Mark Basa is a senior crypto brand and strategy executive with over 10 years of experience. His work has been recognized in print, online, and on television, for major outlets such as The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, Reuters, Yahoo Finance, Express.co.uk, and many more.
Mark is a former Brand Director of a layer-one blockchain appointed to bring the company closer towards DeFi, gaming, and the metaverse. He is the current Managing Director of the Web3 division of XWECAN, a global PR & communications agency with clients including Fujitsu and the world’s largest public investment fund. Mark is also the co-founder of Murasaki, a blockchain mobile game and media studio backed by Incubate Fund, Japan’s largest VC.
Mark discovered Bitcoin in 2010 and subsequently co-founded his first crypto project at 23 that enabled merchants to accept fiat, loyalty points and Bitcoin in a single transaction, which led to both Microsoft and the Australian government supporting the project. As an early crypto evangelist, Mark is incredibly humbled to lead HOKK Finance into the next phase of DeFi focusing on rolling out the ecosystem to the developer community.
Andrew Fuertes is the CTO at HOKK Finance bringing over 15-years in IT. Andrew’s experience includes Tier 1,2,3 Helpdesk Engineer, Optical Field Engineer, Field Systems Engineer, Systems Admin and Network Engineer, and over a decade in blockchain. In his later tenure he transitioned to a Solutions Architect role where he is responsible for leading and advising the engineering requirements for large enterprises and government agencies on how specific technologies integrate, replace, and improve existing infrastructure and applications.
His customers include Fortune 500 enterprises that rely on Andrew to integrate the architecture they require to operate global businesses and provide a service to hundreds of millions of people every day. Andrew’s involvement in blockchain technology focused on DevOps as well as overall development in areas that help the crypto community grow and adopt new and exciting technologies.
At HOKK Finance, he works closely with the technical team to direct product development, product delivery, and overall DevOps administration.
Brett is a senior finance professional with more than 24 years of experience in change management, business performance, integration and partnering. As a commercially-orientated business partner with a proven ability to build effective financial teams and lead through change, Brett has developed a diverse range of skills in the fields of finance, accounting and data analytics. Brett was appointed Head of Finance for a division within one of the “Big 4” banks in Australia, has spent a number of years as the CFO of a company dealing with automotive finance, broker relationships, and direct and inventory finance, and has worked in large retail banks and finance companies across Australia and the United Kingdom. In addition to all this, Brett ran his own telemarketing business, developing the sales and marketing strategies to drive success within a crowded market. At HOKK Finance, Brett is responsible for organizational management and strategy, and will lead HOKK in its game-changing transformation into a successful DeFi 2.0 player.
Brian has over 20 years of leadership experience in a large variety of roles including, the United States Marines. He has held a number of high level commercial roles in multi-million-dollar operations, including General Manager, President and more recently CFO. With ~$140MM in senior secured credit facility and equity raised to date, Brian offers leadership, technical, operational, and strategic expertise in senior-level administration, media and public relations, business development, operational planning, client management as well as a reputation for having a keen understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity, equity and equality.
Serving in the United States Marine Corps, Brian deployed three times and is a combat veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. He has received numerous awards and citations, including the Presidential Unit Citation. Brian holds a B.S. from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts and an MBA from The University of Texas. Brian has been involved in crypto since 2018 and has been an early adopter of a number of 10x, 100x and 1000x projects. With a keen eye for strong projects and a clear focus over the past two years on both the meme and DeFi spaces, Brian is the perfect person to lead the Finance function for HOKK Finance.
Aigbe Idahosa is a solidity developer with extensive product experience in media, finance, and industrial design. He is the founder of Nyan Finance, a decentralized ecosystem for creating managed pools and passive index funds, and has advised and implemented numerous cutting-edge updates for many projects’ smart contracts.
His recent projects include Fiyah.tv (an animation streaming platform), Telegraph ( an open-source cross-chain bridge), and Versus, a cross-chain card battle NFT game crossed with a price prediction platform.
