The advent of cryptocurrency has given rise to an entirely new asset class. There is no precedent for any part of the process: buying, storing, securing, insuring – let alone having compliance in a range of regulatory environments. You can’t do it alone, and neither could we, which is why we’ve built a team of cryptocurrency professionals to help serve your needs.

The Bitcoin Trader team has extensive experience in finance, investment and IT. Since the launch of Bitcoin in 2009 we have spent many hours a day researching, testing and talking crypto. When we didn’t know, we asked an expert: senior partners at top tier accounting firms, specialist legal advisors and IT crypto programmers (who actually worked on Bitcoin Improvement Protocols). When there was no process we created one; like an EOFY Cryptocurrency Audit. When you buy with Bitcoin Trader you’re engaging a network of experts – who still spend hours a day delving into the details.

Nathan van den Bosch 
CEO & Founder

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Nathan van den Bosch has held senior sales and management roles in software companies for more than 25 years. His interest in banking and IT services provided the perfect platform to launch his own business, focussing on the rapidly developing cryptocurrency sector.

Bitcoin Trader was established in 2016 to provide high quality education and compliance services, targeting Self-Managed Super Funds and institutional investors. Nathan’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Economics from Sydney University and a Master of Commerce from University of New South Wales.

Sharon Walkey

Chief Operating Officer / Chief Risk Officer

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Sharon Walkey joined Bitcoin Trader as COO in early 2018. Sharon has over 20 years of experience within the financial services sector, in Australia and the UK. Her successful performance record in executive roles leading group operations for a number of multinationals stands her in good stead to lead the company’s operations through an exciting year for cryptocurrency.

Sharon also bears the title of CRO, and is responsible for compliance and risk governance programs at Bitcoin Trader.

Rona Girdler 
Trading Desk

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After first learning about cryptocurrency in 2015, Rona Girdler immediately recognised the exciting potential that Bitcoin represented as an alternative to fiat currency.

Sixteen years of clinical and managerial experience with NSW Health meant her talents for careful development of process and procedure would make Rona a perfect fit as the founding COO of Bitcoin Trader. She is now well-versed in Australia’s evolving cryptocurrency regulatory environment.

Having seen the company through to a position of strength, Rona’s desire to directly support the clients and help them to achieve their financial goals saw her step into a leadership role at the trading desk, where her keen attention to detail and sense for taking decisive action ensures ongoing success for the Bitcoin Trader team.

Warrick_ProfileWarrick Pleash
Partner Manager

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Bringing a diverse background in financial services with over 30 years in accounting and financial planning, Warrick sees Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as the most exciting new developments in the store of wealth and personal banking that the world has ever seen.

“Future generations will look back on this time as the focal point… the shift in paradigm to a new world of internet money. It’s such an exciting experience and a privilege to be part of the explosive growth and potential of this amazing new financial sector.”

Carissa Pritchard
Chief Communications Officer

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With 15 years experience in creation of content, presentations and social media for companies, Carissa has a passion for story telling in the corporate space.

“Bitcoin is the most exciting development in business, economics and ultimately society, since… fiat currency! My goal is to help convey the value and importance of Bitcoin – not just for individual financial freedom – but also, its possibility for social revolution.”

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Content Manager

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Ben Hagemann is a journalist and editor with a background in B2B publishing. His interest in bitcoin first began several years ago, but the price surges of late 2017 put it back on his radar for personal research. A rekindled passion for cryptocurrency brought him to the Bitcoin Trader team in early 2018, to manage communications and the production of educational content.

“It’s a very exciting time to be joining the crypto-industry in a professional capacity. Bitcoin Trader is a fast-growing company, keeping pace with a fast-growing new asset, and I want to make sure we always stay in front of the game.”

bt-lukeLuke Pierson
Client Manager

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Coming on board with Bitcoin Trader in 2017, Luke’s specialist background in banking makes him an important asset to the company, for managing client relationships to ensure complete satisfaction with our premium services. Luke is also an expert in securing cryptocurrency assets through cold wallet technology.

“The more research I did on Bitcoin and Blockchain technology the more it proved itself to be a financial revolution… I have to be a part of that.”

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Office Manager

With three years of experience in financial planning for the superannuation and insurance industries, Jasmine is a diligent and astute manager of office operations for Bitcoin Trader.

“Bitcoin Trader is the largest crypto trading brokerage in Australia, and I’m proud to be a part of it. I want to be sure our clients feel secure in their investments, and know they have the full support of our office.”

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Ben Ritchie
Authorised Partner – Western Australia

Graduating with a Degree in Accounting and Business Law, Ben practiced as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte and another ASX listed company, before following his entrepreneurial spirit in 2007.

Working as Company Secretary for an ASX Listed Company, Director and Chair of the Finance Committee for a Not-For-Profit Industry Association, as well as several successful SME start-ups, Ben is particularly passionate about cryptocurrency adoption in Superannuation.

“Blockchain technology will significantly alter financial and social systems. I’m excited to be a part of  a power shift that will serve generations to come.”