Meet Our New Team Members.

Fantom | 01.20| 139

It’s been a bit more than a month since we last shared the acquisition of new team members, but we’re elated to introduce two new individuals who will be contributing to the Fantom ecosystem in their own respective ways.


First of all, meet Simone Pomposi, originally one of our community members and a true blockchain evangelist in every sense. Simone is joining us to help us with marketing and communications, brand strategy, and user experience.

He’s been a very active part of the community, and hosted our first meetup in New York City in March 2019, along with IOTA and Holochain.

Originally from Italy, he’s been fascinated with technology since a young age. In his early 20s, he worked at Ferrari as an IT consultant before moving on to advertising.

In 2011 he relocated to New York City, where he had the opportunity to collaborate with the world’s leading creative agencies and brands — including Adidas, Nike, and Samsung. He also had to turn down offers from Google and Apple to attend his sister’s wedding, but that’s a story for another time!

Simone discovered Bitcoin in 2013, but it wasn’t until 2017 that he fell into the rabbit hole and started learning as much as he could about blockchain and cryptocurrencies. After attending a few events, he soon realized that there was a huge unmet need in the space: making things simple and understandable by anyone.

His goal is to help the blockchain ecosystem as a whole to become part of everyone’s life.

Follow Simone on Twitter here.

Business Development

Secondly, meet Matthew Engel (Matt). Matt has a BS with Honours in Risk Management and brings to the table his professional experience as a logistics specialist , site expansion team leader, and new hire orientation trainer for the billion-dollar Industrial Supplier McMaster-Carr.

In the last year, Matthew has been the Business Development Officer for Sublime Group, a leading global investment, quantitative trading and strategy management firm based in Dubai. His previous tenure as the North-American Business Director for a prominent smart-contract platform gives him a deep understanding of blockchain technologies, and a previous position in sales/ marketing with a US-based Green Energy Provider gives him a great advantage in emerging markets.

Matthew is joining the foundation to focus on enterprise and institutional integrators and to help connect Fantom with the decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem.

Aside from our recent acquisitions, we also want to set new standards by paying respect to the team members who will be leaving the foundation. As of the 3rd of January, two of our community managers: Thomas Lin and CJ Guan, will be leaving Fantom to pursue other ventures. We are incredibly thankful to both community managers for their support from 2018 until 2020, and we hope to see them return to the foundation in a later stage.

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