Meet The Team

PASSION, DRIVE, DETERMINATION and BELIEF in a BETTER FUTURE are the binding motivation of our highly skilled team.

Having gained experience with some industry leaders, this dynamic team is determined to not only deliver a number of World Firsts in Volunteering to the market, but to see the outcome for all Volunteers, Community organizations and our Local Communities.

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Our Founders

Courtney SMITH

Founder & CEO - Powering the V in ESG

Courtney is a passionate technology start-up founder and technology enthusiast.

He has 25+ years of experience in grassroots and volunteering, Sports organizations, both as a player and a community leader.

He delivers concept power and motivation to the team.

Darryl VINE

Founder & Head of Community Partnerships

Darryl has 25+ years as a local, national and international sponsorship negotiator.

He has assisted in creating marketing opportunities for both grassroots sporting clubs and national sporting teams.

He is a passionate about sport, the community, education and being a game changer.

Ty GRUPEL

Founder & Head of Platform Design

Ty has been invested in bitcoin for 9 years and actively participating in DeFi for the last two years. His engineering background facilitates his work in researching and effectively implementing platform and tokenomics design.

He is currently head of blockchain education and adoption at Kynection.

Development Team

Cameron RAMBERT

Head of Growth

Cameron is a growth marketer and innovation program manager with deep ties to academia and government.

Former marketing consultant to Twitter, ANZ and Amnesty International.

He delivers a unique understanding of the market and its drivers.

Helena PEKAR

Community Manager

Lena is a creative, imaginative and artistic professional. She has a deep devotion to community projects and people matters.

Lena is highly motivated by any opportunities of helping others and takes great pleasure in supporting the leaders of tomorrow and solving complex issues.

Social Media ( Intern )

Bailey CAMILLERI

Bailey has a passion for content creation & digital media, which led him to launch his own YouTube channel.

During this time he completed a CERT II in computer assembly & repair. He brings his creative spark in media production to the Firefly Initiative.

His goal is to make our online platform fun and interactable for everyone.

Kasie SMITH

People Organiser

With a vast and broad local and overseas experience in a variety of community and business areas, and the best part about this is that Kasie genuinely enjoys sharing every bit of her experience and skills with others.

Kasie has exceptional attention to detail and the project management skills of a world-class champion!

Maddy BALDAN-VINE

Event Co-ordinator

Maddy enjoys nothing more than the look of complete satisfaction on the faces of the patrons as they leave her events.

Understanding and delivering on a brief is just one of her remarkable skills. Her temperament and generous nature endure people to helping deliver exceptional events.

Advisors

Scott Dinsdale

Finance & Capital

Scott is a digital and technology strategist, Business leader, educator and "Techstars" mentor.

A globally recognised trailblazer in Sports and Media for over thirty years.

Michael Swan

Strategy & Finance

Michael is the founder of Tokenomik, a tier 1 crypto VC.

He has a background of over a decade of investment banking with Goldman Sachs.

Michael is the co-founder of Unido and adviser to Flourishing.Ai and Hypersign.

Michael delivers specialised financial advice and connections in the industry.

Dr Lei Tang

CTO

Lei is the CEO of BitSimply, a crypto investment and advisory firm.

He has a PhD in Computer Science and published papers and collaborated in book chapters on applying blockchain and DLT technologies.

He delivers a higher level of blockchain understanding.