Team and Advisors

Damian Rolvink

CEO - Marvelous NFTs

Damian is the CEO and Co-founder of Marvelous NFTs. Damian has accumulated 20 years experience in engineering/ Building and project management specialising in government funded projects.

Damian first discovered blockchain and cryptocurrency early in 2014, drawn in by the many trading opportunities available he soon discovered a new world of online communities and innovation in technology utilising blockchain and financial utilities.

As a gaming enthusiast, Damian was particularly interested in the blockchain gaming and NFT space. He began to research and participate in the early evolutions and developments of new blockchain gaming concepts and economics.

Damian's passion for gaming inspired a new chapter and focus on blockchain adoption.

Marvelous NFTs Pty Ltd was founded in 2020 and started developing the company’s first blockchain play-to-earn NFT CCG game called "Bad Days".

Inspired by and originally created by the Marvel legend Stan Lee, Bad Days is an animation series featured on Stan’s YouTube channel MarvelousTV. The series includes 3 seasons and 36 episodes.

In October of 2021, MNFTs introduced The Bad Days MVP game dApp and look forward to rolling out the next phases over Q4 2021.

David Palmer

Chief Operations Officer and Co-Founder - Marvelous NFTs

For the previous 25yrs David has managed and directed a team of contractors as the Lead supervisor for a Construction Company.

David’s first introduction to the space started with day trading cryptocurrencies and soon this provided the opportunity to commit and engage with the industry full time.

Early In 2018 David started producing promotional and marketing videos catering for a diverse range of blockchain projects and companies.

During this time David established a large Network of project leaders and Team contacts.

David actively participates in a number of NFT gaming projects, exploit testing and assisting alpha and beta processes.

David has been an Avid collector of Marvel comics and memorabilia for many years and approached the Nft space with a collectors passion accumulating 20,000 + NFTs.

In 2020 David and his partners formed a company “Marvelous NFTS” and begun to pour his knowledge and passion into the creation of the companies first blockchain play to earn game "Bad Days".

Nathan Cooper

Chief Program Officer - Sheesha Finance

Nathan is the Chief Program Officer at Sheesha Finance with over 15 years of experience as a leader in technology projects in finance. He has an MBA from IE Business School and is a Doctoral student majoring in Business Intelligence, Strategy and Innovation. He has worked on projects with a combined worth of over $500m physically across Europe, Middle East, Asia, US and Canada. After becoming frustrated by the inefficiencies in traditional finance, he developed a passion for blockchain technology and the limitless possibilities it has to enhance people’s lives. Nathan believes the amalgam of NFTs and gaming will provide the catalyst to mainstream adoption of decentralized finance. Nathan strives to create a world where everyone at every level can be part of DeFi in a frictionless, accessible and safe way and Sheesha Finance and Marvelous NFTs provides him the ideal canvas to bring his vision to life.

Liam S Lothman

Founder - SlothlyD Co, Chief Marketing Officer - MarvelousNFTs

A self made businessman, combining years of business knowledge with his love of crypto currencies and Dapps. Initially starting Crypto in 2017 and falling in love with the atmosphere and community spirit has allowed Liam to excel in the Cryptosphere.

After launching a successful Crypto Community Management company in 2019 (SlothlyD co). Liam has worked along side some of the biggest blockchain companies. From international projects raising millions in funding to the one man teams, pushing into the Crypto space.

Utilising his connections within Crypto, Liam has overcome issues and achieved many successes over the previous few years for Crypto Start ups. Bringing some of your favourites like “BlackBeard Willy” to the main stage! Everyone has the potential to flourish and reinvent themselves within this crazy crypto world! All you have to do is take it slow and know we can all overcome those Bad Days!

Ralph Kalsi

CEO - Blockchain Australia

Ralph is a seasoned Entrepreneur and an early blockchain adopter having more than 15 years of experience in the corporate sector. Ralph has worked within large-scale tech companies like Sensis and Telstra, handling projects of notable organizations such as Victoria Police, Australian Unity and major brands in Australia.

Ralph envisioned the power of decentralization and blockchain’s disruptive potential during its early days and conceived Blockchain Australia, a celebrated company firmly focused on connecting the dots in the ever-evolving Blockchain and IoT space Cryptocurrency and Blockchain. BA grew into the most trusted name in the Australian tech ecosystem. Going ahead, Ralph cofounded series of startups in the Store and Payments domains like Tribe Digital ventures and Payscript. Due to his business acumen and entrepreneur mindset, Ralph was invited to advise and work along with the biggest sporting brands of the country by helping them onboard the NFT train. Ralph’s background in business consultancy and digital marketing made him acutely aware of the digitalised landscape and emerging digital eco-systems due to which he successfully mentors a number of blockchain startups by providing incubation support where ever necessary, in an effort to contribute his best towards the growth of the blockchain space and the Australian economy

Harly Zappino

Founder and Partner - Neo Legal

Harly Zappino is a Founder and Partner of Neo Legal specialising in Blockchain Technology, Crypto Currency, Corporate Advisory, and Financial Services.

