Stratis is a worldwide operating company, formed by a distributed team of business managers, developers, consultants, marketing and sales experts. Coordinated by a strong team of blockchain experts, we combine a solid corporate structure for best business practices with the flexibility for rapid prototyping and deployment. Headquartered in the U.K. and incorporated as Stratis Group Ltd., we operate in Asia, Europe and the Americas.
Chris TrewCEO, Founder
Chris is a consultant, architect and technologist with over 10 years’ experience in Enterprise IT. Chris’s background includes extensive experience in the financial sector, working for some of the top financial institutions as well as in the Legal, Aviation and Local government sectors.
Chris is also a backend developer specializing in C# and ASP.NET technologies. He has been involved in blockchain technologies since late 2013, Most recently Chris has worked as a volunteer developer in his free time on the Blitz project, in the course of which he has developed The Viral Exchange, a social exchange that allows people to earn BTC and Blitz by completing social interactions such as tweets, sharing and likes. He also created the Fitalize platform that allows people to earn Blitz by walking, using hardware fitness trackers such as Fitbit.
Policarpo GuerreroDirector of Operations
Policarpo Guerrero is an expert of corporate operations for technology companies in multicultural environments, with senior level executive expertise in European and American markets.
Prior to joining Stratis he directed MSCorp, a mobile development company recipient of multiple international awards for mobile innovation. He has extensive corporate experience with Nokia in Latin America and with Kodak in the former USSR.
Since 2013, he has been an active promoter of cryptocurrencies, being an active collaborator of disruptive projects, such as OpenBazaar. He has brought blockchain technology to the forefront of digital transformation projects for enterprises and corporate clients in Latin America.
At Stratis he oversees operational matters related to marketing, business development and organization.
PR & Communications
Krushang PatelHead of Communications
Krushang is based in London, UK. He studied Business at Greenwich University, leaving after his third year to work in the family business. Over the course of 15 years he gained extensive experience in retail and international import/export, working with contacts in over 10 different countries and involved in sectors as diverse as publishing, technology, manufacturing, retail and pharmaceuticals.
Krushang first found out about bitcoin in December 2013 and was intrigued by the idea of decentralised control. He has a strong belief that blockchain technology has to solve real-world problems with solutions accessible to wider society.
Carlton PringleProject Lead TumbleBit & Breeze
Carlton is a veteran of the software industry with many years experience leading projects, people and technology companies. He started working with Microsoft .Net and C# beta1 during his time at Sage Software (UK) in the late 90s and has since led over 500 projects on the platform. His career focus is on building and maintaining fast-growing projects as CTO and CEO, employing Microsoft technologies to help drive scalability and growth. Carlton is deeply passionate about C#, blockchain, cryptocurrencies as well as leading and inspiring innovative teams.
Nicolas DorierStratis Bitcoin Framework Developer
Nicolas was a Microsoft Certified Trainer, teaching companies best development practices in .NET technology, when he first discovered bitcoin.
Nicolas created NBitcoin as a learning exercise, and later started working exclusively a consultant in the space. NBitcoin is now the most complete cross-platform bitcoin framework in the market. Nicolas also developed qbit ninja to complement the NBitcoin framework. Qbit Ninja is an open source HTTP API that can be utilized to query the blockchain and for tracking wallets. Nicolas also wrote the book Blockchain Programming in C# to help developers learn about developing applications for Bitcoin.
Nicolas made minor contributions to OP_CSV and SegWit development on Bitcoin Core. NBitcoin is the first bitcoin lib supporting SegWit, and has helped services like smartbit and qbit ninja to provide an environment to assist the development community to build on top of it. He also developed tools on n.bitcoin.ninja to help developers understand SegWit.
Dan GershonyStratis Blockchain Developer
Dan has over 10 years of development experience on the MS stack mainly in C# .NET with Microsoft Certificates in WCF, Winforms and BizTalk. Dan has been contracting as a software integration engineer for companies like Microsoft, Fujitsu and SolidSoft and was a development engineer at Blinkbox for 4 years working on the core platform and api.
In his words “I discovered Bitcoin early 2013 and since I am obsessed with the technology”. Dan founded and built CoinVault a multi crypto (Bitcoin and Altcoins) hybrid wallet focused on security and user control over their keys.
Dan has built Nako a cross platform C# open source server application to index and explore blockchain data and expose api end points, and released dotblock an open source C# library with blockchain protocol functionality.
Stéphane GaudreaultStratis Solutions Developer
Stéphane has been a Java developer for seven years and also has extensive experiences in C# and .NET development. Since 2014 Stéphane has taken an active interest in blockchain technologies. Since the beginning of 2016 Stéphane has been working on The Viral Exchange with the Blitz team as a C# dev. Stéphane also has extensive experience in code and release management procedures, and brings with him a wealth of knowledge in software development procedures.
Pieterjan VanhoofStratis Blockchain Developer
Pieterjan has extensive experience as a Full Stack .NET Developer. At the beginning of 2013 he learned about the disruptive capabilities of Bitcoin and has been hooked on the possibilities of Blockchain Technology ever since. As an active contributor to the blockchain sphere he has been responsible for tailoring solutions to specific clients’ needs, porting innovative developments between cryptocurrencies or redesigning user-facing applications among other things. At the start of 2017, Pieterjan decided to leave his job as a Team Lead Developer to become a full time freelancer to expand his knowledge on distributed consensus and thereby decentralizing the world, block by block.
Jeremy BokobzaStratis Blockchain Developer
Jeremy is a top caliber software developer, with a thorough and extensive knowledge of .NET technologies and architecture as well as C# development. He has been involved in EAI (Enterprise Application Integration) with Microsoft BizTalk Server for more than 10 years, working with Microsoft Consulting Services in the Czech Republic and the U.K. He has also been involved with Bitcoin since 2013 and is working on the further development of Cloud Stratis, the Stratis Full Node and the Stratis Wallet.
Marketing & Design
Benoît PhilibertUI & UX Designer
Benoît is a veteran user interface and user experience designer with more than a decade of professional experience working for globally recognized brands in the field of cell phone providers, hotel chains and software startups. A Bootstrap master and book author, he joined the cryptocurrency field in 2013 and has since worked with teams of all sizes and aspects over the last years. At Stratis he takes care of delivering innovative application interfaces.
Board of Advisors
Cesar CastroBoard Advisor on Exponential Growth
Cesar is a strategic driver of corporate expansion for over 20 years with extensive experience in multiple high-change environments. He has delivered profitable growth and generated hundreds of millions of dollars in shareholder value in Mobility, Cloud Solutions, Consumer Electronics and Telecom in Latin America and the US at America Movil, Nokia, and Microsoft. Today through his consulting firm, EscalateGroup, he advises leadership teams, boards of directors and founders on trends, innovation and strategies for growth and value creation.