OUR TEAM

With a combined experience of over forty years in payments, financial trade and software development, the Plutus team is more than well prepared to revolutionize the practical usage of bitcoin and improve the standards of the industry and its use of blockchain technology. The primary motivation of Plutus is to make bitcoin payments universal and convenient, supporting this philosophy stands tall as a required criterion for joining the team.

Danial Daychopan
CEO

A fintech entrepreneur within the payments industry. His vision is to create the next generation payment system and has been active in the groundbreaking blockchain and bitcoin ecosystem since 2013.

Tobias Sommer
COO

Tobias was previously Vice President at Evercore, analyst at Morgan Stanley, and spent five years investing into European Buyouts for Arcapita. He is responsible for fundraising as well as the operational and commercial build-out of Plutus.

Martin Szyllo
CTO

A software architect with over twenty years in building technology startups. Gifted strategist who specialises in planning, compiling and executing complex digital solutions with a large amount of moving parts. Responsible for all aspects of software development at Plutus and project management of the PlutusDEX.

Bertrand Dezard
CPO

Former senior business manager at Braintree (Paypal) and VISA. At Plutus, Bertrand manages strategic partnerships within the traditional payments industry, and oversees the compliance infrastructure of Plutus.

Filip Martinka
CCO

Creative writer and marketing advisor with over 8 years of experience in the industry, specialized in software, bitcoin, psychology, real estate, and journalism.

Jasper Tay
Cofounder

Previously a bond trader and a fintech entrepreneur with nearly a decade in the financial markets. Most recently he launched an all-to-all Hedge Fund Trading platform for Credit Derivatives.

Alex Barashkov
Senior Software Engineer

Experienced full-stack web developer, IT product and project manager, with seven years of experience leading all aspects of diverse projects from inception to release. Combines both strong frontend and backend skills with previous expertise as a hands-on UX architect. Believes that every problem can be solved with hard work, discipline, and solid planning.

Keerthi Thomas
Senior Software Engineer

Comes with a PhD in Software Engineering and specialises in modelling problems and requirements. Responsible for design of on-chain and off-chain services for both Bitcoin and Ethereum cryptocurrencies. His main contribution includes research and development of efficient algorithms and data structures for PlutusDex.

Velan Vijatovic
Senior Software Engineer

Entrepreneurial software engineer with an international mindset, he spent the last 8 years working as a software engineer in a wide variety of roles and in many regions around the world on early stage projects and startups. The most exciting part of his work is seeing a product finally come together.

Dmitry Semenovskiy
Senior Software Engineer

A full stack developer with 8 years of experience in building complex applications. He previously worked at IBM and another startup which specialised in cryptocurrency. Dmitry comes with excellent skills and expertise in developing both frontend and backend systems, being fluent in modern web frameworks and has a passion to build pixel perfect and user-friendly web apps.

Nikita Teplyakov
Senior Android Developer and iOS Developer

Experienced Android developer educated in multiple engineering disciplines and well-versed in development of practical mobile applications. Enjoys applying logic to difficult problems, which inspired him to pursue computer science. Has over 4 years of experience in building complex mobile applications using industry best practices, TDD, modern frameworks & technologies.

Filippos Protogeridis
Senior Product Designer

Filippos is an impact driven product designer, having worked with leading tech companies in both Europe and the US, shaping ideas into engaging experiences. With extensive experience in both consumer and business facing industries, ranging from mobile marketing and retail to fintech and localization automation, Filippos is responsible for all design touchpoints of Plutus.