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Meet the Team: Operations

October 17, 2022

In 2022, Lightcurve has grown more than double in size. As of October 2022, we have 72 people from 35 different countries! Everyone brings something important and distinctive to their role, yet we all share the same goal - make blockchain technology accessible for everyone. 

 

Today, we are launching a series of posts to introduce our diverse talents that drive the Lisk Project forward. 

 

The first team up for introduction is Operations - the backbone of our company! The Operations team provides support in all aspects of Lightcurve’s business processes, such as finance, HR, or legal. Those people help hire and retain the world’s best talent in the web3 space and ensure everyone in the company is well-supported to reach our goal. 

 

(Yet, while working hard, we never forget how to play hard). 

 

Together, we aim to make things matter. 

 

Meet the Operations team: 

 


 

Fitore Gacaferri - Head of Operations

 

What are the most interesting facts about you?

I love being spontaneous, so I often join concerts or events recommended by friends without knowing the details. I also finished my first-ever solo trip without planning it through!  

What do you like about working at Lightcurve? 

We are an international and young company, where everyone can develop themselves. Hands-on mindset and striving for improvements!

Describe the Operations team in three words. 

Family, appreciative, inspiring. 


 

Damien Touzeau - Finance Manager 

 

What are the most interesting facts about you?

I tried to hike from the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean through the Pyrenees but had to stop halfway after 3 weeks because bars opened again after the lockdown (might also be because I injured my knee…) :) 

What do you like about working at Lightcurve? 

An amazing blockchain team where everyone is given a chance to take ownership!  

Describe the Operations team in three words.

Funny, Lovely, Späti.


 

Jasmin Basboga - HR Lead 

 

What are the most interesting facts about you?

I guess knitting is not very interesting, yet I still love it! I don’t like coffee, but I do have a weakness for everything sweet. 

Ah yes, and I climbed the Tödi, a Glacier in Switzerland, when I was pregnant (I didn’t know it yet though).

What do you like about working at Lightcurve? 

I love the warm and welcoming culture and that everyone is super supportive. Since I only started a month ago, I also really appreciate the amount of trust that I experience. And I like my team. Best bunch of people you can find!

Describe the Operations team in three words. 

Enthusiastic, warm-hearted, supportive.

 

 

Jülide Kaplan - Legal Counsel

 

What are the most interesting facts about you?

My name is not French. I can easily get frustrated when the food is bad. I can laugh really loud.

What do you like about working at Lightcurve? 

I like that Lightcurve has a young team with a mindset that allows flexibility and taking initiative. I feel safe in my work environment and know that I am trusted, which motivates me to develop further. 

Describe the Operations team in three words. 

Enthusiastic, diverse, motivating. 


 

David Maier - Finance Lead

 

What are the most interesting facts about you?

I am passionate about regenerative agriculture and permaculture. I’ve also crossed the Alps on foot and recently ran my first marathon. 

What do you like about working at Lightcurve? 

I like the flexibility and freedom we are given in order to accomplish our work. It shows a degree of trust and respect that is not often found in other work environments. Unfortunately, micromanagement and a mandatory office presence are still the norm in many places. Besides the flexibility and freedom, I also enjoy my colleagues and the common vision we’re working towards. 

Describe the Operations team in three words. 

Welcoming, supportive, collaborative.

 

 

Elena Zubova - Workspace & Culture Brand Manager

 

What are the most interesting facts about you?

Once I visited more than 15 museums in one day. I climbed Mt Elbrus (5642m) twice. I am eternally and passionately in love with Berlin. 

What do you like about working at Lightcurve? 

I like working in a smaller company where you can see the impact of your work. It is also important for me to work for a company with a good cause: I am excited to see in which ways blockchain technology will transform the society we live in. It is thrilling to think that working at Lightcurve has a direct impact on the future we create together! 

Describe the Operations team in three words.

Trust, support, fun.  


 

Abhishek Jalan - Lead DevOps Engineer

 

What are the most interesting facts about you?

I’m really interested in exploring new technology and also like to explore different countries and mingle with their culture.

What do you like about working at Lightcurve? 

We are an amazing team! I have an opportunity to learn more about web3 and explore new technologies with our best Ops team!

Describe the Operations team in three words. 

Collaborative, supportive, expertteam.

 

 

Juan Gonzales - Senior Ops Engineer 

 

What are the most interesting facts about you?

I enjoy reading, programming, anime/manga, video games and also going out and exploring the city. My guilty pleasure during the height of the pandemic was Dwarf Fortress.

What do you like about working at Lightcurve?

I work with a great group of people from all over. There’s always variety in what to do and it never gets boring.

Describe the Operations team in three words.

Driven, invaluable, constructive. 

 

 

Pawel Swiderek - Ops Engineer

 

What are the most interesting facts about you?

I can go 400 km to another city just to eat a döner and come back. I am waiting for the trains and Flixbus to start charging me a fee for spending too much time there sleeping.

What do you like about working at Lightcurve? 

Everyone has enthusiasm for work and increasing knowledge! Everyone in our company works here with passion.

Describe the Operations team in three words. 

Smile, honesty, enthusiasm.

 

 

Erind Belba - IT Manager

 

What are the most interesting facts about you?

I am really interested in everything that has to do with technology! 

Despite the fact that every person in the IT field is an introvert, I am not! 

What do you like about working at Lightcurve? 

You feel at home, no matter how many months, weeks, or days you are working here.

Everyone is super friendly, ready to support you at every step. Here you can grow both personally and professionally.

Describe the Operations team in three words.

Best, Team, Ever.

 

 

Gibson Mwale - HR Manager

 

What are the most interesting facts about you?

I am the only person I know who doesn't like Pasta.

What do you like about working at Lightcurve? 

I see Lightcurve as an opportunity to contribute to an exciting and forward-thinking company.

Describe the Operations team in three words.

Approachable, cheerful, dynamic.