Our Team: Conviction and Execution

With proven track records, execution capability and years of crypto experience we share a conviction for the future of decentralized compliance and are focused on delivering it.

  • Principals
  • Technical
  • Marketing
  • Strategic Advisors
    • John Underwood
      Sydney, NSW Australia
    • Susan Shing
      Sydney, NSW Australia
    • Paul Neilson
      CTO & Compliance Officer
      Brisbane Qld Australia
    • Dr. Al V.
      Principal Scientist
      Manilla, Philippines
    • Gerrit Heyns
      Compliance and Institutional Services
      Capetown, South Africa
    • Siva Gounder
      Sydney, NSW Australia
    • Scott Darrow
      Blockchain Applications Manager
      Manilla, Philippines
    • Nigel Gardiner
      Smart Contracts Lead Developer
      Sydney, NSW Australia
    • Mark Underwood
      Blockchain Service Strategies
      New York, USA
    • Christian C.
      Blockchain Expert Technologist
      Manilla, Philippines
    • Robert M.
      Blockchain Developer
      Manilla, Philippines
    • Carlo A.
      Lead Blockchain Developer
      Manilla, Philippines
    • Jose J.
      Blockchain Developer
      Manilla, Philippines
    • Evan Telfer
      Communications Manager
      Melbourne, VIC, Australia
    • Brian Lynch
      Content Production
      Sydney, NSW Australia
    • Beth Soliman
      Partnership Development
      San Francisco, USA
    • Girard Dorney
      Content Manager
      Sydney, NSW Australia
    • Gilbert and Tobin
      Blockchain Legal Advisor
      Sydney, NSW Australia
    • East2
      Blockchain Service Provider
      Hong Kong, Singapore & Barcelona
    • Peter Davis
      Blockchain Investment Advisor
      Brisbane, QLD Australia
    • Max Kaye
      Decentralized Governance Advisor
      Sydney NSW Australia
John Underwood



Sydney, NSW Australia

John co-founded CRDZ to fulfil his passionate desire to have “my life in one place where every single thing I need to have is there on my device and I can immediately and easily retrieve it.” You can’t do that without having a decentralized, credentialed platform and supported ecosystem which is where CRDZ came about.

With in-depth experience in developing strategy and technologies for online consumer and telecommunications services, he sets the overall vision and strategic orientation for the business and guides the team in developing innovative solutions to significant social and economic challenges that.

John has a rich history of embracing emerging and disruptive technologies and approaches. He has owned and operated software services and product companies reliant on emerging technologies to build mission critical applications for the world’s largest corporations, founded companies on Wall Street, in Australia, Hong Kong and Malaysia and has built thriving, online provincial communities in the Philippines. He has been invested in blockchain technologies for the last 4 years.

John has an extensive network with relationships extending from Hong Kong to New York and which includes Rockefeller, Kravis, Paulson Chasen, Waxman and other notable New York investors.

Over the years timing has been a dominant factor in determining success. John is convinced today the technology, the opportunity and the need are ideally aligned to maximize disruption. And CRDZ has the answer for decentralized commerce, a key enabler for having your “life in one place"

Susan Shing



Sydney, NSW Australia

Susan has been delivering complex change programs, running sizeable operations and managing client delivery contracts for many years across a number of industries, but dominated by financial services and technology. She has direct start up experience, worked with multinational organizations as well as specialized SMEs and understands the intricacies, challenges and operational requirements within each of these structures.

Susan’s strong operational and client delivery experience will be essential for ensuring CRDZ has the underlying structures, processes and service standards in place to deliver exceptional service.

