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Meet the Team at Pangolin

In celebration of International Workers Day, we’d like to introduce you to the team at Pangolin.

Over the last eight months, we’ve been building a team rich with experts in finance, economics, business, marketing, blockchain development, software development, design & community building committed to creating the world’s leading decentralized multichain trading platform.

We think it’s time to give them all a proper introduction.

*In alphabetical order

Abdullah Bayraklilar 🇹🇷

Lead Designer

Abdullah has 7 years of experience in UI&UX. He used to work for one of the biggest airline companies in Turkey. He has been an avid supporter of Avalanche since 2020.

Ahmet Yatgin 🇹🇷

Graphic Designer / Digital Marketer

First and foremost, Ahmet is an absolute music enthusiast. Secondly, he has multiple years of experience as a brand designer and communication specialist with national and international brands.

Brandon Mino 🇺🇸

Chief Technology Officer

Brandon holds formal degrees in Finance & Computer Science with more than a decade of industry experience architecting, implementing & maintaining software.

Brian 🇻🇳


Since 2017, Brian has helped manage the communities of Pangolin, EQUONEX, OAP Token, and Etherlite. He’s also the Co-Founder of Alliance Capital.

Christos Salaforis 🇮🇪

Business Development & Culture

Christos is a people person with a Sales & Leadership background and more than six years of experience running weekly virtual events for entrepreneurs & investors. His motto: Good vibes only cultivates a positive & inspired culture among DAOs.

Eitsky 🇨🇦


Eitsky has a background in marketing and has been supporting Pangolin since its inception. They have been in crypto since 2017.

Erich Hellstrom 🇺🇸

Lead Digital Marketer

Erich has a direct-to-consumer eCommerce background & experience ranging from creating content, developing data-driven marketing strategies, building cohesive branding, operations to customer services.

Firat Akkan 🇩🇪 🇺🇸

Head of Business Development

Firat is an ex-lawyer and former investment banker. He holds an MBA from Yale, as well as a MSc. degree in Financial Economics.

Justin Trollip 🇦🇺

Chief Executive Officer

Justin has an Economics & Finance background, running software implementations within the mining & pharmaceutical sectors before delving into his true passion, Technology & Blockchain.

LLcryptoJ 🏴‍☠️

Moderator (Chief of memes)

Nirav 🇮🇳

UI UX Architect

Nirav has 9+ years of experience in UI design and has worked in multiple industries such as VOIP, Fintech, blockchain, etc.

Oracle 🇺🇸

Lead Data Analyst

Oracle has multiple years of experience working as an assistant consultant at McKinsey & Company and a data analyst at a digital marketing firm. They hold a Bachelor’s in Economics & Computer Science from a top US university. Oracle was also an early contributor to several early Avalanche projects.

Ozge Erdemir 🇹🇷

Business Development

Ozge holds degrees in International Relations & Master of Business Administration & worked for leading technology companies & experienced in Customer Experience, Community Management, Business Development & Marketing.

Pedro 🇧🇷

Software Engineer & Developer

Pedro has experience in backend, frontend (react), web3 & smart contracts & contributes Rotki porting to Avalanche. Pedro is in the second year of a Bachelor’s degree in computer science.

Reza Ranti 🇮🇩


Reza’s educational background is in Graphic Design. He has worked as a staff document agent and in crypto as an Admin/Community manager helping with community management and project marketing.

Sachin Sharma 🇮🇳

Marketing & Community Management

Sachin has multiple years of experience in digital marketing, contributing to various Avalanche native projects. He has a Master’s in Marketing & a Bachelor’s in commerce.

Sarju 🇮🇳

Lead Frontend Engineer

Sarju has more than seven years of industry experience with a vast array of mobile and web app technology expertise. He has worked with many clients and firms across the globe.

Shung 🇺🇸 🇨🇦

Smart Contract Engineer

Shung is helping to port Pangolin to other blockchains for its multichain ambitions. They have been heavily involved in the Avalanche ecosystem & were the author of This Week in Avalanche during 2021.

Stephen Novenstern 🇺🇸

Head of Strategy

A self-proclaimed DeFi & GameFi degen, Stephen has 6+ years of experience investing in crypto and over a decade of work experience in programmatic media sales and consulting. He helps drive product partnerships through a spirit of innovation & collaboration.

As we continue our multichain journey, we’ll continue to onboard amazing people to help us grow. You can always keep an eye on our team page to see new hires. And if you want to join in on the fun, check out the current job postings!

About Pangolin Exchange

Pangolin Exchange is a top decentralized exchange (DEX) on the Avalanche Network that provides the best DEX experience through deep liquidity, easy swaps, advanced tooling, and smooth onboarding. Pangolin brings you the best trading opportunities to find and maximize your yield.

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Pangolin Exchange

Pangolin Exchange

Pangolin is a multichain decentralized cryptocurrency exchange (DEX) on the Avalanche and Songbird Networks.