WealthE™ Founders

  • Scott Picken
    Founder & CEO

    Scott Picken is the co-founder and CEO of Wealth Migrate, a global investment marketplace that helps investors in developing nations invest in developed market, currency stable assets. The company was founded in 2010 by renowned global Fintech and real estate investors, Scott Picken and Hennie Bezuidenhoudt, who together have executed $1.4 billion’s worth of real estate transactions.

    Having invested in private real estate offerings throughout the globe, Scott saw the opportunity for scale and access, bringing technology to enable cross border investments. Together with their team of 60+ technology and real estate experts from across the globe, Wealth Migrate partners with best-in-class developers and real estate investment companies, giving investors access to premier real estate opportunities with experienced, on-the-ground partners.

    As a leading global FinTech company, some of Wealth Migrate’s accomplishments include the following:

    • Ranked 42nd on KPMG’s 2016 Global FinTech list
    • Ranked in top three for FinTech Africa awards
    • $100m in assets under management in the USA alone
    • $12m+ in seed capital invested
    • 300% revenue growth year-on-year for last three years
    • 17 000+ members from 111 countries and growing by 1.93% per day or 63,9% per month
  • Hennie Bezuidenhoudt
    Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board

    Hennie Bezuidenhoudt is the co-founder and Chairman of Wealth Migrate, with over 27 years of experience in commercial real estate.

    He oversees strategic planning, due diligence, safety, and management of product provider relations.

    Hennie has served as managing director, director, non-executive director, and chairman for several companies in South Africa and abroad since 1988.

WealthE™ Board

  • Justin Clarke
    Board Chairman

    Co-founder of Private Property and One Africa Media, Justin has been in the technology start-up ecosystem in Africa with a variety of businesses over the past three decades.

    At Private Property, he was responsible for leading the company from inception, through several rounds of funding, to become the leading internet marketplace for real estate in South Africa.

    One Africa Media, founded in 2012, has seen Justin get the privilege to work with phenomenally talented people building Africa's biggest internet classifieds business operating in 8 countries with 18 separate companies.

    This experience includes facilitating the joint venture of Ringier to form Ringier One Africa Media (ROAM).

  • Martin Freeman
    Board Member

    Martin is an experienced entrepreneur backed by a Harvard University Executive Management Program and more than 30 years of proven business experience and success in business start-ups that create and distribute various products and services, with an emphasis on Fintech.

    In 2004, he co-founded Bayport Financial Services, which utilized the proven model of retail and direct selling as the platform for the successful and exponential year on year growth.

  • Joy Schoffler
    Board Advisor

    Joy Schoffler is a global leader in Fintech. She successfully sold her company, Leverage PR, and is now focusing on projects with great impact.

    She is a nationally recognized author and speaker in the field of innovative financial services, marketing, and communications.

    She works in all areas of fintech, with deep experience in banking, payments, cyber security, online lending and investing, blockchain, and many other emerging areas.

  • Paul Niederer
    Board Member & Head of Global Marketplace Roll-Out & CEO in Australia

    Paul is one of the world’s leading authorities on investor aggregation, collaborative investment, crowdfunding, and crowdsourcing.

    As an expert in capital raising and peer to peer funding, Paul is passionate about providing matchmaking opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors in the emerging distributed financial economy, including crowdfunding platforms and blockchain-empowered solutions.

    In 2016, the Shanghai Government in China gave him an award for his knowledge in Blockchain and its applications.

WealthE™ Executive Team

  • Gavin Rossouw

    Gavin is Wealth Migrate’s Chief Technology Officer, an experienced fintech software development team leader having built and managed software development teams of more than fifty developers with several South African and American fintech and software development companies including IPREO, Global Back Office and Aztec.

    Gavin received his B.Com (Hons) IS from UCT and has more than twenty years of business experience.

  • Louw Viljoen

    Louw is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. His career started at SAIL Group Limited as an investment manager and stayed with the group and subsidiaries and associates until 2008 when he joined MSP Group. Louw served on various boards as financial director as well as board committees while at SAIL and associates.

    He now is the CFO for the Group focusing on Strategic Finance and Compliance.

