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Co-founder & CEO
Rob is the Team Lead and Co-founder of Horizen, a blockchain platform that aims to enable an application-rich and inclusive ecosystem through its leading-edge sidechain solutions.
Formally a trained physicist, mathematician, and military officer, Rob's experience working on satellite radar, space launch vehicles, and combat support intelligence informed much of his understanding of how blockchain technology could change the trajectory of global societies.
Rob holds his Bachelor of Physics and Actuarial Mathematics, an MBA in Finance & Marketing, and is a Ph.D. (C) in finance at the University of South Carolina where he researches cryptocurrency and teaches a class on blockchain in finance.
Co-founder & Executive Advisor
Rolf is an experienced business owner in the IT industry and owns a mid-size mining operation.
With prior experience at Cisco systems, the semiconductor industry, and as a nuclear trained officer in the US Submarine force, Rolf brings leadership, management, and technical operational expertise to the Zen organization
Director of R&D
With more than 15 years of experience Alberto gained a deep knowledge on software design and development in many application fields with a strong expertise in different languages such as Java, C and C++.
In the last years he covered the role of CTO in a startup company, designing the software architecture and selecting the team to create one of the most complete video engagement solutions on the market.
Business Development Director
Rowan is an experienced leader with 15+ years of experience in strategic business development, sales, procurement, and commercial management, spanning the oil and gas, IT, and blockchain industries.
Previously, he founded a mid-sized cryptocurrency mining operation in Scotland, which is what led him to Horizen back in 2017.
He's passionate about solving problems with technology, and is working hard to bring Horizen's tech' to the masses!
A fair and inclusive ecosystem where everyone is empowered and rewarded for their contributions.
Horizen’s sidechain and scaling solution, Zendoo, is the first completely decentralized and fully customizable sidechain protocol on the market. The Zendoo platform enables businesses and developers to affordably and quickly create real-world blockchain applications on Horizen’s fully distributed, secure, and privacy-preserving architecture supported by the largest node system in the industry.