Our Team

We have a world-class team with over thirty years’ combined experience.

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Alexander
Johnson

Chief Executive Officer

Alexander is a technology specialist and venture builder who has expertise in the commercialisation and development of web and app based technologies. He began his career with various entrepreneurial projects; quickly forming a significant network and establishing himself as a serious and trustworthy partner. Alexander Johnson continues to act as a director to several companies and has served as a board director of companies such as Worldwide Natural Resources PLC, a waste to energy company with operations in South Africa.

Alexander has previously served as an IPO, mergers and acquisitions and venture capital consultant. Alongside his business and tech ventures, Alexander is a contributor to City AM and other publications. He is also a lecturer in Leadership and Entrepreneurship within the Business and Management Skills Programme at University of Oxford.

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Ross
Archer

Chief Operating Officer

Ross has seven years’ experience in managing a number of companies across a range of industries. With his latest position being director of a sustainability management company, Ross's approach is always with sustainability in mind. He is an avid cryptocurrency enthusiast and has continuously invested in the sector over the last three years. Although this is a relatively new market, it is one in which Ross has significant expertise.

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Maria
Lazareva

Chief Communications Officer

Maria is an experienced communications and media relations manager with relevant experience overseeing public relations functions to promote organisational programmes and services. As a former reporter and subeditor, she has worked for media publications across the board, including Newsweek, Financial Times and London Evening Standard. She was recently involved in the successful launch of web and mobile app, SnapBoost, which connects users to freelance photo editors. Maria’s ability to lead strategic communications and develop, write, and launch on-message materials to meet organisational goals renders her a valuable asset to the growth of the company.

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Dan
Halliday

Chief Technical Officer

Dan is a developer and technical designer with over fifteen years’ experience. With a career comprising CTO and other engineering roles across the stack, he has an excellent knowledge of systems architecture, automated testing, reliability, and running apps at scale. Dan has also founded several active technology and media companies, and is a cryptocurrency investor. With a background and degree in broadcast engineering, Dan is in an ideal position to support Lochwood Capital’s technical development.

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