Our Team

Max Burgio

Chief Executive Officer

Born from a well-known Sicilian family who’s famous for their Antique Art Galleries in Italy, Max’s business savvy was evident at the age of 16 when he started to work for the family business. By the age of 18, after his first trip to the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco and visiting at the famous Jimmy’s night club, Max had the idea to bring the VIP table service to the chic island of Panarea, scene of international VIPs and fashion models, which was missing a real night club. He then became a successful club owner. There he met a French financier who invited him to invest in a famous club in Paris which led him to take part in its historical night life hobnobbing with the celebrities, fashion icons and royalties in the club. When his family opened an art gallery in NYC, Max realized that it’s night life is missing the glamour of Paris. He opened up Float and accomplished something new with the Millennium “jet set”. This opened up several doors for Max and expanded his hospitality connections worldwide. At the same time, Max began his involvement with establishing an international platform to help multiple charities and good cause foundations to heal the world. Max started with Frank De Leo Lotto4Life USA which has since evolved into a project called Play4Life, an international for-profit fundraising powered by IBM Blockchain platform.

Yannis A. Lazaros

Chief Gaming Officer

A motivated Business Development, IT and Gaming Operations for 20+ years, Yannis is the Managing Director of Lotto4Life since December 2016. His experience spans five continents in terms of various aspects of Business Development and Operations in Gaming. He is credited for his operational excellence based on strong analytical, financial, and compliance IT background.

Paul Schindler

Celebrity Legal Advisor

Paul D. Schindler is the Senior Chair of the New York Entertainment and Media Practice. Paul and Allen Grubman established a law firm in May 1974 and were joined shortly thereafter by Arthur Indursky. Together they formed the law firm of Grubman Indursky & Schindler, P.C. Over the years, Paul Schindler has served as counsel to numerous award-winning, multi-platinum musical artists, producers, record labels, and various types of entertainment companies.

Robert Hantman

Chief Legal Officer

Founding partner of Hantman & Associates, Mr. Hantman specializes in civil-commercial – including FINRA and SEC matters – and selective criminal litigation. He has served as counsel to both public and private companies and was outside counsel to the Colombian Consulate for over 14 years.

Mr. Hantman has successfully handled countless high-profile cases, including law suits involving Montel Williams, the New York Yankees (jury verdict of over $1 million dollars), Steven Seagal, Trump Model Management, Rick Ross, Fabio, Next, Ford Model Management, Next, DNA, Magic Johnson, One West, Don King Productions, Rampage Jackson, Vladimir Klitsko, Shelly Finkel, “Snooki”, Gary Shaw, Danny De Vito, Anna Nicole Smith, Pro Elite, Lighthouse Financial Group, John Thomas Financial, and many others.

Nico Losito


IBM Vice President driving the “IBM Technology Unit” that includes the following business of IBM Italy: Software, Hardware, Cloud, Security, Professional and Technical Services, Channel Ecosystem and Digital sales.

Nico Losito is an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of successful results in digital transformation, exponential technologies and services industry. Nico is also deeply skilled in Enterprise Software and Cloud, IT Strategy Transformation, P&L Management.

Boris Becker

Sports Stars Ambassador

Boris Franz Becker is one of the most successful tennis players of all time. At the age of 17, he was the youngest player to have won the Wimbledon men’s singles championship. He was also the first unranked player and the only German ever to have won this title. Becker also won five Grand Slam championships, 13 Masters Series titles, three Open era finals (ATP Tour Finals, WCT Finals, Grand Slam Cup) and the Olympic gold medal in doubles.

Since his retirement, Becker has been engaged in expanding his chain of business, the Boris Becker Sports that sells tennis equipment and apparel.

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Daniel Saito

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Daniel is an internationally recognized serial entrepreneur and a renowned figure in Japan’s tech scene. He brings well over 20 years of entrepreneurial experience to the team. Daniel has worked for numerous Fortune 100 companies notably, NTT Docomo R&D where he authored hardware, software, and protocol specifications for encrypted communications.

Colin Charles

Chief Technology Officer

Colin Charles is a Consultant at Codership, the makers of Galera Cluster. Previously, Colin was on the founding team of MariaDB Server, and has been around the MySQL ecosystem including being an early employee at MySQL, and worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects. Colin has been a MySQL user since 2000.

