Meet the team
Curious about the people behind Ivan on Tech Academy? Meet our team and get to know us better!
The "Ivan" in "Ivan on Tech".
He is a international speaker, educator, developer and data scientist. Ivan's Youtube channel Ivan on Tech, with its 222,000 subscribers, has become an international phenomenon spreading blockchain knowledge all over the world.
Filip has a background in Computer Science within the Swedish Banking sector and was an early adopter of bitcoin. He is the “other half” behind Ivan on Tech Academy and a true programming mastermind!
Previously, he was the CEO of Stockholm Blockchain Group and has worked as a Blockchain Consultant with clients from all over the world. During his free time he enjoys reading non-fiction books and long walks.
Gustaf is our Product Manager and he enjoys fintech, product development, finance and investing. He lives in Stockholm with his girlfriend. Educationally he has a Bachelor in Information systems and statistics and a Master in Management and IT. Professionally he has been working at TietoEvry financial services with Innovation within finance and while studying he worked at the Swedish Online Stock broker called Avanza Bank as a Savings Coach. In his spare time he enjoys sports, training, reading and learning new things.
Ivo is our Personal Student Counselor. He is 39, married, two kids and lives in Norway since he was 6 years old, but was born in Italy. He has a background from Sales, Marketing and IT- Support.
His interest for Bitcoin and Blockchain started in the summer of 2017, that’s also when he started to follow Ivan on Tech and eventually became a student in the academy. He decided to quit his job and go full time into Blockchain and spent 3 months on learning Python and Object oriented programming at University of Oslo. He joined Ivan on Tech Academy February 2020 and you can ask him anything!
Carlos joined Ivan On Tech Academy in April 2020, he is our Community Forum Manager. He has a background in Computer Science in the Information Technology Management Support. He has started to learn about blockchain since 2016 in the mining field and blockchain technologies. Personal interests include backpack travel, tweak programs to automate tasks, ancient civilizations and gaming.
Arami works as our Customer Support Specialist since September 2018, and has during that time done plenty of miscellaneous tasks along the way.
Currently he's studying computer science at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Besides that he has an interest in history and programming, which he usually reads about during his spare time.
Fabrice is our Operations & Bitcoin Specialist since November 2019 at the academy and an Ivan on Tech follower since February 2018 . He learned programming when he was a kid and literally loves to tweak and program everything.
Besides that he likes science, technology, music and humor. He has a girlfriend and two awesome kids.
Gabba is our incredible Developer since February 2020. He is a software engineer since 4 years, and before that he has studied management, marketing and company communication before he realized that his true passion was computer science. He started to learn about blockchain and doing security challenges in 2018 and he spends most of his free time coding and learning more about blockchain.
Kenneth is part of our team as one of our incredible Developers. He is learning from the blockchain field since 2015. From the beginning of his journey, he is full time in crypto. Kenneth joined Ivan On Tech Academy in May 2020. He is an entrepreneur, a fullstack developer and idea creator. Kenneth has created many crypto related websites, and also specializing in promoting websites.
Rasmus Pihl is an SEO Strategist and Content Marketer for Ivan on Tech Academy by day and a dedicated follower of the blockchain industry by night.
Rasmus is putting the finishing touches to his Master’s Thesis in Digital Marketing and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the Gothenburg School of Business, Economics, and Law. Other interests range from music and books to space and wine. Always up for a match of tennis.
Mauro has ever since he was a little kid liked technology, and has with time become pretty familiar with hardware and software of computers. He studied Navigation at sea however when it was time to go sail at open sea he realized that he didn’t want to disconnect from the world, instead he wanted to spend more time on technology and the world of cryptocurrencies which he discovered in late 2017. He has moderated a Minecraft gaming community called MCGamer before he joined Ivan on Tech Academy in April 2020 to help out in our community forum and creating video montages. He enjoys swimming and body training, and the summers in his hometown in Zadar Croatia are the best.
Aleš joined us as Forum Specialist in June 2020. He is an experienced developer and got introduced to Cryptocurrencies back in 2013. However, it wasn’t until the bull market of 2017 when he really saw the full potential of the industry and got involved in the space by learning about it in depth. He has a deep understanding of specifics about Bitcoin and Ethereum and is interested in Dapps, DeFi and Lightning network.
Lizette is our HR Manager. She has a background in Business Administration and HR and has years of corporate HR experience, managing recruitment, training, development, talent management and employer branding. Active in the crypto space since 2017 and might also be recognized as Bitcoin Liz on Twitter and YouTube.
Amadeo Brands is one of our instructors and has a background in Computer Science & Economics and is an early crypto investor, who worked for the first crypto hedge fund in The Netherlands. To date, Amadeo is a Fundamental Analyst and Token Engineer with a passion for Decentralized Finance #DeFi while working as the CTO of EOI Digital. Besides his busy schedule he also runs the non-profit foundation BlockDevs Asia, where he educates about blockchain development and token economics in emerging economies such as the Philippines.
Grant is one of our instructors and a longtime privacy advocate with over 5 years working in privacy-related blockchain issues. In his free time he likes to run, play chess and listen to podcasts. He's the only guy you know who rode a bicycle across the United States.
Mitch is one of our talented course instructors. He entered the Cryptocurrency market back in 2017 when the market was booming and he has never left since that. He loves making videos and educating others about Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain, and does that with an easy and fun approach.
Anil is one of our incredible instructors. He holds an MBA, a Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP) designation and was part of MIT’s inaugural Fintech Innovation certificate program. He has guest-lectured at business schools, presented at blockconferences and been published in Hackernoon.
Chris is a futures and forex trader, programmer and crypto investor from England and runs a technical analysis blog for the German DAX (thedaxtrader.co.uk). Chris combines his technical analysis and programming skills to produce various automated trading systems, studies, indicators and algorithms to trade many financial markets including futures, forex, indices, commodities and cryptos.