Antony Van Couvering, Chief Executive Officer
Antony has been working with domain names and Internet infrastructure since 1996. He was one of those involved in setting up the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) and in prior Internet governance efforts. He was founder and chief executive officer in 1996 of NetNames USA, the first company devoted to working with corporate domain names portfolios on an international basis. Netnames was sold in 1998 to NetBenefit, which later became Group NBT. In 1999 he founded NameEngine, an Internet services company handling domain names and other intellectual property assets for major corporations, which he sold to VeriSign in December 2001. Following this sale Antony worked at VeriSign for two years in their Digital Brand Management Unit. Mr. Van Couvering is a founder Minds + Machines. He has an AB in Comparative Literature from Columbia University.
Michael Salazar, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operations Officer, Director
Prior to joining TLDH in December 2012, Michael was the gTLD Program Director at ICANN. He was responsible for developing the new department within ICANN to implement the gTLD operations programme and manage the execution of all operations. Prior to ICANN, Michael worked at KPMG for 16 years, where he was a partner in the Advisory Services Group, responsible for the overall quality and execution of internal audit and advisory engagements for a diverse group of clients across a number of industries, including technology, media and entertainment, consumer products and manufacturing. He co-managed KPMG’s IT Advisory Services group within Los Angeles and Orange County. Prior to working in the Advisory Services Group, Michael spent considerable time working in KPMG’s International Tax practice.
Guy Elliott, Non-Executive Chairman
Guy Elliott is an independent investor, corporate finance advisor and entrepreneur specializing in natural resources and Internet technologies. From 1993 to 2001 Mr. Elliott was a co-founder of Croesus Capital Management, a multi-strategy hedge fund manager with $1billion under management. Since 2001, Mr. Elliott has been a co-founder of F3 Capital management, an alternative investments advisory that has specialized in early stage financings of resources and Internet technology companies. Mr. Elliott was a co-founder shareholder or Series A investor in many companies during the past 15 years including the following: Iwin, Tagworld, TLDH/Minds and Machines, Marathon PGM, Uramin, Royal Nickel, CDC/CRC, Polo Resources, Get Pager, Trax Retail and Collinear Networks.
Henry Turcan, Non-Executive Director
Henry Turcan is an experienced corporate financier based in London, having worked in the City for approaching two decades. In 2015, he joined Henderson Volantis Capital as a director of UK Smaller Companies. Before joining Henderson Volantis Capital, he was a director of Novum Securities, an independent UK based stockbroking house which he cofounded in 2006. Prior to this, Henry was a corporate finance director at Evolution Group. His focus areas are corporate finance advice and broking within equity capital markets and he has extensive experience on a broad range of transactions including IPOs on the Main Market and AIM, rights issues, takeovers and corporate finance advice to unquoted companies.