Nathaniel is the founder and CEO of Accounting Blockchain, a certified and qualified accountant, registered auditor, and entrepreneur, holding the ACCA qualification as well as other qualifications from the University of Malta. Nathaniel owns a boutique accounting and auditing firm, specialising in the provision of accounting, taxation and auditing services. Prior to that, Nathaniel worked for a number of years as a business development manager with one of Malta’s largest automotive firms before moving on to work as an auditor with Deloitte.
Working in the accounting and auditing field for a number of years, both in Malta and in the United Kingdom, Nathaniel, along with Daniel, explored the potential of introducing blockchain technology to the accounting world on a global scale by developing best of its class B2B integrations in order to create a trusted and common ground for accounting transactions while saving time and money to businesses on the way.
Daniel is a graduate from the University of Malta as a Bachelor of Commerce, Honours in management. Daniel’s interest in the sector of how technology can change the way we do business was born from his work on his dissertation on online purchasing habits way back in 2003. One of Daniel’s main interests is economics and the evolution of accounting practice as affected by technology. Daniel has grown his own business which has built after graduating from University and has gained experience in all sectors of business being marketing, consumer behaviour, and has hands on experience on all aspects of running and growing a group of companies.
Christian is a University of London Graduate in Computer Science who has been working in the software engineering field for over 10 years. He has worked in a diversity of fields, such as telematics, finance and disaster recovery and does various research on artificial intelligence, digital signal processing, computer graphics and on blockchain technology. Lately however, Christian’s greatest passion lies in the latter due to the way it is reshaping technology, especially when it comes to solving problems which have troubled the Accounting industry for a long time.
Steve Tendon is a senior executive management consultant, adviser, speaker and author. Steve's research and consulting work focuses on the use of emerging technologies, in particular Blockchain technologies, to improve business performance.
He holds a MSc in "Software Project Management" with the University of Aberdeen, a "MIT Fintech Innovation: Future Commerce" certificate with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an Oxford "Blockchain Strategy Programme" certificate with the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.
In 2016 he was the strategic adviser for the Ministry of Economy, Investment and Small Business of the Maltese Government, and developed the vision of "Malta the Blockchain Island." He was the lead designer and author of Malta’s "National Blockchain Strategy," which was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers in April, 2017. Subsequently he was appointed to Malta’s National Blockchain Task Force advising the Ministry for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation within the Office of the Prime Minister on further developing and implementing the country's blockchain strategy. In 2018 he was acclaimed in the "Lattice80 Blockchain 100" list of global Blockchain influencers.
Karl Schranz co-founded E&S Group in 2010, offering a wide range of financial and legal consultancy services particularly to ICOs. He has over 10 years of experience in the financial and audit sector and holds a Masters degree in Quantitative Finance and Risk Management from Università Commerciale 'Luigi Bocconi'.
With the blockchain and FinTech revolution, Karl has a keen interest in this ever-important sector. In fact, his expertise includes financial engineering, ICO strategy, Tokenomics and Crypto Assets. As one of the directors and founders of E&S Group, he has been involved in structuring, advising and assisting more than 40+ICOs projects to date.
Karl co-founded ESTS Initiative in 2018, leading to the tokenisation of E&S Group’s services, becoming the first corporate and legal firm to do so.
Dr Christian Ellul is a Maltese lawyer with 13 years of experience and now focused primarily on crypto and blockchain advisory especially in relation to ICOs and tokenomics. As one of the directors and founders of E&S Group he has been involved in structuring, advising and assisting more than 40+ ICOs projects to date.
In 2018, Christian co-founded the ESTS Initiative, which lead to the tokenisation of E&S Group’s services, a world first for a corporate and legal firm.
Christian holds a Doctorate in Laws (LL.D.) from the University of Malta and an Adv. LL.M. in International Taxation from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands.
Franco Falzon graduated as an accountant in 2004 from the University of Malta and obtained his Masters Degree in International Tax Law from the Vienna of University of Economics and Business Administration in 2006. He has been advising clients on the setting up and structuring of entities and has been actively involved in corporate services since 2006. Between 2006 and 2007, Franco Falzon acted as an international tax advisor for Ernst & Young reporting directly to the tax partner and the tax director. He has advised and provided tax opinions to various multinational groups. He has also reviewed complex tax computations and assisted the tax director on the review of Malta’s international framework of tax laws. Franco Falzon joined 3a Malta Limited, an accounting and audit group in January 2008.
By April 2008 he joined the firm as partner with the main responsibilities to head the tax department and develop an international client portfolio and international tax department. During his time at 3a Malta Limited, he introduced and developed an international tax practise and secured a diversified portfolio of foreign clients. Franco joined as partner to a major corporate services and fiduciary group in January 2011. He also developed from scratch the compliance department (Accounting / Tax / VAT) to service the statutory compliance requirements for most of the clients of the firm. During this time, Franco also acted as the Money Laundering Reporting officer. Franco Falzon has also lectured on various tax issues with the Malta Institute of Management and the Richard Clark Academy (ACCA). Franco Falzon serves as the managing partner of Franco Falzon & Associates. Franco speaks fluently in Maltese, English and Italian.
