Coinection, Inc. is a Miami, Florida based cryptocurrency firm established by a group of professionals experienced in the global trade of commodities, forex trading, securities, trade finance, and cryptocurrency. Coinection was established to deploy idle retained earnings by purchasing both small and large quantities of Bitcoin, through over-the-counter private transactions.
After engaging the over-the-counter marketplace, we quickly observed that most offers, transaction methodologies, and documentation were unintentionally incomplete or incoherent. The apparent solution was to synergistically engineer a safe, secure, and balanced protocol for the over-the-counter sale and purchase of Bitcoin. As such, Coinection’s team engaged its 300 plus years of combined professional experience and developed the Coinection Protocol. The Coinection Protocol is the safest way to securely sell or purchase Bitcoin!
The Coinection Protocol is based upon the logic that a simple, but well-engineered transaction apparatus will reliably protect and secure transacting parties, while outperforming the high-risk, overcomplicated, and expensively ambiguous cryptocurrency sale and purchase methodologies currently available. The protocol protects, secures, and mitigates the seller’s and buyer’s risk of catastrophic loss caused by a nefarious or incompetent counterparty.
Such mitigation is accomplished through a clearly defined, step-by-step transaction protocol, which includes the deployment of a longstanding and proven financial instrument frequently used in the global trade of commodities – a bank issued payment guarantee bond.Read More
Coinection is a global firm built by knowledgeable, experienced, and skilled people who are passionate, precise, and professional in their work. While we know you’re too busy to meet our entire team, here are a few members of the Coinection team you may interact with.
Chief Executive Officer
As a young man, Matt Jameson possessed an entrepreneurial disposition and the instinctive ability to identify gaps in market offerings and create practical solutions for all stakeholders. At fifteen, Mr. Jameson identified a market opportunity, found an investor and co-founded his first venture, which was successfully sold two years later. His career has been built by duplicating his unique process of either founding or purchasing a company, promptly building a synergistic team focused on delivering enhanced value propositions, increasing operational efficiencies and cultivating sustainable growth until such time as an added value gain producing exit occurs.
Mr. Jameson’s process has been successfully repeated across a multiplicity of diverse industries including: commodities, trade finance, private equity, pharmaceutical sales & distribution, consumer products & services, healthcare, marketing & digital media, secure logistics, procurement, asset & transaction management, corporate strategy, and financial & operations consulting. In addition to his current role, he has served as a Chairman, Director, Chief Financial, Chief Investment, Chief Operations and Chief Marketing Officer. Mr. Jameson attended Utah Valley University where he studied Accounting & Communication Theory.
In 2010, Mr. Jameson co-founded a commodity & trade finance firm created for the deployment and/or leveraging of internal, institutional, and family office capital assets to securely produce high-yield returns through commodity and trade finance transactions.
Chief Operations Officer
Chase Gunderson has a successful history of managing any stewardship with surgical precision. Prior to joining Coinection, Mr. Gunderson served as Executive Director of a publicly traded healthcare company. During his tenure in healthcare, he increased his firm’s EBITDAR 557% within a three-year period while simultaneously reducing annualized employee turnover by over 75% within two years. His no-nonsense practical approach to operations and human capital management produces results few can attain.
Mr. Gunderson has also served as a Vice President and Private Client Banker at JP Morgan Chase. Additionally, he has also previously served as the President of a document management company specializing in serving large healthcare networks and finance firms. He attended Utah Valley University where he studied Business Management.
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Legal Officer
Katherine Black is a licensed attorney and actively practices both law and accounting primarily in the areas of corporate law, international trade law, commodities, trade finance, taxation and business & estate planning.
Ms. Black received her Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Davis and obtained an LL.M. in taxation from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. She also has bachelor and master degrees in accounting with an emphasis in taxation from Utah State University.
During her professional practice Ms. Black has simultaneously served as the Managing Partner of both law and accounting firms and as a corporate executive. Outside of her professional practice, Katherine also has a passion for education. As such, she has taught accounting and taxation for over twenty-five years at the collegiate level at Brigham Young University; the University of Utah, Graduate Tax Program; University of California, Davis; California State University, Sacramento; and Utah Valley University.
Chief Investment Officer
Joseph Gugluizza attended the U.S. Naval Academy where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. After graduation from the Naval Academy, Mr. Gugluizza was commissioned as an officer in the United States Marine Corps ultimately obtaining the rank of Captain and receiving multiple commendations. After graduating in the top 5% of all graduates at the U.S. Naval Flight School, he flew the Cobra attack helicopter for the remainder of his career. While serving in the military he simultaneously earned his Master of Business Administration in Finance from Boston University.
Since the completion of Mr. Gugluizza’s military service, he has worked in the private equity, investment banking, commodities, trade finance and cryptocurrency markets. While serving as a Vice President at RBC Dain Rauscher, he completed over 300 bond issuances.
Mr. Gugluizza’s career experience expanded as an investment banker for over twenty years for both GE Capital and B.C. Ziegler. Throughout his career Mr. Gugluizza has maintained at least $200,000,000 in new business per annum, but has completed over $5,000,000,000 in new business in the last three years.
