Meet Our Team

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Management Team

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AJ SMITH
CEO
AJ Smith is a Business Strategist, Mentor, Serial-Entrepreneur, VC, Marketing Specialist, Fintech experienced and ...

AJ Smith is a Business Strategist, Mentor, Serial-Entrepreneur, VC, Marketing Specialist, Fintech experienced and driven CEO continuously winning high levels of business within a competitive market place. He founded more than 20 successful businesses in his lifetime and has created employment for thousands of people. He is also the co-founder of New Zealand based tech companies Imperial Digital and Entisy, while investing in more than 12 global start-ups (mostly in fintech). He has a passion for Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Fintech and is frequently invited to be a panellist for seminars. He has “retired" twice in his life and always made it back in business for the passion of the next successful venture.

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Brendan Mcenroe
CTO
Brendan is an experienced technologist, start-up founder, and enterprise architect. He has a demonstrated history of leading...

Brendan is an experienced technologist, start-up founder, and enterprise architect. He has a demonstrated history of leading high performing teams on technology projects within leading organisations including Air New Zealand, Tenzing, and the NHS. Brendan has a BSc (Hons) in Applied Computer Science from Brunel University London.

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Kerry Friend
CFO
Kerry Friend is a VerifyUnion Shareholder and accomplished Senior Executive with a strong CFO background and ...

Kerry Friend is a VerifyUnion Shareholder and accomplished Senior Executive with a strong CFO background and demonstrated commercial acumen and leadership skills, who has recently returned to New Zealand after over 18 years working in Asia.

His most recent employment role saw him establish from scratch and grow over eight years a significant Asia region-wide business operation for a listed US entertainment software company, based in Singapore. Prior to that he controlled finances for a US$1 billion multi-channel TV joint venture of a major US media group in Japan.

Chartered Accountant (Australia & NZ) Member, Institute Of Directors (NZ)

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Dr. Andy Standley
COO
Dr. Andy Standley is VerifyUnion’s COO, he is a dynamic and motivated professional with a proven record of managing projects...

Dr. Andy Standley is VerifyUnion’s COO, he is a dynamic and motivated professional with a proven record of managing projects from concept to completion.

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Technology Team

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Dr. Grant Hu
Solutions Architect
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Sunny Kareem
PhD Candidate
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Felix Yan
PhD Candidate
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Shiva Kumar
Blockchain Architect
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Seung Hyun Myung
Lead Engineer
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Derek Chen
Blockchain Engineer
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Namal MC
DevOps Engineer
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Michael Zhang
UI/UX Specialist
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Johanna Malchow
Project Manager
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Kwangkue An
Senior Software Engineer
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Ivan Zhang
Senior AI/Software Engineer
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Yiming Chen
Software Engineer