About Them

DacCoin Leadership

Michael Mathias

CEO of DasCoin

Michael Mathias is the Founder and CEO of DasCoin. He has over 25 years of entrepreneurial experience, including the past 10 years as a digital technology entrepreneur. He was Founder and President of location-based social media company Mojo Media (acquired in October, 2014), as well as Founder and CEO of marketplace network TREKA and online gaming company Change Gaming. Previously, he spent 10 years as a strategic consultant working with a variety of business clients including JP Morgan Chase’s Private Bank, and 5 years as a marketing executive in the financial services industry with American Express and T. Rowe Price. He is a graduate of Princeton University and a resident of Sliema, Malta.

Terry O’Hearn

Executive Chairman of DasFinancial

Terry O’Hearn is the Founder and Executive Director of DasFinancial. He is a successful entrepreneur with over 30 years experience in corporate finance, commodities, retail and technology. He was Founder and CEO of the retail business Outdoor Access Group, the technology company iMOZI Canada Inc. and the corporate finance and commodities business Taymad International Corp. He was also Founder and President of DOLFIN Developments West Ltd & Safari Corporation – a technology company. He attended Sir Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Calgary and is a resident of Phuket, Thailand.

 Netleaders Leadership

John Pretto

Chairman of NetLeaders

John Pretto is an accomplished, innovative and entrepreneurial technologist with over 20 years of senior management experience in information technology, marketing and operations. Past positions include serving as Chief Technology Officer for R66T (enterprise Wi-Fi), Chief Operating Officer for ComF5 (formerly DigitalFX – digital media marketing platform), CTO and Co-founder of HelloNetwork (streaming media technology), and VP of Technology for SmartConnect (video surveillance for gaming). He is a graduate of DeVry University and a resident of Las Vegas, United States.

James Elston

VP of Marketing

James is a brand, marketing and communications specialist. A brand strategist at heart he’s gained over 12 years’ experience at a number of top 10 agencies across London, including Saatchi & Saatchi and most recently St Luke’s. He has helped drive the success of global brands such as Samsung, McDonald’s and T-Mobile and has been recognized for his work at the highest levels – picking up 3 prestigious APG strategic excellence awards and 12 Lions at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity along the way. In 2016, he was positioned as the 10th most awarded brand strategist in the world.

K. C. See

Director of Training and Education

K. C. See is a coach, trainer and an author. A Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary, he holds a Certificate in Direct Marketing from the Australian Direct Marketing Association. K. C. had his initial training as an auditor in Ernst & Young, before embarking on a career in accounting.
In 1984, K. C. started his own consulting organization, the Quest Group and has since taken the organization into 6 Asian cities. He is presently in process of getting the Group listed in the U.S. which he expects to complete by Q1 2018.

Pascal B. van Knijff

Digital marketing director

Pascal has over 2 decades of experience in IT and (Digital) Marketing in a range of diverse fields (Big Data, Software & Technology, Financial Services, (Do it Yourself) Consumer goods, Health & Beauty, Leisure, Broadcast Media, Fashion, Retail and Not For Profit).

Y. Y. Tho

Chief Corporate Affairs Officer

Mr. Tho has extensive experience in asset acquisition and disposition as well as negotiations with governments involving the oil and gas industry throughout Asia Pacific. He has also served on the boards of various ExxonMobil companies, affiliates and joint ventures and has worked in the Philippines, US, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong during the course of his career. He has recently retired from ExxonMobil after 36 years of service. Mr. Tho had his early education in Kuala Lumpur and graduated from Glasgow University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Management.

Abraham Sofer

Primary council das ecosystem

Abraham Sofer is a transactional and international tax attorney with over 30 years of extensive experience in both the United States and Israel as a senior corporate executive with private and public companies and as in house and outside counsel. He has served as legal counsel with leading Wall Street law firms such as Morgan, Lewis and Buckius, Kelly Drye and Warren and Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft. Abraham has counseled clients in a wide range of U.S. and overseas business transactions including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, technology licensing, biotech, OEM agreements, SAAS agreements, MLM laws, intellectual property, international taxation, debt and equity financing, VC finance, IPOs, PIPEs, crowdfunding, cryptocurrency law and workouts. Abraham was recently the President and General Counsel of DigitalFX International Inc. a Nevada based publicly traded company selling web based media streaming applications, as well as the Managing Partner and General Counsel of Aegis Capital Corporation. He also served as the Interim President and General Counsel for Arco Computer Products, Inc. He brings this business background and experience to our system and is a valuable addition to the DasEcosystem’s legal resources, coordinating the legal work of our international lawyers.

Paul McCarthy

chairman advisory council

Paul McCarthy is the global ambassador for NetLeaders. Having built a global network of over 300k people, Paul’s passion and unique approach towards training and education has led him to be responsible for successful campaigns in multiple industries including, automobile, communications, finance, and technology. With over 20 years experience in sales and direct marketing, Paul now travels the globe giving seminars and training workshops on disruptive technologies and emerging markets. His interests in trading and stock markets led him to become an early adopter and advocate of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. 

George Sarcevich

Director of WebWallet

George Sarcevich is a seasoned international finance and technology executive, with experience that includes 10 years as a Wall Street investment banker at Goldman Sachs, Bear Stearns and HSBC. He is the Founder of Eagle Ventures, the first technology venture capital targeting the Balkans, Co-founder of Bastion Capital, a Belgrade-based financial advisory firm, and Co-founder and CFO of IX2 Networks, a leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation services based in Los Angeles. e is also an experienced advisor to the finance ministries of Serbia and Montenegro. He is a graduate of Princeton University and a resident of Belgrade, Serbia.

Blair Baker

Chairman of DasPayments

Blair Baker is the Co-Founder of FXCM. FXCM is one of the largest retail forex brokers in the world. Director of Market Research at Global Capital Investment, managed a segment of GCI’s managed-fund program and worked with GCI’s institutional marketing team. Assisted in the management of a $250,000,000 million equity portfolio at Prudential Securities. Consultant for several sovereign governments and ministries of finance in various jurisdictions regarding infrastructure finance and investment opportunities.