The DeFi Skeptic Team

DeFi Skeptic consists of various developers, designers, marketers and other individuals with capabilities to satisfy the needs of any client. Below you can find our core team and their respective roles of responsibility.


Project Lead

After witnessing numerous scams, exploits and bad behavior within the DeFi space, Chris decided to take action into his own hands. DeFi Skeptic was launched to create a platform that could independently audit a project in its entirety. This idea has grown into a much larger vision where DeFi Skeptic intends to provide multiple products and services with the goal of bettering DeFi as a whole. Chris has over 10 years of professional experience within the fields of quality assurance, risk management and project management.

“I want to make DeFi as easy and safe as buying a cup of coffee.”


Web & Cyber Lead

Kieran is in the Cyber Security industry and truly believes that blockchain is the future of technology. He will be assisting with security protocols, dApp creation, and other cyber-related aspects within the DeFi Skeptic ecosystem. He will also help with community education by offering the best practices to remain safe in the crypto space. Kieran was a bit late to the crypto game, getting involed on and off in 2016 and only becoming very heavily involved three years later in 2019. Having a love for blockchain technology and helping others, working with DeFi Skeptic allows him to fulfill both of those passions.

“Blockchain technology has an insane amount of potential to change the world for the better; the vast majority of people just don’t realize it yet.”


Business Development Lead

Jake has spent time in various roles in the career world ranging from cook to laborer, and from manager to independent business owner. Gathering knowledge from different areas in business, he has been able to understand the workings of a successful business and what it needs to reach the goals and heights it was designed to achieve. These skills will allow Jake to source reputable projects, platforms and developers who can utilize DeFi Skeptic’s services in addition to finding potential partner candidates.

“Without networking its harder to grow your business to the heights you want to achieve.”


Community Lead

Melissa initially chose the healthcare field as it combines her passion for science and problem-solving with her love of helping and caring for others. As a life-long scholar, she entered into the crypto space out of curiosity and stayed for the community. She quickly became disheartened by the overwhelming amount of scams and bad actors and wants to be a part of the solution in improving the DeFi space. Recognizing that collaboration and community is pivotal to achieving this goal, Melissa aims to develop a strong and engaged community base for DeFi Skeptic as well as to form partnerships with other like-minded projects all while having a bit of fun along the way.

“DeFi can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be. United together we can make this a safer place for everyone”


UI & UX Design

Joe is an experience human factors engineer and UX designer. He has spent the vast majority of his career in the defense industry but recently transitioned to design for private equity firms. His passion for the financial markets found its way into the crypto realm in 2013. Working for DeFi Skeptic allows him to continue his passion for users by optimizing their experience, while furthering the development of valid crypto projects.

“A company and product is only as good as its users.”