@dominic - Governance WG Nomination 1/2024

Personal Information

Discourse ID: @dominic

Twitter: https://twitter.com/domvnz

Country of Residence: Switzerland

Educational Background:

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder and holding a Bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Applied Sciences in Chur, Switzerland.

Professional Background:

  • since 09/2022: Founding Member and COO of MYSO Finance, a peer-to-peer DeFi lending and borrowing protocol w/o liquidatons
  • 04/2020 until 08/2022: FinTech / Digital Asset Expert at Swisscom, the largest TelCo and IT provider in Switzerland
  • 06/2018 until 03/2020: Management Consultant Banking Transformation at Swisscom
  • 01/2018 until 05/2018: Business Manager at Credit Suisse
  • 06/2017 until 12/2017: Private Equity Associate at NEXT Investors (PE arm of Credit Suisse) in New York
  • 12/2014 until 05/2017: Wealth Management Advisor for single family offices at Credit Suisse
  • 01/2014 until 11/2014: Graduate Program at Credit Suisse
  • 09/2013 until 12/2013: Internship at Centrum Bank, a private bank in Switzerland

Nomination Statement

Concise statement on why you are running for the Governance WG Steward

I am enthusiastic about contributing to impactful initiatives such as ApeCoin, fully dedicated to fostering transparent, inclusive governance and advancing decentralization for the overall benefit of ApeCoin and its ecosystem.


Details on your motivation for becoming an ApeCoin DAO Governance WG Steward

From my perspective, ApeCoin and its entire ecosystem are a role model in the entire crypto/NFT space in building and managing a globally dispersed community. Ensuring the success of a community-owned and decentralized project like ApeCoin is of paramount importance, especially if we aim to onboard the next billion users to crypto. I would be delighted to be a part of ApeCoin’s visionary mission and put in the hard work required to bring ApeCoin and its ecosystem to the next level.


Share relevant experience and skills that will bring value to the ApeCoin community

I bring a strong background in finance and operations to the ApeCoin DAO, demonstrating a proven history of successfully navigating complex financial landscapes. Beyond my financial proficiency, I have excelled in various operational capacities, overseeing strategic planning, process optimization, and enhancing organizational efficiency.

As a founding member and key contributor to a DeFi lending and borrowing protocol, I have played a crucial role in shaping its success. This hands-on experience has equipped me with a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of DeFi, the challenges of decentralized governance, and the nuances involved in navigating the ever-evolving crypto landscape.

What distinguishes me is not only my existing expertise but also my commitment to staying ahead of industry developments. I am dedicated to continuous learning, staying informed about the latest trends, and adapting my skills to contribute effectively to the dynamic crypto environment.


Further describe relevant experience, including crypto and governance participation, and/or ideas for DAO improvement

see previous answer

Concluding Statement

Summarize your statement as to why you are the best choice for Governance WG Steward

I am enthusiastic about leveraging my background and skills to contribute meaningfully to the growth and success of ApeCoin DAO, and I am confident in my ability to bring valuable insights and strategic contributions to propel the ApeCoin DAO forward.


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Seems your finance background will bring more clarity on budgets and expenses in the DAO.

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thanks @buuvei very much appreciate your kind words! and also wishing you all the best for your special council election! :crossed_fingers:

Best of luck Dominic!

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