First Block Capital | Team
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Sean Clark
Founder & General Partner
Technology entrepreneur, President & Founder of, CRO & Co-Founder of, Regional Manager of Clearly Contacts Australia/New Zealand, Deloitte consultant. Holds MBA and BA from the University of British Columbia. 2015 BIV 40 Under Forty, 2016 STARTUP 50 Winner, 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Winner.
Marc van der Chijs
Founder & General Partner
Serial internet entrepreneur and investor in disruptive fintech companies as Managing Partner at CrossPacific Capital. Founder of, Spil Games Asia, UnitedStyles, and, Board of Corporate finance experience at Daimler for 7 years in Germany, Indonesia and China, Masters in Economics from Maastricht University.
Bill Stormont
Chief Executive Officer
More than 16 years of financial markets experience in both sell and buy side roles. European small-cap equity analyst with ABN Amro; equity sales roles including Head, International Hedge Fund Sales. Co-manager of Henderson Global Investors’ Horizon Pan-European Equity Fund, London UK (S&P AA, Citywire A). Consulted for Europe’s #1 Extel-rated macro strategy firm, Absolute Strategy Research. Bill has published in academic journals as well as periodicals such as the Financial News and Times of London. Bill Graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BA (International Relations) and MBA.
Michael Sorbo
Chief Compliance Officer
Joined the firm in July 2017 as the Chief Compliance Officer responsible for all aspects of compliance for the company. Recognized compliance expert with deep experience in Capital Markets and Compliance. Held various positions at investment firms and held position of Adviser and IFM Compliance Manager at the BC Securities Commission until 2013. Started compliance consulting firm in 2014. Michael holds a business degree from Simon Fraser University, is a CFA charter holder and is a CPA, CGA.


Dr. Andrew Csinger
Dr. Csinger was Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of British Columbia, and Adjunct Professor in the Cognitive Systems Group, graduate of the INSEAD International Corporate Governance Program and is a Certified Bitcoin Professional (1df800). Dr. Csinger holds several patents in internet security, biometrics, and related areas. Andrew received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. Degrees in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia.
Grahame R. Lyons
Grahame R. Lyons
Canadian investment fund industry pioneer with over 25 years finance experience, early adopter of major trends in mutual funds and ETFs, leading role in the growth and origination of many large well known investment funds, senior leadership roles at Fidelity Investments and Barclays Global Investors, Founder of Arbutus Partners. BACS University of Western Ontario.

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