Kevin Hobbs is the CEO of Vanbex Group and has helped grow the company from a small group of 3 people to a team of over 65. Since his appointment to CEO in 2015, Vanbex Group has grown to become one of the largest blockchain companies in North America. His responsibilities as CEO range from client and project management (business development, framing of key approaches, high-quality client delivery, written products) to administration (information technology, reporting, facilities), and human capital (HR/recruiting, mentoring, career progression).
Kevin believes in blockchain’s potential to reshape society and the economy for the better and has played an integral part in developing Vanbex Group’s latest project, Rocket. Rocket allows companies to set up their Digital Asset Offering one such offering is a Security Token Offering (STO) in minutes, without any technical knowledge required, and while lowering costs to a fraction of that associated with traditional methods of securitization.
Kevin has also led Vanbex to evolve from a strategic communications firm into a consultancy laboratory―leading ideas to launch and helping established companies and startups alike harness emerging technology for a changing world.
After attending Dalhousie University in Halifax, Kevin Hobbs began working as a professional day trader for Swift Trade in Vancouver before moving on to become Vice President of Sales and Marketing at DealSoftware.com. He also spent time at FIRMA Foreign Exchange, one of the world's leading foreign exchange brokers (B2B). At FIRMA, Kevin was responsible for the following areas: developing and maintaining relationships with small to large organizations; the sale of foreign currency to clients; liaison for the clients; and relationship management to ensure all foreign exchange needs were addressed.
Outside of his work at Vanbex Group, Kevin Hobbs spends time giving back to charities like the United Way, Ronald McDonald house and Big Brothers, and The Union Gospel Mission, among others. He also created Vanbex Cares, “a Charitable Organization” to adapt new blockchain & smart contract technology to help make charitable giving more transparent and efficient.
Kevin Hobbs is regularly invited all over the world to speak at conferences in the blockchain and financial technology industries.