Biographies of our leading team members

ROMAN GUELFI-GIBBS (CEO, PROJECT LEADER, TRADING STRATEGIST)

Roman started his trading career at the age of 16, when he became apprentice to a forex and commodities trader. He spent many years as a student, learning how to trade and build his own trading style. It was in the late 80s that he begun to develop a new way of predicting the movements that markets make. Using some of WD Gann’s writings as reference material, he started the market cycle research project that would continue until the present day. In the mid 90s, he worked with professional traders (using Tradestation) to create and perfect automated trading algorithms that had consistently high rates of return. In 1996, he began to professionally manage trading accounts for multiple clients. Looking for a change of pace, Roman decided to become a law enforcement officer in the late 90s. He worked as a Deputy Sheriff from 1999 thru 2005, while continuing to actively manage clients trading accounts.

In 2005, he decided to take a break from both careers and focus on his cycle research. It was at this time that he distilled the research into a complete trading strategy which he called Perpertual Sequence Forecasting (PSF). Roman went back to actively trading in 2006 and creating effective strategies that employed fractals, cycles, and movement patterns. In 2012 he learned of Bitcoin. Right away he began trading the new market and accumulating BTC. He also started building rigs and mining altcoins. He published multiple successful ebooks on Amazon that taught users how to setup their Radeon video cards to mine efficiently. In 2014, he created a trading group within the crypto community that had high standards of respect and solid performance. He taught beginners how to trade, and helped experienced traders apply new strategies to increase their win rates. Roman has posted a simplified PSF prediction demo on Twitter focusing on BTC since 2014. His group, Whale Watchers continues to this day with over 3 successful years of service. In 2015 he created an additional strategy to compliment PSF, which he called Unified Lunar Key (ULK). Using PSF, ULK, and sound trading methods, a person can obtain win rates above 80%. Through the years of research and practical application, he kept extensive notes about an application that would change trading for everyone.

In 2017, Roman gathered a team of professional software engineers and web designers to make that application a reality. That application is Pinnacle. He plans on working for years to expand and improve Pinnacle to be the very best trading application available to the public. During the years spent teaching people how to trade, he couldn’t help but notice the average trader struggled with consistency. Pinnacle was created to solve that problem once and for all. Beginners and professionals can find consistent success when using Pinnacle. It’s his goal to help everyone to become a successful trader, not just the top 10%. He wants to give traders the freedom to escape from their desks and enjoy their lives.

Pinnacle will make all of that possible.

 

DAVID DRAKE (VENTURE CAPITALIST, ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER)

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David Drake, through his family office LDJ Capital, has acted as GP & LP investors with his partners in fund-of-funds, realty funds, venture capital funds & hedge funds. Mr. Drake’s investments currently have 50+ global directors that maintain relations with institutions & family offices with $1.5 trillion in assets.

Mr. Drake’s family office manages & co-invests in alternative assets with the top 30 family offices out of his 5000 family office & institutional investor reach. These top 30 are 40% from Asia, 20% from Europe, 20% from the Americas, & 30% from the Middle East.

Mr. Drake’s access with 100,000 investors is maintained through his media asset, The Soho Loft Media Group, which has produced & sponsored over 1100+ finance conferences since 2002 like the events with institutional media leader Thomson Reuters & sponsors from Nasdaq, NYSE, KKR, & the Carlyle Group.

LDJ Special Situations partners have invested $100 Million in Alibaba & Palantir.

LDJ Real Estate strategy is set to acquire Class A core rental properties & hotels.

Mr. Drake is a digital automation advocate for private equity as he lobbied the US Congress on the JOBS Act since 2011 He represented the US Commerce Department at the EU Commission in Brussels & Rome in 2012, was invited to the White House Champions of Change ceremony in Washington, D.C., &, was a speaker at the UK Parliament in 2013.

Privately, Mr. Drake has hosted the Harvard Business Club at his NY home, produced Carnegie Hall concerts, & raised funds for the charity Best Buddies for years. March 2015 he joined the NYC Opera Board while a board advisor for The Washington Ballet. These allowed him to work & advise US Ambassadors from Sweden, Ukraine, Marshall Islands & Luxembourg.

Born in Sweden & fluent in six languages, Mr. Drake has an MBA in Finance & an MA in International Law & Economics from George Washington University in DC where he was awarded the Wallenberg Scholarship for academic merit.

 

MATT REED (TRADING STRATEGIST, PROJECT ADVISOR)

Matt Reed (Twitter’s DJThistle01) is one of the most popular and best known crypto Twitter personalities, and one of Twitter’s most reliable chartists.

