Shane Rodgers, Co-Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Managing Member of PDX Advisors LLC and CEO, PDX Global Ltd.
Mr. Rodgers has more than 30 years experience in investment banking and corporate finance, as well as management and operations, in Australia and the United States. Mr. Rodgers served in a wide variety of positions, including as Co-founder and Chairman and CEO of Anglo Arabian Corporation Ltd. , an unlisted Australian public investment company from 1980 to 1985; A director at Satco Power Corporation, which he helped take public, from 1985 to 1987 Chairman and CEO of the Chancellor Group, Inc., a publicly-traded US oil & gas company, from 1997 to 2001; as a partner and Chairman of Capital General Partners, an Australian boutique corporate advisory firm from 1996 to 1998, and as a Partner in KKR Associates, an Australian investment partnership (unrelated to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.), from 1993 to 1995.
Mr. Rodgers has invested in and has raised capital for companies across a diverse range of sectors, including media and communications, power generation, real estate, oil & gas, business and financial services, and biotechnology. Mr. Rodgers has also originated, or advised upon, a variety of reverse-merger transactions in the United States since 1985, and has structured and negotiated tax efficient debt and equity financings in the power generation sector.
Mr. Rodgers was also on the boards of US Mining Inc., a public company currently in the process of relisting, and with mining and mineral trading operations in the US, Australia, Mongolia, and China; Luminx Industry Corp, a manufacturer and wholesaler of LED lighting technology with manufacturing, assembly, R&D, and administrative operations in the US, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, and Europe; Global Fashion Group Inc, a roll-up of fashion industry design, manufacturing, wholesale and fashion retail businesses operating in the US, China, Taiwan, and Korea; and was formerly an advisor to GreenTec-USA Inc, a US defense contractor and manufacturer of advanced computer technology based in Reston, Virginia.
Annelyse Fournier, Chief operating officer
Ms. Fournier, based in London, UK, is a trained economist and holds an MBA from the European University, in Geneva. She has over 2 decades of executive experience in large multinational companies, including Philip Morris, Mondelez, Barclays, and First Data, covering Executive Compensation & Reward, corporate governance, large scale project management, M&A, and IPO preparation. Industry experience includes consumer goods, banking and financial services, and the payments space. She is a Swiss citizen and is fluent in French and English, and has good command in German and Italian.
Dr. L. Daniel Garcia, Senior Advisor
Dr. Garcia is an accomplished businessman and former investment banker who now resides in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Most recently, Dr. Garcia has raised investment capital for several cryptocurrency related projects, and has become an authority on blockchain. Over the past 25 years in business globally, he has accumulated an impressive network as well as successful business ventures. Residing in Dubai has positioned him to advise some of the top business people in the region, and many others around the world. In 2019 he was honored at the University of Dubai by the university’s President, Dr. Eesa Mohammed Bastaki, for his contribution to the first blockchain university in history, European Digital University. Dr. Garcia is the Vice President of EDU.
Dr. Sidhic A, Muhammed, Senior Advisor, Blockchain Technology and Applications
Dr. Muhammed is a post graduate of Commerce from University of Kerala, India 1991. He is the founder of the Chancellor European Digital University, Dr. Sidhic is also the President of Canada Blockchain Summit Ltd., situated in World Trade Center, Toronto, and is the Managing Director of the European Blockchain Center in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
Over the past 25 years he has become an authority on doing business in the Asia and in the Middle East. Having spent the past 10 years in Saudi Arabia forming educational programs that would make the world more aware of the technology of Saudi Arabia and Asia, he has become an expert on these particular markets. Most recently, in 2019 he was honored at the University of Dubai by its President Dr. Eesa Bastaki for his preeminent achievements in Blockchain technology. He regularly speaks at blockchain summits around the world, and can also be seen frequently in the cryptocurrency and blockchain related media.
Mr. Srinivas Cheela - Senior Advisor
Mr. Srinivas Cheela, based in Denver, Colorado, has over 25 years of executive, investment, real-estate, and technology industry experience in a fast-paced and team-based environment.
He is currently a Principal Consultant/Senior Partner at VarioTech, Inc. VarioTech is an IT consulting firm that he founded in 2000. He is an accomplished Enterprise Integration Architect and Delivery Leader of Complex IT Solutions. He is a Senior Integration Leader with an outstanding 20+ year track record of providing integration strategy, solution architecture and implementation of complex, large-scale application development and integration programs of up to $100M for Fortune 500 companies, Federal Governments and Public Sectors. He is a seasoned solution delivery and professional services leader with superior business acumen, and proven ability to build & lead high performing teams of 80+ across the globe. He also actively participates in M&A activity and developed strategic business alliances for the company.
Srinivas is also an Angel Investor, invested in several startup IT firms specialized in disruptive technologies and coach/guide these firm’s entrepreneurs to make it successful.
Srinivas is also a real estate investor with an emphasis in commercial properties. He has real estate investments locally and internationally, and responsibilities include investment prospect generation, investment structuring, financial analysis, due diligence of potential acquisitions, and business operations/execution (development, construction, leasing, and property management) of these assets. His expertise is specifically focused upon financial modeling and creation of, and adherence to, project budgeting, use rights, and plans. He is actively involved in property management, asset management, and leasing activities on a diverse portfolio of office, retail, hotel, single and multifamily assets.
Srinivas holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from a reputed University in India and a master’s degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of Rhode Island, USA.
Fadi Tahan, Senior Technology Advisor
Mr. Tahan, based in Virginia, USA, is an experienced technologist and software engineer.
Gabriel Meza, Head of Investor Relations
Mr. Meza has been with PDX in various capacities, since inception, and is a valuable member of our core team. He has a background in finance, investor relations, and business development. He also has a strong background in the cryptocurrency sector, including with the co-founding of an emerging gaming token.
Arvind Sharma Senior Technology Advisor
Mr. Sharma is based in London, UK, where he is on the team at Quontex, a boutique software development and technology consulting firm.
Sam Hennes, Advisor - Payments Platforms and Commercialization
Sam Hennes is a seasoned software Founder & CEO who has scaled two companies, leading to their successful exits. The last company that he founded was an e-commerce booking marketplace which integrated via API to various 3rd party point of sale software systems assisting businesses in filling their last-minute openings seamlessly. The company was acquired in 2017 by Monetary, a payment processing company. Prior to that, Sam started and scaled a full service digital marketing company with a primary focus on email marketing for businesses of all sizes. This company was acquired in 2015.
Sam has a proven history of:
- Identifying untapped opportunities and building products around them to scale.
- Creating compelling and profitable go-to-market strategies for the products developed.
- Rolling up his sleeves to do whatever it takes to take an idea from the product development phase, to a successful execution and exit.
Sam is working closely with PDX to define, implement and execute its go-to-market strategies in respect to the full global roll-out of its crypto-to-fiat payments platform and associated apps, including negotiating mission-critical commercial arrangements with key partners.