Meet the team

Who are these new kids on the blockchain? Meet the enthusiastic and multitalented team behind DataBroker DAO, determined to conquer the market of IoT sensor data.

Matthew Van Niekerk
Matthew Van Niekerk Co-Founder & CEO

Matthew founded and exited two companies in Japan, then got his MBA in Belgium, after which he joined a large financial institution, performing a variety of roles ranging from COO of the consumer finance business line to head of platform innovation for the brokerage and crowdfunding platform. In 2016, he left the bank and co-founded DataBroker DAO.

Roderik van der Veer
Roderik van der Veer Co-Founder & CTO

After Roderik built one of the largest ecommerce computer store sites in Belgium in 1999, he worked in the IT development sector and as CTO grew a traditional marcom agency into a digital powerhouse. He exited this business to focus on blockchain technologies when he co-founded DataBroker DAO in 2016.

Frank Segers
Frank Segers Chief Sales Officer

Frank is a seasoned sales leader (25+ years) with a passion for growing sales of disruptive technologies. He is an expert in bringing new technologies to market and building strategic alliances. Led 2 startups to success on a global scale. Frank is an energetic and sales oriented entrepreneur, a team leader and coach, a polyglot. He holds a MSc in Mechatronics and an MBA.

Frank Van Geertruyden
Frank Van Geertruyden MarCom Director

Frank studied Marketing Management and has 20 years of experience in publishing, automotive, FMCG and ICT. He likes building long term partnerships, is multilingual, result driven and has a hands-on mentality. He worked on both agency and client side before joining DataBroker DAO.

Tom De Block
Tom De Block Solution Architect

Tom, a serial entrepreneur with active companies in Belgium, Spain and Eastern Europe, has a strong background in quality assurance in large financial institutions across Europe.

Charles de Bergeyck
Charles de Bergeyck CFO

Charles is a finance professional with 20 years of proven experience. He has a track record of working in small companies to large corporations in the US and Sweden, along with entrepreneurial start-up experience.

Els Meyvaert
Els Meyvaert Project Manager

Els worked as account manager in various financial institutions until she moved back to her first love, communication. As account director, she handled communication for the largest FMCG group in Belgium before joining DataBroker DAO.

Valentina Ponomariova
Valentina Ponomariova MARCOM OFFICER

With a background in English literature and Business Management Marketing, Valentina worked as a Marketer at where she was involved in many fascinating projects. Her passion for art is a great inspiration for creative ideas at her work.

Silke Van den Broeck
Silke Van den Broeck Blockchain Developer

After working with cutting edge web and mobile technologies in multiple Belgian start-ups, Silke decided to use her experience as a full-stack developer to help lift the DataBroker tech to a higher level.

Peter-Jan Brone
Peter-Jan Brone Blockchain Developer

Peter-Jan is fond of wooden puzzles and craft beers and spends most of his free time eating and drinking with friends. But most of all he is passionate about computer science, fintech, distributed systems, caching & queueing systems, and game theory in particular.

Sebastian Wijkhuizen
Sebastian Wijkhuizen Co-Founder & CEO

Sebastian started his career as equities and derivatives trader, became passionate about technology and ventured into the world of software development. Over the years, he has acquired experience in the development of trading algorithms, web and mobile applications, and AI-powered chatbots.

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