The Polymesh Association’s core team have backgrounds in finance, technology, and law.
Most have experience at Polymath building the first security token platform and spearheading ERC–1400.
Recognizing the need for an independent security token blockchain, the core team oversaw the architecture and launch of Polymesh.
Head of Strategy
Head of Blockchain
Head of Tokenization
Head of Partnership Development
Head of Applied Blockchain Research
Head of Developer Relations
Chris Housser is the Head of Strategy for the Polymesh Association, a not-for-profit entity dedicated to the growth of the Polymesh protocol and ecosystem. He’s also the Co-Founder of Polymath, the security token technology platform which developed the open-source code for Polymesh.
Prior to Polymath, Chris was a lawyer in downtown Toronto for 4 years. He became fascinated with the blockchain space in 2013 at approximately the same time he started his legal career. Chris advised and assisted many blockchain projects over the years and left the practice of law in early 2017 to pursue crypto full-time.
Adam Dossa graduated from Oxford University in 2001 and began his career building out trading, risk, and regulatory infrastructure for Morgan Stanley. In 2012, Adam took a sabbatical to study for a Masters in Machine Learning at Columbia, focused on statistical learning models and computational learning theory.
Whilst building out machine learning technology for a London based Venture Capital firm, Adam became fascinated with innovative and cutting edge public blockchains and where the technology meets traditional financial infrastructure and products.
Adam joined Polymath in 2018 to help bring blockchain based financial technology to the market and solve some of the fundamental issues in today’s financial infrastructure. Adam Dossa transitioned from CTO at Polymath to the Polymesh Association in 2022, where he is Head of Blockchain and helps drive forward the Association’s technical agenda and mission.
Graeme Moore is the Head of Tokenization at the Polymesh Association, a not-for-profit dedicated to the growth of the Polymesh blockchain ecosystem. He is also the author of B is for Bitcoin, the first ever ABC book about Bitcoin. Prior to Polymesh, Graeme was the first employee at Polymath; the creative director at Spartan Race; and an associate at Canada’s largest independent investment advisory firm.
William Vaz-Jones is the Head of Partnership Development at the Polymesh Association. His responsibilities include educating, onboarding, as well as developing and managing key partnership relationships.
Will joined Polymath in early 2019 after over a decade in traditional finance. He excelled in a variety of roles, including as an analyst covering the energy sector. From there he transitioned into various corporate and business development roles at the largest private asset manager in the world, as well as at a Toronto-based hedge fund specializing in alternative assets. During this time Will completed his CFA and ERP.
Robert Jakabosky is Head of Applied Blockchain Research at the Polymesh Association. His programming journey began in highschool when he would program using C in his spare time, to be followed by a full-time role as Software Architect for financial company AlphaTrade.com in 1999. It was at AlphaTrade where Robert really got his feet wet in securities markets helping to design the financial information provider’s back-end system with C++ and Java.
Robert left AlphaTrade in 2007 to focus on his own research projects, specifically into Artificial Neural Networks with Spiking-based models and Virtual World systems. Working as an independent computer consultant for some open-source (Actix-web) and private projects eventually led him to learn Rust, the primary language Polymesh is written in.
In 2021, Robert started using his highly sought-out Rust skills to build the Polymesh blockchain as Senior Rust Engineer at Polymath before transferring to the Polymesh Association in May 2022.
Francis O’Brien is the Head of Developer Relations at the Polymesh Association. He became intrigued with the benefits blockchain offers the securities industry in 2017 when Polymath launched its tokenization platform, and quickly became an active member of the Polymath and later Polymesh community.
Known in the community as “FOB”, Francis has been a key advocate for Polymesh due to his excellent ability to communicate his deep technical understanding of the blockchain. As Head of Developer Relations, Francis now focuses on growing the Polymesh ecosystem by creating educational resources for developers and coordinating the grants program and bug bounties.
Prior to Polymesh, Francis enjoyed a 17 year career as a product engineer within the highly regulated oil and gas industry after graduating as a Mechanical Engineer from Cork Institute of Technology in 2004. He has worked on a range of products for global projects and has been granted multiple patents.
Nick Cafaro is the Head of Product at the Polymesh Association and oversees the development of new products and solutions on Polymesh.
Prior to his involvement with Polymesh, Nick spent 15 years in financial services with Canada’s three largest banks, working everywhere from commercial and retail banking to wealth management and global asset management.
Nick has spent the last 4 years in the blockchain industry working on Substrate and Cardano protocols. He’s been involved with Polymesh since its early days of development and a key contributor to many of its core features.
With Polymesh, you don’t need to know the ins-and-outs of blockchain or code to interact with the technology.
Developers familiar with basic programming languages can issue security tokens by using the Polymesh SDK to plug right into the blockchain. Security token issuers who want an easy, completely no-code approach can use a tokenization platform such as Token Studio.