Gil Bashan

Chief Product Officer

Gil Bashan has 15+ years of success spanning across different disciplines in the tech space and non-profit world. He is a blockchain evangelist who believes that world problems can be solved with technology. He loves finding solutions to business problems and is doing so at Adobe, where over the last 9 years he has been working with some of the largest global brands and agencies such as L’Oreal, Barclays, 3M, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, AllState, and many others. He is an Engineer Manager at Adobe, but has held many roles across the business and technology side of the house, through IPO and acquisition of TubeMogul Inc. Before Adobe, he was Technology and Digital Media Manager at Our City Forest, an Urban Forestry non-profit, greenifying our concrete jungles.

Chris Fure

Chief Financial Officer

Chris Fure is the LDJ Capital Development Director for fund investment. Previously, he was a partner and Head of Development for TransGlobal Ventures (TGV), where he managed its investments. He came to this post after serving as a TransGlobal Asset Management VP, where he theorized a China Piracy solution that funded the launch o

Carmen Campo

Chief Technology Officer

LDJ Capital Director for Corporate Communications and Media Operations. She has worked for and with global brands like Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Intertek, Levi’s, Marks & Spencer, JCPenney, Nordstrom, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Disney, McDonald’s, Forbes, Wall Street Journal. She is a media, communications, and social media marketing specialist for almost a decade with The Soho Loft Media Group and sister holdings The Soho Loft Productions/Conferences, Victoria Global Communications, and Times Impact Publications.

Lionel Iruk

Chief Legal Officer

Lionel has been involved in international asset development projects throughout the Continental United States, Europe and South East Asia since 2008. His practice focuses on international wealth management, corporate structures, international business compliance, immigration law, corporate, tax, Financial Technology/ Bitcoin Law, iGaming, and issues affecting non-profit organizations and charitable

Zivago Lee


Zivago has 20+ years of experience in node systems engineering and node network operations with his roles at SoftAware Networks Inc. (acquired by Digital Island for $438M), leading programs on datacenter buildouts for the 2008 Beijing Olympics with Ticketmaster and at Zynga (ZNGA). Zivago has recently been leading DevOps/SRE teams and is currently at SPIN Scooters, a Ford subsidiary, providing micromobility solutions.

Evan Kubes


Evan Kubes is the President of Rumble Gaming and co-founder of MKM Group, recognized as Canada’s first and one of the world’s most influential law firms dedicated to esports and content creators. Evan is considered a thought leader in the industry, often featured in publications like Bloomberg, Yahoo Finance, and Global News. He has also been recognized as a top influencer manager and esports agent by Business Insider.

Brandon Sivret


Brandon Sivret is the co-founder of Silver Sun Systems dba Military Gamer Supply operating brick and mortar game retail and online community management expanding into VR/AR gaming for training for Law Enforcement and Emergency Response. Brandon serves as the Executive Officer for MilitaryGamers.com, a community that assists current and former US Military with issues ranging from TBI and PTSD to veterans benefits awareness using Video Games as a unifying platform. MilitaryGamers.com consists of 5,000 members (nearly all current or former service members) and 400 active players at a time. He is a 13-year veteran of the US Air Force who is lauded as an Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance as well as a Joint and Combined Fires Planning Subject Matter Expert. He attained the rank of Major before being medically retired.

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Craig Sellars

Founder of Tether

Craig Sellars leads the development of global blockchain innovations as the inventor of the stablecoin, the digital US dollar on top of the Bitcoin blockchain as a founder of Tether, the world’s most broadly traded cryptocurrency (now acting as an informal advisor since his departure in 2016) and as the Chief Technologist of Bitcoin’s Omni Layer, a protocol which supports the creation, movement and exchange of digital assets. His current development focus is on the creation of open-source decentralized identity protocols and applications.

Manmeet Singh

Vice-Chairman of Cardano Foundation

As Vice-Chairman of Cardano Foundation and Blockchain Europe, Manmeet is a beacon in the blockchain industry. On both fronts and as Managing Partner of Blockseed Ventures Ltd, Manmeet is a renowned prime mover and builder of the decentralized economy, mentoring and investing in teams and businesses that define the adoption and advancement of blockchain applications and technologies. Manmeet brings cultural sensitivity and business wisdom to the team based on his decades of experience in finance, education, investment, and mentoring businesses getting into China and Asian as well as European markets.

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