COIN Hodl is led by a team with extensive experience in capital markets, fund management, blockchain and cryptocurrency. We have a dedicated Board of Directors with aligned incentives that brings expertise in executive management, capital markets, and blockchain technologies.
Ben Cubitt, CFA
CEO and Chairman
Ben has been working at two of the most successful hedge funds in Canada for the past fifteen years. For the first nine years, he was at MMCAP, a top performing fund. In 2012, he launched his own fund, Samara Capital Inc., that specializes in small cap Canadian companies. Samara Capital has participated in financings for small cap Canadian companies to the tune of over $200MM since 2012. Ben also served as a director of Selwyn Resources and is a vocal proponent of strong corporate governance. Ben earned a BCom from UBC and obtained his CFA charter in 2005. He has a sophisticated knowledge of Canadian capital markets and has made many valuable contacts across the industry over the last fifteen years in this business.
Dan Crandall, CPA, CA
In addition to acting as our Chief Financial Officer for the past three years, Dan Crandall provides CFO, accounting, regulatory compliance, and management advisory services to numerous issuers on the TSX, TSX-Venture and other Canadian and US exchanges through his role as Senior Manager at Marrelli Support Services Inc. Dan is a CPA, CA, and has an Honours Bachelor of Accounting (Co-op) degree from Brock University. Previously, he was a Manager at Collins Barrow Toronto LLP, a public accounting firm.
Josh Crumb is a co-founder of Goldmoney Inc. (formerly BitGold Inc.) and its Chief Financial Officer since 2017. Josh is also the Founder of BlockVault Inc., a Goldmoney subsidiary that offers digital asset custody and dealing services to financial institutions. Josh was previously an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs – the Senior Metals Strategist in the Global Economics, Commodities and Strategy Research Division, and a Director of Corporate Development at the Lundin Group of Companies. Josh holds a MSc in Mineral Economics, a Graduate Certificate in International Political Economy, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.
Stefan Wieler, CFA, caia
Stefan Wieler is a Director and Vice President of Canadian-listed Goldmoney Inc., and its crypto-focused subsidiary BlockVault AG based in Zug, Switzerland. Stefan previously worked for over ten years at some the world’s top financial institutions, including a role as an Executive Director and Senior Commodity Strategist at Goldman Sachs, Head of Research for NY-based commodities hedge fund BBL Commodities, and as the Head of Commodity Research (buy side) at Julius Baer in Zurich. Stefan studied Mandarin Chinese at the National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei and earned a Master’s degree in Financial Economics at the University of Zurich, where he graduated with honors. Stefan is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) charterholder.
Justin Oliver, CPA CFA
Justin has more than fifteen years of experience in the investment industry, specializing in exchange traded funds, new innovative ways to deliver financial advice, capital markets, and mutual funds. Justin currently works at BMO as a VP for ETFs, helping to educate various types of institutions on ETFs and the value of their use. Prior, Justin used his passion for being a part of positive change to help rebuild Fraser Mackenzie, a small Toronto-based brokerage firm. For three years, he served there as a partner and the Global Head of Institutional Equity Sales. Previously, he worked with Canaccord Genuity for seven years as a VP Institutional Equity Sales, raising over $1B dollars in capital for various types of public and private companies. Justin has a Chartered Accountant designation and holds his undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario, Huron College in Finance and Economics.