The Butterfly Protocol Team
CEO & Founder
Matthew started his career practicing law in New York City. He represented clients in the insurance and finance sectors before forming a diversified financial service company. After the sale of that company Matthew shifted his focus and formed a private equity firm specializing in early stage investments. With a focus on the real money gaming sector he made investments in casinos, online content providers and manufacturers.
Missing the joy of running his own company, Matthew founded Poydras Gaming Finance Corporation, which he took public on the Toronto Venture Exchange in 2014. Poydras, which was recently sold to the Las Vegas based gaming company AGS, owned 2,600 slot machines. The machines were leased to Indian tribes in the United States.
During his time at Poydras he started an emerging technology lab. Once again following his passion for early stage startups Matthew spun BitBoss Corporation out of Poydras and assembled a highly talented team of blockchain developers to pursue opportunities in the gaming sector. Since founding BitBoss he’s been issued a patent for provably fair gaming and has numerous pending patent applications for blockchain gaming solutions.
Matthew’s legal background has allowed him to understand the regulatory environment and he was asked to be on the Gaming Standards Association blockchain workgroup. He has also worked with testing labs to help write testing standards that allow for the inclusion of blockchain technologies.
CTO & Founder
Alex has been developing enterprise software for 25 years and has been the founder in 3 software startups. He has extensive management experience in both small and large companies including the use of scaled agile methodologies to empower multiple scrum teams to deliver high quality software in a predictable fashion. Alex has worked across many domains and has significant experience in the travel/hospitality industry as well as the gaming industry.
Chief Architect & Founder
Josh is a code craftsman, cryptographer, and technologist. He is a 19 year software veteran who thrives on creating and experimenting with cutting edge technologies.
Josh served as an architect and lead engineer for large corporations such as Aetna, Bloomberg, and Red Cross. He created the Ruby gem “countries” which has over 13M downloads, and he authored a book on Meteor.js (“Introducing Meteor”).
Chief Engineer & Founder
Justin has over 25 years of software development and architecture experience. He has a background in low level programming for the cable and video on demand industries, where he developed his Linux expertise and leveraged his deep knowledge of C++ and Java. He was the engineer primarily responsible for having his company receive an Emmy award for video on demand solutions. Justin has managed numerous international development teams over his career.
Chief Creative Officer & Founder
Cort is an award-winning creative with the skills to ideate, design, and develop user-focused digital projects as well as manage the teams that bring them to life. He approaches all projects with a strategic UX mindset, taking into account the overall business goals, brand voice and user behavior that will drive the most effective solutions.
Before joining BitBoss, Cort has served as both a Director and VP for numerous marketing agencies. He drove business development at Big Theory to the point where it was named to Inc. 500 and acquired by Xceed, Inc. As the chief creative officer at BitBoss, Cort focuses on user interfaces and the branding of BitBoss’ unique product set. He also manages the tactical marketing teams.
Roman is the project manager of the BitBoss offshore development team. He handles all recruiting and day to day management for our larger projects that include Angular and React Native mobile development, custom Java plugins for our Android applications, as well as the creation of web services and backend solutions using Java and Node.js. Roman is heavily focused on immaculate design and high quality code.