Ronaldo

Figueira

 

+27(0)84 783 8711

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Ronaldo Figueira is a fintech visionary who harnesses his unique combination of streetwise business instincts and formal academic qualifications to break new ground in the exciting, unfolding world of virtual currencies.

As an entrepreneur, Ronaldo has co-founded Brown Toast (one of South Africa’s first cryptocurrency mining businesses, and more recently co-founded YOUHASH (Pty) Ltd, a market leading turnkey cryptocurrency mining business in South Africa.

A clear and quick thinker, Ronaldo stands out as a natural leader who balances responsibilities with being assertive, accountable and a strong negotiator.

As a co-founder of YOUHASH (Pty) Ltd, Ronaldo is key to the success and growth of the business through not just his technical grasp of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, but his infectious persona and innate ability to effectively share his knowledge with both colleagues and clients alike. 

Ronaldo graduated from the University of Johannesburg in 2015 with a B.Com Accounting Degree and was selected as a member of the Golden Key International Honours Society, an honour reserved for the top 15% of graduates.

Using his well-developed peoples skills, Ronaldo naturally gravitates towards sales and consulting, and is a stickler for research before meeting with clients.  Ronaldo lives by the maxim“real innovation occurs when we are staying one step ahead of our consumers’ needs, and five steps ahead of our competitors.”

A believer in simplicity above all else, Ronaldo builds meaningful and lasting relationships with suppliers and clients alike through delivering on his promises, and ensuring that all parties are winners every step of the way.

Alan 

Robertson

 

+27(0)82 411 0069

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A founding shareholder of YOUHASH (Pty) Ltd, Alan Robertson brings a wealth of experience as a business leader and entrepreneur through 25 years of corporate experience.

YOUHASH was built on the premise that people want to participate directly and profit from building and maintaining the new world of virtual currencies.   YOUHASH makes this possible for the lay person through end to end cryptocurrency mining solutions.  With a custom built facility capable of hosting 1,000 miners, and rapidly increasing interest, YOUHASH’s primary challenge is ensuring capacity to meet demand.

Alan started his career at Southern Life as an employee benefit consultant and quickly discovered that his interests lay in group risk management, where he optimally use his analytical and creative skills.  As National Marketing Manager, Alan identified and created unique selling propositions through international risk pooling that manifested in Momentum (previously Sanlam) receiving the top international production award from Swiss Life for business growth. 

In late 2000 Alan founded Discovery Group Risk. Introducing innovative products to a highly commoditised market, Alan quickly developed Discovery Group Risk into a market leader in terms of innovation, growth, and profitability.

In 2007 Alan co-founded and was Joint Managing Director of Infinit Group Risk Solutions, a joint venture company with Sanlam that brought private banking styled service and product flexibility to the market.  In 6 short years, Alan was responsible for growing Infinit from zero to R500-million in annual premium, whilst establishing a reputation as market leaders in service, product, and intermediary education.

Alan is both deeply analytical and highly creative. He has successfully employed this skills balance to identify opportunities, build solutions, communicate these to the market, and grow profitable industry leading businesses.

Daniel 

Abreu

 

+27(0)82 066 6861

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Daniel Abreu is a talented, multi-faceted young entrepreneur and a founding Shareholder of YOUHASH (PTY) LTD.

Along with three other founding members of YOUHASH (PTY) LTD, Daniel started one of the first companies in South Africa to not only invest in blockchain technology, but also build state of the art mining farms for clients to host their cryptocurrency miners.  During this ground-breaking and exciting period he played an integral role in both sales and project management.

Daniel has developed deep technical expertise in the fledgling crypto mining hardware realm, and has put these skills to work by starting up and building from scratch complex crypto mining “farms”, the flagship being the rapidly growing YOUHASH (PTY) LTD Knightsbridge facility in South Africa.

Daniel comes from a creative background, specifically in fine photography and film work.   With formal photography qualifications, Daniel spent five years as a highly sought after photographer in Cape town as a contributor to numerous international publications such as Vogue and Elle, whilst working on three “A” list movies in the film industry. 

Over the past four years Daniel has been an active partner in an engineering firm where he has honed his entrepreneurial, people, and project management skills.  

 A hard worker that can not only envision a project but execute it with confidence.

