Who is GNY?
Cosmas is a London based tech investor and entrepreneur who has been building companies for more than 20 years.
He has his roots as a corporate finance and private equity lawyer in London and Singapore, and has worked with large and small companies around the world. He has a broad background in corporate structures, business strategy and implementation, intellectual property and investments. Cosmas has a keen interest in innovative data driven solutions for businesses. In 2010, Cosmas co-founded Enso Financial Management LLP, a New York based financial services data platform to service some of the world's largest hedge funds. Enso was eventually sold to iCap plc in 2016. Cosmas' interest in data solutions and in particular, artificial intelligence and the blockchain, led him to establish Grey Jean Technologies in New York; the genesis of the GNY platform, and then GNY.IO in Jersey, UK.
Founder, Chief R&D Officer
Richard has made a reputation for contributions on multiple open source blockchain projects within the cryptocurrency space. He is a specialist at team building to tackle back-end coding for crypto exchanges, masternode sharing, governance control solutions and network maintenance. He has a passion to bring blockchain accessibility to legacy businesses and focus towards the tech solutions that this technology can bring. Richard has been involved in projects for crypto exchanges, Asch and Lisk.
Peter began his working life as a teacher and went on to work in educational research and as a commissioning editor in an educational publishing company. Peter changed direction to study law and qualified as a member of the English bar in 1982. He spent his entire legal career in practice as an in-house counsel, principally for technology companies including Microsoft, IBM and, before his retirement, as Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs at Apple Europe.
He has acted as an external expert advisor to the OECD, the UN International Development Law Agency and the European Commission and is a former Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute at Oxford University.
Peter is a trustee of the French-based charity Beyond the Lens, which supports and encourages greater involvement of women in film finance and production.
Philip is a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers, member of the International Tax Planning Association, member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and has a Diploma in Hedge Fund Administration.
Philip set up Philean Trust Company Limited in 1994 having previously set up BT Trustees (Jersey) Limited for Bankers Trust and managed Chase Bank and Trust Company (CI) Ltd for Chase Manhattan Bank following experience at Hill Samuel (CI) Trust Co Ltd and National Westminster Jersey Trust Company.
Philip has had a long history of advising and growing established and start-up companies. He was an early investor in Enso Financial Management LLP, Grey Jean Technologies LLC and GNY.IO.
Tom has been with GNY from its inception as CTO of Grey Jean Technologies, and the chief architect of its predictive machine learning platform. He is an experienced technology leader and data scientist with a PhD in Computer Science who enjoys architecting and building cutting edge interactive tech including Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data, mobile, web applications and ecommerce systems. He is an expert
Head of Operations
Zach is an experienced social entrepreneur with 10+ years’ experience in strategic planning, fund-raising, partnerships, and media campaigns to grow great ideas into transformational products. He excels at finding creative solutions for business development challenges that deliver results, and provide value for all partners. Zach has a passion for communicating and translating complex scientific, and technical information into content that engages other brands, customers, and donors. In 2011, Zach founded the Abzyme Research Foundation as a non-profit organization to advance the creation of an effective and low cost therapeutic HIV vaccine and potential cure for AIDS.
Head of Blockchain
Head of Marketing
James knows what it is to nurture, grow and aid communities, especially those spread across the globe. As a communicator he draws on his experience as a newspaper columnist, tutor, and distance learning course author to enlighten, support, and enthuse his readers and listeners.
In 2017 James joined the Lisk blockchain as a community moderator and contributor across their subreddit, Telegram, and Discord social channels. He went on to be named the Community Member of the Year at the 2018 Liskies (Lisk Community Awards) - an award for the community member whose overall engagement and contributions were most impressive and meaningful to the Lisk Ecosystem for that year.
Administrator and Money Laundering Officer
Debbie has the responsibility for the supervision of accounts production, credit control procedures and also acts as the Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Compliance Officer (MLCO) of GNY.
Debbie holds and International Diploma in Compliance, a Certificate in Fund Administration, is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.