A Team With Experience


    Paul Mahone

Founder, CEO

Paul is an Italian/US programmer living in Switzerland. In addition to Italian, Paul speaks English and Japanese, having lived and worked in North America as well as Asia.

He has been involved in various electronic marketplaces since 1992. During the 1990s, Paul served as CEO of Molecular Robotics, the first nanotechnology company to be listed on the NASDAQ.

    Andrew Lekar

Founder, Lead Dev Back-End

Andrew has been a blockchain developer for a long time, involved with NXT since the very beginning.

He is a specialist in Javascript, databases, encryption, security, and he has built all the smart contracts that drive The Block.

    Samuele Maran

Founder, Business & Financial Consultant

Samuele is a blockchain enthusiast, visionary, and entrepreneur. He spent the last four years investigating the potential applications of new technologies related to crypto-currencies and is developing several blockchain projects.

Samuele loves our community and spends a lot of time making connections to support the BitBoost vision. He also serves as our consultant in matters of business and finance.


    Tori Arcuri

Director Of Operations

Tori has been a consultant for developing businesses for over 20 years, specializing in branding and logistics. At BitBoost, she will work to ensure operations efficiency and effectiveness, putting into practice our mission to redefine e-commence. Tori is a blockchain enthusiast and believes innovations like The Block will contribute to a fair and vibrant future for us all.

    Álvaro Rodriguez

Marketing Director

Álvaro is a seasoned digital marketing manager, project manager, entrepreneur and blockchain enthusiast.

His role is in helping BitBoost team achieve their business objectives, to become the most popular blockchain-based marketplace.

    Maksim Sergeev

UI Dev

Maksim is an experienced javascript/typescript developer focused on MEAN stack. Maksim is a wizard with Angular, React, Node.js and many other modern javascript-related technologies.

    Marcus Bahadur


Marcus provides sound technical leadership in BitBoost's day-to-day business. He is an experienced Agile Technical Project Manager and has 10+ years experience across the full stack having worked with multi-national organizations and startups alike, including several blockchain-related projects.

His skills in management and technology are an asset in setting development strategy and coordinating our dev teams to match our roadmap goals.

    Alessandro Tozzi

Community Manager, Start-up Advisor

Alessandro is the Technology Transfer Director for Boston Entrepreneurship Center, as well as an entrepreneur, blockchain enthusiast, and our project manager.

Alessandro is the start-up advisor to our BitBoost team, assisting in community relations and bounty acquisition. We're thrilled to have him with us!

    Eva Fernández Arias

Social Media Manager - Twitter

Eva has worked as a Social Media Manager and Content Creator for more than 5 years, as a part of various agencies and media. Now, she is our Twitter account manager, creating content and posting daily to keep our supporters up on all the latest cryptocurrency, blockchain, and BitBoost news. Eva helps our users stay informed and connected to the changing world! She also assists with customer support.

    Dmitry Petrov

Developer, front-end desktop apps

Dmitry is a meticulous and passionate developer, fluent in over a dozen languages including Node.js, Javascript, and Angular. He began in front-end development, then moved on to full stack, and now assists with coding The Block for macOS, Windows, and Linux applications.

He's very interested in blockchain technology and is excited by all the possible applications. Dmitry lives in Moscow, and speaks both Russian and English.

    Moshe Malka

Developer, mobile & web

Moshe is a software engineer and blockchain enthusiast based in New York. He is a seasoned MEAN stack developer who designs, develops, and integrates cutting-edge frameworks using Javascript and Python. Moshe applies his deep knowledge of dynamic web projects to The Block, integrating our app with Status.im, a mobile Ethereum OS. Through his efforts, The Block will be made available to more users. Moshe speaks English, Hebrew, and Spanish.

    Andrea Greco


Andrea is knowledgeable in all aspects of web design and engineering having been a web developer for over 9 years. He is proficient in HTML5, CSS3, JS, and PHP. But, Andrea is not only valued for his tech skills. He studied languages and then worked in tourism in both Ireland and Italy. He speaks Italian, English, and Spanish. This love of world cultures, combined with his work ethic and knowledge base, makes Andrea an ideal fit for BitBoost.

    Heike Maria Thönes

Accountant, Bookkeeping

Heike is the Founder and Managing Director of HMT Partners AG, located in Zug, Switzerland. Before starting her own business she has been living and working in Australia, Malaysia and diverse European countries.

Heike has almost 20 years experience in accounting and diverse finance related fields. She excels at providing quality financial services for her corporate Swiss and international clients among which there are some Blockchain customers too. As our bookkeeper and accountant, Heike will ensure BitBoost compliance with Swiss GAAP and tax requirements.

    Ginji Takamiya

Localization Manager

Ginji is a language specialist with decades of experience, including teaching positions at OSU, University of Maryland, and Bryn Mawr College. He created a website and app to certify travel interpreters in Japan which has been used by more than 130,000 people. Ginji has additional backgrounds in programming and business, and has supported blockchain technology since 2012.

    Marcello Pichini

Social Media Manager, Facebook

Marcello is an avid fan of blockchain technology, especially as it applies to finance. He built one of the biggest blogs and social networks in Italian finance: Starting Finance, which boasts over 21'000 followers. He joins the BitBoost team as the manager of our Facebook community. Marcello is currently working on his degree in Management and Marketing at the University of Bologna.

    Riccardo Scanavacca

iOS Dev

Riccardo is a mobile developer based in London. A self-taught programmer and keen technologist, he strongly believes the future will rely on distributed ledger technology and its various applications.

When he is not developing new ideas and opportunities, he works on internal iOS apps for the BBC.


    Yessin Schiegg

Financial, Legal & Regulatory Expert

Yessin has served as an advisor to the Ethereum Foundation. He possesses a broad network within the crypto ecosystem. He is the CFO of Alpha Associates AG, an independent private equity manager and advisor based in Zurich, Switzerland.

He is widely promoting blockchain technology and believes its applications will serve the global society. His skills are start-up advisory, private equity, and finance.

    Tommaso Bonanata

Financial Market Expert

Tommaso Bonanata is a seasoned professional in the fields of Market Analysis and Financial Engineering. Tommaso brings his professional know-how from the traditional financial markets. He worked as an Equity Fund Manager for Julius Baer and GAM for over 9 years, focusing on Emerging and Frontier regions.

His passion for Digital Assets and Blockchain Technology started in late 2013; today he is a full-time investor and advisor in the crypto space, bridging the gap between the legacy and digital worlds.