Damaris Puga CIO
Damaris is leading the implementation of TradeCafe™ and the process of onboarding buyers, suppliers, and service providers onto the platform. She works with the team to execute TradeCafe's strategy with internal and external stakeholders and to tranlsate the user feedback loop to a tangible value proposition on TradeCafe's web and mobile applications.
Damaris is experienced in the implementation and marketing of software across several industries with firms including Medtronic, General Electric, and Wrangler. She also held various roles in Sukarne, focused on the supply of food to USA, Japan, and Russia.
Damaris holds an MBA designation from Wilfrid Laurier University, and is fluent in Spanish.
Allan Bean CFO
Allan has been involved in the rapid scaling early stage and mid-market companies in a finance and
operational capacity for the past 15 years. He has a focus on agri-food opportunities and a keen interest in process driven economies of scale.
Allan is a professional accountant by training with experience in audit, corporate structuring, and private capital. He is a holder of the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designations.
He earned a Bachelor of Commerce with a minor in French literature at Mount Allison University, and a certificate in Business Analytics and Big Data from Harvard Business School.
Nicholas Walker CEO
Nicholas has been involved in international trade for over 30 years. He is a specialist in global trade, market access issues, and international finance. He has extensive experience in business and trade development on every continent of the globe and has concluded many multi-million dollar contracts.
He has held management and board positions in several companies. Nicholas has advised governments and heads of state on trade issues related to market access.
Fluent in English and Spanish, Nicholas holds an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Western Ontario and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA.
Kwesi Steele CTO
Kwesi has held numerous roles at Google, where he was last Head of Industry, Senior Sales Manager of the Google brand and performance display verticals. In this role Kwesi was responsible for the sales and servicing of some of the fastest growing advertising accounts. While at Google, Kwesi also held positions as Sales Strategy & Operations Manager in APAC and LatAm, and Manager of North American Consulting Services.
Kwesi holds an MBA from Stern School of Business NYU and a Master of Science in Software Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he was awarded a full academic scholarship and graduated with a 4.0 GPA. He also received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and was a Turner Scholar.