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our Team and Advisors

Emerging Technologies are evolving and changing every day.  To ensure TecStack stays in touch with the latest research and trends in this field we seek advice from a wide, experienced team of advisors.  These advisors are an integral part of the Core Team and are also available to clients via our workshops, coaching or consulting services.

Julia Buchholz, CEO TecStack

Julia Buchholz

Director & CEO

Julia has strategised and implemented business models and Web 3.0 campaigns for various technology projects as an innovation strategist with a strong background in business development, digital marketing, and big data monetisation within the media and technology industry. She discovered Bitcoin and blockchain at the beginning of 2016 and started one of Perth's first meetup groups to teach the community the basics of digital currencies. As Committee Member of the Proptech Hub W.A., Blockchain W.A. and FIBREE regional co-chair, Julia's an active blockchain business advisor and mentor for global property technology developments--getting recognised with the PropTech W.A. Spirit of the Year 2022 award.

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Abheeti Kathryn Pass

Director, COO & Lecturer

Abheeti's a superb host, conversationalist, educator, speaker, writer, and blogger who joined TecStack as a partner in November 2019. Her secret superpower, however, is as a relationship, team, and community builder. She has a unique capacity to put others at their ease and has cultivated a vast network of contacts worldwide. She's also generous with making connections in this network and has introduced many key people to each other. Business development and sales are also essential parts of her skillset. Abheeti has worked in blockchain since 2017. Her speciality is simplifying complex concepts.

Trent Wheeler

Trent Wheeler

Board Advisor

An experienced public company director, CEO, board advisor, entrepreneur and investor for over two decades with leading multinationals, experience includes corporate executive, governance, global financial capital markets, government relations, M&A, business development, project management and engineering across a wide range of sectors. Trent’s experience includes providing corporate, finance and technical solutions to renewable and alternative energy, power generation, oil & gas, infrastructure, minerals & metals, chemicals, military, aviation, tech and blockchain sectors across Australia, Africa, Canada, America and Southeast Asia.

Minnie Reynolds

Minnie Reynolds

Real Estate Lecturer

With a background in accounting, business management, consulting and systems analytics, Minnie is a property investor and has owned businesses across many industry sectors. She first heard of Bitcoin in 2013 and was curious about the technology and its applications. It wasn't until 2017 that Minnie started the deep dive into exploring blockchain and Bitcoin. Currently working as a sales executive in real estate, Minnie is always looking for entrepreneurial opportunities and believes blockchain is the most exciting and promising available. Initially a hobby, studying and exploring cryptocurrencies (including the metaverse) has become business for her.

Chinelle - Legal Lecturer

Chinelle van der Westhuizen

Advisor & Legal Lecturer

Chinelle is a lecturer in the School of Law at The University of Notre Dame and lectures on Contract, Consumer and Banking Law. She completed her LLB and LLM at the University of Pretoria in South Africa and was admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa. She completed a further Masters by Research at The University of Notre Dame titled 'Future Digital Money: The Legal Status and Regulation of Bitcoin in Australia'. Chinelle created TecStack's CPD course 'Introduction to Blockchain for Lawyers' to help legal professionals understand smart contracts, legalities around cryptocurrencies, finance and banking and other Australia-specific considerations. The course helps legal professionals be future job-ready.

Prash Nayar

Prash Nayar

Advisor & Real Estate Lecturer

Prash began his career in real estate sales and media in 2014. Two years later, he formed The Real Estate Times, a media corporation sharing industry insights for agents, sellers, and buyers through digital media. In 2018, he founded ReXY.AI, a collaborative platform with machine learning tailoring information from the A to Z of the property-purchasing journey. With his passion for learning and sharing knowledge on property technology, Prash has joined the TecStack team as both trainer and advisor, with a focus on blockchain technology and its applications in real estate in 2022 and beyond.

Eli Bernstein

Eli Bernstein

Advisor & Legal Lecturer

Eli is a fintech and commercial lawyer interested in fintech and applying new technologies to legal and regulatory systems. Having worked across various large and small companies in industries from finance, technology, energy and resources, Eli’s core interest is the intersection of law, finance and technology. Eli is a general partner of Nakamoto Legals and was University Associate at Curtin’s Blockchain R&D Lab and VP (Blockchain) for IEG Banking Group. Eli deeply understands Blockchain for Real Estate and the legal difficulties the industry faces when it comes to innovation. Eli helped shape the legal component of the course: Blockchain for Real Estate.

Colm McCourt

Colm McCourt

Advisor & Blockchain Lecturer

Originally from Ireland, Colm began his career as a Naval Officer before leaving in 2010 to retrain as a Medical Doctor at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. This career change brought him to Perth in 2016, where he's been living and practising medicine. Currently, Colm studies the implementation of Applied Blockchain as a disintermediary to legacy systems. Colm's area of particular interest is the impact of blockchain technology on healthcare. He has a keen interest in how the convergence of emerging technologies such as blockchain, IOT sensors, AI and CRISPR will impact the healthcare industry and how that will lead to the inevitable migration of healthcare and health services from bricks and mortar hospitals into a Web3-based Metaverse.

Jason Siva

Jason Siva

Crypto & Real Estate Lecturer

Jason is an entrepreneur with over a decade in business and property development. He has always had a passion for property investing. His experience includes house and land sales, property development, ICOs, crypto trading and sales, and cryptocurrency education. He was introduced to Blockchain in 2013; however, he only started down the rabbit hole in 2016. With his passion for learning and sharing knowledge on blockchain technology and property, Jason co-created The Babylon Academy to share his knowledge with others via online courses. He's now joined the team at TecStack, sharing his knowledge with others on property and blockchain technology.

Sophie Amat

Sophie Amat

Blockchain & Smart Contracts Lecturer

Active in the crypto markets since 2014, as co-founder of WhereToShopWithCrypto, Sophie assisted over 35 merchants in W.A. to accept crypto payment systems. An NFT entrepreneur (Organichain), a well-known public speaker at blockchain-crypto events, and a regular contributor to The Capital Magazine, Sophie is the crypto and finance analyst for Perth start-up Ocean Floor Music and a principal consultant partner at Crypto-Sense. Sophie has 20 years of work experience in traditional banking and finance. She co-owned and ran a successful family property rental business in Auckland and France for 15 years.

Thomas Jreige

Thomas Jreige

Cybersecurity Lecturer

Thomas Jreige is a strategic and innovative cybersecurity and management consultant, advisor and educator with over 20 years of experience in various industries, including National Security, critical infrastructure, telecommunications, health and many more. He is the Managing Director/CEO of Cyber Cerberus. Thomas understands the commercial importance of solid security governance and the implementation of intelligent and appropriate security controls to support business objectives. He embraces emerging technologies and change to deliver improved security capabilities and their associated governance structures to ensure the balance of people, process and technology in cybersecurity.

Kieran Mesquita

Kieran Mesquita

Advisor & Blockchain Developer

Kieran, aka 'Young Satoshi', is Chief Scientist at RAILGUN - a blockchain project to maintain privacy while interacting with DeFi smart contracts on Ethereum. As an early Bitcoin developer, adopter and proponent, Kieran has worked on various open-source projects. He started writing mining code in 2010 at age 12. Kieran has worked on multiple open-source projects; the most recent is one related to permissionless crowdfunding, cross-chain bridges, consensus algorithms and a wallet for low-cost/low-spec feature phones. He's also an amazing photographer!

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