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.

Vincent Bultot
Vincent Bultot Client Solutions Manager

Vincent has a master degree in electronics and 20+ years in engineering and technical sales in the telecom and ICT sector. With an entrepreneurial and think out of the box mindset, he likes to work on disruptive and innovative business model development with his clients. His motto is “every issue is an opportunity to make things better”.

Frank Van Geertruyden
Frank Van Geertruyden MarCom Manager

Frank studied Marketing Management, has +20 years of experience in marketing communication, business development and project management in industries like ICT, automotive, retail, FMCG… As the hands-on and result driven person he is, Frank likes to ‘fix it’, he is multilingual and has a no-nonsense approach.

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.

Ridah El Awad
Ridah El Awad Vice President – MEA

Ridah El Awad, telecommunication engineer, holding a major in Robotics and mechatronics, has over 15 years of experience in innovation and technology. In his role, Ridah is responsible for the strategic development and management of blockchain and business requirements. Ridah’s prior experience includes strategy development, management and operations as a senior growth manager.

Els Meyvaert
Els Meyvaert Marcom officer

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.

Bart Bettens
Bart Bettens Copywriter

After several years in the media, working for a newspaper and various magazines, Bart decided in 2016 that it was time to start working for himself. Now he’s part-time copywriter, part-time translator and part-time editor, but 100% dedicated to his job at DataBroker DAO.

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 with friends. But most of all he is passionate about computer science, fintech, distributed systems, caching & queueing systems, and game theory in particular.

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.

Sebastian Wijkhuizen
Sebastian Wijkhuizen Blockchain Developer

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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DataBroker DAO is growing. And you can be part of its decentralized future. We are looking for motivated and experienced team members that can think outside the box.

Full Stack Javascript Developer

DataBroker DAO is looking for a full stack frontend engineer to help us build the smoothest distributed applications.

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Solidity Developer

Build out new business models, tokens, crowd sales and applications using Solidity, and integrate them into our products.

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