About Us

We believe crypto-blockchain technology can be used effectively to increase privacy for good people, promote liberty, and reduce fraud.

Founders, Advisors & Core Team Members

Elaine Ou
Elaine Ou

A blockchain expert and PhD from Stanford University, Elaine works closely with Toufi and Dann on Privacy Shell’s crypto/blockchain innovations, as well as helping structure inventions and architecting mission critical software. Before her PhD Elaine attended Harvard and the California Institute of Technology.

Todd Gebhart
Todd Gebhart

Chairman of the board of directors at TodaCorp and head of the advisory board at PrivacyShell, Todd brings over 30 years experience in Information Security, including Vice-Chairman of Intel Security and Co-President of McAfee, to advise on the management and direction of Privacy Shell Inc.

Toufi Saliba
Toufi Saliba

Technopreneur, track record in AI, Machine Learning & cryptography, Toufi built & sold IP that ended up at Google, OpenText, HP. He is CEO @ TodaCorp & PrivacyShell, Chair at ACM PB CC and a board member to several tech ventures including Whoknows (Intel Company) & advisor to several F500 companies.

Dann Toliver
Dann Toliver

Dann has built mission critical applications for Fortune 500, NASA and dozens of startups, in problem spaces like distributed systems, programming language semantics, data visualization and database design. He manages a number of technical communities and is a strong advocate of open source and responsible software. As CTO of Privacy Shell he oversees development and innovation within our products and partner companies.

Alyssa Mike
Alyssa Mike

A recipient of the Mathematics Open Scholarship from the government of Trinidad and Tobago, Alyssa attends Stanford University for her bachelor studies. At Privacy Shell, Alyssa creates impactful privacy content driving Privacy Shell's page rank and mission of privacy and security for all.

Quinton Carlin
Quinton Carlin

Quinton is a crypto Marketing expert based in South Korea and covering Busan AiDecentralized

Amy Rudolph
Amy Rudolph

Amy’s work experience stretches across the globe and includes time in Dubai, accross Europe and Canada. Amy’s passions lie within the latest technologies, software development, personal development and content creation, which she brings to the table as one of Privacy Shell’s powerful developers.

Ruben Navario
Ruben Navario

Ruben, the night-owl, is a machine learning software engineer who loves tackling real world problems through code. He has worked in bioinformatics, anomaly detection, quantitative finance and AI. Ruben is considered an ethical hacker using his talents to enhance privacy and liberty for all users of the World Wide Web.

Asif Sharif
Asif Sharif

Having a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and extensive experience in signal processing, Asif works closely with Toufi and Dann on adaptive Machine Learning Verification Algorithm for R3Verified.

Bri Weins
Bri Weins

Brianna will be pursuing her PhD in Communication and Culture at York University after completing her MA at the University of Colorado Boulder. Working as Privacy Shell’s lead editor, Bri has previous experience teaching university courses in organizational group interaction and communication theory.

Matt Asher
Matt Asher

CTO @ FinaSafe & creator of EveryBit.js, a Secure Distributed Publishing Platform and core component of FinaSafe on Ethereum Blockchain. Matt has a background in journalism, decentralization, and web design. He has a degree in Statistics from UoT and spent several years creating complex biological and financial simulations using R.

Rolande Saliba
Rolande Saliba

Prior to Privacy Shell’s conception, Rolande founded and grew a software company to profitability in 2009. With staggering growth of 50% every year, Rolande has experience signing major accounts like: CIBC, TD, LVMH and dozens of worldwide customers–– mainly in France.

Hassan Khan
Hassan Khan

Hassan brings a wealth of financial knowledge to Privacy Shell companies. CEO of Quantius, the leading global IP Bank, ex McKinsey. Prior to that was crypto expert at Canadian Forces doing some anti terror missions that we are not supposed to talk about

Kristel Teng
Kristel Teng

Before Privacy Shell, Kristel gathered a wealth of knowledge and experience in product as well as graphic design. Her knowledge of UX design and software development allow her to create data driven strategies, but Kristel’s real talent lies in the beautiful graphic designs she creates for Privacy Shell’s businesses.

Bradley Deacon
Bradley Deacon

A former Australian Federal Agent in Computer Crime, Qualified Lawyer, and Cybercrime Lecturer, Bradley completed his Master’s degree in National Security at American Military University before going on to do his post-graduate work in Digital Education Delivery at Pennsylvania State University.

Ian Strasser
Ian Strasser

An Electrical Engineering alumnus from the University of Waterloo, Ian has worked for Apple as well as in the mining, aerospace, and manufacturing industries. When not advising or writing for Privacy Shell, Ian works on various electrical and software projects relating to the music, health, and IoT devices.

Krystina Lau
Krystina Lau

Krystina is a Legal Studies and Sociology graduate with a passion for advocacy in international contexts. She has previously worked and volunteered in fields dealing with crime awareness, victimization, and corporate litigation. Krystina joins onto Privacy Shell while continuing her education in the legal field.

Jitesh Chauhan
Jitesh Chauhan

A member of TD’s Wealth Management team, Jitesh is a life long learner with a passion for people, communication and privacy. Having much success and experience in the banking industry, Jitesh comes back to his roots to write on the various issues that surround users online privacy today.

Matthew Sleiman
Matthew Sleiman

Matt believes in carving emotions out of words, not describing them. Matt spent his initial year studying physics at UWaterloo before completing his undergraduate in English. He is currently pursuing a Masters’ in English Literature at the University of Toronto while contributing as an editor for Privacy Shell.

