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BanQu Team

Anish Gadnis, Founder & CEO of BanQu

Ashish Gadnis

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

27 years progressive experience in global business solutions, technology deployments, startups (ideation to sale) and social enterprise in extreme poverty / conflict zones. Advocacy of financial empowerment for women globally to eliminate extreme poverty globally. Worked and lived in 5 continents.
Stanislav Natalenko, Chief Technology Officer & VP Engineering at BanQu

Stanislav Natalenko

Chief Technology Officer & VP Engineering

Software architect with deep experience building highly-scalable cloud-based technology platforms. Product Architect at FinTech startup SpiderSuite and former Software Architect at SPS Commerce. MS, Specialized Computer Systems from Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics.
Bill Haaland, EVP Business Development at BanQu

Bill Haaland

EVP, Business Development

Growth Executive with over 25 years of experience and a track record of growing businesses profitably. A broad background including Chief Executive and growth leader of Property and Casualty insurance companies as well as a startup insurance business process outsource company. Multiple-channel customer engagement through direct sales, sales team leadership and development, acquisitions, partner alliances, and technology. BA, Business Administration, Hamline University.
Hamse Warfe, Founder & EVP of Business Development of BanQu

Hamse Warfe

Founder & EVP of Business Development

Philanthropic Leader, Social Entrepreneur and former Program Officer at Margaret A. Cargill Foundation managing the foundation’s global and domestic children & families and health investments. Hamse has 18 years of experience in philanthropy/ nonprofit and global development finance. He’s an author, a part-time Doctoral candidate in Public Admin at Hamline University, M.S. in Management & Leadership from Springfield College, B.A. political Science from San Diego State University.
Jeff Keiser, Founder & Chief Operating Officer at BanQu

Jeff Keiser

Founder & Chief Operating Officer

Operations and Technology Executive with diverse background in start-up, mid-size, IT solution services and industry leaders; multi-sector experience: retail, distribution/ fulfillment, agriculture, professional services, B2B, eCommerce and manufacturing. MBA, Operations Management from Carlson School and BA, Physics from Hamline University.

Our Board

Seraina Macia, Board Chairwoman at BanQu

Seraina Macia

Board Chairwoman

Seraina is EVP and CEO of Planned Technology Focused Subsidiary at AIG. She is a Member of the Board of Directors of Credit Suisse Group AG and Credit Suisse AG as well as a Member of the Audit Committee. Throughout her career, Seraina has held leadership positions in commercial insurance and finance in the US and abroad working for global companies including AIG, XL Group and Zurich. Previously, Ms. Macia was President and CEO of EMEA for AIG and led the insurance business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Samantha Hanson, Board Member at BanQu

Samantha Hanson

Board Member

Samantha (Sam) joined North Memorial Health in 2017 as Chief Administrative Officer. She oversees IT, Human Resources, Marketing & Business Development, Customer Experience and Medical Affairs. Prior to joining North Memorial Health, Hanson served as Chief Human Resources Officer at Children’s Minnesota and has held product and people management executive positions at Optum Healthcare, Verifications, Inc. (acquired by First Advantage), Vurv Technology (acquired by Taleo), and Best Buy. She has a BA from the University of Minnesota.
John Belizaire, Board Member at BanQu

John Belizaire

Board Member

John is a serial entrepreneur who successfully founded, scaled, and sold multiple technology companies, including FirstBest, an insurance software company acquired by Guidewire, and The Theory Center, a software company acquired by BEA Systems. Before becoming an entrepreneur, John was the lead architect for Intel’s Digital Enterprise Group. He has a BS and MS in Computer Science from Cornell University.
Cameron Yuill, Board Member at BanQu

Cameron Yuill

Board Member

Cameron (Cam) is the Founder and Managing Partner at Propeller Venture Capital, a new model for venture capital investment for Family Offices, sovereign wealth funds, corporates, and venture investors. Propeller was founded with the express purpose of investing in entrepreneurs and organizations utilizing “blockchain technology to change the world” and “radically alter industries, economies and impact the very fabric of our societies.” He has a Bachelor of Laws, MBA, and Law from Queensland University of Technology and an MBA from McGill University.