Meet the Team


Tomer Sofinzon

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, 20|30 Group
Tomer is CEO of 20|30 Group, a member of the Board of Directors and the group’s Executive Committee. Prior to founding 20|30 and the Pillar Project, Tomer spent over 20 years between the Europe, the United States and Israel focusing purely on technology innovation, venture capital and angel investments. A serial entrepreneur and a passionate activist championing the role of blockchain in transforming society for the greater good, Tomer has founded 12 other companies and investedin 50, several of which were successfully acquired or went to IPOs.

Christopher Skulte

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer, 20|30 Group
Christopher joined 20|30 Group in April 2018 and was appointed to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer in September 2019, retaining his financial responsibilities until a new CFO has been selected. Christopher oversees 20|30 Group’s global operations, financial reporting and corporate governance. He has extensive international experience providing financial strategic support to technology start-ups.  Prior to 20|30 he worked at a number of companies, most notably Bank for International Settlements (Switzerland), Agilisys (UK) and Deloitte (Australia). He sits on 20|30 Group’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

Jack Thornborough

Group Head of Compliance and MLRO
Jack joined 20|30 Group in November 2017 and has put in place 20|30’s regulatory compliance monitoring programme and systems and controls, as well as all of the policies and procedures required under UK’s regulatory regime. He has a background in offshore taxation and structuring and has worked in top 50 law firms in London for six years. He has previously worked in law enforcement for eight years and has significant experience in dealing with fraud, financial crime, proceeds of crime, and money laundering. He has managed over 500 structures incorporating SME's and funds globally, structured the launch of a number of global family offices, and spearheaded the launch of a financial services firm in London, testing a UK's first, whilst in the FCA Innovate Sandbox - the primary issuance of tokenised equity in collaboration with the London Stock Exchange Group. He sits on 20|30 Group’s Executive Committee.

Tim Pearce

Group Commerical Director
Tim joined 20|30 Group in September to drive sales growth across 20|30’s portfolio of companies. He has over two decades’ global strategy, sales, business development and management experience, mainly in the technology space, having worked at companies including NCR Corporation, Dimension Data and Blenheim Chalcot.  A truly global citizen, Pearce has lived and worked across Europe, Australia, South Africa and the United States and speaks six languages (English, French, German, Afrikaans, Spanish and Greek).  In 2012 he founded Bounce International, which works with businesses either looking to accelerate their multinational performance. He sits on 20|30 Group’s Executive Committee.

Louisa Bartoszek

Group Head of Communications
Louisa has over 20 years’ global corporate communications experience and joined 20|30 in August 2019 from The Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon) where she held a number of senior positions since joining the bank in 2006. These include Asia-Pacific Head of Media Relations and, most recently, Director, Corporate Communications, with responsibility for external communications for Group, Investment Services and Markets across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Louisa leads 20|30’s communications function with responsibility for advancing and protecting 20|30’s brand and corporate reputation globally. She sits on 20|30 Group’s Executive Committee.

Justin Short

Chief Executive Officer, MetaVault
Justin is one of the co-founders of digital asset security specialist MetaVault, which signed an exclusivity agreement to join 20|30 Group in August 2019.  As CEO, Justin leads the development of the company’s strategy and positioning of MetaVault as the new global standard for custodial and non-custodial digital asset solutions. He is also CEO of Nous, another 20|30 portfolio company, from which MetaVault originated. Justin previously spent over 20 years in investment banking, running quant and algorithmic teams at Merrill Lynch, UBS and Deutsche Bank and has been working with digital assets since 2014. He has a BSc in Maths and Computer Science from Imperial College, London.

Raymond Harte

Chief Executive Officer, TokenFactory
Raymond joined TokenFactory in September 2019 to set the future strategic direction of the company following its success earlier this year when it tokenised and issued 20|30 Group’s equity within the FCA Sandbox, in collaboration with the London Stock Exchange Group, proving that equity can be easily tokenised. Harte has over 20 years’ capital markets experience from structuring and executing transactions for issuers, investors and global financial institutions.  Prior to co-founding two financial services boutiques – DSO and Fidem Partners – he held a number of senior investment banking positions at Dresdner Kleinwort and Credit Suisse First Boston.

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