Intelligent Trading Foundation is a fintech organization that provides cryptocurrency traders with a suite of trading tools to better achieve their goals. We aim to give traders more power, control, and confidence over their cryptocurrency trades, arming them with the tools to better accomplish their goals.

Our Team

Intelligent Trading Foundation

Thomas Counsell

Thomas Counsell

Head of Engineering and Innovation

Tom holds a Computer Science degree from Purdue University. In 2012, cofounded the largest artisan ecommerce site in Morocco and in 2015 created Noble Software Foundation and Incorporeal Ltd. Recently, Tom has led software development operations for technology startups in Thailand including Agoda.com and as CTO for OpenEntry, CareerBolt, and Aztrana. Tom brings to ITF proven experience deploying world-class applications used by millions internationally. He now resides in Czech Republic continuing to apply practical uses to the latest artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies.

John Venport

Head of Marketing

John is an entrepreneur and digital marketing specialist. He began his career organizing live events and conferences in the US. In 2010, John founded a boutique digital marketing agency that went on to become the top provider in the local market, and was acquired in 2013. Shortly thereafter, he began using his skills to build and sell his own products. For the past 5 years, John has specialized in selling digital goods and software products online. He currently lives in Bangkok, and is a contributor to several local organizations.

Francesco De Lisi

Senior Engineer

Francesco holds a Computer Science and Engineering Master’s Degree from Università degli Studi di Bologna with a Master Thesis about Artificial Intelligence for clinical diagnosis systems. In 2011, he’s a consultant and developer of Business Intelligence applications, in 2013 full stack developer for a world leader automatic packaging machine design and manufacture company. In 2016 contributes to Open Data and pro bono consultancy while traveling South East Asia.

Alex Boreysha

Senior Engineer

Alex has over 20 years experience in software development. He holds a Computer Engineering master’s degree from Minsk University of Radio-electronics. His previous work experience includes core developer and CTO for a Czech hosting provider, and senior engineer for a retail e-commerce company. Alex is a big fan of Python and Ruby programming languages and loves to try out new tech. Apart from work, he is an avid biker and you can usually find him exploring windy roads all over Europe on his motorcycles.

JC Garcia

Assistant

JC is a veteran assistant with over 8 years of experience working remotely. He has worked as Transaction Coordinator for real estate firms such as RE/MAX and Keller Williams, and in Lead Generation for some of the biggest tech companies such as Philips, Siemens, and General Electric. Before becoming a remote assistant, JC worked as a call center representative for different US based companies. He resides in Manila, Philippines.

Poramin Insom

Advisor

Poramin is the founder and core developer of Zcoin (XZC), one of the top privacy-focused cryptocurrencies. He is also the CEO of Satang, a mobile bitcoin wallet in Southeast Asia and CEO at Thai Digital Asset Exchange (TDAX), a next generation digital asset exchange based in Thailand. He is also the world’s first person to implement stealth addresses in QT-Wallets, improving cryptocurrency anonymity. He earned a master’s degree in Information Security from Johns Hopkins University where he wrote a paper on a proposed practical implementation of the Zerocoin protocol.

Peter H

Trading Advisor

Peter is an independent advisor to the Intelligent Trading Tech team. He has spent the past six years in investments working for the Asset Management divisions of JPMorgan and Wells Fargo. Peter’s trading experience spans all asset classes and he has deep knowledge of fundamental and technical analysis and modelling. Peter is addicted to trading cryptos and is passionate about this project because he sees great value in the resource that ITF will be for all crypto investors, from the first time buyer to professional traders.

Due to the unknown ramifications of the US regulatory environment for licensed individuals, Peter has chosen to remain anonymous at this time.

Benjamin Lakoff

Benjamin Lakoff, CFA

Head of Finance and Strategy

Ben is an entrepreneur and finance professional. He is an avid active trader in both traditional and cryptocurrency markets. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and has been investing in Blockchain startups heavily since mid-2016. Ben joins ITF’s team with broad and diverse experience across various finance roles including mergers & acquisitions, equity markets, banking, and lately as the Head of Planning in a more diversified and entrepreneurial organization in Bangkok, Thailand.

Jay Surovy

Jay Surovy

Product Manager

Jay is responsible for product development at Intelligent Trading. He began his career in software development shortly after the iPhone was released. Over the past 10 years he has worked with several up and coming startups, founded his own mobile development business, and joined a successful development agency where he worked with prominent clients from Silicon Valley.

