Who we are

Aurora was founded by a group of cryptocurrency enthusiasts who aspire to see cryptocurrency flourish as a true currency. We believe the number one issue inhibiting adoption is a lack of price stability and have been trying to address this issue for some time, initially taking a centralized approach, and now attacking the same problem with decentralization as a central tenet. The components that make up Aurora are created and maintained by Aurora Labs S.A., a company located in the Republic of Panama.

The Team Behind Aurora

Alex Wearn LinkedIn

CEO

Alex is an expert at leading teams in the design and delivery of software products.

He has managed a wide range of operations, marketing, and sales analytics products for Amazon, Adobe, and IBM, and most recently led a product management team in re-platforming their application to operate on a private Ethereum blockchain (project still in stealth mode). Alex is a graduate of the Kellogg MMM program, a dual MBA in Finance and Operations and MS in Design and Innovation.

 

Phil Wearn LinkedIn

COO

Former Co-founder of EtherEx, Phil has been building blockchain based companies since the time when Ethereum was little more than a white paper.

While developing EtherEx he identified the pressing need for a high performance decentralized exchange protocol, an insight which served as the basis for IDEX. Phil has a background in engineering and leadership.

Raymond Pulver LinkedIn

CTO

Ray is an avid mathematician, cryptographer, and software developer with over a decade's worth of development experience.

An expert in multiple languages, Ray has been designing secure systems on Ethereum since its inception. Ray has a keen interest in DApp scalability and the creation of real-time Ethereum applications. He designed the IDEX transaction arbiter and trading engine which together enable high transaction throughput and true market orders, features which were previously unavailable on Ethereum exchanges.

 

Brian Fernalld LinkedIn

Full-stack Developer

Full stack developer with over 10 years experience in startups.

In addition to engineering, Brian has many years of experience in the fields of blockchain technology, product management, marketing, and design. An avid enthusiasm for fintech and a deep passion for blockchain drives Brian to build the best user experiences possible.

Forrest Whaling LinkedIn

Marketing

Forrest specializes in executing comprehensive digital marketing strategies across all major media platforms for both Fortune 500 companies and startups alike.

As Digital Marketing Director for Colorado's Advertising Technology Meetup and Senior Marketing Manager for Altitude Digital, he has spent the latter part of his career developing awareness, promoting adoption and creating thought-leadership content for some of the adtech industry's most cutting-edge technology.

 

Sonia Siok LinkedIn

Customer Experience Manager

Sonia has led a variety of Fortune 100 clients in the research, development, and deployment of enterprise software technologies.

A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Sonia brings her passion for product design and customer engagement to Aurora.