Juan's academic qualifications include a B.Comm. Chartered Accounting degree (North West University) and an Honours B.Comm.Cost and Management Accounting degree (Unisa) which is on par with the Chartered Institution of Management Accountants (CIMA) managerial level.
He completed his RPE’s and wrote the Stockbroker SAIS examinations to enable him to trade directly on the JSE and to give financial advice on the stock market. During his audit articles at BDO in Pretoria, the 5th largest audit firm in the world, he gained valuable experience in financial and investment management of many leading South African companies.
As trader of Goldings, Torr & De Decker Stockbrokers in Sandton, he traded with multi-millions directly on the JSE for two years and learned from the best as a young graduate. Juan bought his first shares at the age of 15 and have been involved with investment ever since. Juan, in partnership with Paul Pelser proved to be some of the largest cryptocurrency miners in the southern hemisphere. As Financial Manager of Shopfitting Studio in Pretoria Juan gained valuable experience on senior management level.
Prominent franchises such as Wimpy, Debonairs, Steers, KFC and Rhapsody’s were some of their respected clients. Thereafter, SA Asset Management appointed Juan as Portfolio Manager in Pretoria where he was offered the opportunity to return to his real passion, namely investments and the stock market. Juan (in co-operation with the directors of Goldings, Torr & De Decker Stock Broking firm) subsequently established Evolve Fund Managers in 2013 managing Pension funds, discretionary mandates and other investments.
Brian is the CEO, Managing Partner & Controlling Stockbroker of Golding, Torr & De Decker (Pty) Ltd. He is a Financial Markets professional, with over 30 years experience over a broad range of the South African investment markets. Brian is also a member of the S.A. Institute of Stockbrokers with an in-depth knowledge of the financial markets.
This contributes to the fact that he is highly committed to his work and flexible when the need arises.
In addition to the fact that he trades in his personal capacity in his own portfolio, he also fulfills the critical role as manager of a JSE member firm where securities are traded in the following markets:
Ettiene obtained a Bachelor’s degree at the North West University and recently completed his Master’s degree in Real Estate Development. He received the Entrepeneur of the Year Award by ABSA in 2003 for a property development he successfully managed during his studies at the North West University.
Founder and Director of South African Capital Partnering, Ettiene is focused on setting a trend by influencing the future of South African real estate entrepreneurs. Ettiene invites others to join the experience by taking part in their investment opportunities, signature developments and dynamic construction and sales team when they network to act as game-changers for optimal synergy.
They combine their unlimited drive and resources to bring you the best opportunity and products within developments, investments, construction and real estate sales. South African Capital Partnering strives to introduce the unfamiliar concept of ‘Going Green’ in South Africa by targeting the medium LSM, showing the country that it can be done affordably, ultimately changing our carbon footprint and reaching for a better future. Ettiene has a very strong property development track record and continues to give investors above market related returns.
Ettiene believes in a giving mentality by adding value first and educating the market.
"Our vision is to improve the future of real estate and invite you to join the experience"
Frikkie graduated from the North-West University in 2009 and obtained a BSc. degree in Information Technology (IT).
Since then he has been working actively as a web developer for the last 8 years and quickly worked his way up as System Architect and Senior Lead Developer.
He is currently in charge of managing the development of next generation, web based L.I.M.S (Laboratory Information Management System) for his current employer.
Frikkie received numerous awards during varsity for website designs while IT remains his passion.
Johan obtained his Bachelor’s degree at the North West University in Potchestroom. He has a very strong track record as real estate developer. With his father’s guidance and motivation, he is able to demonstrate annual proven returns of 15% since 2009.
Currently Johan is involved in the inception, management, handoff as well as development of the following projects in South Africa:
Tuscan Horizon: 10 residential units
Tuscan Views: 50 residential units
The Views: 50 residential units
Arend street developments: 5 residential units
Willow de la Mooi Golf Estate: 50 residential units
College Park: 38 residential student units
Herondale Eco Estate: 138 residential units
Waterberry Lifestyle Estate : 400 residential units, commercial stands for hospital site and business parks
Eden Project: 3000 residential units
June obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. She also completed a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) which included subjects like strategic management, financial management, investment management and international marketing. Some other relevant courses completed by her included entrepreneurship, financial advice, data analysis, business writing and advanced MS Word and Excel training.
June has vast experience in the fields of business and education management. As business director and manager, she was responsible for functions such as general management (planning, organising, leading, control), marketing, finance, administration, sales, leadership, HR and PR.
As education manager in the office of the national education of South Africa, June gained valuable knowledge, experience and expertise in various fields such as interviewing, evaluation, qualitative and quantitative research, data analysis, presenting, editing reports of colleagues and writing reports to the national minister of education.
