Board of Directors
Dennis Karenga - President
Dennis Karenga is passionate about financial solutions. Once he learned about Digital Currencies he quickly observed their potential to provide financial solutions in Africa, Asia and the rest of the world. He is the founder of Outsource Accounting Services, a Dubai-based accounting consultancy that has helped many companies become better companies. His role as an accounting and operational advisor to businesses from different sectors has provided him with invaluable insight into the structure, cash flow planning and management of companies like Costas Inc. and its investments.
Global Digital Systems (GDS) PLC is a Malta domiciled, Cyprus Stock Exchange-listed company that owns the SiteTalk social network platform, with millions of members and over 75,000 shareholders. Dennis is the CFO of GDS, guiding the complex structure as SiteTalk expands worldwide.
Jeff Manna has worked in the energy trading industry for the past 15 years, specializing in providing critical demand forecasting. He has managed trade teams and their exposure to markets for over a decade. Jeff was head of meteorology at Citibank for half a decade. Jeff currently runs his own private consulting business, forecasting demand for the trading industry.
Many of North America's heavy-hitting traders have relied, and continue to rely, on his analysis on a daily basis to manage multi-million dollar positions in the financial power and gas markets. Jeff's insight has led him to several of the industry's top trade desks, where he has dealt with the pressure and demands of the world's largest hedge funds, banks, and retailers.
Ken has over 14 years of diversified experience in energy markets including trading, managing, quantitative/market analysis, risk management and structured trading. He was an integral part of the Success on the trading floors of Citibank, Brookfield and Williams.
He has a successful track record managing price, basis, and physical delivery risk while implementing profitable hedging and speculative trading strategies.
Ken boasts several accomplishments in his career, not limited to eight-figure trade profits in his personal book for several consecutive years, and brokering a multi-million dollar investment into his own fund. Ken's relationships with trade shops across North America will give Costas a competitive edge as they build a rolodex of clients in partnership with the team at AuthentaTrade.
Ian Sweet began his 20 year career in financial markets as a runner at the Chicago Board of Trade ("CBOT"). While on the CBOT floor, Ian worked with a local in the Soybean pit and ran a commercial hedging desk. Ian left the floor and started the in-house brokerage division at Rosenthal Collins Group. He has been series 3 licensed with the National Futures Association ("NFA") since 1999.
Ian founded Sweet Futures 5 years ago and has been running his own business successfully ever since. Today as CEO of Sweet Futures he is responsible for overseeing all of the day-to-day operations of the firm as well as over $100 million in client deposits.
Ian will play a critical role in helping Costas comply with regulatory issues associated with its own public listing; he will also make key introductions to regulatory bodies on behalf of AuthentaTrade. Ian's knowledge of financial products and the systems that comprise the Futures Commission Merchant and trade exchange platforms will be an asset to AuthentaTrade as a profitable regulated exchange of digital currency and their derivatives.