A NEO Financial Services Platform that starts with Biometric enabled Blockchain Validated Identity
Empowering digital currency holders and KABN cardholders alike to spend wherever Visa is accepted
Chief Executive Officer
Ben Kessler is CEO for KABN. Ben has over 20 years of experience in payments and financial services.
Most recently, Ben was Managing Director of Payment Solutions for Banc of California where he was recruited to establish the card payments practice for the bank. Prior to Banc of California, he was Vice President for Global Account Management and Business Development for Earthport, a cross-border payments company.
Additionally, Ben spent nine years at MasterCard Worldwide focused on the global prepaid market. Ben also held senior product and management roles with CIBC and American Express.
Ben holds a B.A. in Political Science from Brandeis University and an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from NYU Stern School of Business. When he is not spending time with his two daughters and yellow lab, Ben enjoys playing tennis, running and traveling.
Chief Revenue Officer
Michael Konikoff is Chief Revenue Officer for KABN. Michael brings with him over 25 years of marketing, loyalty and partnerships experience.
Prior to KABN, Michael was Head of Marketing for the Toronto Parking Authority and senior executive lead of Bike Share Toronto, where he lead the evolution of the Green P Mobile Pay App and negotiating key strategic partnerships to help support the Bike Share infrastructure. He also was a vice president of strategic partnerships at Engage People. Prior to those roles, Michael was a senior vice president for 11 years with the Fairlane Group where he specialized in developing and executing loyalty, rewards and incentives programs. Michael also previously headed up implementing B2B initiatives for Aeroplan.
Michael was recognized as #5 of the Top 45 Essential Engagement and Loyalty Twitter Accounts to follow and continues to be a prominent voice on social media on topics including loyalty/engagement, paytech and more recently, cryptocurrency.
Michael attended York University and University of Windsor with a concentration on business. When not working, Michael can be found promoting Heart & Stroke as a Survivor Ambassador, cycling on a country road or golfing.
Interim Chief Compliance Officer
16+ years in trading and capital markets
Chief Technology Officer
Computer software and experienced Blockchain developer
Alex Tong, CPA CA
Chief Financial Officer
15+ years in finance, accounting and corporate controls