Devolve Core Team
Founder, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Keith served as a Financial Engineer with over 6 years of corporate and leadership experience. As a researcher in international monetary economics and financial economics, Keith holds a Master’s degree in Economics from University of Toronto and Bachelor of Arts in Management and Economics from University of Guelph.
Keith is proficient in model validation to substantiate complex mathematical financial models. Additionally, his extensive experience includes quantitative finance with financial modelling and valuation and the application of value at risk (VaR), economic capital and adjusted exposure framework to conduct market risk and credit risk management measurements.
Keith’s prominent expertise with buying land, rezoning land and government by-laws created significant relationships with substantial local developers and local government’s planning and development departments. His meticulous selection and investing methodology adds to the success of projects, resulting in maximizing profits for investors in the real estate development industry.
Keith’s visionary approach allowed him to become an early adopter and angel investor of blockchain technology where he is an avid promoter of the strength and utility of this technology.
Cofounder, Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Her extensive experience in the Financial Industry has awarded Dineene with proficient knowledge of financial instruments and alternative investment strategies and structures.
Formerly a Senior Director in the Global Banking industry for the largest financial institution in Canada, Dineene was a leader in assessing business practices, creating proposals and implementing business improvement procedures. In partnership with some of the most prominent financial institutions, investment managers, hedge funds, pension plans and mutual fund companies in North America, Dineene currently holds a position as a Director in the Asset Management industry working with Capital Markets and Treasury.
Dineene holds a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) from University of Laurier and Bachelor of Commerce in Business Management and E-commerce from Ryerson University and was on the Board of Directors for a non-profit organization for the city of Markham in Canada.
Dineene is an experienced real estate investor with 18 years of acquiring properties, managing a multi-million dollar portfolio. Her ambition and drive presented success that led her to develop training programs advising others how to enter this multi-facet real estate industry.
Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO)
Dr. Ming Xu is a visionary, and finance and technology innovator. Between 2000 to 2002, he was employed in the USA with a major telecoms company and then founded an e-commerce company in telecoms.
Prior to these experiences, Ming Xu had provided investment strategic planning to the government of Netherlands and consulted with HLB International, one of the largest global accounting firms in China, for IPO, M&A and foreign investment. Selling one of his portfolio companies, a coal to gas company, to China’s SOE for around $50M, Ming Xu also cofounded Harmony Investment International in Beijing.
In 2003, Ming Xu co-founded a global merchant banking business in China and had taken 8 companies public via RTO and IPO. In addition, Ming Xu had provided consulting services to Millennium Hanson Capital and Millennium Capital and served as a Chairman of the China Private Equity Fund.
Ming Xu is a roll up strategist and LBO expert on corporate transactions. Connecting with China at a sovereignty level in the finance space, Ming Xu is currently serving as the director of several major public and private companies in China.
Dr. Ming Xu holds a Ph.D in Theology from Southwestern University; an Executive MBA in Venture Capital and Private Equity from Harvard University; a Master’s degree in Communication Management from University of Southern California, and a B.A. in English & Economic from Beijing University
Director of Technology
Dr. James Hirschorn is a financial engineer who holds a PhD in mathematics from the University of Toronto and founder of Quantitative Technologies, a company that conducts research and implementation of machine learning models and trading strategies.
James obtained a Master’s degree in financial mathematics from New York University where he studied mathematical techniques for derivative pricing and hedging in various models.
Formerly a research mathematician, James authored a number of articles in major international journals and held research positions at prestigious universities.
James preformed model validation for market risk and credit risk management of major investment firms and financial institutions in the capital markets industry. A skilled developer with years of experience in software engineering and data analytics, James is fluent in C++, R, and Python.
Director of Public Relations
Derick Ackloo leads a portfolio of ventures as the current CEO of Taurus Innovative Solutions Inc. With many years of experience in the public and private sectors,
Derick held positions as Executive Assistant to an Ontario Member of the Provincial Parliament (MPP) in Canada and the Acting Permanent Secretary for the Government of Grenada, equivalent to Assistant Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture & Rural development in Canada.
With his extensive experience on Bay Street at Merrily Lynch, Midland Walwyn Inc. and TD Greenline Investor’s Inc. and his services as Member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer and Board Member for various non-profit organizations, Derick will lead the development and management of all communications programs at the executive level.
Director of Quantitative Modeling
Dr. George Noble holds a PhD in Physics from York University where his research established consistencies with the occurrence of irregularities in the measurements of lithium.
George performed quantitative and statistical data analysis on large experimental data sets for scientific publication and with his vast experience, he developed quantitative financial models to support his empirical research that accorded six financial research awards and authored seven scientific publications.
As a Postdoctoral Fellow at Ryerson University, George constructed magnetic fields mathematical models and algorithms collaborated with Innovative Bio-Medical Technologies Ltd and Lumasonix Inc. to process photoacoustic signals. In addition, George has an extensive background in computational physics and time series analysis where he programed algorithms in Python for industrial projects, patent pending.
Director of Business Strategy
Paul has over 40 years of business experience and a proved history of establishing new ventures and nurturing them by acquiring a proficient staff, attaining intellectual property protection.
Paul is the founder of CS Yachts Ltd, a $300 million sales company that ranked first in Canada and 8th in the world for his industry. His relentless attention to detail, strong regimented purchasing practices and forward thinking investments in technology awarded him success to become Canada's most advanced and profitable yacht manufacturing and technology company.
Paul later transitioned into the technology sector and founded Indigo Manufacturing Ltd., a small electronics based company that focused on innovating power technologies. Abreast of leading edge technologies and ensuring quality and profitability, Paul grew the company and was awarded worldwide patents currently in use production before selling it to a large multinational corporation.