Paul Neilson
CTO & Compliance Officer



Brisbane Qld Australia

As the Technical Lead, chief architect and manager of the technical roadmap, Paul is head of all technical aspects of the business

Paul is known for his extraordinary insights into emerging and real time developments in leading edge technologies and methodologies. He has a history of successful executive oversight of the development of crypto, human resources, banking and telecommunications systems for major Financial Services, Telecommunications, E-commerce and Cyber Security organizations

With his IT systems development background, including driving solution architecture and operational resilience, Paul will draw upon 25 years leadership experience to ensure that all of our products are scalable, best of class and operationally resilient

Paul has lived and worked in some of the world’s major financial centres, including Wall Street, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Scott Darrow
Blockchain Applications Manager



Manilla, Philippines

Scott leads our software development team based in the Philippines. He is a seasoned Technology Executive with over 30+ years international experience working at the junction of business and software innovation and has been leading Philippines based teams to deliver complex software solutions for a number of years.

Scott has significant experience and insight at both the strategic and execution level across all facets of technology but notably with UX, product design and development as well as marketing new technology solutions. He leads a talented team of developers with blockchain experience who will be delivering our proof of concept and production ready platform.

Gerrit Heyns
Compliance and Institutional Services



Capetown, South Africa

Gerrit has a distinguished background in investment banking and equity and capital markets in Europe and South East Asia with some of the most prestigious firms in this market.

He fully understands the working of these markets, how they assess opportunities and how to stand out from the crowd. Most recently evidenced by co-founding an avant-garde new styled fund management firm, built on non-traditional, accepted industry ‘norms and expectations’. A new market entrant that launched without an established team of experienced fund managers, the usual minimum capital base or respected industry profile, which challenged and contradicted the conventional approaches to valuing businesses on data other than that derived from financial statements.

With expertize in understanding market trends, developing, communicating and implementing strategies to capitalize on these together with cross border management experience, Gerrit brings perspectives of the merging of conventional and crypto markets and the necessary strategies for maximizing blockchain investment initiatives.

Siva Gounder



Sydney, NSW Australia

Siva leads the marketing activities for CRDZ, working with the team to ensure key messages are on point and delivered through the most effective channels to maximize exposure, raise awareness and stimulate investor and end user take up.

A serial success story having built and sold two boutique digital marketing agencies which are still delivering online profiles and revenue channels for some of Australia’s premier brands across many industries and offerings. Siva brings his insights and experience to CRDZ developing our branding and integrated marketing presence, elevating us above the noise.

Dr. Al V.
Principal Scientist


Manilla, Philippines

Creating ground-breaking solutions requires a different kind of thinking, challenging popular views and an ability to not accept the way things are done. Skills that are vital in CRDZ‘s innovative solution.

Our Principal Technology Advisor is a key part of the technical team bringing more than 22 years’ experience to the project. Not only talented in this capability but he also has an exceptional background in technology leadership and software development having delivered many highly scalable, distributed and reliable products in the telecommunications and financial services industries.

He has earned the reputation as a key problem solver of complex technical challenges involving both software and hardware. Highly focused and efficient at delivering quality products and services with deep and broad experience in emerging technologies including a range of cryptography and blockchain protocols and has a number of patents for inventions he has developed in the telecommunications and related space.

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CRDZ Privacy Policy

Thinking Active Pty Ltd (ACN 605 689 352) of Level 6, 44 Market Street, Sydney NSW 2000 (we, us and our) is committed to keeping all personal information collected through our website and pre-ICO investment process, confidential, secure and private.

This privacy policy explains how we collect, manage and disclose personal information. Personal information is information or an opinion about an individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable, whether true or not and whether recorded in material form or not.

We are bound by the Australian Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) and will adhere to the Australian Privacy Principles (APP) in the collection and protection of your personal information. These Principles are designed to protect the confidentiality of information and the privacy of individuals by regulating the way personal information is collected, used and managed.

1. Collection and use of personal information

We only collect, hold and use personal information which is necessary for us to be able to identify you, respond to your enquiries and process your expression of interest in the purchase of tokens ahead of any public fundraising activities.

When you express interest in, or sign up to our stage one investment cycle we may ask for identification information. This could include your name, email address and contact details.

We collect personal information through the expression of interest and request for further information processes personal contact and records of communication.

The reasons we collect, use, hold or disclose personal information is to be able to respond to your request, evaluate and fulfil pre-ICO funding requests. Your personal information will be used for those purposes as well as sending information requested by you, completing your requests for participating in our private and professional fund-raising rounds where applicable and answering any questions you may raise with us.

