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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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

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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