Our Team


expertise, experience, passion

Each member of the Uberstate team has been carefully selected for their specialized knowledge and extensive working experience.

OPERATIONAL TEAM


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 Jess Davis – Founder & CEO Uberstate

Jess has over 10 years of experience in commercial real estate sales and investments and has been involved in notable investment deals totaling 1 Billion dollars in the Canadian Marketplace.

Jess is primarily responsible for identifying potential deals and investments that meet the Uberstate investment criteria, and for performing due diligence on all deals in the Uberstate Inc and making sure risk management strategies are applied to ensure the success of the business.

Jess also leads the Uberstate brand development, customer retention strategies and programming for future development of our blockchain based investments.

 

 

 

 

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Marlon Richards – VP Business Development

Marlon brings to Uberstate over 10 years of experience in financial services roles. His skills range from sales and business development to relationship management.

Marlon has worked closely with notable brokers in the Private equity marketplace in Western Canada as well as Insurance and understands the expected protocols involved in these industries continually improving on best practices and growing key relationships that advance the company’s business interests.

Marlon’s key role is to communicate Uberstate’s business strategy and continuously stay up to date with new protocols within the crypto community.  He also focuses the compliance side of the business as well as investment strategy of the business as it continues to  grow.

FOUNDATIONAL PARTNERS & ADVISORS


Israel Idonije – VP Media Relations

Israel Idonije is known as a game-changer. He is an 11-year NFL veteran, entrepreneur & philanthropist. Israel serves as a media and onscreen brand ambassador. Israel can also be seen onscreen with TSN.

Since leaving the NFL, he has founded the Israel Idonije Foundation, which serves underprivileged youth in Chicago, Winnipeg and West Africa. Israel has also founded several businesses, including Blessed Communion and AthlitaComics, LLC. Most recently, he has co-founded the new web platform Ask The Doctor, which connects users with real-time medical advice from certified medical professionals.

Israel is also the founder of several Crypto Based companies including Crypto Key Stack a device that stores Keys to your wallets and Bit Cap a concierge Mining Service located in Chicago. He is a Blockchain Enthusiast having participated in many Initial Coin Offerings and Crypto Events Globally as a key note speaker.

 

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Zahid Ali – Advisor Business Growth and Strategy

A  Seasoned entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience under his belt, Zahid’s primary focus has been on Strategy and Development in the latter years, more specifically in areas covering Insurance, Commodities, Retail and F&B. Zahid has taken up Blockchain development and advisory more recently, consisting of strategic development and strategy, problem solving and researching.

Zahid currently advises Blockchain projects on matters related to Strategy and execution (during the pre ICO, ICO and post ICO stage), PR, Marketing and Investors Relations. Zahid has a large network consisting of, exchanges, market making companies, conference providers and community managers, legal and compliance, advisors and consultancy providers.

 

 

Darrell Emmanuel – Advisor Venture Capital and Capital Markets

Mr. Emmanuel has more than ten years experience in the financial industry, He was introduced to Venture Capital in 2001 he worked as an associate for Brooklyn Capital. He also has deep knowledge of the tech world in 2000 in the height of the dot.com era he co-founded a company called internet buying guide.com.

He has worked for Global Maxfin Investments as the district manager for the city of Vancouver. He has also worked for RBC Royal Bank, Investors Group and Freedom55, before starting DE Asset Management as CEO. Since its Inception Darrell has worked collaboratively with over 20 ICOs to build their business and pipeline of investments before launching his own fully compliant venture capital fund in November, 2018. Uberstate is part of this fund as a primary client in the securities token side of the business.

 

Nima Kaz – Advisor – Best Practices Start Ups

Nima frequents projects that bring the future closer. Mainly those that are spurring paradigm shifts via data, energy, impact, investing, crypto & blockchain ecosystems. Currently he serves as managing director of the founders institute in Brazil which is the largest university for start ups globally. Nima is also founding partner of the Jupiter project which is a Tech Incubator and accelerator located in brazil that works with cutting edge internet based technologies.

 

 

Danny Wirken – Advisor – Blockchain Marketing andGlobal Public Relations

As COO of Digipeso a noted cryptocurrency exchange it is Danny’s job to oversee all elements of compliance and digital asset management for their exchange. Digipeso currently manages an institutional pool of wealth over 2 Billion dollars that provides investment strategy to Ultra High Net Worth Investors globally in cryptocurrency.  He also works closely with ICOs, and STOs to provide business and liquidity solutions for them, including Uberstate RIT.

