Meet the Team

Clanz brings together knowledge and expertise gained from top tier consulting firms and corporations, and success story fintech start-ups covering all aspects of crypto, payments, FX, blockchain, trading, tokenisation and banking.
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Dr. Michael Kollo

Chief Executive Officer

Michael is a seasoned quantitative asset manager with deep experience in global financial markets and quantitative strategies. He's held leadership roles at Blackrock, Fidelity, Renaissance Asset Managers, and AXA Investment Managers managing total return, quantitative and multi-asset products. He gained his PhD from the London School of Economics.

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Yousef Hosseini

Chief Technology Officer & Founder

Yousef has 20+ years experience in bringing leading-edge technology solutions to the market with a specific passion for payments, blockchain, AI, machine learning and cryptography. Before joining Clanz he worked at PWC, Accenture and Deloitte.

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Stuart Burnicle

Executive Director & Co-founder

Stuart has worked for 20+ years in the FinTech industry delivering large scale business and technology transformation in banking and financial services for Tier 1 organisations including CBA and AMP. He has strong governance and delivery execution capabilities.

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Ray Ridgeway

Executive Director & Co-founder

Ray has 16+ years experience in FX and payments within fintech, eCommerce and financial services industries. His experience covers the UK, Australia, New Zealand and APAC and, as Managing Director at WorldFirst, he was involved in sale to Ant Financial (Alibaba Group) in 2019.

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Andrew Ward

Head of Sales & Wealth

Andrew’s 20+ years experience in general management in sales, operations and corporate governance. He's the founder and recent MD of SelfWealth (2012–2020), where it listed on the ASX in 2017 and has since become Australia’s fastest growing, flat free online share trading platform; counting over 125,000 investors as part of its community-driven ecosystem.

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Mark Flynn

Investor Relations

Mark is a capital markets and investor relations consultant with 20+ years experience. Currently a Partner at IRX Advisors Pty Ltd which seeks to assist companies across IR, capital introductions, media, marketing and digital channels, his previous roles were with AMP Capital and as Director of Asian Equity Sales at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

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Rowan Parchi

Investor Relations

Rowan is the founder of Praxis Path, providing capital markets consultation, investment and directorship services to growth businesses. He worked at Credit Suisse in Sydney and Hong Kong as a hedge fund broker with a specialisation in M&A risk arbitrage, and at Platinum Asset Management Sydney as a buy side trader, dealing in global equities, currencies and derivatives.

Advisory board

Dhun Karai

Advisor

Dhun has 20+ years payment experience as a partner at Grant Thornton and roles at CBA and Woolworths Group. She was an EFTPOS Australia Board Member (09–16), on the Australian Payments Council (RBA) (2014–16), and is a Member AICD and founder of the Stone & Chalk fintech hub.

David Morgan

Advisor

David has 26+ years in global brand and marketing, leading businesses including P&G, Nestle, Citi, BankWest, Samsung and Standard Chartered.  He is currently the Principal and Founder at a leading marketing consultancy, and non-executive director for numerous companies and start-ups.

Dr. Ramtin Shams

Advisor

Ramtin has 20+ years of experience as a payments expert and IT executive, academic, and entrepreneur. He developed the strategy for the first real-time business service on Australia's NPP (Osko) and led the team that designed and developed Osko.

Martin Wells

Advisor

A serial tech founder with three exits, technology leader, and product advisor. Founded the Aussie Mafia, wrote 2 books and advised more than 30 companies. Helped raise more than $400m in funding and assisted with 10 acquisitions to the likes of Facebook, Zynga, AOL, and led teams of 50+engineers and built and launched products used by millions.

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© Clanz 2021, All Rights Reserved. PayFar Pty Ltd, ABN 31 638 408 349, trading as Clanz is a digital currency exchange provider (DCE) registered with the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC). Before engaging in crypto trading and/or using Clanz Follow-Trading features, you should consider your personal objectives, financial situation, and capacity to sustain significant loss. Clanz does not provide any investment advice. Clanz does not warrant the performance, ongoing participation, or profile disclosures of the traders participating as Leaders (traders you can copy). Clanz Follow-Trading is dependent on your decisions to copy certain traders and your consideration of and acceptance of the risk of incurring loss.