The ARK Crew

ARK was founded by an elite team of blockchain experts and enthusiasts from around the globe. Now, with 37 core team members, from 12 different countries — we take decentralization to a whole new level.

Executive Team

François Thoorens
Rok Černec
Matthew Cox
Chief Strategy Officer
Brian Faust
Chief Technology Officer

Senior Managers

Travis Walker
Events & Integrations Manager
Gerard Blezer
Finance & Compliance Manager
Ray Alvarez
Strategic Partnerships Manager

Development Team

Michel Kraaijeveld
Lead Developer
Erwann Gentric
Core Lead
Alex Barnsley
Marketplace & Desktop Lead
Lúcio Rubens
Mobile Lead
Velislav Valkov
Network Infrastracture Lead
Simon Downey
Internet-of-Things Lead
Sam Harper-Pittam
QA Lead
Adrian Kerchev
Network Architect
Dmitry Tyshchenko
Core Developer
Caio Alcantara
Full-Stack Developer
Breno Polanski
Full-Stack Developer
Sebastijan Kužner
Back-End Developer
Jolan Beer
PHP Developer
Edgar Goetzendorff
Full-Stack Developer
Do you want to become a member of the team?
Click on the link below to see the available vacancies!

Design Team

Oleg Shcherbyna
Lead Designer
Eugene Panchenko
Motion Designer
Hanna Umanets
UI/UX Web Designer

Communications Team

Justin Renken
Senior Brand Manager
Elaine Egan
Community Engagement Manager
Loïc Natchoo
Institutional Relations Manager

Protokol Team

Lars Rensing
Chief Executive Officer at Protokol
Kristjan Košič
Chief Technology Officer at Protokol
Katie Phillips
Chief Communications Officer at Protokol
Kai Richards
Chief Marketing Officer at Protokol


Scott McPherson, MD
Board Member
Mike Doty
Technical Advisor


Samuel Zwaan
ARK Advocate
Nico Engelhardt
ARK Advocate
Cameron Haag
ARK Advocate
Mike Redmon
ARK Advocate
What is an ARK Advocate?
ARK Advocates have a very important role in the ecosystem, they help us spread the word about ARK in their local area.