Meet the team

The BitcoinVend Team

Collectively our team has decades of experience in traditional business, crypto, finance, software development, and marketing.

Our leadership team has worked with companies like Alibaba, Godaddy, CocaCola, and, as well as top 5 crypto companies. These relationships have been focused on everything from app development to marketing, trading, business development, and more.

We aim to become a global company that plays a significant role in catalyzing the mainstream adoption of crypto so that everyone can experience the benefits Cryptocurrency and Blockchain technology has to offer. Read more about our mission here.

Below you will find our core team members. You can learn more about them via their LinkedIn profiles (click on their names) or better yet, reach out to us, we want to hear from you and appreciate all the feedback we can get – at its core BitcoinVend is very much a community project, please get involved.

Take note that our team is expanding and that we utilize various subcontractors agencies for various niche elements of the business.

Core Team

Christopher Cousins

Founder  President

Chris was a buy-side trader and early crypto investor, providing funding for one of the first bitcoin mining operators in 2010. He conceptualized BitcoinVend in 2013 as a legal version of the silk road, however, the timing and technology weren’t right until now. In recent years he was the chief revenue officer of the largest ICANN internet registries while co-founding and advising several crypto projects. He believes in a free market economy without borders.

Chris leads the team which will drive this project to success and despite his laid-back attitude, he runs a tight ship. If he gets enough time off to go Kite Surfing, he’ll top it off with a few craft beers from his brewery.

Paul Morgan

Co-founder – Chief Technology Officer

Paul has been at the cutting-edge of development for over 20 years and took an interest in crypto when he realized its disruptive potential for banking and insurance purposes. Specializing in the finance and insurance sectors, he has played a leading role in the defining and planning of complex secure systems, not only to serve current requirements but to also ensure future-proofing as businesses continue to develop and expand in the fast-paced tech world.

He loves bringing great ideas to life and has a crack team around him. Paul is a welsh lad, so he does not mind if you crack a joke about him, just be ready for what he comes back with.

Joe Jewson

Co-founder – Marketing Manager

Crypto drew Joe’s attention in 2013 as he realized how powerful free-market internet money and digital signatures could be. He has worked in the institutional OTC space for several years and has been training with / mentored by Peter (see below) since 2016. He knows that BitcoinVend can change the way millions of people transact daily.

Joe can explain Bitcoin to anyone in 2 minutes with paper and a crayon – and they will get it. He is a stickler for detail and uses Agile principles in project management. Beware, Joe can talk until the cows come home but thankfully if you tell him to shut up he will leave you alone without taking offence. Phew.

Florin Novac

Co-founder – Lead Designer

Florin has over a decade of experience with design programs, is a photographer, videographer, animator, and family man. He is a true wiz on Adobe programs and wants to make sure every user has a pleasant experience interacting with whatever device or media they are laying their eyes or fingers on. What does he think about crypto? In typical Florin style: “Yea, crypto is cool – let’s do it”.

On weekends you will find him juggling a kid in one hand, grasping a now cold coffee in the other, and making a video using his nose to control the mouse.

Kingsley Payne

Lead Application Developer

A highly proficient flutter developer with over 16 years of software development experience, Kingsley leads our Application development. As a senior software engineer and consultant who’s played key roles in Agile teams, his experience shines through in this complex project.

Managing the development from Jira, Kingsley has been with us since the beginning, designing the architecture and application framework to scale effortlessly as the user base grows. An incredibly humble character, Kingsley is a coding champion, far more capable than he will ever admit.

James Buchanan

B2B Sales & Partnerships

James has been involved in internet technology right from the early days of personal computing, transitioning from DOS to Windows 3.1 and spending many years as a designer and engineer of BAE systems for the armed forces. Later shifting gears into telecommunications and more recently cryptocurrency mining hardware sales, he has witnessed first-hand how fast technology evolves. With decades of experience in the tech industry, James is perfectly positioned to lead B2B sales and partnerships in the BitcoinVend project.

A warm relatable character, James is a chip off the old block who bridges the gap between old and new, here to look after our corporate partners – better than he does his hairstyle (don’t worry).

Maisa Calero

Business Administration

Maisa is an architect by trade but has always shown a keen interest in the IT space. After discovering Cryptocurrency quite recently, architecture has taken a back seat for her to explore her passion for tech with a deep dive into crypto. Maisa has highly refined planning skills and the attention to detail essential for this particular role where she leads all day-to-day business activities and administrative tasks.

She adds some Hispanic fire to the team and although she claims to be camera shy, we know she’s lying so we force her into exploring her alter-ego talent for acting in our promotional videos as well as being one of the newbie guinea pigs for the app.

Project Advisors

Oliver Smith

Legal Advisor

Oliver has experience in multiple areas of legal practice including financial services, compliance, and tech as well as serving one of the best-known crypto companies. He has worked closely with the Gibraltar FSC, the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names & Numbers and loves taking on the challenge of figuring out how to stay on the right side of the law without encroaching on personal freedom, so he gets all giddy about crypto.

In his free time, you will find him advising early-stage start-ups, losing in a wrestling match with a boulder on a hilltop somewhere, or more successfully flipping some records – Oliver is a DJ on weekends.

Peter S Santosh

Strategy Advisor & Consultant

Peter is a business and marketing strategy consultant, Agile coach, and SEO engineer. He has worked with some of the biggest multinational corporations in the world and provides training to industry-leading marketing agencies, with a focus on Agile planning, strategy, business architecture, viability assessment, and SEO. Everything Peter does is data-driven and based on psychology, he uses Big Data, AI, and algorithmic factors throughout his work, integrating structures that take companies to the next level.

Peter is a Glaswegian so he’s quite full-on and if he calls you rude names it means he likes you.

Want to join the BitcoinVend Team?

If you feel you have skills to offer the project and would like to become part of a business that is going to make a massive impact on people’s lives, please email us at the below address and include:
  • Your CV

  • A covering message including what you like about the project and why we should consider you for a role in the team (please keep it short – max 250 words).

Do not be disappointed if we don’t get back to you right away, we will keep your information on file and reach out in the future if we feel you could be suitable for a role in our team. Thank you.

We are particularly interested if you have a high level of proficiency and good experience in any of the following areas:
  • Corporate Sales

  • Customer Service

  • Application Development (Flutter)

  • Smart Contract Development

Job openings will be posted on our LinkedIn company page.

Warning: We are hyperserious about business but like to have fun too, so if you are boring forget it.

Get involved – Cryptocurrency needs you!

To work in the real world, Cryptocurrency needs BitcoinVend, and BitcoinVend needs you.

The app will be available for download very soon. By joining now, you will be amongst the first to get access, learn about exciting project updates before others and be able to take advantage of opportunities only offered to our subscribers. What are you waiting for?

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