Director of Sales
Laura has over 20 years of real estate experience, most recently working in the Republic of Panama promoting and closing million dollar deals for people seeking retirement and investment opportunities.
Her professional experience with expats and her strategic network in Canada has awarded Laura with a billion dollar property inventory and managing a large land banking portfolio.
Through mortgage syndication investments, Laura has partnered up with several well-known developers. Laura experienced significant success in connecting her network of HNWI (high net worth individuals) with development opportunities in Canada earning unprecedented returns.
Laura is on the cusp of the emergence of crypto currency. She has facilitated several educational seminars and developed a massive portfolio of investors and crypto currency enthusiasts.
Devolve Board of Advisors
Dr. Thanasis Stengos, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Dr. Thanasis Stengos is the professor of Economics, University Research Chair in Econometrics and Graduate Chair of Economics at the University of Guelph, Canada. He joined the Department of Economics at the University of Guelph in 1984 and received a B.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics, an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and Ph.D. from Queen's University. With a philosophical concentration in econometrics focusing on nonparametric methods,
Professor Stengo developed methodological tools applied to economic growth, economic development and the process of convergence. His current research centres on the determinants of bitcoin returns within a LASSO framework by identifying the covariates of bitcoin returns. Professor Stengo has authored numerous research papers and was published in renowned academic journals.
Richard Kitindi Van West-Charles, LLB
Richard received an LLB Hons. from the University of Wolverhampton and has extensive knowledge in corporate and regulatory law.
Richard's corporate law experience includes structuring multi-million dollar real estate deals in Canada and also regulatory experience within the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. Richard additionally contributed to the implementation of a new Justice system with the United Nations
in New York City. Richard comprehensively contributes to the legal discipline of blockchain technology where he collaborates with industry sponsors and participants regarding cryptocurrency initiatives, blockchain law and regulation and corporate law for initial coin offerings.
Carmen Luz Ortiz, LLB
Carmen Luz Ortiz is a highly accredited lawyer for one of the leading law firms in Panama, POLS Attorneys, that specializes in corporations, private interest foundations, real estate, immigration, commercial, and relocation laws.
An industry expert, Carmen supported numerous multi-million dollar commercial real estate development deals from lavish hotel establishments and travel timeshare resorts to major convention centres and theme parks.
Facilitated the development of hundreds of residential units in Latin America, Carmen provides real estate transaction and escrow services and development assistance in contract negotiations and obtaining permits.
Sameer Khan, B.Sc.
CEO and President of Global Trade Advisors Ltd and FasPay Global
Based in Toronto, Canada and Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, Sameer Khan is the President and CEO of Global Trade Advisors Ltd., an international real estate development company. With over 15 years of global real estate development experience in North America, the Caribbean and Latin America, Sameer is a known expert in the industry, creating a portfolio of billion dollar properties encompassing housing and energy storage
facilities in Jamaica and Trinidad and currently a project of innovation, constructing a revolutionary Smart City of residential and commercial units on 233 acres of land in Barbados that implements an entirely digital city with hotspots, renewable energy resources and governmental services on mobile platforms.
Sameer additionally is the Chairman and CEO of a software development and technology company, FasPay Global that employs a payment app employed on various continents.
Dr. Karis O. Munroe, MBA, Ph.D
CEO and Founder of Fabulous Home International
Dr. Karis Munroe is well known and respected for her work in the international real estate industry. As founder of Fabulous Home International, a company Based in the United States and South America, Dr. Karis Munroe has a wealth of experience developing land and real estate development projects comprising of large sub-division family houses, luxury condominiums, resorts and country clubs in North America,
33 territories throughout the Caribbean and selected Latin American territories.
Karis Munroe originated numerous enterprises consisting of the Caribbean First Multiple Listing System (CFMLS), Guyana's Best homeownership platform & the Guyana National Housing Trust society; The Caribbean Startup Incubator "BuddingPreneurs," Youth Empowerment Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Platform; and the Foundation of Almost Homeless.
Karis Munroe is the recipient of the Honorary Master of Science in Counseling and an Honorary Ph.D in Humanitarianism.
Johnson Osei, CMA, CPA
CEO and Founder of Lexington Property Developments
Johnson Osei is CEO of Lexington Property Development, a private development company located in Toronto, Canada with over $35 million US in assets of luxury homes and high-end community living. Johnson is an experienced international developer specializing in building large subdivision residential projects entailing single-family homes, apartments and estate homes in Canada and USA and currently developing.
a world-class luxury golf and casino resorts on a 3,000 acres land in the southern coast of Ghana.
Ram Mangales, B.Sc.
Director of Corporate Strategy of Castleton Developments
Partner and Director of Corporate Strategy at Castleton Development, Ram has over 10 years of real estate development experience building large sub-division in Canada and internationally. With his strategic leadership, marketing and operations experience, Ram is an industry expert with a strong reputation in the residential, commercial and multi-family construction markets.
Specializing in luxury custom build development projects from build-to-suit commercial facilities to residential properties administering acquisition, project design, city approval process and construction oversight development services.
Malik Azhar Shafi, B.Sc., Civil Engineer
CEO and Founder of Stallion Construction Group Inc.
Founder and CEO of Stallion Construction Group Inc., a company based in Toronto Canada, Malik Azhar Shafi has over 20 years of international experience leading a team of experienced project managers, architects and engineers in designing, building and the construction of multi-million dollar commercial, industrial and residential projects. Portfolio of construction projects include custom houses,
plazas, medical/dental clinics, law offices, retail stores, gas stations, high-rise buildings and major land developments in Canada and the United Sates, and building hospital and environmental projects in Pakistan and Middle East.