By implementing cross-chain technology within HOKK’s bridge, Versus’ NFTs will be afforded inherent utility and value that is transferable across supported ecosystems. Augmented reality will be used to create applications that grant NFTs and games real-world visibility and interaction, including features that are built directly into the NFTs like location-based rewards. With his expertise in Augmented Reality and smart contracts, Aigbe will support HOKK Finance in creating products that deliver great value to its ecosystem and holders
Economics & Exchange Manager
Robin is an accomplished economics student who has studied at both Istanbul Technical University and Erasmus University Rotterdam. As an integral member of economics and management-related college clubs, Robin has engaged his expertise in International Business Economics to provide the brand with research, support, and guidance on best economic and exchange practices. Robin has conducted research projects into the effects of windfarm size on energy costs in the Netherlands and the role that game theory applications play on macro and micro economic decisions. Robin has worked on several successful crypto projects where he managed audit reports, influencer marketing campaigns, celebrity outreach, press releases, and exchange listings for Lamden (TAU) and SpaceDawgs (DAWGS).
Hector is a Senior Full-stack Developer and Solidity Expert at HOKK Finance. A highly skilled and technical developer with a proven track record, Hector has been working in the software development industry for nearly 10 years. Hector’s experience includes building Commonwealth, Yay, and Weentar. Due to his extensive career in blockchain, Hector has incredible knowledge of Ethereum, BSC, HECO, Solana ecosystems, dApps, DEX, EVM, Solidity, truffle/waffle, web3.js (ethers.js), AMMs, Bridge, and various consensus mechanisms.
Social Media Manager
Based in the UK, Mike began his professional career within the retail finance sector, working for one of the ‘Big 4’ banks in the US. Mike started out in product sales, but with his analytical and disciplined mindset he quickly moved into a continuous improvement position. With his progressive and enterprising initiatives, alongside his ability to inspire others, Mike developed pioneering strategies that exceeded both individual and departmental sales targets. Following the financial crash in 2007, Mike began working in operational management. He now works within the fast-moving consumable goods manufacturing sector, and is currently managing a £4m site improvement recovery project for a £36m annual turnover site which aims to reduce energy and water consumption and become “best in class” within its sector. Mike is a key stakeholder in a number of business start-ups, factory new builds, and site recovery projects that ensure that environmental, health and safety, and learning and development systems comply with local and international legislative requirements.
Tony graduated from Accounting & Finance in 2004, and moved to the USA 17 years ago, he performed managerial positions for 10 years before deciding that he wanted to have more control over his own future, he is currently building his own agency in the Financial Services holding several licenses or certifications in 17 states.
His journey in HOKK, like many of the team, started as an investor in May 2021, as he looked for an alternative to traditional investing and a way to expand his personal goals and in doing so he feel in love with the community and the vision of HOKK to allow people to send and spend In September 2021 Tony was one of the founding members of the community team, before becoming a MOD in October 2021 due to his passion for the project and helping the community. Helping our community and keep it safe is Tony’s key priority.
Bandito has a passion for travel, learning about new cultures and languages, after spending 5 years in the military as a Combat Medic he worked in a number of positions from a Bartender to a Production Supervisor in a major logistic company, while also completing an MBA program studying Finance and International Business. Upon graduation Bandito has been working for a multi-national industrial technology company, where his focus has been on building a complete B2B (Business to business) customer intelligence platform, building the ability to easily solve customer problems, ultimately driving an effortless customer experience.
His first interaction with HOKK was in October 2021, he joined the team in December 2021 and through his passion for the project and the community, by the end of the month had become a MOD and has progressed to being a key member of the team and a trusted voice in the community. As with his day-to-day role, Bandito is focused on solving community problems and helping to make both new and old community members experiences as effortless and enjoyable as possible.
Glenn is based in Europe and works as a firefighter and in his free time he loves to educate himself about crypto, he loves sports and is a beekeeper. What he would love to see more is crypto being adopted by companies worldwide and being able to invest in green projects with crypto.
Glenn has been involved in crypto from 2014 and after a few years he took a sabbatical from crypto and started investing in the stock market. In 2021 he quitted the stock market and was looking for an entry back in crypto and that’s when he found out about Hokk and like many in the team he was an early investor in Hokk and joined in the first days. Not much later he started as a moderator where he wanted to help other investors in the HOKKFORCE community were newer to crypto. .