Board of Directors
Marco Strub has over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and executive in the financial services and consulting sectors. Since March 2003, Mr. Strub has been the Principal and Chief Executive Officer of Sircon AG, a portfolio management company based in Zurich, Switzerland. Prior to this, Mr. Strub served as a Partner of Exulta AG from 1997 to 2003. He has been an Independent Director of numerous private and publicly listed companies, including Triumph Gold Corp and ZincX Resources Corp, listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. Mr. Strub received a Master of Arts degree from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland in 1982.
CHAIRMAN | DIRECTOR
Mr. Matthews has significant senior management and executive leadership experience totalling more than 30 years in the technology and on-line services sector, where he has been responsible for operations in Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Spain, Malta and the United Kingdom at the levels of chief information officer, chief technology officer and chief executive officer. He has been actively involved in several initial public offerings (Australia and the United States) and multiple mergers and acquisitions.
In 2015, Mr. Matthews was a founder, and is currently the chairman, of the nChain Group, known for global leadership in blockchain and Bitcoin research. BMG, a division of the nChain Group, has a significant investment in Bitcoin BCH mining, operating a diversified fleet in multiple locations.
Mr. Matthews holds a bachelor of financial administration degree and an MBA (international business) from the University of New England.
CEO | DIRECTOR
Over the last 15 years, Mrs. Holowaychuk has found herself at the forefront of emerging technologies, holding senior management positions leading day to day operations, technical development teams and global expansion projects within the fintech, regtech and most recently, blockchain and Bitcoin exchange sectors. Her expertise is building global operations and service channels from the ground up and working closely with legal and regulatory advisers, executives and technology specialists. Mrs. Holowaychuk attended the British Columbia Institute of Technology for Operations and Supply Chain Management.
Mr. Druzeta has joined Squire as its General Counsel. He is a former partner of Bennett Jones LLP where he was co-head of the Fintech and Blockchain Practice Group. Prior to that Mr. Druzeta was partner at another major Canadian law firm focused on mergers and acquisitions and public securities law. Mr. Druzeta practices securities and corporate law specializing in capital markets transactions, securities regulation, capital raising and deployment, private equity and public and private mergers and acquisitions. He currently also acts as a director of the Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine.
CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER
Mr. Meshcherekov is a Chartered Professional Accountant with more than 15 years of management experience in industry and public practice. He has demonstrated financial and organizational leadership in the wealth management, blockchain technology and fintech sectors within operations spanning Canada, Europe and Asia. Prior to joining Squire, Mr. Meshcherekov was Director of Finance of the nChain Group, a global leading blockchain research and development company. Previous to that he was Director of Finance of nTrust Technology Solutions Corp., a regulated money transfer platform which evolved into a Bitcoin wallet and exchange. He started his career and gained extensive experience through a Canadian audit firm providing tax, reporting and accounting assurance services to private and publicly traded companies. Mr. Meshcherekov has board and committee level experience, having recently served a three year term on the board of a local not-for-profit organization.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Mr. Chin has joined Squire as its Chief Operating Officer. He is the former CEO of CoinGeek Mining and Hardware, one of the world’s largest Bitcoin mining operators. Prior to that, Mr. Chin spent over two decades building technology teams, data centers and voice/data networks for clients around the world. Mr. Chin is a technology leader who specializes in operations management, security, and highly scalable mission-critical infrastructure. Mr. Chin attended the Simon Fraser University where he studied Computing Science and Geography.