The Kyrrex Team

Kyrrex team combines a group of visionary entrepreneurs and technical geeks from Europe with talented minds in finance and technologies from the United States.

Board Members

Admiral William A.Owens - Chairman of the Board

Bill Owens was a nuclear submarine officer in the U.S. Navy and served as Commander of the United States Sixth Fleet. Bill became the Vice-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the second-highest-ranking military officer in the United States, in 1994. Since leaving the U.S. Navy, Bill has served in three CEO roles, including a fortune 500 company. He was the CEO of Nortel Telecommunications and the CEO/Chairman of Teledesic LLC, a Bill Gates/Craig McCaw company bringing worldwide broadband through an extensive satellite network. Bill was Chairman and Senior Partner of AEA Investors Asia. He has been a board member of 23 public companies. He has started several companies and is currently the Chairman of Red Bison Corporation in Seattle Washington. Currently, Bill is on the Board of Directors at Wipro Technologies.
Bill is an honor graduate of the United States Naval Academy and has a Master’s Degree in politics, philosophy, and economics from Oxford University and a Master’s Degree in management from George Washington University.

James A. Ray - Board Member

James is Managing Partner in Consulting and Advisory Services at Dragonfly Growth Partners. James is leading client engagements in the retail industry for digital transformation in support of mobile commerce, serving enterprise clients during their planning and design stage for business models, and the selection of supporting technologies - inclusive of payment methods to optimize the user experience and lessen the costs of payment acceptance. Previously, James was Managing Director in enterprise sales, multinational corporations at J.P. Morgan Chase, leading business development efforts for multinational enterprise accounts in the U.S. Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, James served as Senior Vice President of Global Strategic Accounts and Professional Services for Elavon, the payment processor and subsidiary of US Bank. In this role, James led an experienced team of Global Account Executives to serve selected multinational enterprise accounts.
James holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University and has completed graduate studies in Organization Development at The George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University.

Steve W. Sansom - Board Member

Steve is the Founder and Chairman of The Green Square Capital Advisors, Green Square Family Office, Green Square Strategy, and Green Square Wealth Advisors in Memphis, TN. Formerly, Steve was a Vice President of Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York and Memphis. He began his career at Merrill Lynch Global Capital Markets in the Institutional Equity Capital Markets Group in New York. Steve currently serves on the Executive Advisory Board of Brown Brothers Harriman Capital Partners, the middle markets private equity investment group at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. in New York. Steve is an active member of two global leadership organizations, the Chief Executives Organization and the Young Presidents Organization, where he serves on various committees globally.
He previously served on the International Education Committee, Finance Committee, and Chairman of the Southeastern Regional Board of Directors of the Young Presidents Organization.
Steve graduated from The Else School of Management at Millsaps College with Honors in Finance. He also attended Harvard Business School President’s Executive Education program and the National Defense University Executive Education program.

Jack H Shi - CSO, Board Member

25 years of multifaceted experience in project finance, venture capital and private equity. Senior Partner at Power Capital; founding member of a leading Chinese network security firm; senior advisor at AEA Investors Asia; ABB Equity Venture; Managing Director at Boston i- Group venture; Vice President Asia at IEG.

Team Members

Viktor Kochetov - Founder, Executive Chairman of Group

Gained experience in financial and investment industries in CEO positions in MAVUK LTD, MVK RESOURCES, and MEGA-INVEST MSK.

Mykhail Romanenko - CVO, Co-Founder and Executive Director

Has been working in the field of traditional financial markets for 7 years, 3 of which are in senior management positions of financial organizations.

Kevin Plumpton - CEO

Kevin is a lawyer by profession, specialising in commercial and compliance legislation. He has also gained extensive experience in leading various business ventures within regulated markets and the emerging fintech industry.

Was conferred with a Doctorate of Laws (LL.D.), advised on various local regulatory aspects (Gaming, Investments & Insurance), and assisted clients with structuring their activities through Maltese trading and holding companies.