The Team
Kevin Bacon
CEO
Kevin is a veteran of the music and music tech world. After a 20 year career producing Grammy and Brit award artists and records he created AWAL - a ground-breaking digital music platform which was acquired by Kobalt in 2011. Kevin is a connector and an enabler to many global brands and businesses who are actively looking to the Blockchain for answers
Ken Foster
Founder
Ken is a blockchain and technology professional with a background in e-commerce and search marketing. He specializes in compliance and ethical initiatives around Blockchain for Good - not Greed - along with the impact of information technology on society. Ken is a representative for the UK on BPI / UKT&I / DIT music trade missions to Japan, Canada, USA and MIDEM. He's sat on numerous blockchain panels and regularly delivers blockchain seminars at UK universities.
Dave Blundell
COO
Dave is the spokesman for the company and also excels in Project Management and Sales roles. He has a wealth of experience in IT infrastructure solutions along with being an active member at the Association of Independent Music
Tim Shank
CIO
With more than 20 years of experience in Information Technology and Information Services, Tim manages Blockpool’s business platform and internal technology processes. His efforts ensure effective use of technology internally to maximise our Blockpool's potential and to facilitate communication and collaboration within the team and with Blockpool customers.
Nick Sturrock
CTO
An entrepreneurial technologist with over 20 years' experience in business and technical areas encompassing CTO, project manager, designer, consultant, adviser, and developer. Nick has experience in both front-end and server-side development positions and a first class degree in Computer Science.
Tom Kerswill
Solutions Architect
Tom Kerswill is a solutions architect who specialises in building highly scalable applications. He manages the infrastructure that Blockpool's blockchains run on, across a range of cloud providers, and architects the overall design of the infrastructure from a devops perspective. Tom holds an MA cantab from Cambridge University, and studied Natural Sciences and Computer Science. He is a keen musician and radio presenter.
Lauren Hudson
Operations Lead
Working with Dave Blundell and Tim Shank to implement systems and procedure into company structure Lauren also provides HR, research, and office administrative support. Her experience stems from a range of management, sales, supportive and co-active positions held in both large and small businesses and creative companies.
Jason Still
Business Development
Jason's part of Blockpool's business development unit and is a strategic connector to the sport, media, and entertainment industries. He brings to the table deep knowledge and experience in talent management, merchandise licensing, biometric security, and wifi connectivity. Jason has managed talents like Sir Steve Redgrave, Sir Matthew Pincent, Gianluca Vialli, John Barnes, Sven Goran Eriksson, and Divo. Outside of work Jay's often spotted swimming, practicing yoga, and watching football.
Edgar Goetzendorff
Software Developer
Edgar is Blockpool's front-end developer, focusing on Blockpool Explorer and Commander. He has over 15 years of development experience and a passion for bug fixing and pixel perfection. Edgar holds a degree in Computer Science from LMU Munich. In his spare time Edgar enjoys hiking, geocaching, and solving riddles.