About us

We’re a tech company making a home in the gold and commodities world.

Our team

The faces behind Aurus

Guido van Stijn Managing Director

Guido is a serial entrepreneur with a track record of successful businesses in the gold and commodities field. He will be at the forefront of the Aurus strategy and its implementation.

Dan Cearnau Chief Technology Officer

Dan’s background is in tech and startups. His journey went from tech enthusiast to full stack developer, blockchain expert and now CTO in multiple companies around the world.

Mark Gesterkamp Director of Business Development

Mark has broad experience in capital markets. Having a profound interest in precious metals and new technologies he embraces new finance propositions in the blockchain space.

Jelle Rijnink Marketing Director

Bachelor of commerce graduate specializing in marketing and management. Jelle has been actively involved in the blockchain space since early 2017, before joining Aurus.

Francisco Leyton LATAM Lead

Francisco has an MBA and was Head of Business Development at a multinational retail firm in LATAM. As a blockchain enthusiast, he joins Aurus to accelerate its global expansion.

Heath Muchena Africa Lead

Heath has worked on numerous blockchain related projects. He is an expert at connecting businesses with the African market, enabling projects to scale ideas and products by boosting upsurge and ensuring global adoption.

Jan-Jaap Sinke Full Stack Developer

Graduated in Design for Virtual Theater and Games. Working as front and backend developer in the information services industry on dashboarding and CMS. Skilled in PHP, CSS (LESS), HTML, Javascript, Laravel, Python, Vue.js, WordPress.

Non-Executive Advisory Board

Rex Johnson Non-Executive Advisor

Rex has extensive experience working in the Finance industry holding a number of senior trading and broking positions. He has been involved in multiple cryptocurrency start-ups and was previously a board member of an FCA regulated physical Gold trading company. 

Tony Dobra Non-Executive Advisor

Tony is a 40 year veteran of the precious metals industry. Working as a physical and derivatives trader in London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Luxembourg. He was then a director of a gold refinery for ten years.

& Advisors

The supporters of our vision
SIMON OWEN In-house Counsel

Simon offers over 25 years of legal, commercial and corporate experience in emerging and developing businesses, specifically those based on innovation.

Deryck Graham Strategy consultant

Deryck sits on the board of many startups around the world. He’s passionate about the gold industry and is focused on tokenising underground gold.