For us, this is Job #1. Someone once said, "When you make a promise, you build hope; when you keep it, you build trust." It's a relatively simple principle but it covers a lot of territory; and it is the foundation of our remaining values.
The word “disruption” is heard quite often. In fact, disruption has become one of the most overused words in the business world - particularly in our industry. But what does it really mean? By definition, "disruption" isn't a positive term. Some seem to think that in order to have positive change you need to turn things upside down and inside out. The truth is, we see a lot of disruption but very little in the way of positive change - particularly for the vast majority of people that could use a little positive change in their lives. Our mission is simple: Innovation that makes a difference.
This is another principle that covers a lot of territory. Most entrepreneurs just want to "fix things" and often end up creating solutions to problems that never existed in the first place. This is where empathy plays a big part: Seeing the world through the eyes of another. Putting yourself in another's shoes and making their problem your problem. Being Empathetic helps us to create more useful and meaningful products.
Our company was founded by talented people with decades of industry experience. We use that experience to lead through teamwork, creativity and sound business management. But we won't be around forever - so it is also our responsibility to mentor and inspire those in our organization that will ultimately follow in our footsteps.
"Pay It Forward" is not a new concept, in fact, it has been around for over 100 years. Some companies call it "Community Service". Basically, what it means is, when a debt is too large to pay back you pay it forward by giving another the same benefit. The "large debt" being the gifts many, but not all of us, have benefited from over the centuries. Time to "Pay It Forward" to the many that have been left behind.
Jack was the former Chairman and CEO of LIFFE (London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange and has more than 40 years’ experience in capital markets. Jack is also a member of the UK Securities & Futures Authority.
Steve has over 35 years' experience in the computer industry having worked for a number of the largest firms since the 70's. Steve is an experienced programmer and systems analyst. Steve is an experienced FX trader and has developed several algorithmic trading programs.
Jeff is the former Managing Director of Squared Financial and is a senior capital markets professional with over 20 years’ experience in delivering high quality trading services and risk management systems to a broad spectrum of clients.
Yoon has over 20 years’ experience in financial and FX Markets including as CEO of Raritan Capital Markets, former Managing Director of Han Seung Corporation, Associate for LG Securities and Samsung C&T.
A Wharton MBA, Paul is also an Adjunct Professor of Finance and Accounting at Pepperdine University. He is also a Small Business Grant Reviewer for the National Science Foundation.
Peter has 26 years’ experience in financial futures and derivatives markets having served as COO for Pan Index and Director of Institutional Futures Services for Lehman Brothers.
Vince is an experienced attorney with over 30 years’ experience in Financial Products Law.
Steven Pickrum is honorably discharged veteran from the United State Air force. After serving his country, Steve learned the oil business from the oil field to the board room and was founding partner of Texas Alliance Resources, Inc. which he sold in 1987. He started Deltex Minerals, Inc. purchasing properties in East Texas which are still economically producing properties today.
Se Hyun has a degree in Financial Engineering and Statistics from Cornell University. Head of Overseas Investments for Hana Bank, Portfolio Manager for Hana Financial Group, and consultant to Samsung SDS.
- David is considered the “Father” of digital crypto-currencies, having founded DigiCash in the 1980’s. He is the inventor of and holder of a number of patents for cryptographic protocols and his 1981 paper “Untraceable Electronic Mail, Return Addresses and Digital Pseudonyms” laid the groundwork for the field of anonymous communications research. David received a doctorate in computer science and business administration from the University of California, Berkeley in 1982. David is also the founder of the International Association of Cryptographic Research.
Victor is an Adjunct Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Columbia University in the City of New York. Principal and co-founder of Vicaris Energy and Technology, LLC, a venture capital entity focused on new technology start-ups, and providing advisory consulting services to domestic and international clients in strategic energy technology, projects and policy. Retired as Assistant Secretary Fossil Energy (acting) at the US Department of Energy (DOE).
It is gratifying to be working with such a talented group of people and to be part of such a worthwhile endeavor.
We are excited about the IBank platform and the prospect of providing real benefits to a largely ignored segment of consumers.
It is clear that IMEX will be one of the leading players in the fintech industry for years to come. I'm delighted to be part of this team.
The response to the IBank Network in Asia has been overwhelming. We're see a huge market potential developing here, particularly in Southeast Asia.