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Meet Our Team
Victor T. Samuel
Founder and CEO
Victor Samuel is Founder and CEO of NV Global. He has over 20 years of regulatory and executive management experience, gained in senior compliance and operational roles with leading financial services companies and global consultancies. Victor is experienced in managing and leading complex AML and regulatory engagements and building out compliance management systems for financial institutions. His experience includes representing his client’s interests with the various regulators, including the state banking authorities, OCC, FINRA, SEC, CFTC and the CFPB.
Victor is a senior advisor to banks, broker-dealers and fintech startups, where he advises senior management of client firms on how to successfully navigate regulatory challenges, conduct risk assessments of compliance, advise on suitability of new products and remediate and optimize compliance management systems. He is currently working on multiple projects in blockchain and crypto-assets with fintech startups such as: a major neo-bank, a cryptocurrency trading exchange, a crypto trading alerting tool, AML startup that provides KYC on the blockchain for ICOs and conducting a white paper review for a startup focused on ICO governance structure. Victor has served as a CCO for various retail full-service broker-dealers and has created sales practices and compliance programs across asset classes and covering all three lines of defense. He founded a retail broker-dealer which was acquired by a venture capital firm. He was successfully licensed as a Series 7,24,63 & 55 with multiple broker-dealers.
Victor is a founding member of the International RegTech Association (IRTA). He completed the Fintech Innovation program from MIT and is a frequent and sought-after speaker at blockchain and cryptocurrency conferences on the implications of AML and regulatory compliance for blockchain and cryptocurrency. Victor has been a featured speaker at industry events, including the ABA Regulatory Conference, AML Actimize Conference, expert panelist for AML and Sanctions Programs at the Institute of International Banks (IIB), AML and OFAC best practices lecturer at the annual conference for the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), and the Credit and Collections Conference, as a subject matter expert on compliance management and control environments in financial institutions. He is also an associate professor for regulatory compliance and blockchain/crypto at Case Western Reserve School of Law.
Victor received his Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School with a concentration in securities law and is admitted to the bar in New York State. He received his MBA in Finance & Investments from Baruch College and graduated from Hunter College with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and comparative literature.
Charles J. Lansdown
Managing Consultant, Commercial Real Estate Finance and Corporate Banking
Charles Lansdown is a Managing Consultant for Commercial Real Estate Finance and Corporate Banking at NV Global. He has over 30 years of executive management experience, gained in senior credit and lending roles in the US market with leading international banks. Charles has an extensive background in loan origination, senior / subordinated debt structuring, loan syndication, construction and bridge loans, portfolio management, debt restructuring and loan workouts.
As the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the New York branch of a German bank with assets in excess of $300 billion, Charles was responsible for the management of US assets in excess of $12 billion including a $9 billion portfolio of commercial real estate loans in these classes – office, retail, multifamily, hospitality and senior housing. With a personal credit authority of up to $100 million, Charles was also engaged in project financings that included the construction of more US wind power and solar power generation facilities than any other bank globally.
Charles has acted on behalf of several European banks to start subsidiaries and banking offices in the United States and Canada. He is experienced in dealing with officials of the state banking departments in New York, New Jersey, California and Utah as well as officers of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. When managing a bank branch, a bank representative office and other financial entities, Charles also maintained relationships with banking regulators in Finland, Sweden, Germany and Canada.
Charles holds FINRA licenses Series 7, 24, 63 and 65. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists and the Association of International Bank Audit and Compliance Professionals. Charles received his Master of Business Administration with Distinction with a concentration in Finance from the Center for Business Management at the New York Institute of Technology. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Certificate in Medieval Studies from Binghamton University.
Managing Consultant, Swaps, Futures, and Derivatives
Jim is the Managing Consultant for Swaps, Futures, and Derivatives at NV Global. He has over 5 years of experience working with cryptocurrencies, ICOs, and blockchain initiatives. Jim is General Counsel for EverMarkets (“EMX”), a crypto derivatives exchange and also a Co-Founder and General Counsel for the Intellectual Property Coin Group (“IPCG”).
His prior experience includes serving as General Counsel for Ocean Tomo, Intercontinental Exchange (“ICE”), EurexUS, RJ O’Brien, and Green Key Technologies. He also has experience as the Chief Administrative Officer for the U.S. Futures Exchange.
Jim has worked in a number of government positions, including as a Legislative Assistant for U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, Law Clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Richard Enslen, and appointed member of the Technology Advisory Committee for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Jim speaks regularly at conferences, has been a guest on U.K.’s largest public radio station, has authored several articles, and has been quoted in various media outlets focused on the crypto world. He also teaches courses on derivatives and FinTech at the Chicago Kent School of Law and Commodity Market at Penn State University. Jim received his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center. He received his MBA from Northwestern Kellogg School of Management and his BA in Government from the University of Notre Dame.
Head of Technology Services
Vishal serves in a leadership capacity at NV Global for our technology services vertical. He works closely with his US based partners to deliver optimal technical solutions for our clients.
As the CEO of Coruscate, our technology partner based out of India, Vishal manages the offshore Technology and Innovation Center. Vishal is highly experienced in delivering complex technology solutions for international companies. He has broad experience in managing innovation portfolios and leveraging emerging technologies to bring the latest innovations to clients globally. Vishal provides technical direction across the company in areas of managed services, architecture designs, software technology, and cybersecurity.
Vishal brings over 6 years of extensive systems engineering, software development and information management experience and expertise.
Jonathan C. Dunsmoor
Managing Consultant, Regulatory and Legal Services
Jonathan is the Managing Consultant for Regulatory and Legal Services at NV Global. Jonathan focuses on securities law, venture capital and private equity, corporate governance, and general corporate matters. He represents private companies, including those exploring blockchain/ cryptocurrency opportunities, as well as angel investors and investment funds.
Jonathan has extensive experience in structuring, negotiating and consummating initial and other public and private securities offerings with a focus on technology driven finance, including Crowdfunding, Regulation A+ and Initial Coin Offerings. He routinely advises companies on registration requirements under the investment companies, investment advisor and broker-dealer regulations as well as best practices in structuring operations to comply with exemptions from registration.
Jonathan’s prior experience includes working of counsel for a small, international securities firm, and participating in various areas of public interest law, including a legal fellowship with the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania.
William (“Bear”) Idrissi
Director of Business Development for North America
William (“Bear”) Idrissi is an ecosystem developer for NV Global. In this capacity, he focuses on discovering new growth opportunities and business development throughout North America.
Bear has in depth experience working with various NYC-based blockchain, crypto, and AI startups in sectors ranging from healthcare to real estate asset tokenization. He sits on the board of directors for Rise housing, leading strategic development for an impact focused real estate investment platform which uses blockchain technology to tokenize real estate assets. Bear is also the Chief Marketing Officer of Blockchain Productions, which produced “banking on bitcoin” on Netflix. He is currently producing a follow up docuseries on the impact of blockchain technology. He also holds roles at MBYS and Metcalfe Society.
Bear hosts various event series focused on crypto and impact focused ventures. He is the host and producer of Crypto Tuesdays for social good, a monthly event series and meetup group that highlights amazing founders and board members of impact focused blockchain startups. He works with many other startups in the ecosystem to address the use of technology to create impact and empower human creativity.