June had been the internal moderator and chief examiner of accounting, business management and commercial mathematics of the final examinations for Grade 12 learners. She also was the author of ten business management textbooks for South African schools. All these books were approved and distributed throughout the nine provinces of South Africa.
“We as the Zabercoin management team believes in the strong brand identity and innovative qualities of our product and service. You should also. One day or day one. You decide”.
After obtaining a B.Compt degree at the University of South Africa in 2000 Paul was appointed as Internal Auditor at Sasol. Sasol was established in 1950 in South Africa and since then has developed into an international integrated chemicals and energy company that leverages technologies and the expertise of their work force of more than 30000 in 33 countries. Sasol produces a range of high-value product stream, including liquid fuels, chemicals and low-carbon electricity.
In 2006 Paul obtained a B.Compt (Honnours) degree at the University of South Africa. In 2011, he passed the CA (SA) Board examinations to qualify as Chartered Accountant and Registered Auditor. Paul gained valuable experience in the fields of accounting, tax and auditing when he established Pelser Accountants in 2002 and PSP Audit Services in 2011. Both these firms are still active and successful.
In addition, Paul demonstrates his expertise and skills by his appointment as Chief Audit Executive (board level) at Thistle Mining. Thistle Mining is a gold mining Canadian company that operates both in South Africa and the Philippines. Currently Paul also plays a significant role as Director and shareholder of both Pregal Mining (Pty) Ltd an earthmoving operations Mining company and Sahalee Enterprises (Pty) Ltd a Crypto Mining operations company.
More importantly, and very relevant to Zabercoin, Paul also has been one of the early adopters of Bitcoin and currently regarded as one of the largest cryptocurrency miners in the southern hemisphere.
Braam is a businessman with many years of experience. He owned and managed many large corporations and companies over a period of 25 years.
During these years of business ownership and management he gained valuable experience in both local and international business ventures. The business ventures that he pursued were mainly in industries like wholesale, retail, logistics and property management.
His actual passion lies with sales and marketing. Emanating from this he managed to develop a successful business network both locally and internationally.
Braam was in the fortunate and special position to be a co-presenter with Robert Kiyosaki, world famous American businessman.
All these attributes, qualities and experience of Braam makes him a very suitable candidate for the Zabercoin management team especially in terms of his ability and expertise to add value to Zabercoin’ marketing campaign and public relations function.
Braam fully agrees and abides by what Steve Jobs once said: “Great things in business are never done by one person; they are done by a team of people”.
Senior Marketing Consultant at NEWSBTC | Founder & CEO at Belkin Marketing
Yaroslav Belkin has 10 plus years of experience in digital marketing with more than 70 projects for the world’s leading brands.
Being a blockchain enthusiast and a deep technology believer and evangelist, he was a part of the Cointelegraph team where he worked as Head of Marketing for Cointelegraph events. He has now became a Senior Marketing Consultant at NewsBTC.
Yaroslav founded Belkin Marketing in 2007 and focuses exclusively on the Digital Marketing and Marketing Strategies with extensive experience in ICO Marketing and PR, marketing strategy consulting for major US, European and Asian projects.
Raised $1million at the age of 20 and created a Facebook like website in Australia.
Young entrepreneur of the Year in Australia by Anthill Magazine in 2006.
Went on to become a Founder of a Groupon like website in Russia bringing it from 0 - 8million subscribers in less than a year.
Started the Air B&B like website in Russia, which quickly grew to an 80 person company until the government changed short term rental law.
Is a partner of Plov.com - which was the number 1 upcoming business in Russia ranked by Forbes.
Current consultancy works with Lasik, APT Systems, Museum of Modern Art, Peter Neilsen, and has successfully completed over 60 complex custom development projects for clients around the world.
Co-Organized Synergy Global Forum, which included Richard Branson, Malcolm Gladwell, Simon Sinek, Gary Vanerchuck, Jack Welch, Robin Wright, and Ray Kurzweil.
• Alongside Bobir is Ronen, the Director of Business Development at The Real Start.
• Responsible for all lead generation, sales pipe management, proposal documentation, closing new business, and managing relationships once they’re with the company.
• Implemented unique processes which have helped to generate a multi-million dollar pipeline of prospective clients.
• Past experience includes founding Bar Guru, a Groupon like app focusing on specials and events at bars. Grew to 20 full time clients, and six figures of revenue, within 4 months.
• Before Bar Guru, Ronen was a Sales Consultant at Meltwater – where he was a top 10 seller out of 600 globally, selling $550k in one year or over 130% of his quota.
• In that time he personally established new business relationships with over fifty organizations across North America.
• Some key clientele include PetSmart, PATH, Avera Health, Hachette Book Group, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Hebrew SeniorLife, Michigan Supreme Court, United States Hockey League, Miller Canfield, and Radware.