Peter joined Franco Falzon & Associates in October 2015 as a partner, responsible for the accounting and compliance section of the firm. He carries more than 17 years of professional experience in the accounting and finance industry. Peter has worked with a number of firms established in the same industry and before joining the firm he was the compliance manager with a medium sized corporate firm for over four years. His focus is on supervision and oversight on the preparation of management accounts, financial reporting, VAT and tax returns, Tax refund claim forms, and Payroll and also ensures that all statutory deadlines are met. In 2011 Peter obtained his ACCA qualifications and is today a certified public accountant. He is a member of the Malta Institute of Accountants. In 2007 he also obtained a degree in Marketing with the Chartered Institute of Marketing in UK. Peter speaks Maltese, English and Italian.
David enrolled in a Bachelors Degree in Computing and Information Systems and graduated from Goldsmith University of London. Following his graduation, David joined an upcoming Vehicle Tracking and Telematics company and was appointed Chief Commercial Officer of the company. During his tenure, David was a key contributor to the success of the company and also was involved in a number of innovative products like Motormax (Malta’s first Telematics Based Insurance System) and others.
David also founded his company, called Sixteen Limited and this has now become the goto company for cloud software for accounting, point of sale, time and attendance and payroll. Over the years his company has grown to cater for a vast number of top brands on the island and beyond.
Matthew holds a Bsc ICT (hons) degree in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from the University of Malta. With over 5 years of experience in the technological industry, Matthew is an important addition to the Accounting Blockchain team as he brings along a mixture of unique expertise ranging from JS technologies, Java, SQL and noSQL languages. Matthew is also an experienced team leader, developer and problem solver.
Kris is a consultant for The Accounting Blockchain, a certified and qualified blockchain expert, cyber security and network engineer by profession. Holding various industry leading qualification such as Cisco, Microsoft & Linux as well as other qualifications from the Ashworth College & Maryland University in USA. Kris has designed multiple Network Operation Centers and is now in the progress of building one of the first ever Blockchain monitoring systems.
Working in various fields such as iGaming & Super Yacht industries, everything has been built with precision architecture designs, redundancy and hybrid solution to evolve around the dynamic and rapid growing environments. Blockchain is the next step in the evolution of global industries and here at Accounting Blockchain aim at being pioneers at developing systems for the future to come.
Dr. David Wain is a Maltese lawyer who has been in practice for the past fifteen years, with particular interest in business development and the provision of strategic and operational legal advice to commercial entities. Throughout his career thus far, Dr. Wain has been involved as an adviser on varied commercial initiatives, from IPOs and bond issues to international acquisitions. His clients have included listed corporate groups, financial institutions, privately-held corporate entities, and high net worth individuals, and he has gained extensive transactional experience in structuring and executing commercial deals Dr. Wain graduated with a Doctor of Laws degree in 2002, and was admitted to the Bar in 2003. He also holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Leicester, UK.
Christopher is a physicist by education, graduating summa cum laude from the University of Leeds. He has worked in the oil industry for a couple of years using advanced mathematics to identify oil from data signals and is also involved in the University of Malta as a visiting assistant lecturer. Christopher is now keen on getting involved in DLT, and to the wealth of possibilities this will provide.
Keith graduated from Goldsmith University of London in Computing and Information Systems. After graduating in 2016, Keith started working as a Business Systems Analyst with RS2 Software plc, a leading company in the payment solutions industry which handles 62 million transactions per hour through a Global Payments Software. Furthermore, Keith supported various well-known banks both in Malta and also travelled on site in the UK such as Barclays. Working in the payment industry Keith also gained experience in a number of accounting fields such as Merchant Services, Settlement & Reconciliation solutions, Merchant Statements and Merchant Accounting.
Keith Hili is the Operations Manager of the Supplier Relations department within FTIAS Ltd (one of the leading local organisations specialising in back office and accounting services), part of the FTI GmbH worldwide group.
Amongst other responsibilities, he is responsible for the management & administration, monitoring, training improvement and development of a team of circa forty officers, co-ordinators and team leaders. He is involved in the identification and assessment of individual / group-training needs by planning and preparing training sessions. This is carried out through critical internal working activities and the setting up of working projects by planning and leading the improvement process of the specific project. The objectives are the development of the team members and the creation of learning outcomes including phased targets that each member should reach, whilst constantly monitoring achievements within set time-frames, contributing to the company’s bottom line.
Keith has achieved his education at St Aloysius’ College, followed by reading a Bachelors in Business Administration & Management (Hons) and Masters in Business Administration & Management, specialising in Project Management, awarded by the University of Chester, UK.
After successfully completing his training in office administration, Philipp Sauerborn absolved the private program in Internet Marketing and Management at the Academy of the Young Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Bern, Switzerland.
Following his tenure at a family-owned company in Switzerland, he worked for internationally renowned companies such as Price Waterhouse Coopers ad Ernst & Young in Zurich. Thereafter he received his university qualifications and a diploma in Technical Communication.
In 2005, he joined the firm of St. Matthew in London, one of the leading German accounting firms in England renowned for its expertise in corporate, commercial and tax law, as a department head. After three years, he was a partner and managing director.
Towards the end of 2011, he decided to move to Malta, where he first worked at international law firms and consultancies in an employed and consulting capacity. Since the beginning of 2013, he has been a senior employee at Dr. Werner & Partner. Mr. Sauerborn is currently completing his ADIT -Advanced Diploma in International Tax.