Khanh Tran
Khanh Tran

An eclectic professional, Khanh is developing his business knowledge while concurrently pursuing innovative opportunities at Privacy Shell. Specifically, Khanh is involved in the development and realization of CryptoMotion.

Ravi Persaud
Ravi Persaud

Ravi is interested in the intersections between the Internet and the real world; that is, how technology fundamentally shifts personal data and our private lives to become more accessible, effecting our privacy in a digital age. While a passion of his is writing, Ravi’s real prowess lies in B2C and B2B sales.

Yasmin Shamat
Yasmin Shamat

A recent graduate of the University of Waterloo, Yasmin Shamat is now the Coordinator, Student Relations at the Student Success Office for the University of Waterloo. She loves connecting with other people, learning what’s important to them, and understanding how they interact with the world.

Baiju Patel
Baiju Patel

Baiju Patel graduated from the University of Waterloo with a passion to connect, but realizes the risks involved in growing a large network. Baiju joins us at Privacy Shell because he wants to participate in growing the global tech village, but at the same time, wants to ensure it can happen in a safe environment.

Leo Zovic
Leo Zovic

Leo is a hardcore developer who works closely with Dann and Toufi building and testing TODA Android mobile Crypto wallets.

Kaavia Kanesalingam
Kaavia Kanesalingam

A recent graduate of Waterloo, Kaavia spends her time gaining knowledge of new social media strategies and writing about her experiences with some media publications. In addition, Kaavia has a passion for helping others and bringing the right attention to talented souls. She joins Privacy Shell to learn new things and to find her passion for life.

Kevin Lee
Kevin Lee

Kevin graduated from Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo. He has always been fascinated by the ever evolving interaction between people and technology, specifically within the developments of online communities. Before joining Privacy Shell, Kevin was a legal support volunteer working specifically in refugee support.

Oliviere Yiptong
Oliviere Yiptong

Olivier is one of the top browser engineers, implementing some of Mozilla’s core elements like the content serving back-end service, content ingestion back-end, and the Firefox client data service. Olivier works closely with Toufi on the overall technical strategy for several Privacy Shell’s companies.

Adam Gravitis
Adam Gravitis

While was working on Game Theory, Adam worked closely with Toufi on some cool AI projects and joined forces again with TodaQ to apply his Machine Learning expertise, cryptography and other fun stuff

Abdullah Rubiyath
Abdullah Rubiyath

Abdullah is a super mobile developer working on Microsoft’s leading OneNote platform. Prior to software engineering for Microsoft, Abdullah co-founded Liquid Labs.

Andrew Matheou
Andrew Matheou

Andrew brings a wealth of experience in consulting from time with Deloitte and banking firms in Toronto and Chicago. Andrew is in charge of 3 leading fiat processing credit cards: Moneris, corporate on Diners Club, and cash management.

Chelsea Ferriday
Chelsea Ferriday

Chelsea is a business strategist, data scientist, former defence researcher, and blockchain enthusiast employed with a Fortune 500 company. A graduate of University of Waterloo and York University, Chelsea advises Privacy Shell on TodaCoin, TodaCorp, and the Privacy Shell Fund.

Suhail Shergill
Suhail Shergill

Suhail is a Data Scientist with expertise in differential privacy and deep learning. Suhail, works closely with Dann and Toufi on algorithms, protocols, identifying attack vectors for todacoin, and solutions with R3verified.

Saeed Sadeghian
Saeed Sadeghian

PhD in Cryptography, Saeed is the crypto-brain, careful crypto-auditor and continues to be well versed in research. Saeed works closely with Toufi and enjoys brainstorming sessions with many of the CTOs and researchers at Privacy Shell.

Alex Todd
Alex Todd

Most of Alex's career has revolved around cultivating the potential business value of new technologies, especially in order to build trust. Most recently, he was the founding CTO of PRESTO, Ontario's new, automated transit fare collection system.

Bill Kerrigan
Bill Kerrigan

Bill’s career includes more than 30 years of distinguished accomplishments, including roles as President and CEO of RadialPoint and as EVP of McAfee’s Worldwide Consumer Business. He join's Privacy Shell as an advisor, presently working with Finasafe Inc.

Eyal Susser
Eyal Susser

Eyal strives to consistently produce top quality products by galvanizing team members, facilitating smooth communication, and ensuring close collaboration between dev and other departments to meet the needs of the business.

TimBlackAndWhite
TimBlackAndWhite

A tech wizard, Tim is deeply immersed in the DocuString secure file-transfering project. In this project, Tim handles many facets including ensuring the security of files that transfer through Docustring's system.

Jim Rootham
Jim Rootham

Jim is a long time developer who has worked on a broad range of tasks. Coupled with his insatiable curiosity about the world and consequent broad learning, he is well positioned to deal with complex projects.

Victoria Crescenzi
Victoria Crescenzi

Victoria is finishing up her degree in English Literature and Journalism from Ryerson University. When Victoria is not writing, she is doing her best to help the environment, as well as the non-profit foundation Random Acts of Kindness. Utilizing her post-secondary education, Victoria produces content for Privacy Shell.

Tyler Sloan
Tyler Sloan

An Android developer, Tyler works closely with Dann and Leo on developing the front-end elements of TODA's CryptoWallet.