Dean Linden has over 25 years of experience as a financier and business development professional. He was born in Saskatchewan and raised in South Eastern Alberta. Linden has spearheaded the financing and successful development of Companies in Alternative Finance, Consumer Finance, Biotech, Healthcare, Media, Sports and Entertainment, and Natural Resource sectors.
Linden began his career in Sports and Entertainment as the General Manager of the Single A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. After a successful tenure with the Blue Jays, Linden transitioned into Capital Markets and Finance, when he arrived in Vancouver in the early nineties. He joined ID Biomedical in 1997, and in 2005 it was sold to Global Pharma giant Glaxo SmithKline for $1.7B. Linden went on to become a founding shareholder and important visionary in the early stage development of both CRH Medical and Falco Resources.
In 2014, Linden co-founded Cypress Hills Partners, a boutique alternative merchant banking firm dedicated to the fast growing specialty lending and origination marketplace on a global basis. Cypress Hills is adept in leveraging technology and financial structuring experience, to accelerate the growth of specialty lending platforms and service providers. As CEO of LUXXFOLIO, Linden is able to apply his expertise and public company experience in creating a strong foundation to propel the business forward.
Geoff McCord’s professional career spans 33 years as a senior financial and operations level executive for several financial organizations, including 11 years at Connor, Clark and Co., a Toronto based investment dealer where Geoff served as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Operations.
At IPC Financial Network Inc., a publicly traded financial services consolidator, Mr. McCord served in a number of roles including Executive Vice–President and Chief Operating Officer, as well as President of IPC Securities Corporation, IPC’s Investment dealer. Mr. McCord also spent four years as Managing Director of Thorn Tree Technology Corporation, a start-up technology firm focused on developing light-weight materials for application for the automotive industry.
Mr. McCord is currently President of Thorn Tree Capital and provides management consulting services in financial matters and strategic direction. He is a B.Comm from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario and a CPA., CA. A seasoned financial and management professional, he brings many years of related expertise to his role as CFO of LUXXFOLIO.
Ken began working in the technology world with positions at IBM, Sun Microsystems and Digital. He participated in the tech build out through the dotcom boom and built and sold a successful technology company. He has been an integral part of financing and building organizations across multiple industries including real estate, retail, heavy industry, and technology. He has a MBA from the University of Calgary with a focus on new venture finance and technology. Active in crypto markets since 2017.
Kien founded Westblock Capital in 2017 as an integrated digital asset company where he built and operated an industrial scale mining facility. He has developed an extensive network of relationships in the cryptocurrency industry. Prior to Westblock, Kien spent 15 years in Investment Banking and Capital Markets in New York, Toronto, and Calgary. He has a MBA from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary.
Jason is a software engineer with extensive experience in software design, architecture, and development. He has demonstrated expertise in leading the full lifecycle of enterprise-scale automation and SAAS product development from idea, through design, into implementation.
Since beginning in blockchain industry in 2017, he has worked on cryptocurrency mining operations, along with public and permissioned blockchain smart contract development for a multitude of use cases.
Jason has a B.Sc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Calgary, and is a registered Professional Engineer with APEGA.