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About Us

TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2021

Hunter Technology Market Testing Pilot April Launch

We are a technology company, dedicated to providing a physical oil marketplace powered by a proprietary blockchain to enable independent crude oil producers to access a global market for the marketing and sale of their production; allowing buyers to access production that would otherwise be inaccessible or uneconomic to acquire or trade.

Strategy

By marketing physical commodities on a blockchain solution, producers, traders and consumers benefit from faster exchange of trade conditions, improved data integrity, and enhanced reliability with all records verified in real-time.

This decentralized and highly scalable platform connects buyers and sellers in a seamless manner from purchase to delivery and payment. This results in the creation of a versatile digital environment for commodities transactions for sovereign, industrial and corporate purchasers with access for speculative investors.

Customers

OilEx creates a digital trust through the entire supply chain

Independent Producers

Optimizing pricing by connecting to a broader set of buyers and traders​

Buyers

Accessing an untapped network of trusted independent producers

Traders

Opening the market to verified buyers and sellers, while simplifying and digitizing complex workflows

Sovereigns

Improving crude oil supply chain intelligence

Creating a new OilEx industry

Digitalization of crude oil transactions

Improved transparency
Operational efficiencies
Supply chain management

Improved trust between parties

Immutable track record of buyers and sellers
Performance rating system
ESG Values and Compliance

Real-time compliance audit

Real-time transactional data 
Immutable audit trail
Encrypted communication channels

Executive Team

CEO

DR. FLORIAN M. SPIEGL

Dr. Spiegl is an innovator and serial entrepreneur in the financial technology sector with over 15 years of experience. His corporate career spans strategy consulting with the Boston Consulting Group to asset management with Credit Suisse. ​Dr. Spiegl is a co-founder of fintech firm FinFabrik as well as the Hong Kong FinTech Association. He serves on the FinTech Advisory Board of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong. Dr. Spiegl holds a PhD and a MA in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Vienna.​

CFO

BRYANT PIKE, CPA

Mr. Pike is a CPA with over 15 years of financial experience. He previously served as CFO and SVP of Corporate Development for Wow Unlimited Media, Inc. from 2008 through 2017.

 

Mr. Pike began his career as a chartered professional accountant specializing in the financial services and media and entertainment industries with Ernst & Young. He is currently the CEO and a director of Brachium Capital Corp. a Capital Pool Company listed on the TSXV.

Product Team

HEAD OF TECHNOLOGY

EDWARD NGAI

Edward Ngai, as Head of Technology, is responsible for the architecture and oversight of the overall technology and delivery leadership. Mr. Ngai was formerly the Architect and Lead Engineer for the HK Jockey Club, and prior to that he was a Senior Software Engineer at Macquarie Bank (MGQ.AX) where he designed and implemented a bi-temporal centralized data distribution system.

LEAD DEVELOPER

GEORGE STOICA

George Stoica, as Lead Developer, manages the team to build and deliver the OilEx platform with a multitude of intuitive trading features.

 

Mr. Stoica gained his expertise as a Site Reliability Engineer at Lalamove e-logistics in Hong Kong where he built automation to ensure smooth operation and monitoring of production systems. As a Software Engineer at FinFabrik, he also designed and built integrated systems for fintech trading platforms based upon blockchain technologies.

PRODUCT MANAGER

ILYA BELIKIN

Ilya Belikin is leading customer-centric design and product management of the OilEx and OilExchange.

 

Mr. Belikin recently served as a Product Manager at CBRE where his team delivered innovative digital products to the Asia Pacific region including operations in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, and Japan.

 

As the Founder of Posit, a professional network of design professionals he consulted startups and scaleups on digital product growth and user experience strategy globally.

INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGER

JASON FULLER

Jason Fuller completes the team as the Infrastructure Manager in charge of the Company’s infrastructure access and security management suite.

 

Mr. Fuller was previously a Senior Systems Manager at Kerry Logistics (0636.HK) where he participated in the design and administration of the world-wide logistics carrier’s corporate cloud datacenter in Amazon Web Services (“AWS”) in 200+ countries.

Directors

DIRECTOR

ANDREW HROMYK

Mr. Hromyk has served a director and officer of Hunter since November 2014. Since 1995, Mr. Hromyk has been President of Century Capital Management Ltd., an independent investment management and advisory firm based in Vancouver, British Columbia, with a history of making strategic investments in private and public companies. In addition, Mr. Hromyk has supported energy operations in the continental United States, as well as internationally in Papua New Guinea and Nigeria. Mr. Hromyk studied economics at Chaminade University and the University of British Columbia.

DIRECTOR | AUDIT COMMITTEE

SRINIVAS POLISHETTY

Mr. Polishetty brings over twenty-five years of senior-level executive experience to the Company. Mr. Polishetty began his career in 1989 with the Oil & Natural Gas Corporation of India (ONGC), where he served as Deputy Director in its global procurements division. Since 1998, Mr. Polishetty has served as Managing Director of American Orient Capital Partners Group, a private investment company focused on long-term strategic investment opportunities in the Asia Pacific region.


Mr. Polishetty serves on the boards of several private international companies. He holds an MTech degree in Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the Asian Institute of Management, with exchange studies at McGill University.

DIRECTOR | AUDIT COMMITTEE

DR. KONSTANTINO GHERTSOS

Dr. Ghertsos is a managing director with Prometheus Partners GmbH, a Swiss commodity services advisory firm specializing in the energy business. Dr. Ghertsos served as Director of Supply for Inver Energy Ltd. in Ireland, and was previously a Senior Trader at MRI Trading in Switzerland.


Dr. Ghertsos holds a BSc in Oceanography and Marine Biology from the University of Southampton, a Matrisse (Master’s Degree) in Marine Ecology from the University of Paris VI, and a PhD in Oceanography and a DEA in Data Analysis & Computer Modeling from the University of Lille I.

CORPORATE SECRETARY

NANCY LA COUVÉE

Nancy brings over 20 years of experience as a Corporate Secretary, providing services for international publicly listed companies in the resource sector. Nancy ensures effective board and shareholder communications, compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements, establishment of corporate governance policies, corporate finance administration, and corporate records maintenance.


Nancy formerly held the role of Corporate Secretary with the Predator Mining Group of TSX-listed companies, and with Sprott Resource Holdings Inc. Nancy is a member of the Governance Professionals of Canada.

Contact Us

CORPORATE OFFICE

ADDRESS

Suite 1615, 200 Burrard St., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6C 3L6

PHONE

1-888-977-0970