INTERSECT TEAM

Meet the team

The team at Intersect supports our members to advance the Cardano ecosystem through its development and governance. We’re driven by core values that foster a collaborative and inclusive environment and prioritize empathy, ensuring we understand and support each other.

Transparency and trust are foundational, enabling open communication and empowering members to be at the heart of decision-making. The team at Intersect shares extensive exposure within Cardano and blockchain, and includes operational experience from multiple industries across TradFi, connectivity and beyond.

Intersect operational functions

The Intersect team is divided into functions to support our five pillars and ultimately all of the member-led committees and working groups. Each function within Intersect has a natural committee connection, fostering a close working relationship with members.

Intersect Leadership

The Intersect leadership team members support and enable the Intersect team functions. They help provide alignment and direction to serve Cardano and its members.

Nigel Hemsley

Nigel Hemsley

Chief Operating Officer

Nigel, a specialist in large-scale technology delivery, is passionate about Cardano and blockchain. Nigel brings hands-on leadership rolling out five large upgrades to Cardano core infrastructure before joining Intersect. With previous global exposure in insurance and technology, Nigel’s operational dexterity drives Intersect's capabilities, delivering complex initiatives to the Cardano network. Leading the team at Intersect, Nigel also sits on the governing board and represents members' best interests.
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Nick Cook

Nick Cook

Head of Community & Membership

Nick is an experienced, driven and energetic leader with a proven history of working in the Web3, blockchain, fintech and AI space. Nick has played a critical part in establishing community hubs for Intersect, linking the company with the wider Cardano community. His work has been invaluable for engaging members with our broader mission.
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Jack Briggs

Jack Briggs

Director of Marketing & Communications

Passionate about blockchain technology, Jack started with Bitcoin in 2012, Ethereum in 2017, and joined the Cardano community in 2019. Since 2021, he has been a key contributor to Cardano's governance design. With over a decade of experience leading marketing teams for global brands, Jack now leads Intersect’s marketing and communications efforts.
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Lawrence Clark

Lawrence Clark

Head of Business Operations

Lawrence has experience leading large, complex programs involving regulatory, technology, and business changes managed by remote teams. Lawrence has been a present community member, attending committees and being an essential component of funding projects available to individuals in the Cardano ecosystem.
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Intersect board

The Intersect governing board is composed of a diverse set of members with long experience in Cardano. The board supports the Intersect executive team and the functions in providing value and serving the Cardano community

Alex Pestchanker

Alex Pestchanker

Intersect, Non-Exec Director

Alex is a visionary entrepreneur and seasoned technologist with expertise in business and Exponential Technologies. He significantly contributes to Cardano, advancing its mission for a better world. As co-founder of the Latam Cardano Community, he promotes innovation, adoption, diversity, and inclusion. Additionally, he is the VP of TwinDimension and CTO of Token Allies, the first decentralized VC on Cardano.
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Steven Lupien

Steven Lupien

Intersect, Non-Exec Director / Director, Center for Blockchain at UoW

Steven is a sought-after blockchain leader who has testified as an expert on digital assets both domestically and internationally. He has spent years teaching the community about new blockchain advancements, both online and offline. His deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the blockchain space makes him a valuable contributor to the Cardano community.
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Tim Harrison

Tim Harrison

Intersect, Non-Exec Director / VP Community & Ecosystem for IOHK

Tim is a strategic communications specialist with 20 years of experience building engagement and community in senior marketing and communications roles. He has played an integral role in creating the foundations of the Intersect community through connections with his network of esteemed individuals in the Cardano and blockchain space.
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Nikhil Joshi

Nikhil Joshi

Intersect, Non-Exec Director / COO at EMURGO

With over 20 years of experience in Finance and Banking, Nikhil brings extensive expertise to his role as COO at EMURGO. His advisory work with Web3 startups in business development and funding has earned the Cardano community's confidence. Nikhil has attended over 25 events and frequently speaks on main stages, promoting Cardano and its ecosystem.
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Nigel Hemsley

Nigel Hemsley

Intersect, Exec Director / COO at Intersect

In his capacity as COO at Intersect, Nigel sits on the governing board and represents the Intersect leadership team. Certified by the Institute of Directors, Nigel ensures Intersect and the governing board is effective and efficient, whilst also fulfilling its regulatory requirements with the relevant regulatory bodies.
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