by Poh Chuen Tan

About us.

It is clearly understood that anyone interested in XVA-Blockchain and the general business plan will want to learn a bit more about the people behind the company.

Our management is a mix of highly experienced industry experts from both the FinTech and Digital Industry. We combine considerable entrepreneurial experience with a background from working in leading positions in renowned companies such as Eurex, Algorithmics, Deutsche Börse and Calypso Technology.

As a founders team we have made the decision to build up the company, because we are convinced that blockchain technology has the potential to massively improve scaleability, transparency and security of financial service offerings.

Join us on our journey to shape the future of a whole industry.


Thomas A. Schwiertz

CEO (Chief Executive Officer)
CRO (Chief Risk Officer)

Thomas has over 16 years experience working in the financial industry in
various roles across companies such as Algorithmics, Fitch Group or
Eurex Clearing, Deutsche Börse. He is physicist and he has a strong background in statistical finance. Prior to his role at our company Thomas was managing founder at CVA Services GmbH, a German consultancy specialized in risk management and regulatory reporting for banks, asset managers, and insurances. In his career he supported over 20 institutional clients in projects related to risk, reporting, and digitalization.


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Poh Chuen Tan

COO (Chief Operating Officer)

Poh Chuen holds a Master’s in economics from Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, and brings along entrepreneural and strategic communication skillsets, having accumulated cross-industry experiences in blockchain, mergers and acquisitions, and events management. He has over 7 years of experience executing projects in Singapore, Indonesia, Germany and China for major conglomerates such as Boehringer Ingelheim, Estee Lauder, Audi/Volkswagen Group, as well as the Japanese ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.


Alexander J. Boos

Head of Legal

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Alex is the Head of legal affairs. He has been practicing law for more than 12 years with a degree from Johannes-Gutenberg-University in Mainz. He is also our Chief Financial Officer.



Dr. Stephanie Grim

Project Manager

CIO (Chief Information Officer)

Stephanie is an experienced project manager. She plays an important role in our business by providing a critical interface between the business needs, user needs, and the information and communication technology (ICT) used internally at XVA Blockchain.



Dr. Dietmar Schnabel

CTO (Chief Technology Officer)

After finishing his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt Dietmar spend most of his professional career in finance. Dietmar is a FinTech veteran and he has a strong focus on implementing and customizing trading and risk systems.

He worked for large institutional clients like Deutsche Bank as well as software vendors.

Project execution at Calypso Technology led him throughout Europe and North- and South America.


Frederick Friedman

CCO (Chief Client Officer)

Frederick has over 25 years’ experience in the financial sector both as NASD licensed securities broker (Paine Webber,  Merrill Lynch), and as sales/ account management executive for multiple vendors,  such as Bloomberg,  FIS,  Finastra, Moody’s Analytics, Wolters Kluwer.   He has a strong track record in sales of complex software solutions for derivatives trading, risk management and regulatory reporting. Frederick has extensive knowledge of operational processes and regulatory requirements in banking, insurance and asset management. His  professional mission is to help customers find and deploy intelligent technology to improve efficiency in capital markets operations.



Funda Toprakci

Head of Regulatory Reporting

Funda has over 15 years of experience in the financial sector, consulting big investment banks with worldwide subsidiaries, branches and representative offices and state banks, asset managers and custodians, and a sound professional experience with one of the Big4. She has a strong track record in asset management, especially in public and special funds, as well as investment fund law and tax law.

Funda has extensive knowledge of business requirements and operational processes in regulatory reporting, having specialized in statistical and tax reporting in banking and asset management. Her professional mission is to help clients find and deploy intelligent technology to improve efficiency in banking and capital markets operations.

Our Advisors

Every team works better with a group of advisors to support them.
They are proven experts in their line of work and provide valuable input.


Prof. Dr. Christian Fries

Mathematisches Institut Universität München


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Jochen Diel

Industry Expert

Manager positions at Oliver Wyman, Deutsche Bank, J D&C

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Ales Tomazin, Ph.D.

Industry Expert & Advisor to Crypto Companies

Ales’ main areas of daily activities are ERM, capital allocation, Solvency II, IFRS 17 and bringing business logic to start-ups in the process of pre and post ICO. He holds a PhD in Actuarial Science, has more than 15 years experience in insurance sector (working for more than 10 insurance companies) and is a known member in the blockchain community.



Hendrik Kempfert

Industry Expert & Serial Entrepreneur

Manager positions at Adform, virtual minds AG, Yieldlab AG and many more. Currently he supports the Logistics Summit as a Sales Director. Hendrik’s skill set includes entrepreneurship, GDPR, Media Buying Solutions, Programmatic Buying, DMP, DSP, SSP, RTB, Crosse-Device, Device Recognition, Profiling, Adserving, Targeting, ReTargeting, Tracking, Streaming, RichMedia, GeoTargeting, Online Marketing, and knowledge behind clicks.