Our Professional Team


Blockhaus has a world-class team across banking, blockchain technology, financial advisory and wealth management. Our team has had extensive experience across a number of high profile and high-value transactions.

We provide expert advice and capability to drive the success of your initiative.

FOUNDERS

ARIE LEVY-COHEN

ARIE LEVY-COHEN

Co-Founder


Arie Levy-Cohen has more than two decades of experience in international investment banking, financial advisory and generational wealth management. He is also a recognized global expert in blockchain technology, financing and smart contract systems. In addition to his founding of Blockhaus, Mr. Levy Cohen is also the founder of Singular DTV, a blockchain based, decentralized entertainment and digital rights management platform. Under Arie’s leadership, Singular DTV raised $7.5 million through a smart contract based TGE. He is also the Vice President of Strategy for Monetary Metals, a wealth preservation firm offering gold-based investment solutions, and former Interim Chief Financial Officer for IOHK, a technology firm building custom blockchain technologies. Mr. Levy Cohen began his career as an international entrepreneur and later moved to New York, where as a venture capitalist he participated in the emergence of the Internet by overseeing private placement investment and capital raising efforts. Later joined Morgan Stanley in New York, where he was an international banker, private client advisor and generational wealth manager for some of the world’s most affluent families. He has a degree in international business from UM-HJU, a master in taxation and finance from New York University and a dedicated student of the school of Austrian Economics at The Mises Institute.


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DR. LUKA MUELLER

DR. LUKA MUELLER

Co-Founder


As co-founder and partner at MME, a premier Swiss based consultancy, Dr. Luka Müller is an expert in regulatory compliance and blockchain. He and his team are advising several Blockchain Foundations, companies, start-ups and ICOs. 

Dr. Muller is also an expert on complex compliance cases in the areas of regulatory compliance, anti-money laundering, anti-corruption and judicial assistance. He is a member of the specialised unit of SRO SCV (Self-Regulating Organisation for Swiss Casinos); a member of the disciplinary committee of the self-regulating organisation of the Swiss Bar and Swiss Notary Association (SRO SAV/SNV), a member of the Digital Finance Association (DFCA).  He is a member of the Swiss Bar Association (SAV), the Zurich Bar Association (ZAV), the Zug Bar Association (ZGAV), International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL).   

He is a graduate of the University of Zurich and Basel (PhD), and received an LL.M. from the London School of Economics.  In 2013, Dr. Muller also earned the Dipl. Swiss Fund Officer FA/IAF.


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EXECUTIVES

AARON MCDONALD

AARON MCDONALD

Chief Technical Officer


Aaron is a 20 year tech industry veteran having experience leading teams all aspects of technology companies and has a broad range of skills and experience that help bridge the gap between users, technology and business outcomes. Aaron has held leadership positions in large technology companies managing portfolios over $1b in value across engineering and architecture, product development and management, marketing and sales.

Since leaving the corporate world Aaron has co-founded 2 successful platform start-ups. Aaron is now the managing director and co-founder of Centrality a Blockchain platform and ecosystem.

Centrality is based in Auckland NZ and has a team of 40 engineers and designers working on 10 interconnected Blockchain projects all post revenue.


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DANIEL GILLESPIE

DANIEL GILLESPIE

Chief Operating Officer


Daniel brings with him over 12 years of international banking and private equity experience. His skill set covers strategic value creation, restructuring, fund raising, deal origination, investment and portfolio management and asset realisations. Daniel has been a Board Member of a number of group companies providing a broad knowledge of fiduciary and corporate legal responsibilities through various markets.


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TEAM

DR. ANDREAS GLARNER

DR. ANDREAS GLARNER

Crypto & Intellectual Property


Dr. Andreas Glarner works with international companies in the technology, industrial and internet sectors. He specializes in the fields of intellectual property, unfair competition, advertising law, licensing and distribution, as well as information technology and data protection.

He acts both as legal counsel and litigator in these fields. In addition, he has extensive expertise in fintech and blockchain technology applications, gaming services, e-payments and export control measures, both from a legal and a compliance point of view. Andreas Glarner has published various articles on topics related to his practice areas.


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THOMAS LINDER

THOMAS LINDER

International Tax & Structure Expert


Thomas Linder joined MME in 2015. Due to his long-standing role at a Big-Four advisory firm, including temporary employment in the US, he has broad experience in advising Swiss and foreign companies in international tax matters. He is particularly specialized in leading inter-disciplinary projects in the context of acquisitions, corporate restructurings and migrations and has in-depth knowledge in cross-border transactions and tax accounting.

Thomas has a strong personal national and international network among consultants, enterprises and administrations which, in combination with his comprehensive technical skills, allows him to develop creative, tailor-made and efficient tax structuring solutions. He is regularly publishing and lecturing on current tax topics and is the co-author of several textbooks.


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ELIZABETH INTSIFUL

ELIZABETH INTSIFUL

Head of Banking


Elizabeth Intsiful has a background in corporate finance having worked on national and cross-border M&A, IPO and debt transactions. She started her career in Investment Banking at Credit Suisse in London within the M&A team as a sector generalist and built up a focus on the Consumer and Retail sectors. After six years at Credit Suisse she moved to the corporate finance M&A team at Houlihan Lokey, another US investment bank, where she focused on M&A transactions in the Consumer, Retail, Leisure and Gaming sectors. She has been involved in Blockhaus since June 2017 as part of the TGE team focused on origination, due diligence and execution of TGEs.

Education
2007-2010: BA Economics and Management, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Languages

  • English (Native)
  • Italian (Fluent)
  • German (Intermediate)

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DR. WILLI BRAMMERTZ

DR. WILLI BRAMMERTZ

Global Financial Product Valuation Specialist


Dr. Willi Brammertz has 30 years of Risk Consulting experience in: Banking, Financial Services, Asset Management, Insurance.

He is also Founder and inventor of IRIS with the product RiskPro, a world-wide acknowledged Financial Simulation and Analytic solution.

He has Excellent experience and know-how in the field of Market Risk, Credit Risk and Operational Risk.


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MICHAEL SVOBODA

MICHAEL SVOBODA

Head of Operations: Switzerland


Michael has more than 12 years of experience in the tech industry. He has led multi-million online projects and has had the business lead for various websites and mobile apps. He has consulted Swisscom’s enterprise customers on C-level regarding their digital transformation. Together with his clients, he has elaborated proof of concepts in the field of IOT and new digital business models. In his previous role, he was responsible for the business development of the Artificial Intelligence initiative for Swisscom’s enterprise market.

Michael has a profound knowledge of how digitalization is changing the current business models as well as the expertise to bring about change from within in order for companies to remain competitive.


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