Our Team

Hussein Hallak

Founder and CEO of Next Decentrum, Hussein is passionate about connecting artists, collectors, and curators through technology. He was recognized in 2019 as one of Vancouver's top tech thought-leaders and influencers. During his career, he has helped thousands of entrepreneurs scale their startups

Hussein Hallak

Founder & CEO

Rama Ibrahim

Founder and COO of Next Decentrum, Rama is a serial entrepreneur, startup mentor, instructor and community organizer. She co-founded 5 startups, mentored and trained hundreds of young entrepreneurs, and worked with Fortune 500 companies and some of the world's Top 100 Brands.

Rama Ibrahim

Founder and COO

Joel Mark Harris

With over 15 years of experience in marketing, advertising, and writing, Joel has helped 100+ businesses increase their sales through content marketing and thought leadership. His  work has appeared in Hackernoon, Daily Hive, and Forbes.

Joel Mark Harris

Head of Content Marketing

Sarah Al Marashi

Sarah is a partner at Next Decentrum as well as NonExec Chairman of a Fintech company in Egypt. She is an award winning Strategic Business Consultancy and was MENA Head of Sales at HSBC for 2 years and with Dubai Group for 5 years where she worked as the Vice President of Business Development.

Sarah Al Marashi

Head of Business Development

Jackson Cockwill

Jackson is a recent grad from the Sauder School of Business where he studied commerce and entrepreneurship. His experience in Web3 started with working as an educator and consultant, helping projects with product development while creating intuitive guides for newcomers to the space.

Jackson Cockwill

Marketing & Strategy

Oluwadamilola Ibikunle

Gideon is the brand manager at Next Decentrum and works closely with the marketing team. He graduated with a bachelor's degree from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology in Ogbomoso. Gideon has worked as a senior graphic designer for various companies before joining Next Decentrum full time.

Oluwadamilola Ibikunle

Brand Designer

Santiago Orozco

Santiago was the community director of Crypto Pharaohs before moving into head of sales at Next Decentrum. Originally from Columbia, he previously worked for a marketing agency. He went to school at BCIT for Marketing Management, Business Administration and Management.

Santiago Orozco

Sales Manager

Shawn Mayzes

As a partner at Next Decentrum, Shawn is Chief of Technology. His mission is to develop amazing products and guide good developers to greatness. He has worked in half-a-dozen startups and has created one of the biggest developer communities on the web, bringing together close to 50,000 developers.

Shawn Mayzes

Partner

Tenzin Wangda

Tenzin left his comfortable job as an engineer for a more exciting career in Web3. He took on the role of community manager for Crypto Pharaohs where he is incharge of growing the Crypto Pharaohs community. Tenzin holds a masters degree in construction management from Swinburne University of Technology

Tenzin Wangda

Community Manager

Our Approach

Each museum is different with its own unique challenges and so we start by listening. We first discover what we can do to reimagine the future of your exhibits and collection through technology. If we believe that creating digital collectables is the right approach, we then guide you through the hurdles that come with creating a digital collection.

Our large team of diverse specialities can help you with the different aspects of the process right up to the sale and marketing.

Our Mission

We believe in the democratization of art and culture using blockchain technology to transform the way that we can experience and interact with historical collections and artifacts while allowing museums to expand their reach, adopt new mediums, and turn their archives into revenue generating devices.

About
Next Decentrum

Next Decentrum designs and builds frontier technology to help museums, art galleries, and cultural organizations reimagine the future of arts and culture. Our platform, Momentable, allows leading museums and artists to publish art and artifacts as digital collectables to reach new audiences around the world and leverage new funding and revenue opportunities.

Digital collectables make art and culture shareable, giving museums and artists a platform to grow their reach, generate perpetual revenue, and create experiences never before possible that inspire, educate, and bring us together.

Our team is highly experienced and led by our two co-founders with over 20+ years of business experience and who have roots in both the blockchain and art industries.

We offer an exceptional end-to-end experience that’s easy for first-time creators, curated artworks, and artifacts via a safe digital experience.

Journey

Next Decentrum was founded by entrepreneurs Hussein Hallak and Rama Ibrahim. They were fascinated with blockchain technology and when the digital collectables industry grew, they immediately saw the potential for the industry.

Both Hussein and Rama have a lifelong passion for music and art and having built the largest Arabic art marketplace in the world they knew they could bring their experience and expertise to digital collectables.

With their knowledge of the transformative power of blockchain technology, and love for art and culture, they started to recruit an experienced team to help them.

This is only the beginning of the road as digital collectables and the Metaverse become even more popular and mainstream. It’s our pleasure to make digital art and artifacts available for people around the world to enjoy, own, and share, while at the same time funding the organizations that are responsible for their conservation and safekeeping.