Seal is Bart’s brainchild. Able to apply both left and right brain equally, Bart conjures up creative ideas and tests them using sophisticated data driven methods. He is an expert dealmaker with vast international business development experience at Dell, Bloomsix and Deloitte.
His talent for innovation enabled him to work on projects in IOT, robotics, blockchain and the FiWare consortium. Bart is a 99th percentile member of Mensa and holds a master in Marketing Intelligence from the University of Groningen graduating on the topic of conjoint recommender systems in addition to completing the honours leadership track.
Joris is a technology leader and visionary with deep technical abilities that have enabled him to successfully identify market opportunities for innovation and guide mere concepts through the complete process to delivery of full-featured market-ready products.
He was a child prodigy who began writing code at six and was active in the demo scene in the 1990s, and he has spent the last twenty years building diverse solutions and product strategies for various employers, consulting clients, and his own entrepreneurial ventures. Joris is a respected advisor to corporate leaders and a technical leader who also contributes to technology community mentorship programs and conferences, having won several awards and recognitions for his work.
Ilya Roolvp / relations
Strategy Advisor High-Tech Ventures
Former Vice President and Managing Director NXP Software • Former CEO Philips Software
Strategy / Security / Semiconductors
Chief Information Security Officer NXP Semiconductors • ex-CSO Microsoft • ex-CSO Nokia
Channel / Brand Engagement
TBWA\Mobile Strategy • Account Director, international brand agency
Serial entrepreneur and Influencer
Although we have a high bar for quality, we don’t look for the best people. We look for the ones most eager to become the best version of themselves while maintaining humility, intellectual honesty, integrity and brotherhood and the desire to be a part of something greater than oneself. We go to great lengths to nurture this. We promote healthy habits such as cold resistance training, mindfulness and strength training by making them business goals as important as other deliverables. We use personal training and our own chef trained in the culinary art of sports and neurogenic nutrition to ensure cortisol levels are low, energy is high and neural growth is maintained. Our team members are required to learn new skills continuously.
Coined by Jocko Willink, a retired Navy Seal commander, extreme ownership describes leadership principles applicable to everyone down the chain of command, from the CEO to the dishwasher. We are all leaders of our lives and take pride in bringing our own goals as well as the goals entrusted to us to completion. The teachings of Jocko Willink Leif Babin remind us that our challenges pale in comparison to the combat situations of the US Navy Seals. We expect our team members to step up and rise to the occasion.
We look for authenticity instead of diversity. Authentic people are the ones that celebrate their personality by being unapologetically congruent in their behavior and identity. They embrace their origin story and know that no two journeys are ever the same. Our team is made up of a special breed of people who share a common mindset, but an uncommon origin story. That is the fuel that brings them fresh perspectives that help us assess situations more fully so we can make decisions based on complete information. We’re interested in your origin story, not your gender or ethnic background.
Purpose before Money
We’re here to make the world a more genuine place. The people that work with us must be driven by a need to make a positive impact on the world. The blockchain space is flooded with goldseekers. We desire to work only with people who value the mission more than the money. We want to speak with those who would rather work as a janitor at a purpose driven company than work as a senior manager of a company that exists solely to make money for its shareholders. We opt for equitable and benchmarked remuneration over disproportionate tech salaries, so that we are able to build a sustainable business, reinvest into growth and hire others who would love to become our colleagues. Ambition resides in the ego, drive resides in the heart.
No Place for Ego
Seal is a compassionate company with a belief that people excel in egoless environments. Ego comes from judgment and a need for vindication. It leads to duality, conflict and separation, when we should all share one unified goal. At Seal, we do not linger in toxic situations, but instead we cut our losses and move on swiftly. We use the behavior of others as mirrors to our own behavior, we forgive and keep our spirits guilt free. When we act, we do so fearlessly, and let go of the projections we place unto others. Seal is a safe haven where the ego is banned and our energies directed solely toward making the world a more genuine place.