OUR TEAM

Elaine

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

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

Toufi Saliba

Toufi is a serial technopreneur with a solid track record in algorithms, machine learning and cryptography. Toufi is obsessed with a data driven approach to success and business scaling. He is currently a board member at WhoKnows along with founding member and advisory roles with several tech startups.

Dann

Dann Toliver

Dann cut his teeth building mission critical solutions for NASA and Fortune 500. He creates solutions in problem spaces like distributed systems, programming language semantics, and databases, and oversees the development of Privacy Shell applications.


Ethan

Ethan Wilding

Ethan advises Privacy Shell as a strategic crypto-blockchain expert bringing a wealth of knowledge he gained with Ledger Labs, Ethereum, Decentral, and in Academia where he spend time lecturing following the completion of his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Waterloo.

Ryan

Ryan Jeethan

Co-founder of FinaSafe and University of Waterloo alumnus, Ryan manages many facets of Privacy Shell’s day-to-day business including marketing, communication, recruitment, government funding, testing, and front-end design.

Matt

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.

Ruben

Ruben Navario

Ruben is a machine learning software engineer who specializes in 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.


Amy

Amy Rudolph

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

Rolande

Rolande Saliba

Prior to working with Privacy Shell 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.

Kristel

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

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.


Matthew

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.

Evan

Evan Jones

Evan graduated from the University of Toronto in Engineering, and became VP of Engineering at WhoKnows in Mountain View 2 years later. Evan is an ethical hacker and advises on Privacy Shell’s research and development.

Ian

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.

Victoria

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.


Krystina

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

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.

Bri

Brianna Wiens

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.

Khanh

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

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

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

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.

Quintana

Quintana Crawford

Quintana is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo. She joins Privacy Shell to pursue her passion in photography as well as hone her computer science skills.


Kevin

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.

Olivier

Olivier Teng

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

Adam Gravitis

PhD in Economics and Finance, Adam works closely with Toufi and Dann by applying his Game Theory expertise along with his Machine Learning to focus on the payment pre-processing validation for R3Verified.

Abdullah

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

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.

Asif

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.

Kaavia

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.

Saeed

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.


Suhail

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.