Team / Advisors

DiamondBack’s core team combines decades of professional experience in the payments, finance, precious stone, rewards, legal and other industries. The core team has already been involved in both Blockchain and cryptocurrency projects.

Management Team:

William Eng, CEO LinkedIn

As CEO and Founder of Diamondback Group, William has leveraged a lifetime of knowledge, skills and experience to create a real-world inclusionary financial services ecosystem fueled by DiamondBack . William’s breadth of financial, information systems management and diamond industry experience has positioned him to create the vision and mission of the DiamondBack Group ecosystem.

His education, military training, entrepreneurial spirit and experience in finance, computer systems management, retail payment systems, rewards and loyalty programs, merchant payment processing and pre- paid debit cards has equipped him with the tools he needs to accomplish DiamondBack Group’s mission. His vision of inclusionary financial services will allow us to bridge legacy systems with digital ledger technology accessible to everyone, thus our motto: “Everyone. Everywhere. Everyday.”

William has B.S.B.A. degrees in Marketing, Management and minor in MIS from Creighton University. In addition, while in the U.S. Air Force, he earned A.A.S. Degrees in Financial Resource Management and Computer Systems Management. William currently is a Florida licensed Insurance Agent for Life, Health and Annuities, License # W115410 and is KYC/AML certified.

William has extensive experience in financial services and management information systems which is now called FinTech. In the Air Force, he started in Accounting & Finance and then Computer Systems Management. William had a Top Secret-ESI clearance and supervised and managed a $500 million computer operations center, TriComs-War Plans Operations at HQ Strategic Air Command in Omaha, NE.

Prior to DiamondBack, William owned Coeptis Financial, a boutique financial services firm providing small to medium sized businesses financing, merchant services, insurance products, value-add benefits, loyalty programs, and pre-paid debit cards. He was also Executive Vice President of Sociallity Group, a social media benefits program and responsible for building the product mix and business development.

William worked closely with Patrick Graf, CEO of Sociallity Group (former Co-Founder and CTO of Revolution Money) in designing the online rewards and benefits platform. In addition, William worked with new companies launching new paradigms in card-based cash-back rewards and merchant cash advances such as: Dining a La Card-rewards company (purchased by Rewards Network), and AdvanceMe (now known as CAN Capital), respectively. Other companies represented by William include Cornerstone Payments Systems (acquired by Sage Payments), Sterling Payment Technologies and Funding-merchant processor, BFS Financial Services – alternative financing solutions, and American National Insurance Company, just to name a few.

Peter Pang, CFO LinkedIn

As CFO, Peter brings 35 years of international accounting, tax, compliance and corporate advisory experience to the team. He has more than 12 years of professional working experience with the ‘Big 4’ accounting firms of Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers. His experience includes auditing, accounting, and tax planning, (for professional compliance reasons, Peter can not specify the names of clients handled for this white paper without their prior approval.)

Peter joined Ernst and Young in 1987 and in 1996 joined PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) tax division as Senior Tax Manager, mainly responsible for the corporate tax planning review, tax investigation and field audits. Furthermore, over the past years of experiences with a big 4 international CPA Firm, Peter also handled business investigation cases with the Hong Kong Police Commercial Crime Bureau and Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) Department. Peter left PwC as Senior Tax Manager by the end of 2001, and in January 2002, he started Peterson Consultants Limited which provide Hong Kong and China tax compliance and corporate advisory services. Peterson Consultants Limited now has offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and a representative office in Paris.

In summary, the major scope of work Peter covers are the following: Corporate Advisory Services on set up of business in Hong Kong and China, Audit, Accounting Services in Hong Kong and China and Pre-IPO advisory services. Tax Services on Hong Kong Tax Compliance and Tax Planning, China Tax Compliance, Hong Kong Tax Offshore Claim and Tax Investigation and Field Audits.

After retiring as the Founder and Chairman of Peterson Consultants Limited, Peter is working as the CFO of Diamondback Holdings Limited and responsible for the overall Financial Management and strategy decision making of the DiamondBack Group, as well as, setting up DiamondBack Global offices in different jurisdictions and addressing compliance requirements.

Peter has a Bachelor of Business Administrative Studies with a Second Degree of Honor - Major in Accounting and Finance from York University in Toronto, CA. He is also a Qualified CPA, Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Ingrida Laukiene, COO

As Chief Operating Officer and Founder, Ingrida is involved in the day-to-day operations of the overall operational effectiveness of the company and its affiliates. She is involved with the day-to-day operations of all departments and making sure everything runs smoothly. Ingrida is an experienced professional in international relations and business, a serial entrepreneur, industrious and fearless. Ingrida is a multi-talented individual and multi-linguist that understands the nuances and social protocols needed to deal with international affairs. Ingrid’s experience includes many facets of international affairs, business development and financial services such as mortgage origination, and FX trading.

After being the COO of a non-profit for 15 years, she continues her dedication to helping those in need by building an inclusionary financial ecosystem that will benefit all. Her charitable endeavors with the Dalai Lama, the Oracle of Tibet, other Tibetan Lamas and The Great Mahakala have inspired her in this new challenge. Ingrid organized major events such as the World Tour of Mystical Arts of Tibet in 2005 and

2008, a Richard Gere and Drepung Loseling Production., which included cities of Leicester, London, Miami and New York. Her ability to quickly assess situations and problem solve is a tremendous asset to the Company. She was instrumental in developing and managing individuals from over 100 countries, being able to successfully transmit business systems and methodologies across six continents and numerous cultures. Ingrid was a business developer and has worked with companies such Vista International, America One Finance, MSC, and Advance Jets.

