Our Team

Reto P. Gadient

Founder, Head of Business Development. Reto is a former UBS executive with 20+ international experience in Financial Services. As co-organizer of Crypto Valley Forum Reto helps to position Zug and surroundings as global hub for blockchain and crypto finance. He holds an EMBA and MSc in Marketing of Lorange Institute of Business Zurich and a BA in Education. He is lecturer for blockchain at HWZ.

Dr. Barbara Lang

Strategic consulting for corporations and investors.

Dr. Barbara Lang started her career at IBM. She then moved on to consulting and is now managing partner at InnoExc Switzerland providing strategic ICO and STO advisory to clients. Since 2016, Barbara has been advising asset management companies and family offices on investments in blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology companies.

Alex Batlin

Chief Technology Strategist and Lecturer. Alex is Founder and CEO at Trustology a FinTech startup that's building a digital asset key safeguarding platform. Previously he was a company global leader blockchain at BNY Mellon in the bank's EMEA innovation team in London. Pior to joining BNY Mellon, Alex headed UBS's FinTech Innovation Lab based in UK's Level 39 accelerator and worked at Nomura, JPMorgan and CSC. He has a degree in Computer Science from University of Bristol.

Vitus Ammann

Advisor and Lecturer. Since 2019 Vitus is Leader in Marketing & Digital Transformation at SBB, the largest public transport company in Switzerland. He is also Managing Partner at Ammann Consulting Zug focussing mainly on strategic marketing. Prior to that role he was Chief Marketing Officer of Monetas AG, one of the pioneer companies in Crypto Valley Zug, Switzerland. Before he joined the crypto currency space, Vitus was responsible for strategic partnerships at Swisscard, a joint venture of Credit Suisse and American Express. Before his banking career he worked at Unilever in different operative and strategic roles in Marketing and Sales - in Switzerland, Hungary and Italy. Vitus holds a degree in Economics from Hochschule St. Gallen (lic.oec.HSG).

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Bernd Lapp

Advisor and Lecturer. Bernd is a Blockchain Evangelist and member of multiple blockchain advisory boards. He is Founder and CEO of Old School GmbH and Leader of Swarm City the world first truly decentralized ride-sharing service using the Ethereum platform. Before his consulting in the crypto space, he was responsible for defining and implementing the business model for the most successful mobile banking app in Germany.
Bernd started his professional career working for the National Football League (NFL) to establish a brand awareness program and help building a talent scouting system in Europe and was part of the coaching staffs for the German Junior and Senior National Team.

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