Jennifer

Masterson

 

+27(0)82 371 5481

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Jennifer Masterson is a highly successful entrepreneur and is currently  one of the founding Shareholders of YOUHASH (PTY) LTD.

YOUHASH specializes in providing turnkey cryptocurrency mining solutions for clients. Currently in its infancy, YOUHASH hosts over 150 mines at its bespoke Knightsbridge facility.

 In 2013 Jennifer sold her interest in Infinit Group Risk Solutions, a joint venture company with Sanlam that she co-founded and was Joint Managing Director of.  In 6 years she built Infinit Group Risk Solutions from a start up to where it turned over in excess of R500-million per annum and accounted for 8% of the SA market share. 

 

Possessing a wide range of skills, Jennifer is fundamentally an analytical with strong insights and understanding of strategic business leadership at company board level.  Whilst Jennifer is an all rounder in business, she is particularly strong in the areas of risk management, process management, information technology, and legal.  Sanlam was so impressed with the system that Jennifer developed for Infinit that they asked her to assist in bringing focus to an IT system that they had spent years (and hundreds of millions of Rands) investing in and trying to implement into their own business.

Prior to starting Infinit, Jennifer was the Managing Director of Alexander Forbes Life where again she was tasked with starting a life insurance arm for Alexander Forbes, a leading provider of financial and risk services internationally.  She again started the business from first principles and matured it to where it had a profitable risk book with a R300-million annual premium.

Before being recruited to start Alexander Forbes life in 2000 at the age of 28, Jennifer was the National Marketing Manager for Momentum Risk Management Consultancy where she was instrumental in successfully merging the risk business with Southern Life and also introducing a unique consulting model whereby her sales team was trained, skilled, and empowered to both market and price the company’s risk products.

Jennifer has a razor sharp intellect which, when balanced with her pace of work, unique insights and experience, and exceptional values as a human being – make her an indispensable addition to any project or business.

Ari 

Leibovitz

 

+27(0)60 663 0581

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Ari Leibovitz is a self-motivated, innovative and successful entrepreneur, and is currently one of the founding Shareholders of YOUHASH (PTY) LTD.

YOUHASH specializes in providing turnkey cryptocurrency mining solutions for clients.  Currently in its infancy, YOUHASH hosts over 150 mines (with overall capacity of 1,000) at its bespoke Knightsbridge facility.

With a Bachelor’s Degree and a postgraduate diploma in Accounting Science in process, Ari delivers his particular passion for cryptocurrencies to both colleagues and clients alike.  Ari has previously co-founded another successful fintech start-up, Brown Toast, and his experience has certainly played an invaluable role in its success.  An exceptional, multifaceted business brain, Ari seamlessly brings together disciplined financial reporting, tax expertise, and rigid compliance to a start-up industry requiring true ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking.

Ari is passionate about growing any project and is an integral member of the YOUHASH team, one with a particular penchant for technology and investments.  Ari’s broad spectrum of knowledge in all spheres of fintech, coupled with his strong social skills, truly makes him a global thought leader.

With a knack for quickly understanding unique challenges particular to start-ups, Ari is indispensable to the team and relishes solving these issues daily.  His quick mind and ability to think on his feet whilst always retaining the bigger picture at hand, makes him a critical component to any fintech business or project.

Ruan 

Cloete

 

+27(0)82 828 3859

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Ruan Cloete is a young entrepreneur and is currently one of the Shareholders of YOUHASH (PTY) LTD.

 

YOUHASH specializes in providing turnkey cryptocurrency mining solutions for clients. Currently in its infancy, YOUHASH hosts over 150 mines at its bespoke Knightsbridge facility.

 

In 2015 Ruan accepted a sports bursary offered by the University of Witwatersrand. Ruan is currently a semi professional athlete and is studying a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Witwatersrand where he is majoring in Clinical Psychology. Ruan completes his degree in Bachelor of Arts in 2018 where he will have an in depth knowledge in the field of Clinical Psychology as well as knowledge in Industrial Psychology.

 

In 2017 during the time of studying at the University of Witwatersrand Ruan facilitated individuals who were driven in block chain with facilities specialized in the hosting of block chain processors. Ruan facilitated these individuals, as he was equipped with the technical skills required in this field.

 

Prior to being offered a bursary at the University of Witwatersrand, Ruan worked from 2013 as an intern at Ubunye Site Services where he was equipped with a range of skills in project management, specializing in construction and site management.

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