became fascinated with the software industry which took him to Silicon Valley and Wall Street, where he saw first-hand what it takes to become a successful tech founder.
In 2012, Trevor began to explore the world of cryptocurrency and purchased his first bitcoin on eBay in 2012.
Five years later, Trevor recognized the transformative potential of blockchain technology and co-founded Polymath -- one of the first projects to propose the concept of 'security tokens'. Polymath makes it easy for companies to securely tokenize real-world assets. Trevor is proud of the dynamic and growing Polymath community. He continues to support Polymath's effort to empower the financial system through the blockchain.
Trevor is regarded as one of Canada’s leading innovators in the world of Web3. He has founded a number of successful ventures, including Matador, Tokens.com, FirstCarbon, Layer 2 Ventures, and an early Oculus Rift-based project that became one of the world’s first VR exits.
He is also a prolific angel investor in Web3 projects like ShapeShift, Block.One, Hashgraph, Alongside, EigenLayer and others.
In his spare time, Trevor enjoys mentoring other founders and brain injury survivors. Outside of work, Trevor enjoys competitive hobbies like Chess and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Vincent guides the growth of Polymath, delivering an innovative and evolutionary software platform for a new generation of capital markets, leaning on his successful 25 years of start-up and scale up experience in financial software and services, as well as telecom software. Prior to Polymath, Vincent was the CEO of Telepin Software Systems Inc, a fintech software company providing a disruptive digital wallet and payments platform for developed and emerging markets globally (acquired by Constellation Software Inc. (TSX:CSU). He has also held CTO and founding positions at Airwide Solutions, a software provider in mobile messaging and security software for the telecoms industry (acquired by Mavenir). Vincent is also a member of the Governing Council of the Polymesh Association, an institutional–grade permissioned blockchain built specifically for regulated assets.
“Blockchain technology holds tremendous promise to bring in a new era of transparency, accountability, protection, and efficiency in business. We are working to deliver an institutional-grade end-to-end platform that realizes the potential of real world assets represented as security tokens and operated through smart contracts”
Melanie leads finance, HR and compliance for Polymath Research. She ensures the organization has best-in-class financial and corporate governance infrastructure to meet the needs of the market and achieve sustainable growth.
Prior to Polymath, Melanie was the CFO of Brane Inc., a technology service provider for digital asset custody. In addition to other senior finance roles, she also served as the CFO of Incognito Software Systems, a global telecom software provider (acquired by Constellation Software Inc. (TSX:CSU). Melanie is also on the boards of Brane Trust Company and Mobio Technologies (TSX-V:MBO).
“What excites me about the work we do at Polymath is that it’s more than just fintech, more than just digitization of assets. It’s the convergence of industries, and the unmatched opportunities that exist to help people grow wealth now and in the future.”
Joanne is a highly effective marketing executive with over 20 years of experience in developing and executing strategic, integrated marketing plans resulting in maximized demand generation, market awareness, and tangible ROI contribution. She excels in stakeholder consensus building, leading inter-departmental initiatives from high-level business concept to tangible working and system level implementation. Among her many accomplishments, Joanne successfully led and executed an $800,000 web seminar program responsible for having influence on an average of $18 million in business per year. Additionally, she is an experienced program developer, effectively managing dozens of product releases from a marketing perspective.
“We are uniquely positioned to provide a platform that makes investing in securities accessible to all. Polymath is leading the charge in this space, and it’s exciting to be part of the transformation of an industry.”
Brian has led successful national and international blockchain-based startups over the past four years, and these deep relationships have given him unique insight into market trends and objectives. He has functioned as an interim C-suite executive within numerous mid-sized companies, gaining broad operational, financial and technical experience. He has done extensive R&D and product design for many Silicon Valley technology firms. Brian holds a Master’s Degree in both Business Administration and Mechanical Engineering.
“Delivering high quality, innovative products is at the core of everything I do. At Polymath, this starts with understanding the issues that our customers face every day, and building products that provide solutions and exceed expectations.”