Bogdan Gheorghe, Co-Founder/Project Lead
Bogdan considers himself a DeFi nerd. With a background in mathematics and data science, he spent the past 2 years at Alethio doing data analysis on blockchain data, using and researching almost all DeFi protocols in order to put a DeFi flavor to the Alethio product suite. Having also worked on development and sales for the Codefi DeFi data API, he was in contact with all of the major protocol teams. Now, he is taking the product owner and management responsibility to build BarnBridge protocol and products.
Casian Lacatusu, Blockchain Developer
Casian has had a passion for programming since childhood and a professional background in computer science. Focus driven on backend development, specialized in (& big fan of) Golang, also doing solidity. He has spent 4 years in the Ethereum ecosystem and was a big part of it from building data pipelines that extract and process information from the Ethereum blockchain, turning low-level information into high level, meaningful data — also helped Casian understand a lot about how smart contracts work at a deeper level.
Razvan Pop, Blockchain Developer
Razvan is a software developer with 20 years of experience working across multiple stacks and solving a wide variety of problems. He is taking a key role in the development of the smart contracts of the BarnBridge protocol. Before joining the team, Razvan wrote the solidity contracts used in the SingularDTV/Breaker ecosystem and developed other parts of the infrastructure. Previously, he has led several development teams at Europe’s largest online dating website. He holds a couple of patents related to online video advertising.
Slava Matvienco, Frontend Developer
Vlad Suciu, Software Tester
Vlad is a software tester with more than 10 years of experience. He discovered the blockchain world early 2016 and has been hooked with it. Previously, he worked at ConsenSys where he served as a key member of multiple software development teams as the lead QA tester getting him accustomed to all the aspects of development of a blockchain product. Now, he is hunting bugs and making sure everything works as intended for the BarnBridge products.
Denis Firu, UI/UX Designer
Denis always thought of himself as a technical person but one of his biggest hobbies growing up was UI/UX and graphics design. With a background in computer science and love for new technologies, he decided to combine both worlds and now works as a UI/UX designer building apps for the crypto world.
Akin Sawyerr, Operations
Akin spent fifteen years in management consulting, secondary mortgage finance, and international development. Akin was previously the Strategy and Africa Lead for Decred. He also serves as a Non-Executive Director of Splash Mobile Money and is an advisor to EMTech, a Central Bank Digital Currency platform. He led strategic and organization transformation projects at Booz Allen Hamilton and Accenture in Washington, D.C., and held strategy and business analisis positions with Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. He started his career at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the Technology and General Services Group where he conducted economic research and data analysis in support of IMF country strategies across Africa, Asia and Europe. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics with a minor in Political Science from Union College, New York, and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from The Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Akin is part of the Operations team leading Strategy and Partnerships.
Pavlo Bendus, Operations
Pavlo is a Growth Marketing specialist. He specializes in digital pay per click advertising, email marketing, and tracking tools. His Master’s level background in software engineering helps him better understand under the hood algorithms associated with advertising, blockchain, and DeFi. Pavlo has worked with many high-tech blockchain projects, such as Centrality, Sylo, NEAR Protocol, Blockchain Center, SingularDTV, and others.
Mark Ward, Operations
Mark has a Finance degree from the University of Tampa and started his career as head of Operations and Finances for Proof Systems. Mark was involved early with the beginning stages of BarnBridge due to his close relationship with the founders. He continues to push for the adoption of widespread decentralized technology for things other than DeFi like censorship, government, taxes, art preservation, and much more. Strong believer of hard work and teamwork.
Vitalik Cherniak, Operations
Vitalik started working in marketing 4 years ago. He was originally studying software engineering in Poland but his real passion was to help projects grow, so he co-founded a marketing agency. It allowed him to get experience in different areas from strategy development to implementation and post-analysis. Vitalik speaks four languages and it helped him to work with clients all over the world. Now he is a part of the BarnBridge Operations team helping with the marketing and community management.