Company
Contact

Reach out at
hello@gftrewards.com

© Copyright 2024

About us

Disruptive, forward thinking

Leadership team

Mitch Chait

Co-Founder, Chair, CEO

Show more

With over 25 years of expertise across technology, media, marketing, and supply chain, Mitch has been engaged in several industry sectors, including supermarket, CPGs, QSR, hospitality and entertainment. Mitch has developed and launched PaaS and SaaS products currently subscribed by enterprises globally. His work in AI, blockchain, fintech, and loyalty has led to his development of gftrewards.com, a pioneering Rewards-as-a-Service marketplace for supermarkets, retailers, and CPGs. Mitch is also a Co-Founder of Fintech TV, a global media organization with studios and reporting desks in notable financial and business hubs globally, including the NYSE, NASDAQ, and ADGM. Fintech TV delivers cutting-edge news and insights in finance, blockchain, technology, sustainability, impact investing, SDGs, and ESG (see https://www.fintech.tv/AboutUs). Mitch is passionate about using technology and media to drive positive social and environmental change.

Jonas Hudson

Co-Founder, Co-CEO

Show more

With over 25 years of experience, Jonas excels as an executive and entrepreneur in blockchain and AI innovation, mobile and traditional content distribution and marketing, and forging partnerships with global brands, and digital media companies. He’s founded and successfully exited two companies and held pivotal marketing and distribution roles at Warner Bros and New Line Cinema. Jonas currently serves on the board of the Infinity Festival with technology and content leaders from Nvidia, Intel, HP, Amazon and the major Hollywood studios.

Vince Molinari

Vice Chair – Regulatory Affairs

Show more

Vince Molinari, Founder and CEO of FINTECH.TV, PBC, heads a global media firm focusing on fintech, blockchain, and sustainable development. He chairs Avrio Worldwide, PBC, and serves as Digital Assets Board Member for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness. Co-founder of the Blockchain Commission for Sustainable Development and Blockchain for Impact, Molinari boasts over three decades in the securities industry, starting at Lehman Brothers and later Janney Montgomery Scott. A prominent figure in securities law modernization, he speaks globally on market infrastructure, blockchain, and impact investing. Molinari has testified before U.S. House Committees and the SEC, authored numerous comment letters, and holds seven patents related to securities transactions on blockchain. He’s pioneered Alternative Trading Systems and advocated for the JOBS Act, earning recognition as a top leader in reshaping tomorrow by USA Today.

Alistair Farquharson

CTO

Show more

Alistair is a forward-thinking Chief Technology Officer (CTO) with more than two decades of experience steering engineering and product teams at cutting-edge startups. Driven by a passion for harnessing technology to drive growth, efficiency, and agility, he has a proven history of conceptualizing and launching software products across a spectrum of platforms and technologies. Alistair’s expertise extends to building technical organizations and guiding companies through all phases of development. Moreover, he has partnered with leading brands and organizations to create compelling and immersive digital experiences, cementing his reputation as a visionary in the technology landscape.

Petra Wissenburg

SVP of Global Brands

Show more

Petra boasts over 25 years of extensive experience in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Industry, having held diverse multinational roles at industry giants like Unilever and Danone. Her career includes serving in board and executive positions across various organizations and non-profits within the global food and beverage CPG sector. Notably, Petra has contributed her expertise as a board member of the Global Food Safety Initiative and SSAFE, in addition to being a valued member of the LRQA Technical & Advisory Board. Leveraging her insights, industry knowledge and relationships, Petra plays a pivotal role in representing GFT with multinational retailers and brands, driving strategic partnerships and fostering growth opportunities.

Kelvin Harris

SVP of Operations

Show more

Kelvin brings a wealth of expertise in global go-to-market strategies, investor management, product management, digital payments, finance, legal affairs, and HR operations. As a founding member of PwC’s global Food Trust services, he played a key role in developing innovative consulting solutions for clients worldwide. Kelvin’s leadership at Walmart involved spearheading the global consulting services strategy and delivery, with a focus on areas such as drug recall crisis management and supply chain traceability. His contributions have benefited prominent clients including Microsoft, CVS, and Nike. With a proven track record spanning over 70 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas, Kelvin excels in delivering tailored solutions to meet the diverse needs of global markets.

Marc Delesalle

SVP of Business Strategy

Show more

Marc brings a wealth of experience from his distinguished career, notably as a senior managing director at Accenture. With 25 years of expertise, he played a pivotal role in shaping strategy, business process reengineering, CRM, and data analytics practices. Marc’s leadership was instrumental in steering Accenture’s global Financial Services CRM practice and EMEA CRM cross-industry practice. Notably, he contributed to crafting Accenture’s perspective on High-Performance Marketing and Loyalty. Currently, Marc serves as the investment director for SVK Crypto, a venture capital fund specializing in Web 3.0 startups, where he continues to leverage his extensive industry knowledge to drive strategic investments and foster innovation in emerging technologies.

Justin Grant

VP of Software Engineering

Show more

With over two decades of experience in Software Engineering, Justin is deeply passionate about data collection, analysis, and leveraging data-driven methodologies for product and platform development. His extensive career includes designing, building, and managing systems on a global scale at Amazon.com (Retail) and AWS (EC2), where he honed his skills in distributed ledger technology. Holding pivotal roles such as CTO and board member in AI/ML startups and FinTech companies, Justin has developed profound expertise in leveraging emerging technologies to drive innovation. Beyond technical proficiency, Justin prioritizes fostering a robust company and team culture, viewing it through the lens of product engineering to ensure holistic growth and success.

John Ferrari

Director of Business Development

Show more

John is a seasoned business development professional with a global perspective, contributing his expertise to GFT. His experience spans Silicon Valley, where he served renowned technology giants like Google and Facebook, as well as international markets, leading business transformation and innovating market development strategies for emerging companies. Known for his adeptness in driving growth, market analysis, and executing marketing strategies, John offers a diverse skill set and a track record of success to every team or project he engages with.

Chernaye Ioannou

Director of UX UI Design

Show more

Chernaye is a UI/UX designer known for crafting immersive experiences that leave a lasting impact and foster meaningful engagement. She distinguishes herself by infusing AI insights and methodologies into her design process, pushing the boundaries of conventional UX/UI practices to deliver innovative solutions that proactively address user needs and enhance human-computer interaction. Drawing from her background in Business Marketing, Chernaye seamlessly integrates marketing principles into her design approach, enabling her to elevate brands through strategic storytelling and visually captivating experiences. Her unique blend of creativity and analytical thinking positions her as a valuable asset in creating compelling digital experiences that resonate with audiences.

Let's get started

"*" indicates required fields