NEXUS CORE TEAM
Colin Cantrell has been interested in coding and space advancement since a very young age. He learned visual basic at age twelve and by sixteen years old was already designing rockets with his father. Now at age twenty seven, Colin is a hardware and software expert, inventor, composer, musician, philanthropist and entrepreneur determined to bring positive change to the world through his creation of Nexus. Through his knowledge of quantum physics, advanced coding and humanitarian awareness, Colin has designed a protocol and peer-to-peer network technology aimed at solving some of the most difficult challenges of today and tomorrow. His passion and study of physics, philosophy, history and cryptography, has taught him to remain grounded while enabling him to empower people through education, positivity, technology, and unity.
Kierre has worked on Nexus from its early stages and has been instrumental in its growth. He was a senior equity trader at Unicom Capital, a Denver/NYC based Hedge Fund for over 8 years, before founding TYME in 2014. Currently Kierre is the CEO of Visum Capital a private investment firm focusing on early stage companies, equities, and crypto currencies. He is a graduate of CU Boulder with a degree in business finance.
Kierre is an entrepreneur, leader and visionary who understands system dynamics and has a proven track record of building companies from the ground up. His ability to understand financial systems, strategy and economics have played an integral role in developing the overall strategy of bringing Nexus to the world. He has spent over 20 years studying markets, economies and money systems and is highly driven to transition the world towards a future where blockchain technology enables greater abundance for everyone.
Jacynda Smith is the inventor of TYME Iron and CEO of TYME. TYME is a consumer products company that has revolutionized the woman’s hair care industry through innovative products and market leading customer service. Her drive to succeed enabled Jacynda to take an idea in 2011, develop a prototype in 2012, and launch the patented TYME Iron in 2014. Today TYME sells its products with a global presence in 41 countries, serving many loyal satisfied customers worldwide. Bringing her invention to life helped Jacynda realize her dreams and inspired her to help others achieve their dreams. Her passion as a Nexus Embassy Board Member is to connect, develop and empower a Nexus community that can positively change the world.
Colin Karewa Forbes is a self-proclaimed evolutionary businessman and educator. He began his career as a CPA with Ernst & Young and has since worked in accounting and executive management teams for various public, private, profit and non-profit enterprises for more than 30 years. His dedicated commitment to personal evolution combined with his business experience led him to live and work on 6 of the 7 continents in the world. This experience uniquely qualified him to walk at the forefront of movements which advance the evolution of humanity. The Nexus Embassy is such a movement and his passion and expertise will be dedicated full force to the harmonization and success of this amazing evolutionary endeavor!
Brian Smith is an exceptional software engineer with an Associates degree in video game development and a Bachelors of Science in Software Engineering. His corporate experience includes working for a Fortune 500 Company. His favorite languages are C++, C, Java, and his skills are centered around breaking down complex problems and finding simple and efficient solutions. Brian is bringing agile methods to organize and structure the Nexus framework and will be a core developer of the TAO. He loves learning about artificial intelligence and quantum philosophy. In his spare time, Brian enjoys painting, gaming and writing lyrics.
Brian Vena is a visionary known for evolving business strategies with investors, executives and brands across multiple industries. With over twenty years experience in sales and marketing with Nestlé U.S.A and Takeda Pharmaceuticals Inc., Brian has launched twenty-three brands and is a five time winner of the Cresset National Sales Award. While living in Chicago his passion for music and networking inspired him to create a boutique entertainment company. There he connected some of the biggest names in film, fashion, and music with cross-promotional brands and events in the United States, Australia and New Zealand. Brian’s passion and expertise is in connecting people. He’s excited to bring together innovative leaders in music, technology and healthcare to further support the goals and success of the Nexus team.
Scott has 20+ years cross-functional leadership experience in multiple Fortune 500 companies including Bristol-Myers Squibb and Teva. Areas of expertise include strategic marketing, business development, operations, project management, and finance. Scott has launched 9 biotechnology products with his most successful marketing launch in 2014 generating $2 billion in annual revenue. Scott earned a BSBA Marketing degree from Southern Illinois University and has taken several graduate level courses in marketing and business. He’s excited to leverage his diverse background to further differentiate Nexus, expand Nexus blockchain to enable enterprise solutions, and advance humanity.
John graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While earning his degree in finance he simultaneously began to pursue his passion for art, design and music which led to establishing his own creative studio. With over 15 years of experience providing graphic design, web design, branding and marketing services to B2B and B2C clients, John has developed a versatile design aesthetic that can adapt to any industry. John has worked on projects for Britney Spears, Sony, BMG, Interscope, and Bergdorf Goodman. His art has been shown in Marshall Fields Look Gallery (now Macy’s), and his t-shirt designs have been worn by Fergie and David Guetta, ultimately leading to a t-shirt collaboration with David Guetta. With his desire to help change the world, Nexus is the perfect home for John, providing him the opportunity to fully utilize his knowledge of finance combined with his business and creative skill sets.
