Meet the team

The team that is building the next generation of cryptocurrency investing

We Put People First

We believe that taking care of our people first is the best way to make sure we provide the best service and care for customers. Have a look below and see our fantastic team of individuals, each of whom are subject matter experts in their market, and when you speak to one of our team, you'll be dealing with someone who's knowledge and expertise you can trust.

Our Team

Chad Pankewitz, CEO

Chad Pankewitz is a serial entrepreneur and Chief Executive Officer with more than twenty years experience building companies and bringing new digital and financial products to market.

Simon Smith, Operations Director

A 17-year veteran of the digital media industry, Simon is the man behind some of the world’s most high profile digital campaigns, created for numerous brands, broadcasters and operators.

Rachel Foster, Customer Services Manager

Having spent 20 years immersed in contact centre and service desk environments, Rachel is a highly experienced and innovative customer service professional.

Andrew Poolton, Marketing Director

An accomplished Digital Marketing Director with over 15 years experience, Andrew boasts extensive experience in digital transformation change, and brings to Coinage an impressive track record of delivery in user acquisition and brand engagement.

Daniel Gibbons, Head of Product

Since starting his career in a gambling industry startup based in the loft of an old barn more than 12 years ago, Daniel has gone on to manage ambitious projects on behalf of global gaming brands such as bwin and Ladbrokes. He also founded his own gaming startup.

Luke Ferris, Community Manager

Having managed social media teams for a number of national and international brands, as well as supporting numerous SMEs and independent businesses with their social media presence, Luke has joined Coinage to oversee the building of a truly valuable social media offering.

Kamran Khan, Customer Service Team Leader

Kamran joined Coinage in June 2018 as a Customer Service Team Leader. Kamran has great passion for ensuring the customer delivery element is at heart of any business.

Dave Woods, Snr Architect & Smart Contract Engineer

Dave Woods is a seasoned programmer with a passion for security. With over 20 years’ experience in multiple programming languages, he has worked with a wide variety of clients, ranging from government to multinational companies.

Vesna Planko, UX strategist and UX/UI designer

Vesna Planko is San Francisco based award winning UX strategist and UX/UI designer. Currently, she is a CEO of Habitual., a user experience studio specialized for banking and finance apps.

Julien Buty – Senior Blockchain Engineer and Software Architect

Julien Buty is an experienced software engineer with more than 10 years building secure and scalable products for startups and fortune 500 companies, with a specialty in financial products.

Our Advisory Board

We are proud to introduce you to the members of our Advisory Board. These specially selected people have been supporting us throughout the launch of Coinage.

Danish Chaudhry - Technology entrepreneur and advisor

Danish is a two time entrepreneur, Startup advisor, mentor and investor with a background in Asset Management, M&A, VC and Fintech.

Jim Kaskade – CEO Janrain and serial entrepreneur


Jim currently leads Janrain, the category creator of Consumer Identity & Access Management (CIAM). Prior to this he led CSC’s newly formed Digital Applications business in the Americas, a team of over 7,000.

Ivailo Jordanov – Crypto fund manager


Ivailo is a fund manager, venture capitalist and technology entrepreneur.

He is currently a partner at Gattaca – an investment fund focused on digital assets, where his focus is on algorithmic trading.

Jesper Noehr – Technology entrepreneur

Jesper is a technologist and entrepreneur with 20 years experience. He was the founder and CEO of Bitbucket, which was acquired by Atlassian.

Jesper specializes in cryptocurrencies, system design & architecture, high scalability/reliability, distributed systems, quantitative trading & economics.

Faharin Jamal - Head of investments

Head of investments and portfolio management with a wide range of experience in the fixed income market.

Most recently, Faharin was responsible for multiple fixed income portfolios together with a team of nine portfolio managers at Gordian knot. Gordian is a UK based investment manager which managed Sigma Finance Corporation and Theta Corporation.

Fernando Gomez Pastor – Banking executive

Fernando has a long and successful career in banking and banking operations. He has worked for large banks such as Citigroup and Barclays in a wide range of senior roles including Director, Managing Director, COO, CFO and CEO.