Meet Our Team

Peter Sokolow

Chief Executive Officer

At age 21, Peter was the youngest member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange where he served for 15 years. Peter believes cryptocurrency can be used to forge new opportunities for all participants in the market by removing the barriers between people, places and businesses.

Noah Dahlman

Chief Technology Officer

Noah has a passion for building great things, as a full ride scholar at Purdue with a dual major in computer science and mathematics, he is developing innovative solutions in fintech. He helped architect and build System 9’s trading software, and organized development and research strategies to accelerate System 9’s development velocity.

Matthew Schellhas

Chief Risk Officer

Matthew Schellhas worked as an NFA registered Commodity Trading Adviser & VP of Finance for a FINRA Broker-Dealer. Matt is currently enrolled in the CMT program, and has recently passed his CMT level 3 exam.

Ryan Gray

Chief Innovation Officer

A veteran of the cryptocurrency world, Ryan has invested in multiple currencies since late 2012. He has invented a number of the already working alpha and beta projects in System 9. Ryan is our idea machine.​

Joshua Baker

Chief Operating Officer

Joshua is the former Chief Strategy Officer of a renewable energy and blade technology firm. During his tenure as CSO, he led the Series A, B, and a strategic partnership with a major steel fabrication firm. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and believes cryptocurrency is the key to restarting innovation in the global economy.

Connor Jones


Connor is an undergraduate with a focus on finance, economics, and math preparing to start graduate school in statistics. His main area of research and undergraduate honours thesis concerns itself with problems related to portfolio optimization.

Doug Newman

Trader / Analyst

Doug has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering from UCLA. He has over 20 years of software development experience, involving rewriting ATM software for Citibank and ground up development of computer simulation algorithms for Accuscore’s daily sports division. In 2010, he shifted his talents to the financial world, developing proprietary trading models and algorithms to manage assets more efficiently in FX markets.

Ken Stein

Legal Counsel

Ken is an intellectual property attorney licensed in the State of California and with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He has served as in-house counsel for several pre-IPO tech companies including Computer Motion, Brightware, Agility Communications, and RightSignature. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Michigan and a law degree from Wayne State University.

Our Advisors

Sam Blan

Sam started his first company in 2015 and has raised $35M+ for various companies. Prior to that he worked in film/television for over a decade, handling contracts and film deals, most notably for an entertainment company at Universal Studios. He exited his second company with 3 portfolio companies. Sam then entered the Blockchain space in 2016, investing in several projects and helped cofound System 9 in 2018.

Mariana Danilovic

Mariana focuses on applying blockchain technology and disruptive growth strategies to Entertainment, Digital Media, AR/VR, and AI focused ventures. She is a deal maker and expert negotiator and has served in a CRO for several startups and later stage companies. Mariana has launched and advised over three dozen startup companies focused on global AR/VR, AI, blockchain, Multi-Channel Networks, multi-platform distribution, film, broadcast television, and social media.

Brad Bulent Yasar

Brad is an entrepreneur, investor, mentor, and advisor who has started and brought several companies from inception to maturity over the past 30 years. Brad is currently the Founder and CEO of Beyond Enterprises and the co-founder of Blockchain Investors Consortium (BIC). Brad has participated in dozens of successful crowd sales, which have raised billions from 100,000s of investors since 2016.

Our Company is Built on Thinking Ahead

We take pride in being the next step forward in liquidity provision, quantitative finance, and financial software consulting. We are always looking for new projects to tackle and new partners to grow the fintech ecosystem.

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