BBP

Team member profile of BBP

Rob Andrews
LEAD DEVELOPER

Rob’s diverse background in the fields of Programming, Information Technology and Finance has prepared him for the role of team leader and visionary of BiblePay development. He has 20 Years experience in C#/SQL Server and holds a number of Computer Technology cerifications, including MCSD Solutions Developer, MCSE Solutions Expert, MCDBA Database Administrator, MCPI Professional Internet and SJCP Sun Certified Java Programmer. In 2014 Rob’s proficiency in Data Warehousing led him to design and create a decentralized data gathering algorithm for use in cryptocurrencies. On the Finance side, he also developed and ran a hedge fund using quantitative analysis and computer-based models for investments in securities. Rob is active in philanthropy, personally sponsors orphans and encourages others to do the same.

Bhavani
VP OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

A woman of many skills, Bhavani has worked in the software development sector of the finance industry for more than 16 years. Her extensive range of experience includes blockchain technology, quantitative investment models, portfolio management systems, trade and order entry systems, and client relationship applications. She has worked at State Street Corp, Bear Stearns/JPMorgan, and Salomon Smith Barney/Morgan Stanley. Bhavani has a Masters degree in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of Florida and an MBA from USF. She also earned certificates in Risk & Investment Management from Yale SOM and EDHEC Risk Institute, Internet of Things from MIT Sloan SOM and Blockchain Technology from Linux Foundation. She enjoys volunteer work for environment sustainability projects and strongly supports the mission of Biblepay’s charities.

Javier Ortiz
SENIOR MOBILE DEVELOPER

Javier has more than 25 years of experience as a software developer using C/C++, Java, Python, PHP and C#. His wide range of expertise includes database analytics across a variety of well-known platforms, such as Oracle, MSSQL and MySQL. He is certified as a Senior Project Manager PMP® and holds an Executive MBA. For much of his career Javier has held the position of Lead Software Development and IT Manager. Since 2007 he has also been involved in the equities markets as an independent futures and options trader.

Licht
SENIOR WEB DEVELOPER

Licht’s interest in programming and related development began at the early age of 10 when he first programmed software on Amiga and IBM computers. His career now includes 18 years as a software engineer working with Delphi, Python, PHP, Java, C++, Unity and C#. He also created and maintains the website Biblepay-Central.com.

Luke F.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Luke has a strong background in applied mathematics and obtained his PhD in 2011. Since then he has worked on various academic research projects and is a lecturer in mathematics at a respected university. Luke brings his well-trained communication and organizational skills – as well as a lot of passion – to the BiblePay team. Luke has been a Christian since 2006.

Togo Shigekata
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS

Togo is a natural communicator with boundless energy and enthusiasm. His qualifications include experience in Advertising, Social Media and Customer Support. Togo has also worked in the Medical and Restaurant industries, plus Military Government Contracting. His expertise includes Technical Writing, Documentation, and Quality Assurance Testing.

Jaap Geurts van Kessel
TREASURER

Educated in the Netherlands, Jaap attended Radboud University in Nijmegen were he studied religion, philosophy, and psychology. His career includes trusted positions with PostNL and other European enterprises. He is well-respected among his peers for his knowledge and expertise in the realm of crypto-currency. An extensive traveler, Jaap has devoted his life to Christ and sharing the gospel with the world.

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