Icebreaker Finance operates at the intersection of Credit, DeFi, and Bitcoin mining
About

Lending secured by real world assets on DeFi Rails

Icebreaker (BVI) Limited combines the transparency and cost efficiencies inherent in DeFi  with institutional grade credit and liquidity risk management to improve outcomes for sophisticated lenders and corporate borrowers in the Bitcoin mining segment.
Team

Experts in institutional credit risk management

We are a team of experienced institutional bankers who are passionate about leveraging blockchain  technology to transform how things are done. We are multi-disciplinary in our background and humbled by the lessons learnt over many years in markets. Supporting our core team are strategic partners who bring deep expertise in energy markets and data centre engineering.
Glyn Jones
Founder, CEO, and Chair of Risk Committee

Glyn founded Icebreaker Finance in 2022, with an ambition to leverage blockchain technology to improve the efficiency of capital markets. Before founding Icebreaker Finance, Glyn held senior roles in Institutional Banking in London, Singapore and Australia including as a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank. Glyn holds a Bachelor Commerce and Bachelor of Arts from University of New South Wales, a Masters in Finance from London Business School, and an Advanced Management Programme from the Booth School of the University of Chicago. Glyn is spends his time between Australia and the United States.

Michael Timpany
Commercial Director

Michael is an experienced structured asset finance professional with both Chartered Accountant and Legal qualifications. Michael has held senior roles with large international banks and worked in Sydney, London and New Zealand with experience across the full financing lifecycle. Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Otago.
Michael is based in Sydney.

Alex Navarro
Origination Director

Alex is a crypto native finance professional with experience in Bitcoin Mining both as an operator and financier. Prior to joining Icebreaker Finance, he worked for a crypto asset manager's Bitcoin mining operation and, before that, he was the mining financing lead at a crypto exchange. Alex started his career working for the Permanent Delegation of Mexico to the OECD representing his country at the organization's finance and economics committees. Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts from ITAM and an MPA from Columbia University. Alex is Spanish and English bilingual and is based in New York City.

Krishn Nand
Credit Associate

Krishn brings 8 years of experience across the construction, infrastructure and project finance industry both in public and private sector contexts. His  experience across professional services and construction spans the Middle East and more recently, New Zealand. Krishn holds a Bachelor of Civil & Environmental Engineering from Auckland University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Corporate Finance from Victoria University of Wellington. Currently Krishn is working towards completing the final level of the CFA Program. Krishn is based in Sydney.

Eva Costa
Business Development Associate

Before joining Icebreaker Finance, Eva spent 10 years at JP Morgan and Merrill Lynch in Fixed Income Sales and Research.  With client experience including institutions and ultra high net worth, Eva also brings international experience spanning London, Madrid and New York. Eva holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and an MBA from Columbia Business School. More recently Eva completed two certificates in blockchain technology from Columbia Business School and the Digital Asset Council of Finance Professionals. Eva is Spanish and English bilingual and is based in New York City.

Rami Farah
Advisor and member of Risk Committee

A successful banker in derivative sales and structuring across asset classes with time spent at Barclays Capital, Lehman Brothers, and Nomura. Since leaving institutional banking, Rami has had a diverse career including CEO positions, board memberships at numerous businesses, and as Managing Director of an Investment Banking boutique.  Rami has a M.Engineering (Mechanical) from Imperial College London and is now based in Berlin.

Susanne Buckley
Strategic Partner

Susanne is Managing Partner of Scioto Energy which is an independent brokerage and consulting firm founded in 2008 to provide energy solutions for clients in the areas of energy procurement, energy trading, rate analysis, risk management and demand response.  With over 100 years of combined energy experience as strategists and tacticians, the firm has gained the reputation as the foremost leader of energy management services to the crypto industry in the United States, where optimization of the energy markets is critical to success. Susanne is based in Columbus Ohio.

Features of the Digital Asset Infrastructure Pool on Maple

Why Bitcoin mining

Amidst falling number of lenders, the pricing of risk has improved even though a slice of the industry continues to generate outstanding cash flows

Secured Lending

Robust credit selection and over-collateralised with a diversified package in which we place an appropriate premium on uncorrelated assets

Benefits of DeFi

Maple Finance and its smart contracts ensure that lenders always have complete transparency of pool composition and borrower credit performance

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