Chief Security & Intelligence Officer
Gabriel Kazerooni began his career in service to the United States Army where he served in the 3rd Special Forces Group. His efforts included deployments with Tier I elements in Afghanistan and Iraq, specifically performing foreign internal defense, unconventional warfare and direct-action missions. Mr. Kazerooni was assigned as an interrogator in field debriefing with the U.S. Navy Seal Team 6, Task Force 5 and Task Force 20.
At the conclusion of his military service, Mr. Kazerooni worked for the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency as an Intelligence Officer with TS/SCI/TGH clearance. He has also worked for the U.S. Department of State focused on critical / high threat areas of operation; after which he spent the following twenty plus years in private security and asset protection with Blackwater Security, Academi/IDS.
Upon request of the U.S. Department of State, Mr. Kazerooni will occasionally deploy to either train the special forces of U.S. allies or personally direct the security of U.S. Embassy’s in critical / high threat areas.
In addition to speaking English, Persian Farsi (Dari), Arabic, Urdu and Hindi, Mr. Kazerooni also earned his Master of Business Administration from Florida Metropolitan University.
Chief People Officer
Alycia Altom’s passion for people and progress became apparent while studying human development at Utah State University. She quickly became passionate about human potential and performance. Her education and experience have crafted her unique approach focuses on both the psychology and physiological aspects of success in both personal and professional environments.
She possesses the rare talent of taking complicated operational algorithms and identifying the personality archetypes individually and collectively requisite for a work group to achieve a synergistic environment and the subsequently successful outcome.
Prior to joining the Coinection team, Ms. Altom served as a Chief of Staff, Chief People Officer, in several leadership roles, including during her time at a financial institution and as the Vice President of Recruiting for an international executive recruiting firm. She ensures the entire Coinection team, wherever deployed, are accompanied by a fully functional corporate apparatus established and equipped to serve our team.
Chief Innovation Officer
Davin Smith brings a unique perspective to Coinection as he was born and raised in one of the predominant financial capitals of the world, Bermuda. Mr. Smith’s formal education was divided between Bermuda and the U.S.A. He is passionate about continually expanding his knowledge base through ongoing education. His education cultivated an attention to detail which has served his career in commodities, trade finance, forex & cryptocurrency trading, management of complex, international & multi-party corporate/tax structures, commercial & private banking, wealth management and technology research, development and deployment.
Mr. Smith excels at building long-term & sustainable commercial relationships by establishing reoccurring gain producing transactions combined with established & emerging technology harnessed to produce balanced win/win results for all stakeholders, while operating at the highest levels of integrity and scrutiny.
Chief Compliance Officer & Chief Investigator
Tobias Roche started his career in U.S. Federal Law Enforcement in the U.S. Marshal Service where he diligently served through his appointment as the Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal in Washington D.C. After retiring with over twenty-seven years of service, Mr. Roche’s career continued through executive and managerial positions with the U.S. Customs Service (USCS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Mr. Roche has also served as a subject matter expert for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
He has extensive hands-on experience with criminal & civil investigations, intelligence, security, anti-money laundering, anti-terrorist, anti-drug, asset forfeiture, international trade and immigration matters. Additionally, he is proficient with compliance with the U.S. Patriot Act, BSA, OFAC regulations & sanctions, physical security & operational security, personal security & background investigations, internal control, audit and compliance programs, risk assessment & mitigation.
Mr. Roche earned a bachelors and master degree in criminal justice and subsequently attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania as a Ph.D. student in Criminology. Mr. Roche is an active member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, Florida Association of Licensed Private Investigators, International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators, Association of Former Customs Special Agents, and currently holds TS/SCI clearance with scope in SSBI. He is a license private investigator in the State of Florida.
He has received citations from the U.S. Marshals Service, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Drug Enforcement Agency, Secret Service, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, as well as the governments of Canada, the Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago, England, France, Nicaragua, and the Philippines. He was recognized by the U.S. Department of State for the first U.S. Visa revocation under the U.S. Patriot Act of a high profile foreign political figure. Mr. Roche is the recipient of the highest integrity award given by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and U.S. Department of Homeland Security for twenty-five years of service.
Mary Black is a licensed attorney and actively practices both law and accounting primarily in the areas of corporate law, trade law, commodities, trade finance, taxation, business, and estate planning. She is passionate and proficient in her areas of focus, bringing a brilliant, solution oriented perspective to the team.
Ms. Black has taught Accounting and Taxation classes at Utah Valley University and has a talent for sharing her knowledge about complex matters in an understandable and digestible way. Ms. Black received her Juris Doctorate from Brigham Young University and her Masters of Taxation from Weber State University.
Bret Votano possesses a broad experience in the commodity, trade finance and cryptocurrency markets. After earning his Juris Doctorate from St. John University, School of Law, Mr. Votano practiced law for a large law firm, however, his disposition and skill set led him to senior management. After leaving the practice of law he established real estate investment, private equity, and trade finance firms.
