The Architects


Oliver Olbort

Co-Founder & Strategy Officer

HSBC, Credit Suisse

Oliver has more than 20 years of experience in financial services, encompassing investment advisory, financial planning, and international trade structuring. Oliver managed books over of $1 B USD in AUM. He has acquired essential operating and resource management skills in start-up environments.

Alberto Furger

Co-Founder & Executive Officer


UBS, Credit Suisse, Ernst & Young, Willis Tower Watson

Alberto has over 20 years of experience in accounting, audit, financial planning and capital structuring. He is regarded as an expert in setting up and managing complex, multi-jurisdictional structures across various asset classes and instruments. Alberto was CFO in a multibillion-dollar family office and setup various regulated asset management entities from scratch.

Adam Buczek

Marketing Officer

Joshua G2, Microsoft, HellYeah Japan

Adam is an experienced creative director with over 15 years of experience. Adam was the creative face of Xbox Advertising EMEA at Microsoft and played a key role in growing the business to become a multimillion-dollar international operation.

Michael Rava

Partner & Technology Officer

Roche, codeparc, Wion, Swiss Professional Media AG, Canned Soul Production

Mike has over 30 years of business experience as an entrepreneur, advisor, investor, full-stack marketer, brand and retail expert, social media visionary, strategist for future tech trends, keynote speaker and digital transformation expert. Mike has an actively managed CRM database of over 1.8+ M contacts.

Rajasekaran Yogarajah

Partner & Lead Developer

Eikyu, Tecgroup, codeparc, Wion, Kinimo Ventures, Halisto, Canned Soul Production

A self-confessed techie, has been a core member of many companies in the engineering domain, with a penchant for implementing wildly successful solutions and platforms. He constantly stays abreast with the very latest developments in the IT world, often putting his vast experience and expertise in the field to good use in staying ahead of the curve. His vast repertoire of programming languages and software development skills are wonderfully complemented by his second to none communication and people skills.

James Melenkevitz

Partner & Officer for Data Science and Quantitative Analysis

Financials, Medical Devices, Retail, Web Applications, Android Development, Telecom, University Professor, and National Lab Scientist

James has 15+ years of experience in modelling, calculating and solving scientific, financial and commercial problems of complex systems and has a vast array of mathematical and programming skills at his disposal.
He obtained his has a PhD in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Rutgers University.

Pierre-Alain Avoyer

Public Affairs & Talent Management

Pierre-Alain has 30 years of international business, advisory and humanitarian experience and held several executive management positions for world-class global organizations.

For over 10 years Pierre-Alain was regional CEO for South-East Asia of the consumer goods and luxury products divisions of Swiss-based Diethelm Keller Group. From 1998 to 2006 he was Director at KPMG and led the expansion of advisory operations in China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. From 2007 to 2010 he held the position of VP, HR and Government Affairs at Mercuria Energy Trading Group, one of the world’s leading oil and energy trading companies. Pierre-Alain will support READ in developing human resource management & public relation & affairs strategies and programs. He holds a Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of Geneva and has been based in Dubai since 2010.

The Advisors


Ganna Pogrebna

advisor

University of Birmingham, Alan Turing Institute

Ganna is a Professor of Behavioral Economics and Data Science at University of Birmingham and a Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute. Ganna is blending behavioral science, computer science, data analytics, engineering, and business model innovation.

Randy Gantenbein

advisor

Tapestry Associates LLC, VESITS, Vulcan Inc.

Randy is an expert in managing complex, ultra-luxury non-financial assets. Prior to co-founding VESTIS, Randy co-founded Tapestry Associates LLC and served as CEO for more than 8 years. Prior to his tenure at Tapestry, Randy served as Senior Director of US Properties for Vulcan Inc., the Private Family Office of Paul G. Allen, where he oversaw luxury residential real estate operations.

Reto Marx

advisor

Warisan Investment Partners

Reto is a global Senior Executive and Board Member of the Financial Services Sector with the commercial vision, transformational leadership ability and strategic insight to drive business growth through value-creation. Throughout his two decades of leadership as an intrapreneur, Reto remained a hands-on individual earning him unwavering respect from all stakeholders. Reto holds a Global Executive MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelor (BA) from the Swiss Institute for Business Management and Economics and resides in Switzerland.

Hayk Hakobyan

advisor

SVOS, Global Yellow Pages Limited, Board of Innovation

Hayk has over 15 years of relevant experience in business and strategy development, digital transformation and innovation as well as blockchain technology and artificial intelligence. Hayk has been advising and mentoring various start-up companies in this regard as well as in respect to behavioral economics.
Hayk holds a PhD in Nuclear Physics from the University of Geneva and an MBA in Management and Finance.

Anthony (Nic) Capomacchia

advisor

IMEM, Bring Ring Foundation, JH Education International

Nic is an experienced higher education consultant and student pipeline builder. He has a broad experience in operations, business development and finance for non-for-profits. Nic holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the Robinson College of Business (State University of Georgia) and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the Terry College (University of Georgia). Nic is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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