Alex Yudin

Senior Engineer

Alex came from Computational Biology and Bioinformatics field and brings a wide range of AI/ML skills starting from a traditional statistics, regression and classification methods to Deep Neural Networks and Probabilistic Graphical Models. He holds a Computational Biology and Bioinformatics master’s degree from ETH Zurich and Computer Engineering master’s degree from University of Radio-electronics Minsk. Before entering the Computational Biology field, Alex worked for several software engineering companies and went through all steps of software engineering from being a tester, software engineer and finally a project manager of various web and mobile projects and CTO of the company. Currently Alex is living in Prague, Czech Republic.

Karla Brkić

Data Scientist - Machine Learning

Karla holds a PhD in artificial intelligence from the University of Zagreb and has over a decade of academic and industrial experience developing innovative solutions that incorporate elements of data science, machine learning and computer vision. She has worked on projects involving automated person detection and recognition in images and videos, traffic scene understanding for intelligent vehicles, biomedical signal classification, augmented and virtual reality, handwritten character recognition and various other applications of machine learning and computer vision. As an established machine learning scientist with over 40 peer-reviewed publications, Karla enjoys bridging the gap between research and industry and translating research into practical applications.

Dave Rodman

General Counsel

Dave is an attorney with a wide range of clientele. Dave applies his unique background in finance, securities, intellectual property, and corporate law to further each client’s specific legal, business, and regulatory goals. Previous clients include cannabis cultivators, manufacturers, and dispensaries, industrial hemp companies, musicians, private equity firms, and music venues. Mr. Rodman specializes in the laws and regulations pertaining to cannabis, industrial hemp and cryptocurrency. Mr. Rodman is licensed to practice law in Colorado and Washington State and has advised clients all over the world.

Sebastian Bausch

Advisor

Sebastian is a security risk analyst and has been involved in cryptocurrencies since 2011. He is the co-founder of Criton Group, a risk consulting firm with focus on Asia. Sebastian studied Mandarin at Xiamen University and holds a postgraduate degree from the University of Nottingham. His previous work experience includes advocacy for European firms when entering in the Chinese market. He is the primary liaison for the Chinese community and investors.

Alien Baby

Artificial Intelligence for ITF

Alien Baby is the A.I. here at Intelligent Trading Foundation. It is the combination of all of our algorithms, neural networks, and machine learning. Alien Baby is a narrow A.I. that is learning how to accurately predict cryptocurrency markets to execute the most profitable trades.

Its name comes from an explanation made in the early stages of our company when someone asked how to train an Artificial Intelligence. Our Head of Engineering & Innovation, Thomas Counsell, responded that it was like trying to teach a baby that also happens to be an alien. It’s a time consuming process where you cannot make any assumptions.

Thomas Counsell

Thomas Counsell

Head of Engineering and Innovation

Tom holds a Computer Science degree from Purdue University. In 2012, cofounded the largest artisan ecommerce site in Morocco and in 2015 created Noble Software Foundation and Incorporeal Ltd. Recently, Tom has led software development operations for technology startups in Thailand including Agoda.com and as CTO for OpenEntry, CareerBolt, and Aztrana. Tom brings to ITF proven experience deploying world-class applications used by millions internationally. He now resides in Czech Republic continuing to apply practical uses to the latest artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies.

Benjamin Lakoff

Benjamin Lakoff, CFA

Head of Finance and Strategy

Ben is an entrepreneur and finance professional. He is an avid active trader in both traditional and cryptocurrency markets. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and has been investing in Blockchain startups heavily since mid-2016. Ben joins ITF’s team with broad and diverse experience across various finance roles including mergers & acquisitions, equity markets, banking, and lately as the Head of Planning in a more diversified and entrepreneurial organization in Bangkok, Thailand.

John Venport

Head of Marketing

John is an entrepreneur and digital marketing specialist. He began his career organizing live events and conferences in the US. In 2010, John founded a boutique digital marketing agency that went on to become the top provider in the local market, and was acquired in 2013. Shortly thereafter, he began using his skills to build and sell his own products. For the past 5 years, John has specialized in selling digital goods and software products online. He currently lives in Bangkok, and is a contributor to several local organizations.

Jay Surovy

Jay Surovy

Product Manager

Jay is responsible for product development at Intelligent Trading. He began his career in software development shortly after the iPhone was released. Over the past 10 years he has worked with several up and coming startups, founded his own mobile development business, and joined a successful development agency where he worked with prominent clients from Silicon Valley.

Francesco De Lisi

Senior Engineer

Francesco holds a Computer Science and Engineering Master’s Degree from Università degli Studi di Bologna with a Master Thesis about Artificial Intelligence for clinical diagnosis systems. In 2011, he’s a consultant and developer of Business Intelligence applications, in 2013 full stack developer for a world leader automatic packaging machine design and manufacture company. In 2016 contributes to Open Data and pro bono consultancy while traveling South East Asia.