Nelson P. Sparks is originally from Missouri where his focus was developing Sales, Marketing and direct response campaigns to drive increase reservations. Moving to Phoenix and working for Google’s ETO program in 2009 enabled Nelson to learn invaluable skill sets and develop rewarding relationships. This career move also enabled Nelson to uncover his newest and most valuable passion, Digital Marketing. Utilizing skills developed at Google and other digital startup agencies, Nelson will bring a wealth of knowledge in branding, reputation management, exposure and direct response strategy. Nelson will be focusing on Analytics and digital advertising to help spread the Nexus message to the masses. He is very excited to be involved with a movement that has such a huge humanitarian focus.
Wendy Katz is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and holds BSBA and MBA degrees in Marketing and Entrepreneurship with a minor in Graphic Design.
After working for a Private Equity fund in acquisitions she left to follow her passions and started a Marketing and Event Production Company, The Souls Next LLC, that she has owned and operated for the past five years. During that time she has produced a variety of events, helped build strong brands, and enabled high quality experiences that positively impacted people’s lives and the overall community. Wendy comes to Nexus most excited about Nexus’s capacity to change the world, and wants to make sure the world knows it through all marketing and event channels!
Dionna Bailey is an ambassador for the Nexus Earth Embassy. She is a cryptocurrency and blockchain enthusiast. This Army Medic Veteran recently retired from the military after having served 18 years and four combat tours, one in which she was awarded a bronze star. She is an expert in government contracts and international relations. Her marketing experience includes representing the Medical Public Relations 4th Infantry Division Division Surgeon’s Office and the Wounded Warrior Transition Battalion, the Director of Marketing and Sales for GM Bailey Construction; and President of DB Group, Inc Sports Marketing and Management where she still works with some of the most elite athletes in their sport.
Mike is a tech entrepreneur from New Zealand who resides in Sydney Australia. He has a software engineering background and founded Fishburners which is Australia’s largest tech coworking space and the successful startup GradConnection which 4/5 university students use to look for their first job. Mike had varying levels of interest in crypto in 2013 but fell in love with the Nexus vision in 2017. Mike believes that creating a viable alternative economy for the world not tied to a nation-state will be a big leap forward for the disadvantaged.
Alex El-Nemer graduated from the University of Bath England with a degree in Economics. He quickly realized the need to reform monetary frameworks and witnessed first hand the shortcomings of the current payment systems while working as an FX trader in London. Initially he was drawn to Nexus as it addresses what are in his opinion the two most important elements of a digital currency: security and scalability. After securing the RightBTC exchange listing, Alex now works on Global Business Development and building partnerships around the world.
Gail’s myriad of career positions does not compare to an opportunity when she met a young man she fondly refers to as a Genius, Colin Cantrell in September of 2015. Her past positions include working with the U.S. Department of Labor, Day Trading Stocks, Co-Owner of a $75 million Contract Manufacturing Company, Adjunct Professor, and Controller of small to medium sized companies, working directly with DoD, DoE, Air Force, Navy, Air Force and NASA. Her passion has always been helping people and the great outdoors. She has an unstoppable persevering nature, “If there is a way, she will find it; if there isn’t, she will make it.”
Anastasiya fell in love with Nexus because of her passion for financial and information freedom, space exploration, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology. She graduated Drexel University with a business and economics degree and has spent her life seeking truth and efficiency in all aspects of reality. She is excited about connecting the Community’s voice with Core and the world and exploring the creative collaboration that decentralized systems offer. Her other passions include writing, philosophy, economics, and educating people about alternative governance models.
Ashley is a child of the Universe, and has always believed in finding a sustainable global awareness that everyone around the world could share. When she met Colin Cantrell, the words of John Lennon came to mind, “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.” She believes ethical, open source, secure blockchain technology makes a future possible that never existed before. Nexus is the blockchain with a purpose; to make change for the better of all. Ashley is an accomplished artist, pianist, massage therapist, yoga instructor & energy healer with a formal education at both NAU and ASU in photography. Ashley works extensively with Finance and is Colin Cantrell’s Personal Admin.
Andrew is a community support team member that is also working on media production and marketing for Nexus. After studying Economics and Finance, he learned the truth behind how the economic system actually operates and knew that there must be a better way.
In 2014 Andrew discovered Bitcoin and blockchain technology and realized that it was going to change the world. In his free time, Andrew enjoys researching quantum mechanics, ancient civilizations, philosophy and astronomy. You can find Andrew in Slack or answering the community’s questions on the Nexus website’s live chat.
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