He is Also CEO of Estyla Publicidad SRL a Latin American based production company with investments in television, movies, and music. Danny has worked with some of the top global celebrities in the fields of Music, Fashion, and Television and has spent more than 2 decades in the business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Buchinder – Advisor – Capital Markets OTC Services & Banking

Michael is very experienced in international investment banking and has a deep understanding of both the regulatory and market environments in OTC, ICO, and STO markets. He and his team of highly qualified professionals offer these services to Uberstate Inc, RIT, and subsequent Securities Token Offerings. He is the Founder and Managing partner of a number of noted OTC Brokerages in the Crypto and Forex markets including Scandinavian Capital Markets and Secure Coin Brokers.

Michael and his team have over ten billion dollars in deals funded in trading of Forex and Crypto Currency and as such is a great resource for the growth of our business in blockchain. By providing top level service to his clients and constantly growing the relationship Michael is a valued advisor to our business.

 


Prince Osamede  – Advisor – Tokenomics

Prince Osamede is an international bestselling author, investor, and Crypto Educator. Born in Nigeria Prince is a known for his passionate but practical approach to cryptocurrency investing. His track record for identifying successful projects in the blockchain space is noted within the community.

Prince has invested in over 100 Projects with over 20 successful exits. He has worked with organizations like: The Canadian Armed Forces, Manitoba Marketing Network, University Of Manitoba, Chamber of commerce, The US Air Force, TEDx, Nigerian National Petroleum Commission (NNPC), Udemy, and advised many other prestigious organizations around the world.

Recently Prince has started his own fund that focuses on Economic development in Africa working closely with regional investment groups with a focus on growth models in established medium and large size corporations. Africa Development corporation works with private companies, investors, and governments alike to identify investments with above average Return on Investment that spurn growth in local economies in Africa.

 

Matthew Schilowitz – Advisor – Real Estate and Development Acquisitions

Matthew Schilowitz built a large real estate construction and development company, on the eastern end of Long Island. Until June 1999 he held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Harmat Organization. In that time he was responsible for the construction and development of hundreds of single-family homes, including the creation of 7 residential developments.

In the early 2000s he acquired properties in Mexico and Bahamas for development and operation and currently operates several income producing properties and a hotel in Playa del Carmen Mexico including Acanto Hotel Condominiums.

Mr. Schilowitz also has a proven background as an aggressive and skilled negotiator, strategic advisor and straightforward thinker. He possesses the communication and personality attributes necessary for motivation and leadership.

Mr. Schilowitz holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. He is a Founder, Builder and Trustee of The Hampton Synagogue, The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, The North American Board of Rabbis and other not for profit causes.

 

 

Troy Assoignon – Advisor – Brand Positioning & Growth

As CEO of Legacy branding Troy focuses on the organic growth of online marketing channels that connect and disrupt traditional advertising for small to medium sized businesses that are looking to grow their online audience.

Troy understands the power of great editing and copy that generate interest and drive traffic online. He is able to pin point weaknesses in traditional approaches to marketing and focus on the core strengths of a brand to really make it shine.

Additionally, Troy has a deep understanding of Fintech, Saas, Paas, and B2B sales in technology. He was the founding partner of Ascension Innovation Management Inc a Vancouver based corporation focused on providing best in class solutions for sales management in the technology sector.

 

Ataf Khokhar – Corporate Legal Counsel

Experienced Legal Counsel with a demonstrated history of working in the legal services industry. Strong professional skilled in commercial and residential real estate development, purchase and sale of many different types of businesses from franchises, to small to large businesses, to financing and restructuring of businesses, to drafting agreements such as unanimous shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, to share purchase agreements and much more.

Ataf is registered with the Manitoba Barr as well as the State of New York and is a Graduate of St. Thomas Univeristy school of Law in Miami Florida.

 

Jack Bensimon – Regulatory Compliance Advisor

Jack is a seasoned international securities compliance advisor, banking professional and and AML specialist. He is a Managing Partner of Black Swan Diagnostics, an international regulatory compliance firm and BlockRake LLC, a Wyoming-based capital markets advisory firm. Previously he was CEO/Board Director of Epcylon Technologies. Jack has a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of Toronto, and a General LLM and Securities Law LLM from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.

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