About DMG Blockchain Solutions

DMG is a diversified cryptocurrency and blockchain platform company that is focused on the two primary opportunities in the sector – mining public blockchains and applying permissioned blockchain technology to address the fraud and friction that plagues the movement of value through supply chains. DMG’s strategy is to become the domain experts in verticals across many industries – agriculture, pharmaceuticals, energy, precious metals, transportation, financial services and manufacturing.

DMG’s management team includes seasoned bitcoin mining experts, forensic & financial professionals, blockchain developers, with deep relationships throughout North America and Japan, with previous experience working at Bitfury, PwC, EY, Cisco and UBS

DMG Leadership

Dan Reitzik
CEO, Director

Dan Reitzik is a successful entrepreneur having built companies at the forefront of societal change. These include Digital Youth Network, a teen focused wireless community, which was a joint venture between Rogers Wireless, Canada’s largest mobile phone network, and Universal Music, the world’s largest record label.

Sheldon Bennett
Chief Operating Officer, Director

Sheldon Bennett has over 20 years of management experience leading international companies including PwC, Ernst & Young, Baker & McKenzie, Cisco Systems and Fonterra CIS. For the past three years Sheldon led BitFury’s Canadian mining operations, where he was responsible for the setup and development of industrial bitcoin mining operations, including government relations, power optimization with Canadian utilities, and the engineering and development of mining operations. BitFury is one of the world’s largest blockchain and cryptocurrency mining companies.

Chris Filiatrault

Chris Filiatrault is a co-founder and director of DMG. For over 30 years, Mr. Filiatrault has been developing internet technology and software for the Japanese business market. In 1999, he founded Universal Objects Japan. In May of 2012, Mr. Filiatrault brought Bitcoin to the Japanese market and since that time, he has become a respected international authority on Bitcoin, opening the first Bitcoin ATM in Tokyo in 2014, and authored his first book about Bitcoin in Japanese.

Steven Eliscu
EVP Corporate Development

Steven Eliscu is a special advisor to the DMG Blockchain Solutions board of directors. He was most recently Head of Finance at Bitfury, a leading blockchain and cryptocurrency company. Prior to Bitfury, Steve had his own consulting business, during which he was part of a corporate development team that executed a half-billion dollar acquisition. Prior to that Steve was an equity research analyst at UBS for 9 years, during which he covered semiconductor companies with an aggregate market cap in excess of $200 billion. He has also worked in executive marketing and business development roles in the semiconductor and network equipment sectors.

Danny Yang
Chief Technology Officer

Danny Yang has founded several companies innovating on blockchain and artificial intelligence. He is the CEO of Blockseer, a blockchain analytics company that specializes in data analysis and anti-money laundering (AML) for digital currencies. Previously, Danny founded Maicoin, a cryptocurrency services platform that included wallet, exchange, and merchant services. Danny also founded ScoreData and Seravia, both data science companies, and before that was an early employee at Like.com, a computer vision company later acquired by Google. Danny has a BA in Chemistry and Physics from Harvard, and a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford.

Simon Padgett
Forensics and Director

Simon Padgett is a British ACCA Accountant with a Canadian CPA and an MBA from Oxford. He is also a CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) with over 25 years of experience as Head of Internal Audit, Risk Management and Corporate Governance, with a particular focus on and specialism in Forensic Accounting and Fraud and Corruption Investigations, Anti-Fraud Programs and Anti-Money Laundering.He has worked for the big 4 Accountancy firms including 6 years at Ernst & Young in South Africa and KPMG in the Caribbean Region.

Ryan Cheung
CFO & Director

Ryan Cheung is the founder and managing partner of MCPA Services Inc., Chartered Professional Accountants, in Vancouver, B.C. Leveraging his experience as a former auditor for junior venture and resource companies, Mr. Cheung serves as a director and/or officer or consultant for public and private companies providing financial reporting, taxation and strategic guidance. He has been an active member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia since January 2008.

Timothy Eller
Data Science

Timothy Eller. As a Data Science leader in the on-demand transportation space, Tim Eller hasled technical projects at Uber, and he founded the Data Science team at Luxe before its acquisition by Volvo in 2017. Prior to that, he invented dynamic pricing algorithms at Lyft, introducing the use of Markov Decision Processes to optimize target objectives. In 2014, Tim was issued a patent for his invention of a method of Anonymous Collaborative Auctions, the Intellectual Property of a start-up he co-founded in 2011. Tim holds a PhD in Mathematics from UCLA, a Master of Mathematics from Cambridge University, and an AB in Mathematics from Harvard College.

Development Team

Eugene Filiatrault
Server Operations Manager

Eugene Filiatrault is based in Edmonton and manages the existing DMG mining facility as well as overseeing the construction of seacan server farms. Eugene has spent the past few years working with our Japanese partners at BMEX Corporation, developing the BMEX Bitcoin wallet and ATMs.

Adrian Glover
Director, Software Engineering

Adrian Glover is an 18 year software industry professional, who has over 10 years of experience delivering software products as a Project and Development Manager. His experience began in research & development and includes one of the first connected mobile applications using Geographical Information System (GIS) technology for asset tracking on Windows CE. As a Project Manager, Adrian was certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and mentored new Project Managers in the trade. He has successfully introduced Agile Project and Product Management techniques to multiple companies using industry standard tools and techniques. He has a track record of repeated success delivering products built on emerging technologies, including Big Data, VR, and Mobile VR.

Paul Wadsworth
Technical Director

Paul Wadsworth has over 20 years of software engineering experience and has a diverse set of skills having worked in various roles over 3 different continents. He started out in the video games industry before moving to Japan and working on mobile projects on all major carrier networks. Following that he was a lead iOS developer and consultant before becoming a full stack developer working with the latest technologies in the JavaScript space.