2. Disclosure of personal information

We do not sell, rent or trade personal information to or with any other third parties, except as we disclose to you at the time the data is collected.

We will not otherwise disclose your personal information to any third party unless:

  1. that third party is a group company of ours, in which case that group company will only use and disclose your personal information in accordance with this privacy policy as if a reference in this privacy policy to us included a reference to that group company;
  2. that third party is a contractor engaged to provide goods or services to us. This may include disclosure to contractors outside of Australia. Our agreements with such contractors require that they keep your personal information confidential, and that they only use or disclose your personal information for the purposes of providing those goods or services to us;
  3. such disclosure is in connection with the sale of some or all of our business or assets; or
  4. you have consented for us to share the information for this purpose, or the disclosure is authorised by the Privacy Act including:
    • to lessen or prevent a serious threat to life or health;
    • to protect the personal safety of users of our Website or the public;
    • if authorised or required by law;
    • if we have reason to suspect that unlawful activity has been, is being or may be engaged in;
    • to enforce the law or where necessary to investigate a suspected unlawful activity; or
    • you would reasonably expect, or we have told you that your personal information is usually used or disclosed to third parties in this way.

At this time, the third parties referred to in paragraph (b) are located within Australia, however this may change in the future and if it does we will update this privacy policy accordingly.

We won’t ask you to supply personal information publicly over any social media platform that we use. Sometimes we may invite you to send your details to us via private messaging.

If you are considering sending us any other personal information through our website or other electronic means, please be aware that the information may be insecure in transit, particularly where no encryption is used (e.g. email, standard HTTP). We are subject to laws requiring us to protect the security of personal information once it comes into our possession.

3. Use of cookies

Our website may use ‘cookies’. Cookies are small pieces of information that allows our system to identify and interact more effectively with your device. They record information about your visit allowing us to remember you and your preferences for the next time you visit providing a more meaningful experience.

If you do not wish to receive any cookies you may set your browser to either prompt you whether you wish to accept cookies on a particular site, or by default reject cookies.

4. How do we store your information?

The information we hold about you will be stored electronically, across nodes within the decentralised CRDZ blockchain. We use a range of highly secure measures to protect the personal information we hold about you including highly secure cryptographics, and access to that information being controlled through identity and access management.

We take reasonable steps to destroy or obfuscate any personal information after it can no longer be used.

5. Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to third party websites or services. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or policies of those websites or services.

6. Access and correction of your personal information

(a) You have a right to access most personal information we hold about you and to seek its correction.

We will, on request, provide you with access to the information we hold about you, including for the purpose of correcting or updating that information, unless there is an exception to such disclosure which applies under the APPs.

If you require access to your personal information, please email info@thinkingactive.com. Before we provide you with access to your personal information we may require some proof of identity. For most requests, your information will be provided free of charge, however, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request requires a substantial effort on our part.

If we refuse to provide you with access to the information, we will provide you with reasons for the refusal and inform you of any exceptions relied upon under the APPs (unless it would be unreasonable to do so).

We take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is accurate, complete, and up-to-date whenever we collect or use it. If the personal information we hold about you is inaccurate, incomplete, irrelevant or out-of-date, please contact us at: info@thinkingactive.com. we will take reasonable steps to either correct this information, or if necessary, discuss alternative action with you.

7. How to Contact us

If you have any queries or complaints with regard our collection, use or management of your personal information, please contact:

Thinking Active Pty Ltd at info@thinkingactive.com

If you wish to make a complaint about an alleged breach of the Privacy Act, we ask that you send us your complaint in writing to the email address listed above. We endeavour to respond to complaints within a reasonable period (usually 30 days). If you are not satisfied with our response, you may make a complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner by phoning 1300 363 992 or by email at enquiries@oaic.gov.au.

8. Updates to this policy

Our privacy policy will be reviewed from time to time to take account of new laws and technology, changes to our operations and practices and the changing business environment.

Last updated: 20 September 2018

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