  • Jaco Maritz
    Strategic Operations & CIO Principal Blockchain Architect

    Jaco Maritz is the Head of Strategic Operations and CIO of Wealth Migrate and started his career at Nedbank in 1990 in South Africa where he gained valuable knowledge in the finance industry and held positions in Treasury and later in the branch banking division.

    In 2000, Jaco was recruited by RBA Developments to head up their marketing division in Cape Town forming an integral part of the MSP team for 13 years.

  • Machiel Lucas
    Head of Global Revenue

    Machiel studied Electrical Engineering in 1992 and completed his MBA through Henley in the UK in 2000 with financials and knowledge management as his focus.

    He worked for a large multinational company from 1992 to 2013 where he held various positions as Operations Director and Business Unit Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa including postings in the US, Germany and Italy.

    Machiel is currently the Head of Global Revenue for Wealth Migrate, focusing on helping people invest and create global wealth.

  • Kevin Allen
    Chief Funding Manager

    Kevin holds an undergraduate Pharmacy degree and an MBA (Cum Laude).

    He is one of the founding Directors of the African Crowdfunding Association where he holds the position of Chairman and runs QDDTI, a capital raising and digital consulting company. He has been working with Wealth Migrate since 2015 and is the Funding Project Manager.

    During his time at Wealth Migrate Kevin, has assisted with raising USD 8.14M in equity funding for the company.

  • Denise Nel
    Digital and Marketing

    People and customer centric leader with a broad exposure to financial markets over 26 years, Denise’s experience includes operational management, business analysis, market research and new product development, new market identification, managing client services, account management and sales, networking and marketing activities, growth strategies across mature and emerging markets.

  • Linden Booth
    Team and Culture, PMO

    Linden Booth is a proven Executive Coach and Organizational Culture expert who joined Wealth Migrate after 15 years in private consulting as founder of BlueFire Africa, a leadership and organizational development consultancy.

    Linden combines a very people-centered approach with a systems orientated philosophy around high performance, team engagement and leadership development.

  • Janie Keuris
    Customer Service & Operations

    After graduating with a B.Consumer Science (Housing) at Stellenbosch Janie held a position as Development and Facilities Manager at Ahead Trading t/a KFC. In 2010 she joined the MSP Team as sales executive and held various positions within the company.

    In July 2013 moved to the IPS team as First Contact specialist and later served as Operations Manager and General Manager.

    She joined Wealth Migrate in March 2016 heading up the residential operations division and currently heads up Customer Service.

  • Willie Oelofse
    Due Diligence & Investment Management

    Willie has over 10 years of experience, in credit and risk management, as a Business and Credit Analyst for the Business Banking Division, analyzing the credit risk of large Business and Agricultural Portfolios.

    He developed Excel Models to improve the working process for credit application and forecasting of client’s financial position to quantify the bank’s risk.

    He has worked in London, United Kingdom for State Street Bank & Trust and JP Morgan Chase Bank and is the organization’s Head of Due Diligence and Risk Analysis.

  • Jaco Van Niekerk
    Head of Legal and Compliance

    Jaco graduated from Stellenbosch University with a Bachelor of Laws. After 12 years of private practice, he joined two property development companies in a management position where the companies grew to be the largest in their areas.

    The companies were also heavily involved in social development with the purpose of making affordable housing available to those that needed it. When he joined Wealth Migrate, he was set the task to establish legal and compliance frameworks globally.

  • Laurika Fourie
    Financial Manager

    Laurika studied BCom account-ing and registered as a qualified Chartered Accountant CA (SA) in 2007. She then joined the Omnicron Group which is a property development and administration company in the commercial, industrial and retail sectors. She performed the role as financial manager for 9 years and her major responsibilities included that of financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting as well as taxation and statutory services.

    Laurika currently handles cash flow, management statements, project distributions as well as auditing.

  • Cliff Kayat
    Wealth Migrate South Africa CEO

    Cliff is a serial entrepreneur having run many successful businesses, specializing in commercial real estate, both locally in South Africa and internationally. He spent time at Persus Computers, National Data Systems, before embark-ing on his first entrepreneurial project, Cellular Active, a mobile phone retailer.

    He is a Director and shareholder at InnovateIT, a South African managed services provider, and at several property companies. Cliff heads up the South African Operations as CEO.