Harly’s understanding of the law surrounding Cryptocurrency and Blockchain is second to none in Australia and is highly comprehensive in relation to international crypto and blockchain laws.

As well as the law Harly is a Cryptocurrency and Blockchain consultant often advising on a client’s business model, their technology architecture, its implementation and execution.

Harly is a highly accomplished token economist that has established successful, complex and sustainable models for his clients, mathematically ensuring short term and long term sustainability.

A significant advantage Harly holds in the cryptocurrency space, particularly the legal department, is that he has hands on experience. He has developed products and their architecture, managed the operations, established marketing channels and implemented the relevant legal framework. This has allowed Harly to provide superior legal advice as he has the ability to question potential oversights a business has made on a legal level as well as an operational level.

By way of background Harly initially entered the cryptocurrency space in 2015 mining Bitcoin on his graphics card. He has since helped to establish multiple crypto currencies, Centralised Exchanges, Decentralized Exchanges, Non-Fungible Token Projects and other miscellaneous blockchain projects on both a national and global scale.

Harly also specialises in Corporate Law and Advisory. He has advised international and Australian companies on reverse takeovers, Initial Public Offerings, mergers and acquisitions.

Harly had lead and managed the first IPO in the world to accept Crypto Currency as consideration.

Cody Brown

CTO - Shinies LLC

Cody is a strong DevSecOps Engineer with top-level qualifications in cyber operations and security-at-scale. For the past decade, Cody has delivered strategic and innovative solutions for both the public and private sector, with a focus on distributed security, cyber risk management, and business process efficiency.

Prior to founding his own firms, Cody served honorably in a variety of senior positions on national-scale projects. As a Senior Software Engineer, he created enterprise systems to do everything from threat intel analysis to offensive cyber, test orchestration, and knowledge management. As a leader, he has managed dozens of technical teams on high-pressure efforts, developed and facilitated thousands of hours of tailored cyber training for industry experts, and helped countless people achieve the best in life.

Cody holds a Master of Information Technology from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor of Science in Cyber Operations from Dakota State.

Germaine Ifudu

Co Founder - TLG Ventures

TLG Ventures has helped numerous projects with effective go to market strategies. Some of these projects include, Ferrum Network, ICON, Origin Trail, Project Inverse and so on. Germaine Ifudu has over 10 years of Project Management experience in Banking, and Corporate Finance.

Jei Rahman

Chief Investment Officer - Sheesha Finance

Jei has a wealth of experience in traditional finance spanning almost 15 years from the financial capital of London. He majored in aerospace engineering, which allowed him to establish a great technical footing and grounding to enter the world of finance. The early part of his career was focused on asset liability modeling for both pension and insurance funds focusing on capital adequacy before slowly transitioning towards financial modeling. This led to working closely with tier 1 investment banks and asset management firms to de-couple their existing equity models from other dependent data vendors. Jei is a firm believer that blockchain technology has the ability to revolutionize traditional financial markets in many ways bringing transparency, efficiency and most importantly lowering the barriers to entry for the unbanked.

His aim is to bring traditional investment processes and methodologies when assessing projects to invest in. He is passionate about investing in blockchain projects of tomorrow that will pave the gate way for mainstream adoption in both DeFi and NFT space.

Cris

CEO - Zynappse Corporation

Cris is the Co-Founder and CEO of Zynappse Corporation, a 100% Filipino owned, full scale, end to-end mobile and cloud-based development company based in Manila, Philippines. Cris is an Electrical Engineering graduate who fell in love with computer programming and never looked back ever since.

He was formerly a Chief Technology Officer at a company specializing in Government ERP Solutions, where he also met the other Zynappse co-founders. Prior to that, Cris worked as a Technology Officer for a Japanese Multinational Company where he was able to have the opportunity to train in Tokyo, Japan for 2 years specializing about systems security and Geographic Information System (GIS).

He has more than 25 years of experience in software architecture design and development with knowledge in different platforms and database engines as well as different programming languages.

And in 2018, he discovered blockchain and channeled his passion to write Smart Contracts, and the following year, together with his co-founders, they created a distributed application (DApp) strategy game called DRAKONS. Their mission is to introduce the beauty of blockchain technology by educating people through a fun game of Drakons. They believe that something so abstract can be made easy and fun, and from there, they hope for Drakons to evolve into something more than a game but a synergized ecosystem where NFT creators, artists, collectors, gamers, and developers all over the world will be able to explore the potential of blockchain and crypto currencies.

Han Soh

Director, Capital Markets at Cornwalls Capital

Han comes from a private banking background, where he worked with one of the most renowned private banks globally. He is client focussed and passionate about delivering the right outcome for each clients needs.
During the course of his career, he has worked across client acquisition and management with a strong focus on debt. He began his career working across the growing of a new banking license, followed by specialising in the healthcare field, and has since also gained experience in the property and commercial space in both the public and private sectors.
Han holds a Bachelors degree in Commerce (Marketing and Finance) from the University of Melbourne and a Masters degree in Accounting.