Core Team

Miles Manley

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Developer and Designer

At age 15, Miles founded Zel with the ambition to create a fast, scalable decentralized blockchain based development infrastructure. To enable fellow developers to create blockchain-based applications and dApps with ease. Miles, now 17, spends most of his time on Zel and looks forward to the future that lays ahead, not only in the development of Zel, but the opportunities it can offer people in the future, from all walks of life.

Lumi Ibishi

Chief Design Officer, Developer & Designer

With over 15 years of experience working in graphic design, Lumi heads the design team at Zel Technologies. He also brings vast amount of knowledge and expertise in UI and UX development. In May 2018, Lumi, Miles, Patrick and Tadeáš formed Zel Technologies GmbH. our business arm that brings everything Zel Together.

Parker Honeyman

Chief Operations Officer, Community Management & Business Development

Parker is a mechanical engineer from the South Bay Area, CA and works in the medical device field consulting for product development. Parker helps keep things rolling behind the scenes at Zel Technologies and within the Zel Community. Wearing many hats throughout the day from content development to researching hardware and new technologies.

Daniel Keller

Chief Strategy Officer & Business Development

Daniel bring over 20 years IT experience in healthcare and nonprofit- charity works. An entrepreneur, investor and disruptive technology advocate, Daniel has a ethos that resinates with many on the Zel Team, focusing on projects that are uplifting to humanity. Daniel focuses on business development but also charity initiatives at Zel Technologies.



Developer, Infra Team & Community Moderator

Maxine is a Senior Cybersecurity Specialist from Singapore. His interest currently lay in the exploration of machine learning as well as technologies related to Cryptocurrencies. Apart than that, he is also a miner.

Valter Silva


Valter is a senior developer in JAVA and C# from Portugal. Interested in learning about new technologies, Valter entered the crypto space in late 2017. He has been part of the Zel Team since summer 2018 and overhauled the outdates ZelMate and ZecMate wallets (swing.) He now focuses on various development projects within the team.

Michal Falat


Michal is frontend developer from Slovakia. He is still a university student of information technologies in the Czech Republic. Michal joined the team in February 2019. He is interested in the cryptocurrency world and enjoys the larger challenges and problems he can face and solve.

Davy (Jefke)


Currently residing in Manitoba, Canada, Davy is an Information Analyst in the healthcare field, covering all of North America. Holding a Bachelor in Information Technology & Management, he has 15+ years experience in IT. Starting off with a small mining rig in January 2018, he quickly moved on to create his own mining pool, together with Pascal (tarballqc). He is an avid crypto enthusiast, and is deeply invested in the Zel project, and joined the team as a developer in April 2019.

Matthew Reichardt


Matthew is the creator of the authentication protocol authparty. For over a year now he has, when time makes itself available to him, he has focused on the development of Zel ID.

Wilke Trei (Lolliedieb)


Wilke Trei is a mathematician who specialises in computational discrete mathematics. Wilke works on Zel network updates and POW algorithms at Zel. He continues to develop the popular mining software Lolminer and focuses on the development of memory heavy algorithms on Graphic cards. Wilke also advises Beam and Grin among other projects in the cryptocurrency space.

Jeremy Anderson (Blondfrogs)


Jeremy Anderson is an expert software engineer who has made contributions to PIVX, Ravencoin, Veil and Zel. He focuses on ZelNodes and Zel source.

Tadeáš Kmenta (TheTrunk)


Tadeáš, as a former CTO of Zel Technologies, has created most parts of ZelCore, Zelcore Mobile, its libraies, infrastructure backend solutions and all other Zel services. The invention of ZelFlux solution brought decentralised computation network stood up on ZelCash to live and that is a project on which you would find him developing the most.


Patrick Storchenegger

Legal Advisor

Patrick is the CEO of PST Legal & Consulting in Zug which was set up in 1992. His main practice areas are national and international tax law, corporate law, notarial services etc. He is also a member of a self-regulatory organization for anti-money laundering purposes. Patrick holds a seat on the Ethereum Foundation board.

