Discourse ID: @giacolmo.eth
DOB: September 22nd 1984
Educational Background: BA/MS in Economics and Management
Professional Background: Vice President (head of Finance, IT, HR, logistics, legal) in Retail Group.
Since day 1 of Apecoin DAO I got passionate about how to push forward this larger BAYC community and help building a framework to expand the Apecoin ecosystem, acting within the innovative DAO governance. I wish to scale up my contributions as Special Council member.
I have been an active contributor to Apecoin DAO proposing AIPs like the approved Staking, and Transparency Act for ecosystem funds allocation. I gave opinions, criticized or endorsed many other AIPs on Discourse and Twitter, always having in mind the DAO’s ultimate benefit. Being a Special Council member would allow much more effectiveness in safeguarding the DAO’s interests .
The following skills built over my +14y work experience first as auditor in Big4, financial controller and Vice President in Joint Venture of retail business:
Negotiation & Diplomacy: used to deal with conflicts and opposing interests, ability to find win-win solutions.
Integrity: used to deal with highly confidential information, corporate funds supervision and signing powers.
Critical thinking: never take anything for granted, exercise questioning and testing, regardless of the counterpart.
Financial controlling: proficiency in financial evaluations, funds allocation, ROIs, cash flows.
Project management: coordinated many projects in Tech and innovation for retail business, change management.
M&A: coordinated corporate transactions in financial, legal and tax aspects.
Compliance: heading regulatory corporate efforts, like in data security and trademarks, contracts reviews.
Crypto governance participation and governance experience:
Apecoin DAO: author of AIP-21/22 “Staking proposal” and AIP-121 “Transparency Act for funds allocation”.
+10y experience in Joint Ventures complex governance: Boards’ agenda preparation, participation as finance executive, conflicts solving, coordinate execution, shareholders’ agreements drafting.
increase the Special Council members to 7 bringing in more diverse expertise, without increasing the total cost.
improve internal controls in close collaboration with APE Foundation and community.
increase communication frequency with more clarity on Special Council and APE Foundation actions, projects status.
align more the Special Council incentives to Apecoin, with compensation fixed in $APE and not in USD equivalent.
As a Special Council member I would exercise the role with impartiality, transparency, openness to the community. Support the maximization of Apecoin growth and adoption in a sustainable and responsible way will be my utmost goal.