The ARK Crew

ARK was founded by an elite team of blockchain experts and enthusiasts from around the globe. Now, with 39 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
Lars Rensing
Chief Finance Officer
Kristjan Košič
Chief Technology Officer

Senior Managers

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

Development Team

Brian Faust
Lead Developer
Erwann Gentric
Core Lead
Michel Kraaijeveld
Deployer & Explorer 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
Davi Figueiredo
Full-Stack Developer
Caio Alcantara
Full-Stack Developer
Breno Polanski
Full-Stack Developer
Bernie Snell
Back-End Developer
Sebastijan Kužner
Back-End Developer
Jolan Beer
PHP Developer
Do you want to become a member of the team?
Click on the link below to see the available vacancies!

Marketing & Design

Katie Phillips
Marketing Manager
Kai Richards
Marketing Manager
Ricco Khara
Marketing Manager
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


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.