MARC LASKY – President & Director
Mr Lasky’s career spans 30 years as a production, management and marketing executive, which includes extensive experience in finance and operations to creative direction. Having begun his post college career as a Media Buyer at BD Advertising, he soon relocated to Los Angeles, and in 1995 launched his very own production company called Pikesville Pictures, which produced a multitude of Commercials, infomercials documentaries, shorts and feature films. During this time there were multiple accolades and awards including being a three-time winner of the prestigious NIMA award for Best Infomercial Production, Best Infomercial Script & Best Direct Response Show. Having Produced some of the most successful infomercials in history, his productions grossed well over $1 Billion in sales. More recently, Mr. Lasky caught the entrepreneurial bug and was the founder or a senior partner in several startups including a tech company called Peer to Peer Network and a Real Estate referral service called Agent Corner. For these ventures his duties included fund raising, running operations and having oversight of all marketing activities.
Mr. Lasky has a proven track record of creating strong working relationships with potential partners and investors that lead to successful fundraising efforts, and successfully managing finance, accounting, and mergers and acquisitions efforts. He also has expertise conceptualizing, developing, producing, and directing a variety of productions, from full-length feature films to commercials and infomercials. He’s particularly proficient in creating value in productions, showcasing high-quality projects for low to medium budgets.
Mr. Lasky has a B.S.M degree with concentrations in both Marketing and Finance from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business and attended post graduate Film Studies at USC Film School.
CHRIS KERN – Chairman of the Board of Directors & CEO
Chris brings over 25 years of combined executive leadership experience within the technology, telecom, financial services and Internet industries with a deep specialization in corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions.
Chris’ extensive background in a diverse group of industries has provided a wealth of experience working with companies of all shapes and sizes from Fortune 500 Companies and large international carriers to small emerging growth businesses. Representative companies that has has directly worked with, advised, or sold a business to include IPREO, NPD Group, Toronto Stock Exchange, Broadcast.com, Fiserv, Cable & Wireless, Thras.io, GoDaddy, and Westgate Resorts, to name a few.
In Corporate Finance and M&A – Chris has worked on well over 250 projects during his career, was involved in over $2Billion in transactions, directly facilitated over $750 million in financing and M&A engagements, and worked with investment banking firms such as Lehman Bros, Fisher Francis Trees & Watts/Charter Atlantic, UBS, Maximum Ventures, and New Century Capital Partners.
PETER BORDES – Member of the Board of Directors
Mr. Bordes is a 30+ year technology entrepreneur, investor, advisor, board member and trusted growth hacker for a wide range of public and private companies which include being the CEO of Kubient (Nasdaq: KBNT) and member of the Board of Directors, Managing Partner of Trajectory Capital, a venture banking and venture investing platform, Board member and interim CEO for Alfi Technologies (Nasdaq: ALFI), as well as serving on the board of directors of Beasley Broadcast Group (Nasdaq: BBGI) and Chairs the digital transformation committee.
Since January 2017, Mr. Bordes has been the co-founder and managing director of TruVest, an impact real estate investment, development and technology company. Since 2018, he has also been an investor and serves on the board of directors of Fraud.net, an artificial intelligence powered, cloud-based fraud prevention infrastructure platform.
JIM DIPRIMA – Accounting Manager
Mr. DiPrima has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska. His career includes 40 years of finance and accounting in both the public and private sectors beginning his career at Deloitte & Touché.
He has held various positions with start-up companies. He has served as chief executive officer of MBD Midwest, a holding company for national pack and ship franchises where he managed the development of retail outlets in multiple states. Mr. DiPrima has been working in various positions with public traded companies since 1995. His accomplishments included guiding several companies through the reverse merger process, raising capital and consulting on various mezzanine financings.
Mr. DiPrima currently provides consulting and CFO for hire services for several other public companies in the area of accounting, tax planning and preparation and financial reporting for various regulatory agencies.
NATHANAEL COONROD – EVP Engineering
Nathanael brings over a decade of software and application development and engineering experience to Fernhill, which includes a wide variety of industries that include crypto currencies and blockchain projects, healthcare, FinTech, digital media and SaaS platforms. He has also helped author multiple issued and pending patents around blockchain, distributed computing technologies and unique consensus methodologies.
Nathanael is a world-class developer and full stack software engineer that has developed projects and worked for major companies such Tesla, Rogers Corp, and FogChain to name a few. Having a deep specialization in blockchain development, crypto mining, and large scale software developments, Nathanael has created several cutting edge technologies and led development teams to accomplish multiple successful exits.
Nathanael’s duties will include spearheading all product development, technology implementation guidelines and collaborating with all existing and upcoming acquisitions to make sure integration goes smoothly, synergies are created and a technology product roadmap is established to support growth and differentiate ourselves in the marketplace.
RYAN KUIKEN – President of MainBloq
Ryan is MainBloq’s founder and CEO, has over 10 years of high-level sales and business development experience with T-Mobile and PayChex where he was awarded the #1 national rank in sales for both firms, and is a partner in Bull Run Capital, a private digital asset trading fund focused on DeFi trading. Ryan oversees and manages the overall execution of the growth plan and vision for MainBloq alongside his other team members. Ryan has joined Fernhill as an observer member of the Board of Directors.
MARC DEVEAUX – MainBloq’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Marc is the Co-Founder and CTO of MainBloq, has 30+ years of experience in trading and Fintech, starting at the sell-side equity derivatives desks of London, and the buy-side quantitative hedge funds of New York, trading the equity markets of Japan and the global derivative markets. Marc has worked with Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, TradingScreen, Mantara, the Toronto Stock Exchange and served as CIO at Aristarc Capital.
CLAY COWDERY – MainBloq’s Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Clay is MainBloq’s COO and Chief Solution Architect, has an extensive 20+ year background in FinTech including advanced analytics cross-border payments, trade settlement, and back-office operations. Clay has worked with many of the largest global banks and regulators focusing on risk and liquidity optimization to design and implement innovative solutions. Clay has worked with firms such as FNA, Axway, Sita, and WebMethods.
PATRICK EGAN – MainBloq’s Director of Business Development
Patrick is MainBloq’s Director of Business Development, is a 20-year sales executive and business development expert having held senior positions such as head of US Sales, Global Head of Sales and Chief Revenue Officer for a wide range of FinTech firms such as Sonic Financial, TradingScreen, Mantara, Nasdaq, and ETF Global where he helped establish and grow these companies into industry leaders in their respective markets.