• Before Meltwater Ronen was a registered Series 7/63 Broker at RF Lafferty, where he helped hedge funds identify market opportunities through option-trading anomalies.
Dmitrii obtained a Master’s degree in International Economic Law at the Kyiv National Economic University in the Ukraine in 2016. He also obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures at the Nizhyn State Gogol Pedagogical University in 2011. Dmitrii can read, write and speak English, Russian and Ukrainian.
At present Dmitrii is appointed as Business Development Manager at GateON in the Kiev Region, Ukraine. Dmitrii’s specialisation and experience in a nut shell:
- Cryptocurrency development
- Blockchain technology development
- Web development
- Android/IOS app development
- Windows app development
- Web design
- 2D and 3D modelling
- Additional development and technical support
More relevant and important to Zabercoin, is that Dmitrii gained valuable experience in blockchain technologies, crypto-currencies and smart contracts and can integrate the reception of crypto-currencies into your system or automated exchange of them for fiat currencies. He has played a key role in the support and successful execution of a significant number of ICOs in the past. Zabercoin ICO is proud and privileged to count Dmitrii as one of their valued advisors.
David Drake and his family office LDJ Capital and its partners, has acted as GPs and investors in fund-of-funds, realty funds, venture capital funds, seed funds, debt funds and hedge funds. Mr. Drake's investments and private equity advisory at LDJ Capital currently has 50+ global directors and family office partners maintaining relations with institutions and family offices with $1.5 trillion in assets.
Mr. Drake and his family office manages and co-invests alternative assets with the top 30 out of his investments in The Soho Loft Media Group that has a 5000 family office and institutional investor reach. These top 30 have aggregate asset under management of $1.5 trillion with 40% from Asia, 30% from Europe and 30% from the Middle East.
Mr. Drake’s access to 100,000 investors is maintained through his media holding investment The Soho Loft Media Group which has produced and sponsored over 1100+ global finance conferences since 2002, ie events by institutional media leader Thomson Reuters, with speakers from Nasdaq, NYSE, KKR and Carlyle Group. Global investor relations, capital allocation, syndication and buy side advisory are augmented at LDJ Capital advisory division via The Soho Loft Media Group.
LDJ Capital Special Situations partners have invested $100 Million in Alibaba and Palantir and continues with its NYC partner at McCarter English to place $500M in pre-IPO companies such as Lyft, N3N, Klarna, Dianrong, Truecaller, Crowdfunder, MagicLeap, DropBox.
LDJ Capital Real Estate’s multi-family strategy is to acquire series A core rental properties in global gateway cities at a 4+ cap rate and turn them into a 10 cap repositioning with a 15% IRR. The realty hotel division works with top 10 hotel operators and asset managers globally including pursuing its own hotel acquisitions and hotel conversions in NYC.
LDJ Capital invests and handles buy side advisory for institutional fund placement, mutual fund seeding, fintech Investments, data and risk analysis investments, natural resources from gold to oil revenue generating properties to operating minority and controlling stakes in, but not limited to, broker dealers, wealth management, hedge funds, transportation, finmedia to insurance.
Mr. Drake has been involved in technology, media, telecoms, realty, hospitality, cleantech, energy and social impact investments for more than 25 years. He is an advocate of digital automation investing in private equity, compliance, capital formation policies and the US JOBS Act which he lobbied for in the US Congress and the EU Commission. Because of his leading work in this space, he represented the US Commerce Department at the EU Commission in Brussels and Rome in 2012 and was invited to the White House Champions of Change ceremony in Washington, D.C. and as a speaker at the UK Parliament in 2013.
Privately, Mr. Drake has hosted the Harvard Business Club of NY at his home, produced Carnegie Hall concerts and raised funds for the charities Trail Blazers and Best Buddies for many years. As he resettled in NYC from years of traveling, he was honored March 2015 to become a board director for the New York City Opera and years as a board advisor for The Washington Ballet which allows him to work and advise US Ambassadors from, but not limited to Sweden, Dominica, Ukraine, Marshall Islands, Australia and Luxembourg.
Born in Sweden and fluent in six languages, Mr. Drake has an MBA in Finance and an MA in International Law and Economics from George Washington University in DC where he was awarded the Wallenberg Scholarship for academic merit.
Board Advisor for these successful Initial Token Offerings:
- Polymath. $43.3M ongoing
- Quantstamp. $40.6M 11/18/17
- Ambrosus. $33.2M 10/22/17
- Stormtoken. $31.2M ongoing
- ICObox. $28.9M 9/15/17
- Crypterium. $22.9M ongoing
- Universa $21.8M ongoing
- Moeda. $19.6M 8/30/17
- Naga. $18.1M ongoing
- Micromoney. $15.6M 11/18/17
- 1worldonline. $ 11.1M 12/1/17