The RISE Team

Introducing the RISE Team.

Get to know the people behind RISE.

RISE Vision PLC is incorporated under the Companies Act in Gibraltar as a Public Limited Company.

Certificate of Incorporation

A face to the name

Cormac Lucking

CEO, Founder


Cormac’s expertise from his previous crypto ventures is undeniable. From PM of Mintcoin to original Founder of Cloakcoin, he is eager to build RISE into a truly successful blockchain platform.

Andrea Baccega

Chief Technology Officer


Andrea has over 10 years of software development experience. Highly proficient in Typescript. Out of the box thinker, creative mindset. Enjoys advancing blockchain technologies and is the technical visionary for RISE.

MJ DeMarco

Strategic Business Advisor


MJ DeMarco is an entrepreneur, investor and the revolutionary “get rich slow” anti-guru. He is the author of The Millionaire Fastlane & UNSCRIPTED, as well as the Founder of the Fastlane Forum and Viperion Publishing.

Anjalee Burr

Chief Operations Officer


Anjalee holds a BSc in Information Management & Business. Her background has been within the data, analytics and information services industry helping to grow and streamline global businesses across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Anjalee is passionate about promoting new blockchain technologies.

Frank Thijssen

Director of Communications


Blockchain enthusiast and entrepreneur. Over 15 years of expertise in IT, business management, marketing and graphic/UI design, enjoys being on the forefront of new technologies.

Matteo Canever



Matteo has been working as a full-stack developer in the travel industry for 8 years. He prides himself in being a passionate problem solver and fast learner. Matteo is very excited and motivated to apply his skills and knowledge to make impactful contributions to the rise eco-system.

Jose Antonio



Jose is a full stack developer and has worked on a wide variety of projects which has made him a multi-faceted programmer and a valuable asset to any project. He enjoys constantly learning and embracing new challenges. In his free time, he likes to hunt for bugs.

Mart Roosmaa



Mart is a polyglot developer with over 15 years of experience crafting web, desktop, mobile applications and backend software. He enjoys getting to the bottom of challenging problems and solving them in an elegant and user-friendly way. He can often be spotted in developer communities helping others when they’re stuck with something.

Lokesh Patel



Blockchain enthusiast with 35 years in the IT industry. Started a career in data center management, moved up to operations then application support, currently managing projects for a large global Telco company and promoting RISE across all communities.

Jan Veldhuis

Blockchain Advisor


Jan has years of experience in development of blockchain technologies.  He worked as a infrastructure developer at ShiftNrg, was instrumental in creating the initial RISE main network, and is Founder of Oxycoin.

Rob Keus

Blockchain Contributor


Rob has years of experience in contributing with ShiftNrg and managing communities across DPOS projects. Rob is also co-founder of Oxycoin.

Essam Elmir

Community Manager


Essam is a strong enthusiast of the crypto-space having followed it for 3+ years. He loves helping others and finding solutions to problems and has extensive knowledge in several areas such as networking and IT. With his understanding of blockchain technology concepts Essam sees a bright future ahead for RISE and DPOS projects.

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Darkroom Ltd.

Darkroom Ltd. is a design, development, and production practice based in New York and Los Angeles. The firm crafts web-specialized experiences, increasing value for some of the most notable brands and disruptive companies, including RISE.

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Castle Trust Group

The Castle Trust Group was formed over 20 years ago and has represented a range of clients including banks, quoted companies, wealthy individuals and pension funds. Its main emphasis is to ensure compliance in all jurisdictions is maintained to the highest standard. It has been at the forefront of ensuring Gibraltar has been acknowledged as a highly reputable jurisdiction from which UK pensions may be transferred with full agreement of HMRC.

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Older Lundy & Alvarez

Older Lundy & Alvarez, founded in 2003, is a full-service law firm offering superior legal services and a fresh, innovative approach. Their skills and interdisciplinary expertise deliver the benefits of accumulated wealth of knowledge, professional and personal relationships, and industry trust and confidence.

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