  • Ken Hu
    Wealth Migrate China CEO

    With a degree as an electronics engineer and an MBA from the Marshall School of Business, Ken has 17 years of experience in consulting and management with companies such as GM, Delloitte and Cisco with a focus on technology. He is also an avid real estate investor.

  • Lee Rush
    Wealth Migrate UAE CEO

    Lee is the CEO of Wealth Migrate UAE. She is an enthusiastic and driven person with over 20 years experience in the corporate world. Being a dedicated wife, mother and Wealth Partner of Wealth Migrate, she knows how to juggle what life throws at her. Lee is passionate about helping people to invest in global real estate opportunities.

  • Ken Williams
    Wealth Migrate UK CEO

    Ken is the CEO of Wealth Migrate UK. He has been in the financial industry for over 20 years, the last 17 of which were in London with leading institutions like Deutsche Bank. He currently holds a select number of directorships and advi-sory positions. He brings excel-lent experience of launching and growing businesses to the Wealth Migrate expansion in the UK.

  • Nir Golan
    Wealth Migrate USA CEO

    Nir Golan is a seasoned tech executive with over 15 years of experience in leading cross-functional teams to success.

    He spent over 10 years at Ernst & Young advising Fortune-500 CxOs on corporate strategy and international business issues, and helped lead a practice of 60+ consultants in both the USA and Australia.

    Nir has spent the past five years in the startup and venture capital space in NYC and he is an active real estate investor with a focus on single-family and multi family properties in the Northeast.

WealthE™ Business Advisors

  • Lex Sisney

    Lex Sisney is an author and the creator of Organizational Physics and an expert at creating breakthroughs in individuals and organizations.

    He’s grown from co-founder and CEO of the world’s largest affiliate marketing company to follow his passion as CEO Coach to the world’s next generation of expansion-stage companies.

  • Willem Van Der Post
    Exponential Technology and Crypto Advisor

    Former partner at Deloitte Consulting Willem was instrumental in running the Centre of the Edge, focusing on Exponential Technology.

    Willem decided to leave the consulting industry in April 2017 to get his hands dirty with startups. He is a Singularity Alumni and a global authority on Exponential Technology, Blockchain and crypto-currencies.

    He is advising Wealth Migrate on how to leverage the exponential technologies they already have and implement their crypto strategy.

  • Kwasi Asare
    CEO/Founder of Fighter Interactive/Capitalism2050

    Kwasi began his career as an Investment Banker at Citigroup's' Solomon Smith Barney Investment Bank after graduating from The University of Pennsylvania with a degree in International Politics. While at Citigroup earned Series 7, Series 55, Series 63 and Series 3 licenses with a concentration on International Equity Sales and High Grade US Bond Sales.

    Kwasi eventually became the New Media Director for Sean "Diddy" Combs' burgeoning empire, simultaneously overseeing the development & marketing for Diddy's brands, including: Ciroc, Sean John Fragrance, Sean John Clothing and Bad Boy Entertainment.

    Throughout his storied career he has executed global marketing and business development campaigns for artists, brands, and technology platforms including: Ice Cube, Prince, Pharrell Williams, Wu Tang Clan, LL Cool J, Outkast, Gnarls Barkley, Google, John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Mary J Blige, The Roots, The Fugees, Cypress Hill, Diageo, Sony Music and Estee Lauder, Apple, Startup America, Joe Montana and Superstar Games, Facebook, BitTorrent, Monster Products, The Consumer Technology Association, Microsoft, Universal Music, Warner Music Group and more.

    Advisory Board Memberships/Appointments:
    Nexus Global Youth Summit,
    Regen Villages,
    Consumer Technology Association,
    Leaders in Technology,
    Spectiv VR,

  • Kingsley Kobayashi
    co-founder Fintech Global Consultants (FGC)

    Kingsley is an entrepreneur with over 25 years of managing businesses with over $250m in turnover in Asia and Africa. He has delved deep and engaged in a vast array of fields, ranging from real-estate to energy, to hospitality. Kingsley was born in Nigeria and moved his business to Japan in 1996.

    He hold the belief that the measure of a person's life is the effect they have on others. As such, he has dedicated much of his life to giving back and helping different international charities across Africa and Japan.

