Team

Meet the people behind PMGT

A team committed to gold standards in every way

At Trovio we are all driven by a desire to bring excellence and innovation to the financial markets. Some of us have long experience in fintech industries, many of us are serial entrepreneurs. We’ve had big success and learned from those businesses which haven’t worked quite that well. We’re a multi-national team, working across continents, bringing together our expertise and dedication to make PMGT the most innovative and reliable gold-token on the blockchain.

Team Members


Jon Deane

Jon is the CEO of Trovio and was formerly CEO of TCM Capital, and a Managing Director of JP Morgan where he was the Global Head of Agricultural and Bulks Commodities Trading, as well as Head of Commodities Trading for Asia Pacific, covering oil, base metals, bulks, precious metals and agriculture.

Andreas Ruf  | 

Andreas is the COO of Trovio, and has been involved in technology start-up companies in Australia and Europe for 20 years. As Managing Director of SMARTS Broker he drove its international expansion and integration into Nasdaq.

Jelte van der Hoek  | 

Jelte is the CTO of Trovio, and has been CTO of a number of specialist companies where he has built smart card operating systems, terminal technology, and card issuance systems. At SMARTS he developed the surveillance web-service for brokers.

Brandon Gardiner  | 

Brandon is the Lead Software Engineer of Trovio, primary developer of the PMGT ERC20 token and associated gateway integration. Brandon was previously a Software Engineer at RoZetta and digi.cash, and has significaint experience in building full stack systems supporting payments, trading and integrations with 3rd party financial systems.

Neil Dawson  | 

Neil is the Project Manager specialising in Quality Assurance, with over a decade of full-stack experience delivering high-volume/real-time backend, desktop, mobile and web solutions at digi.cash and SMARTS, with a broad skillset including devops, operations, client management, release management, system administration, UX design, and customer support.

Chuin Nee Ooi

Chuin Nee is the Chief Security Officer, and has been working in the IT security industry for the last 20 years. She has undertaken a variety of roles, including hands-on implementation, penetration testing, and security architecture and strategic organisational policy consulting.

Ricky He

Ricky is a Software Engineer at Trovio and was previously a Software Engineer at digi.cash. Ricky has a strong background in full stack development and particular experience in building mobile applications supporting financial systems.

Tom Cordingley

Tom is an Electronics, Communications and Software Engineer with experience in various market sectors, including logistics, government, health, resources, industrial, broadcasting and financial. Prior to Digicash and Trovio Tom worked primarily in security, identity management and telecommunications.

Mark Anderson  | 

Mark is a Senior Software Engineer with more than 20 years experience in building robust, high performance applications in distributed trading systems.

Soma Deáki  | 

Soma is a Software Engineer with a decade of experience in full stack development, devops, product delivery, high performance data processing pipelines, and AI solutions.

Van Dang  | 

Van operates the market-making service, Digital Exchange Technologies, with extensive experience in financial market quality and integrity. Her PhD thesis focuses on the impact of information dissemination on the London Stock Exchange's and NYSE's market participants, especially market makers and dealers.

Andrei Cruceru  | 

Andrei is a Software Engineer with over 10 years experience in designing and delivering web solutions from the ground up. He has a strong background in back-end development and DevOps integrations.

Minal Gurumukhi  | 

Minal is the Head of QA with close to 14 years of experience across technologies and platforms with a focus on QA best practices, continuous improvement, automation and innovation. When she isn't working, she likes to sketch and explore new places.

Nicole Elazar  | 

Nicole is a Junior Software Developer with a strong focus on the front end and a background in graphic design.

Timothy de Vries  | 

Timothy is an experienced full stack engineer with a background in the health and financial industries. He led the development for solutions that were brought to market and has helped develop scalable and high performance software that is capable of handling large amounts of data.

Vikas Shenoy  | 

Vikas is the Head of APAC Origination & Partnerships for Trovio based out of Singapore. He brings a decade of experience as a commodities salesperson & trader having worked at Deutsche Bank, ANZ Bank & Societe Generale.

Board Members and Advisors


Dr David Skellern AO

David is the Chairman of RoZetta Institute and a Director of its venture fund RoZetta Ventures. He was a co-founder of Radiata in 1997, which was sold to US giant Cisco Systems in 2001.

Steve Bellotti

Steve is the Chairman of TCM Capital and has worked in financial markets for over 30 years managing fixed income (including rates, credit and derivatives), foreign exchange, cash equities and derivatives, and debt and equity capital markets businesses.

Dr Andreas Furche

Andreas is a Director of RoZetta Institute and its venture fund RoZetta Ventures. Originally a Software Engineer by trade, Andreas has been involved in the development of financial technology start-up companies for 20 years. Was CEO of SMARTS, which was acquired by Nasdaq in 2010.

Tony Mackay

Tony was a former founding CEO of Chi-X. Many of the markets and businesses that Tony has developed over the past few years have been onsold to private equity firms such as Silver Lake Partners, global banks such as Nomura and major exchanges such as NASDAQ and BATS in deals collectively valued at more than US$1 billion.

Bob Tucker

Bob is the COO/Founding Partner of TCM Capital and has over 25 years of experience managing businesses for leading financial institutions and asset managers, including Barclays Capital, Bank Austria Creditanstalt, Man Investments and ANZ Bank.

Sean McCawley

Sean is the CEO of RoZetta Institute’s venture fund RoZetta Ventures. He has been an executive at major financial services companies and has experience in M&A, strategy, investment and program management, and has both led and been an advisor to multiple startups.