Co-Founder & 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 System9. Ryan is our idea machine.
Co-Founder & COO
Founder of Opus V, an accelerator, and with a background as content creator for Universal, Sam shifted to investing in the emerging and embryonic rewards/equity crowdfund world and cryptocurrencies.
Sam entered the emerging and embryonic blockchain field and crypto market in 2016. First entering as an investor growing holdings across several coins and tokens. In Q4 of 2017, he joined the executive team of System9, a new digital software and capital group building trading algorithms for fintech, blockchain and the overall cryptocurrency marketplace.
Sam has produced and identified new business/acquisitions in entertainment/film/content for over a decade. His entrepreneurial spirit has led to work in several other fields including: blockchain/crypto, tech, hardware, nonprofit, fundraising and fashion. He has worked on numerous films of all shapes and sizes and has worked on countless crowdfunding campaigns in rewards, equity and non-profit space. Much of his work has been in an international capacity: sourcing/acquiring creative and innovative properties in tech and entertainment, working on contracts/negotiations and in physical production.
Co-Founder & CEO
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.
From infrastructure to development, Kevin acts as the gatekeeper of all that is technical. His well-rounded knowledge, decade of experience, and out-of-the-box thinking ensures that System9 is at the forefront of technology.
Chris is an experienced Developer and Software Architech with a history in System Administration and Software Support. He has 10+ years working with Python and PHP and 2+ years working with NodeJS. His focus has been in working with APIs to build applications to aide with automating processes and cryptocurrency interfacing such as exchanges and wallet management. He has taken recent interest in working with automation tools such as Ansible/Terraform to explore their potential in fields such as Infrastructure and App Deployment. During his time away from the screen he is a hobby screen printer and very passionate about coffee and being a home barista.
Business Development / Risk Management
Matthew Schellhas worked as an NFA registered Commodity Trading Adviser & VP of Finance for a FINRA Broker-Dealer. Currently he is a level 3 candidate working towards the CMT Designation. He believes distributed ledger tech is an economic force of disintermediation and a key transmission mechanism in global deleveraging.
Mark discovered the programming world on his eleventh birthday when he received a spiral-bound reference guide and an Atari XE game system. Years later and having developed a love and passion for storytelling through games, he founded the Game Design Club in his senior year in school and raised over $2000 hosting tournaments to purchase textbooks and software to build games in their lunch hour and after school. Some years high school, Mark had his first taste of professionally programming automation tools while he worked as a Game Master for Nexon America. In 2008, Mark joined the Army National Guard and was sent to the Presidio of Monterey to learn Mandarin-Chinese. In 2016 he served as a database administrator for his aviation unit while deployed to Kuwait, and returned to attend college majoring in Computer Science. In 2018, he met Sam and joined the team at System9 and now works to develop software that will shape the future of fintech in the world.
Managing Partner at 37North Capital, former COO of RocketSpace Inc., Advisor to Rubicon Point Partners. Todd helps companies scale.
Founder of ADM Startup Advisory
Former VP at $400m VC Fund
Former TMT Analyst at SAC Capital Advisors/Point72
Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Advisor, Strategist, Architect, Entrepreneur, and Angel Investor. Founder of Blockchain Investors Consortium (BIC), KrowdMentor and Beyond Enterprises.
Founder & Managing Attorney, US Law Group +Former Corporate Attorney at Seward & Kissel LLP and Winston & Strawn LLP +Former Business Affairs at ICM +Bar Admissions in CA, NY, NJ.