    Kingsley co-founder Fintech Global Consultants (FGC) in 2016 and they help clients create, grow, and preserve wealth. 

    FGC direct clients through every step of their fintech journey, through their expertise in cryptocurrency investment, funding assistance, marketing and compliance, mining opportunities, and ICO launches. 

    Global Fintech Consultants is one of the world's leading fintech consulting firms with over $1.1 billion under advisory from more than 6,400 clients in 82 countries. Moreover, they have experience raising over $200 million dollars in investment. 

WealthE™ Token Sale Advisors

  • Michael Terpin

    TransformPR is the leading Token Sale PR service provider led by Michael Terpin.

    Michael Terpin has been involved in the PR for Wealth Migrate's Token Sale, is an advisor to Wealth Migrate and has been an advisor to more than 40 Token Sales—many of the most successful ones.

    Michael is one of the most experienced Token Sale experts in the world.

  • Richard Titus
    ARK Partners

    Richard is a globally experienced senior executive (CxO) with 20+ years in digital transformation.

    He has co-founded 11 firms including Prompt.ly and digital agency giants Razorfish (LA) & Schematic. He has also led business divisions for Samsung Electronics, DMGT (Associated Northcliffe Digital owner of the Daily Mail) and the BBC to award-winning levels of performance recognized by CES, GSMA, Techcrunch and the Wall Street Journal.

  • David Orban
    Managing Partner, Network Society Ventures

    David’s past entrepreneurial accomplishments span several companies founded and grown over more than twenty years. He is founding partner of Network Society Ventures and an advisor to Dotsub, which he led as CEO through a period of rapid growth from 2011 to 2015. He is a faculty member and advisor at Singularity University, an author and also the founder of the London-based think tank, Network Society Research.

    David has been involved in many large token sales including Ethereum, Bancor and Blockchain Capital infact he was the first person to own Ether..

  • Brad Yasar

    Brad is an entrepreneur, investor, mentor, and advisor who has started and bootstrapped several companies from inception to maturity over the past 20 years. Brad is currently the co-founder and Managing Partner of Krowd Mentor, a strategic crowdfunding advisory firm focusing on ICOs, cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and token powered organizations.

    As the co-founder for Blockchain Investors Consortium (BIC) with over $2 Billion dollars allocated to blockchain and cryptocurrency projects and has access to extensive dealflow and experience analyzing disruptive technologies. Brad has participated in dozens successful crowd sales, which have raised over $500 million from 10,000s of investors in 12 months.

    Brad also served as managing director of Yasar Corporation where he mentored, advised and invested in more than 50 companies. Passionate about where the worlds of technology and marketing collide, Brad is frequently invited to speak at events related to entrepreneurship, angel investing and business strategy. Most recently, he presented at GCC, Digital Hollywood, and ITU Gate Accelerator Program. A big believer in coaching younger generations of entrepreneurs, Brad serves as a mentor for the Pepperdine Alumni Association.

    Brad holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business Management (1999) from Pepperdine University (Malibu, California) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Sciences Math (1996) from Académie de Grenoble (France).

    His charitable efforts focus on Goodwill Industries, the LA County Museum of Art, the LA Philharmonic and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, to name a few.

    Born in Turkey in 1976, Brad lived and traveled throughout Europe; England, France, and Greece to name a few and migrated to the United States in 1996. Brad is fluent in English, French, Turkish and has basic knowledge of German, and Spanish. Brad currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Nadine, and son, Max.

    “I’m all about empowering people. Team members. Our clients. You name it. It’s my job to clear a path for success.”

  • Julian Zegelman
    Co-Founder and Partner of Velton & Zegelman

    Julian Zegelman is the co-founder of Velton & Zegelman, a boutique Silicon Valley law firm formed by attorneys working for top regional and national law firms.

    In addition to an extensive securities law experience, Velton & Zegelman has an extensive cryptocurrency practice representing cryptocur-rency miners, exchanges, block-chain software developers, cryp-tocurrency investment funds and numerous companies doing token sales.

    Julian has more than 15 years of securities law experience and has served as token issuer’s legal counsel in multiple token sales structure both onshore and offshore.