Ingrid has a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Business Management from KKI University (Kuno Kulturos Institutas) in Lithuania. She speaks several languages, English, Lithuanian, Russian and Polish and is learning Spanish. Ingrid held a professional license as a Florida Mortgage Broker and a Degree in Transpersonal Psychology and Parapsychology.


Grant Spurling, Barrister and Attorney, Chancery Legal LinkedIn:

Grant regularly advises financial technology and Initial Coin Offering clients with respect to offerings and conduct of business in Bermuda, in addition to general corporate and commercial practice. As Bermuda’s FinTech regime developed Grant actively substantiated the endeavor and accordingly focused his practice on Financial Technology. In addition to his legal advice and representation services, Grant is Director of Corporate Administration of Harbor View Corporate Services Ltd., a Bermuda licensed Corporate Service Provider.

Grant completed his legal education at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England, graduating with First Class Honours and incorporating a year of study at Renmin University in Beijing, China. Grant was called to the Bar of England and Wales by The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, London, and subsequently the Bermuda Bar. Grant also holds a B.A. Degree from McGill University, Canada.

Patrick Graf, Technologist LinkedIn:

Patrick has a long history of entrepreneurial leadership in technology driven industries and serves DiamondBack Group as Chief Payments Advisor. With over 25 Years of experience in technology innovation, Patrick specializes in bringing technology, business and process innovation to life, focusing on achieving strategic and tactical business objectives quickly and efficiently.

Patrick was the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Revolution Money, where he architected a payments industry revolution by developing a new technology platform that vertically integrated Merchants, Authorization Systems, and Credit/Debit Bank Card Issuing systems into a singular payments platform, launching a new payment brand that was ultimately acquired by American Express. Investors in Revolution Money included AOLfounder Case's company Revolution LLC, as well as Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup Deutsche Bank, U.S. Venture Partners and RRE Ventures and angel investor, former AOL exec and Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis.

Prior to Founding Revolution Money, Patrick was part of the founding team of QI Solutions, at technology company acquired by NEC Computers. Patrick also founded Rapid Deployment Inc, which was quickly acquired by SBI Inc, where is joined the executive team and grew SBI to a global IT industry force with office in 14 countries and more than 5,500 employees thru a well-executed organic growth strategy and 19 strategic acquisitions. SBI was ultimately acquired by Avenue A, a Microsoft portfolio company.

Over the duration of his career, Patrick has been a founding member of executive teams that have raised in excess of 1 Billion US Dollars over multiple strategic investment rounds from most major investment firms in the US and has facilitated multiple acquisitions of all sizes.

Aaron Etra, Esq, International Affairs LinkedIn

Mr. Etra is an attorney and businessperson who has practiced, taught and engaged in the legal profession, business, international and domestic trade, development and international affairs in the U.S., U.K., Switzerland, the Netherlands, and countries of Africa. He holds a J.D. degree from Columbia University, a LL.M. from New York University, and a B.A. from Yale University. His public service activities include having been Membre du Cabinet of the Director-General of the International Labor Organization, Founding Chair of the African Affairs Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Vice-Chair of the United Nations NGO/DPI Executive Committee, Vice-Chair of the Council on UN Affairs of B’nai B’rith International, an officer of the UN CoNGO Committees on Human Rights and on Sustainable Development, serving on the President’s Council of the Sea Research Foundation and the International Boards of Governors of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (which awarded him an Honorary Fellowship) and the Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design in Jerusalem. He is Chair of the Executive Committee of the Council of Organizations of the United Nations Association of the U.S.A. (UNA-USA), a Vice-President of the World Council of Peoples for the United Nations (WCPUN) and a Representative at the UN of the Mexican Academy of International Law (Academia Mexicana de Derecho Internacional) and the WCPUN.

Aaron has been active in biotechnology for many years being a co-founder of the Molecutec Group, which includes the PhV Corporation (of which he has been Chairman) and Molecutec LLC (of whichhe has been Managing Director). He is the Director of the Global Health Collaborations Association (GHCA), the International Conferences for Novel Diagnostics and Affordable Treatments (ICNODAT), the International Council of ICMAN (the International Conferences on Mechanisms of Action of Nutraceuticals) and co- Founder, Secretary-Treasurer and a Director of the Institute for Life Sciences Collaboration (ILSC).

He is a Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, the New York State Biotechnology Association, the Real Estate Board of New York, the American Society of International Law and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

RJ Richards, Diamond Consultant

As President of Stone Shannon International Corporation, RJ Richards specialized as a Project Manager for Boeing Corporation and J & J Corporation and is a specialist in rough diamond and colored gemstone prospecting, mining, grading and trading.

RJ’s 40 years of experience in advanced disciplines in structural and systems engineering, metallurgy and minerology lead to mining in Brazil. He has first-hand experience in developing claims in the Telemaco BurgaTibagi area.

RJ worked with rough diamond miners in the Mata Grosso, Goias Rio Verde, Uberlandia and MG mining areas, in addition to working with mine owners in Diamantina and Bahia for purchasing diamond rough. He performed aerial and ground photography and mapping exploration for geological field work and sampling to delineate and test favorable targets. RJ has determined the best equipment requirements based on the method of operation and location for deployment. His work has produced superior gem quality and industrial diamonds. RJ has also worked in Sierra Leone, South Africa, the DRC, Namibia, New York and Brazil.

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