Mr. Votano is experienced as a principal, attorney, and senior executive in private equity, real estate, international trade, trade finance, corporate governance, commercial banking, securities regulations, intellectual property, and compliance. Because of the nature of cryptocurrency, Mr. Votano’s unique background makes him the ideal watchman, ensuring Coinection only participates in fully compliant transactions.
Dr. Kevin Smith, Ph.D., CPA, obtained his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Accounting (MAcc) degrees from Brigham Young University, followed by earning a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Arizona. Dr. Smith has over 16 years of undergraduate and graduate teaching experience at the University of Kansas, the University of Arizona, Brigham Young University, and currently teaches at Utah Valley University and presently serves as a Transaction Auditor of Coinection.
Dr. Smith’s background in teaching has cultivated a skill set of rapidly reviewing near identical information and quickly deducing errors and omissions. In addition to his contributions to the development of the Coinection Protocol, Dr. Smith also reviews all financial data of each transaction to either confirm no errors occurred or engage corrective actions.
Regional Vice President
Brett Martin’s record of precise planning conjoined with military grade follow through has produced historical results for any organization he either established or served. His disposition has always been to expand what others believe is possible by methodical, well-timed, vertical growth. Mr. Martin has produced such results by developing broadly talented and highly performing teams, built upon a culture of collective empowerment and accountability.
After earning a bachelor’s in Psychology from Indiana University, he has obtained twenty years of experience in senior management; typically, as the primary steward of corporate revenue. His thrives on expanding what others believe is possible. Prior to joining the Coinection team, he served as the Senior Vice President of Sales for Spectranetics where he grew, then managed, the sales team up to 240 people, and increased revenue from Sixty-Three Million Dollars to over Three Hundred Million Dollars. He has also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of a firm specialized in the complex process of bringing cutting-edge and innovative healthcare technology to market.
Pedro Castillo Jimenez was born in The Dominican Republic and quickly flourished in his family’s multi-generational sugar cane agriculture operation. From a young age, he was tutored in agriculture and trade methodologies, frequently negotiating contracts for his family’s business. He studied both economics and marketing at Concordia University and Lasalle College in Montreal, Canada and in Paris, France at Paris-Sorbonne University.
Mr. Castillo Jimenez expanded his professional career at age 22 when he was appointed Vice-Counsel of The Dominican Republic to Montreal, Canada. During his time at the diplomatic mission he was actively involved in negotiating agreements between The Dominican Republic and Canada regarding international affairs, trade and investment. Since completing his public service in 2004, he has worked within global trade and finance and is frequently retained to liaison for foreign corporations seeking to invest in renewable energy, agriculture, hospitality & tourism, and real estate.
Brian King is an experienced entrepreneur and senior executive with over 30 years of experience within the food and consumer products markets. He has both owned & operated and served as a senior executive of multiple organizations, including food manufacturing, developing consumer brands from concept to launch, re-branding existing concepts, developing and launching start-ups, and consulting with emerging markets.
Mr. King’s career has provided leading industry expertise in liquid bottling and packaging, raw material supply, distribution and supply chain, commodity markets, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), sales strategies, marketing growth programs, and leading business practices necessary for both retail and food service markets. He has served as a board member for multiple profit and not for profit organizations.
Eddy Song has a unique perspective because he was born and raised in Harbin, China, which has resulted in an in-depth knowledge of the Chinese culture and market. After graduating from Shanghai International Study University, he relocated to Canada and pursued a Master’s Degree in Education at Brock University in Ontario.
Mr. Song has served in executive roles in the fashion, tech (IoT), branding, digital marketing, commodity, and pharmaceutical industries. Additionally, he manages a vast manufacturing network and assists clients seeking manufacturing services from China. He also helps Chinese brands engage the U.S. marketplace. In addition to his work in cryptocurrency, Mr. Song is passionate about ensuring the consistent supply of personal protective equipment to developing nations during the current global pandemic. As such, he partnered with major European distributors to ensure the consistent supply of pharmaceuticals and protective equipment to Malaysia, the Philippines, the Middle East, and Latin America.
Mr. Song has been featured in Vogue UK as a fashion designer (wearable tech), secured funding on CBC Dragon’s Den (Canadian show similar to Shark Tank), and cultivated partnerships with top brands like MLSE (Toronto Raptors) and Insomniac Events (EDC Las Vegas).
Mr. Kobakov’s broad experience ranges from digital marketing, technology development & deployment, commodities, and manufacturing. His streamlined approach begins with a people first approach combined with best practices and common-sense which produces sustainable and scalable revenue models. He is experienced in building balanced, sustainable and ethical sales and marketing strategies and operational algorithms, which historically have produced substantial revenue.
Shortly after earning a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Business Management from York University in 2005, George Kobakov opened his first venture – a digital marketing agency. After building the agency and subsequently selling it for a profit, Mr. Kobakov’s passion for starting and building a company capable of thriving in volatile markets was irrevocably ignited. Since said ignition, he has successfully operated in the commodity, cryptocurrency and cannabis markets.
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