Nadezhda Alexandra Manley

Legal Advisor

Alexandra is a Private client lawyer with 15 years of experience, specialising in general estate planning, taxation, trust creation and management and advising charitable trusts. She joined the Zel Team as a legal advisor to the team and personal attorney to Miles.

Marketing & Community Team

Tuukka Tinkala

Media Contributor & Community Moderator

Tuukka lives in Finland. He studied computer sciences and telecommunication technologies in his youth. Tuukka entered the crypto space in late 2017 with a small mining rig. He joined the Zel Community months later. Tuukka aids the community as a Discord moderator and beta tester.

Ivan Malakhov

Community Moderator

Ivan is from Moscow, Russia. He has a masters in applied physics and mathematics in the field of information systems and networks. He has 13 years of experience in software development and project management. He has been working in the cybersecurity area for the last 5 years. Ivan came into the crypto space at the beginning of 2017, with a focus on mining and studying blockchain technology including security aspects.

Lou (Explosiveproton)

Community Moderator & Dashboard Team

Lou is a registered US Patent Agent who holds his Ph.D. in Chemistry. He leverages his diverse background to further understand the subtleties and nuances in various sectors of technology. Lou first learned about blockchain technologies back in 2015 and has since been an avid "crypto-enthusiast" and has been a part of the Zel Team since the summer of 2018.

Barrett Anderson

Scripter & Community Liason

Barrett is an Orthopedic Consultant with over 15 years of experience in highly demanding surgery settings. He discovered blockchain technology in late 2017. He gained experience by assisting developing projects with network testing and providing community guidance. Barret is very excited about what the future holds for Zel, the possibilites are limitless and he hopes they will have a positive impact around the world.

Jay Naves

Dashboard and Infrastructure Team

Currently working with an ISP as a Systems Engineering Manager, Jay leads a group of IT professionals in the Linux, Windows, Supercomputing, and IT Security fields. Beginning with a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Computer Sciences, Jay has over 15 years experience as a Linux and Windows Server Administrator in the supercomputing and ISP arenas. Jay does a superb job of improving our infrastructure monitoring as well as creating and maintaining some of the various Zel Dashboards.

David Robinson

Marketing Team & Community Moderator

David discovered Zel in early 2018, becoming a community moderator later that year. He is now part of the Marketing team creating graphics for Social media marketing.

Stijn Laurent

Community Moderator

Stijn lives in Belgium. He studied computer science and is currently working for a medical IT company as Technical Services Teamlead. He started investing in Crypto in early 2017 and became an icon in the Zel community months later. He aids in technical support and moderation.

Mario Price

Marketing Development

Mario joined the crypto space in 2016 as a miner. He quickly created a podcast to document what he had learned and used his social media platform to assist others. Mario is part of the marketing team at Zel with a focus on social media and is also a co-host of The Core Podcast.

James Smith (Goose-Tech)

Scripter & Marketing Director

James is a native of the Tri-State area and YouTube personality with a diverse background in retail management, marketing/communication, music, entertainment and ministry. He got his start mining crypto in October 2017 and has produced numerous videos on the subject. James' involvement with Zel began with his contribution of the Zel Community Pool along with PickAxe. He now continues as a Marketing Director.


Dibi (aka the Crypto Dog) provides a wealth of knowledge and input to the Zel team. He is also a good boy and makes sure the guys stay on track.


Community Moderator

Aptëm is a student with a passion for computer science. He discovered blockchain technology in early 2017 and joined the Zel team at the start of 2019. He helps with technical support and moderation in the Russian community.

Marrios Charmidis

Zel Foundation, Community Moderator

Marrios Charmidis, the greek geek, is a passionate Mathematician and Blockchain Enthusiast. He joined the crypto space in 2015. He began as a technical support and moderator for the Zel community in late 2018 and is a ZelCore fan, he looks forward to the wider adoption of various cryptocurrencies.


Media Contributor


Scripter, Infra Team & Community Moderator


Marketing Team

Daniel Kim

Scripter & Community Moderator


Infrastructure Team


Dashboard Team


International Manager (China) & Community Moderator