He moderates several public and private crypto telegram groups, has won or placed highly in multiple trade competitions, and is the main contributing author to coinstreetnews.com. His custom trading strategies and market analyses have been helpful sources for both new and experienced traders for years.

Aside from trading, Matt has enjoyed a successful career as a DJ and audio engineering instructor.

 

COLBERT LOW (PROJECT ADVISOR, STRATEGIC ADVISOR FOR ASIA)

Colbert Low is the first Certified Bitcoin Professional in Malaysia, by the international standards governing body, Cryptocurrency Certification
Consortium (C4).

He is the Founder of BitcoinMalaysia.com, the largest local private membership club for bitcoin since 2013, and has been featured in various mastheads including Business Times Singapore, Inc. Southeast Asia, and The Edge.

He also serves as Vice Secretary of Access Blockchain Association of Malaysia, the industry association that interfaces with regulatory authorities and also the founder of Celebrus Advisory, a blockchain technology consulting firm.

 

EDWARD DALE (PROJECT MANAGER, DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY LEAD)

Ed is an author and programmer who has contributed to academic research in fields as diverse as psychology, computation, and religion. He began work on neural network simulations as an undergraduate, and contributed to the coding and implementation of motion parallax studies in dynamic complex systems theory at the University of Warwick using virtual reality. Since then he has followed parallel interests in psychology and computer science.

In the mid-2000s he worked on studies at the University of Kent on the development of children’s understanding of moral values. He is the author of a highly acclaimed book on human development, has served on numerous academic journal panels and remains on the editorial board of the University of Maine’s Journal of Mind and Behavior. His psychology work on coordination of religious perspectives has been influential on United Nations advisors creating policy aimed at solving interreligious conflict.

More recently he has focussed on freelance IT project management, in higher education and the music industry. He is a director of UK based technology company GDCT LTD. Ed was attracted to blockchain tech due to its innovation and its potential to transform society for the better. He has traded bitcoin and forex as a hobby since 2013.

 

NIALL GOWANLOCK (SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE LEAD, PLATFORM CODER)

Niall has a background in programming and microprocessor design and has an in-depth knowledge of Windows and Linux. He spent part of his early career working on signature control solutions for Barclays as part of a migration team evolving traditional bank mandates to the modern internet based systems we all use today. Since then he has worked for the best part of a decade in IT management at Astute Ltd, and in freelance contexts at a national level on projects with blue chip IT and telecoms companies. He is well conversed working with management standards such as ISO 270001 and with industry leading IT security practices. Niall has a keen interest in philanthropy and does charitable work in the UK and internationally. He has been involved in cryptocurrency since 2012, building crypto mining systems.

 

MAX SPÄTH (ALGORITHMIC TRADING LEAD, PLATFORM CODER)

Max specialises in backend coding tasks and is especially interested in the development of trading bots. He has had a strong interest in computer technology since childhood. Max is a former employee of IPMotion GmbH in Gießen where he helped developing various features of the mobile router using C++, and of CN-Consult GmbH, where he helped develop the DiLoc Project information technology platform for passenger and freight transport which is used by various train companies. Max is a director of the Germany information technology company EDVService Späth. He first bought bitcoin in 2012.

 

ZACH HOLMES (MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT LEAD, PLATFORM CODER)

Zach is a sought-after coder, known in the trading world for the creation of high-quality and useful applications, including zTrader, which has over 50,000 downloads. He has created both centralised and decentralised trading apps, and has worked previously on projects with members of our team. We are delighted to welcome Zach as a recent addition, where he will be the lead mobile app developer and contribute to the coding of the desktop app.

 

 ALEX ROGANOV (CUSTOM TRADING INDICATOR LEAD, PLATFORM CODER)

Alex is a coder and graphic designer who has previously worked with the Whale Watchers trading group. He has coded successful custom indicators designed to provide visual tracking of the market in relation to prespecified market cycles defined by some of Roman’s studies, over time scales ranging from large multi-year cycles which define major bull and bear markets, to monthly and weekly swing trades, to minor intraday oscillations happening several times per trading session which are best tracked on the 15 minute time frame. Alex’s career has taken him across the Atlantic, having graduated from the IT department of Saint Petersburg State University of Engineering and Economics in Russia before settling in the United States. He first learned about bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in 2013  and ran several mining rigs, before switching to studying and developing trading strategies.

 

KUKI QUEUE (GRAPHICS AND MOTION GRAPHICS LEAD)

Kuki Queue is an accomplished digital artist with experience in the New York art and advertising world. She will be partnering with us to develop the visual aspects of our website, desktop and mobile apps, including graphics, videos and animation.

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