Meet the Team

Darius Eghdami
CEO, FansUnite Media Inc.

A Chartered Accountant by trade, Darius is a serial entrepreneur, investor and sports junkie. He has previously founded and/or led multiple businesses in digital, data analytics and consumer internet. Darius has been involved in the sports betting industry since 2008 and has been the CEO of FansUnite since 2012. His goal and passion with FansUnite was to create a community of sports bettors working together to beat the house. Darius has extensive experience managing companies, raising capital, developing overall vision and business frameworks. Darius was recently named Canada’s next 150 top entrepreneurs by the TMX Group.

Duncan McIntyre
COO, FansUnite Media Inc.

Duncan is a practicing lawyer, experienced in mergers, acquisitions and various corporate matters. He is a co-founder of FansUnite and has over a decade experience in sports betting and data analytics. He has had substantial involvement in product development, overseeing daily operations and business development over several ventures. Duncan is excited about working with the community to build a platform that finally levels the playing field and gives every member a sense of security when placing a bet.

Shafin Tejani
CEO, Victory Square Technologies

Shafin Diamond Tejani is one of the most respected entrepreneurs and philanthropists in Canada. Shafin launched his first company, an online dating website, from his university dorm room at the age of 19. Since then, through his venture, Victory Square Labs, he has launched over 40 startups in 21 different countries, employing over 350 people and generating over $100 million in annual revenues. In 2014, Shafin was named Angel Investor of the Year by Angel Forum. In 2015, Shafin was named the Ernst & Young Canadian Tech Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2017 Shafin was named Person of the Year at the BC Technology Impact awards. Shafin is also British Columbia's Top 40 under 40 and the recipient of the Prime Minister's Volunteer Award. Shafin is extremely excited about the FansUnite platform and his expertise in growth marketing and scaling companies will help FansUnite reach it's full potential.

Peter Smyrniotis
Advisor, Victory Square Technologies

Peter is an entrepreneur, investor and consultant, and has over 25 years’ experience in the technology industry, having developed skills, competencies and expertise in a number of areas and industries, both private and public. These include enterprise software & hardware, security, gaming, payment processing, e-commerce, business development, strategic sales, channel & partnership, cloud brokerages, robotics, and augmented reality. Further Peter is actively involved in the technology sector, advising companies on sustainable growth and scaling commercialization activities.

Gary Boddington
Chief Revenue Officer, BTL Group Ltd.

Gary is an entrepreneur, executive leader and mentor and is currently the Chief Revenue Officer for Canada's first publicly traded blockchain company, BTL Group Ltd (CVE: BTL). He has previously co-founded and successfully exited multiple start-ups in the technology space. As a creative and entrepreneurial CEO, he has built teams that have grown direct and indirect license revenue channels on a global basis. He is an accomplished business executive that has cultivated key stakeholder relationships, worked with a boards of directors, shareholders and founders.

Ron Segev
Partner, Segev LLP

Ron is a founding partner of Segev LLP. Ron is also a specialized igaming lawyer and assists online gaming, social gaming, skill games, sports books, daily fantasy sports, esports, v-sports, live-dealer, and other gaming and betting clients worldwide with their commercial, IP, transactional, licensing, regulatory and compliance needs. As former General Counsel and Senior Legal Counsel for one of the largest online gaming companies in the world, Ron has extensive experience in the igaming sector and has appeared as an expert speaker on the topic at various high profile events and conferences. Ron is also a General Member of the International Masters of Gaming Law. Ron Segev is known as one of the top iGaming lawyers in the world and he and his team will ensure FansUnite follows all regulatory issues.

Ryan Faber
CEO, Flatiron Collective

Ryan is an award-winning marketer who has helped drive multiple tech companies to billion dollar valuations. His NYC-based marketing agency, Flatiron Collective, is best known for helping power growth for companies like FanDuel, Vroom, Wag, Artsy, Raise and many other VC backed startups.

Irfan Verjee
Advisor, Victory Square Technologies

Irfan has over 20 years experience investing in the technology space. Previously, he worked for Oppenheimer Capital and Kingdon Capital in NY and focused his time researching and investing in thousands of companies in Asia and emerging markets. Irfan has most recently been advising companies in the blockchain industry.

Ryan Cimoszko
Solidity/Full Stack Developer, FansUnite Media Inc.

Ryan is a software developer by trade and has applied his technical expertise to the sports betting industry for the last five years. He’s played a key piece in many early stage startups taking on the role of project manager, technical lead and software developer. Ryan is well versed in many programming languages such as python, PHP, Javascript, C#, Solidity and has launched full stack solutions for many companies. He’s been a big proponent of blockchains and cryptocurrencies, having purchased bitcoin in 2014.

Stephen Rothwell
Head Trader, FansUnite Media Inc.

Stephen is a veteran in the field of Machine Learning and uses math to consistently beat industry closing lines set in the MLB which can be seen at Sabercruncher.com. Stephen ensures the stability of our business by ensuring efficient market pricing and leads our efforts to challenge Pinnacle as the gold standard for lines in the sports betting world. An exceptional developer, he is versed in C++, Java and Python having worked at Amazon. com and Dwave Quantum computers as a quantum programmer.

Heidar Bernhardsson
Full Stack Developer, FansUnite Media Inc.

Heidar Bernhardsson is a software developer with over a decade experience. He graduated with a BSc in Computer Science and was the founder and CTO of two early stage start-ups, TruckPlease and PressFarm. Heidar is a full-stack developer, Ruby Consultant and a writer for the Semaphore Community. Heidar has been working with the FansUnite team for the past 3 years and is excited to bring his skill and expertise to the real-money sports betting industry.

Jon Ingoldby
Full Stack Developer, FansUnite Media Inc.

Jon is a former Chartered Accountant turned web developer, he has experience programming in PHP, Javascript and Python and has been a member of the FansUnite development team for the past year. Over that period Jon has helped develop countless features, and in his spare time has experimented with artificial intelligence and natural language processing with Facebook messenger chat bots. Prior to working at FansUnite, Jon worked as a full-stack developer at a payroll software startup based in Vancouver. Projects included creating an angular frontend for scheduling and building and deploying a React Native mobile application. Jon is a relative newcomer to the crypto space, but has been obsessively learning Solidity over the past three months.

Jeff Jang
UI/UX Designer, Victory Square Technologies

Jeff Jang is a designer and entrepreneur with a track record of working on high profile brands. He works with a number of Victory Square companies, providing insights on areas such as design, user experience and business development. In 2015 Jeff was the recipient of the top 30 under 30 by BC Business award. His background in creating experiences for a diverse audience over the years has led to a very critical but informed eye for what is intuitive and enjoyable.