Alex Yudin

Senior Engineer

Alex came from Computational Biology and Bioinformatics field and brings a wide range of AI/ML skills starting from a traditional statistics, regression and classification methods to Deep Neural Networks and Probabilistic Graphical Models. He holds a Computational Biology and Bioinformatics master’s degree from ETH Zurich and Computer Engineering master’s degree from University of Radio-electronics Minsk. Before entering the Computational Biology field, Alex worked for several software engineering companies and went through all steps of software engineering from being a tester, software engineer and finally a project manager of various web and mobile projects and CTO of the company. Currently Alex is living in Prague, Czech Republic.

Alex Boreysha

Senior Engineer

Alex has over 20 years experience in software development. He holds a Computer Engineering master’s degree from Minsk University of Radio-electronics. His previous work experience includes core developer and CTO for a Czech hosting provider, and senior engineer for a retail e-commerce company. Alex is a big fan of Python and Ruby programming languages and loves to try out new tech. Apart from work, he is an avid biker and you can usually find him exploring windy roads all over Europe on his motorcycles.

Karla Brkić

Data Scientist - Machine Learning

Karla holds a PhD in artificial intelligence from the University of Zagreb and has over a decade of academic and industrial experience developing innovative solutions that incorporate elements of data science, machine learning and computer vision. She has worked on projects involving automated person detection and recognition in images and videos, traffic scene understanding for intelligent vehicles, biomedical signal classification, augmented and virtual reality, handwritten character recognition and various other applications of machine learning and computer vision. As an established machine learning scientist with over 40 peer-reviewed publications, Karla enjoys bridging the gap between research and industry and translating research into practical applications.

JC Garcia

Assistant

JC is a veteran assistant with over 8 years of experience working remotely. He has worked as Transaction Coordinator for real estate firms such as RE/MAX and Keller Williams, and in Lead Generation for some of the biggest tech companies such as Philips, Siemens, and General Electric. Before becoming a remote assistant, JC worked as a call center representative for different US based companies. He resides in Manila, Philippines.

Dave Rodman

General Counsel

Dave is an attorney with a wide range of clientele. Dave applies his unique background in finance, securities, intellectual property, and corporate law to further each client’s specific legal, business, and regulatory goals. Previous clients include cannabis cultivators, manufacturers, and dispensaries, industrial hemp companies, musicians, private equity firms, and music venues. Mr. Rodman specializes in the laws and regulations pertaining to cannabis, industrial hemp and cryptocurrency. Mr. Rodman is licensed to practice law in Colorado and Washington State and has advised clients all over the world.

Poramin Insom

Advisor

Poramin is the founder and core developer of Zcoin (XZC), one of the top privacy-focused cryptocurrencies. He is also the CEO of Satang, a mobile bitcoin wallet in Southeast Asia and CEO at Thai Digital Asset Exchange (TDAX), a next generation digital asset exchange based in Thailand. He is also the world’s first person to implement stealth addresses in QT-Wallets, improving cryptocurrency anonymity. He earned a master’s degree in Information Security from Johns Hopkins University where he wrote a paper on a proposed practical implementation of the Zerocoin protocol.

Sebastian Bausch

Advisor

Sebastian is a security risk analyst and has been involved in cryptocurrencies since 2011. He is the co-founder of Criton Group, a risk consulting firm with focus on Asia. Sebastian studied Mandarin at Xiamen University and holds a postgraduate degree from the University of Nottingham. His previous work experience includes advocacy for European firms when entering in the Chinese market. He is the primary liaison for the Chinese community and investors.

Peter H

Trading Advisor

Peter is an independent advisor to the Intelligent Trading Tech team. He has spent the past six years in investments working for the Asset Management divisions of JPMorgan and Wells Fargo. Peter’s trading experience spans all asset classes and he has deep knowledge of fundamental and technical analysis and modelling. Peter is addicted to trading cryptos and is passionate about this project because he sees great value in the resource that ITF will be for all crypto investors, from the first time buyer to professional traders.

Due to the unknown ramifications of the US regulatory environment for licensed individuals, Peter has chosen to remain anonymous at this time.

Alien Baby

Artificial Intelligence for ITF

Alien Baby is the A.I. here at Intelligent Trading Foundation. It is the combination of all of our algorithms, neural networks, and machine learning. Alien Baby is a narrow A.I. that is learning how to accurately predict cryptocurrency markets to execute the most profitable trades.

Its name comes from an explanation made in the early stages of our company when someone asked how to train an Artificial Intelligence. Our Head of Engineering & Innovation, Thomas Counsell, responded that it was like trying to teach a baby that also happens to be an alien. It’s a time consuming process where you cannot make any assumptions.

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