ICO Factory
Empowering Innovators

Who We Are

Thomas S. Gustinis

Business and Finance 

Stuart Prior


Thomas is a thought leader and serial entrepreneur in the Finance and Healthcare sectors. He is Chairman and owner of Trestle Group Ventures, a multinational holding company that empowers innovators to create the future of their industries. During his 20+ year career in banking, he was the Global CFO for Treasury at UBS and managed various operational accounting and finance roles as an agent of change in New York, London and Zurich. His latest ventures (4th-IR and ICO Factory) focus on implementing practical and innovative solutions using artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies respectively.


Stuart Prior is a Fintech veteran with 20+ experience in Corporate and Investment Banking working at executive level in leading Tier 1 financial institutions such as Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse.
Stuart has specialized in cutting edge technology and business development within trading and risk management environment. Stuart has also led the adoption of Blockchain Technology and Crypto Finance initiatives for mainstream financial institutions, and is also an advisor to successful blockchain platforms.

Dr. Aaron Warnke


Hugh MacMillen


Dr Warnke graduated from Wabash College cum laude and received his juris doctorate from the Indiana University School of Law, graduating as valedictorian. Dr Warnke’s legal practice focused on venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, structured financing and creditors rights. After leaving his legal practice, Dr Warnke founded Pangaea Global Pte Ltd, an international business development and venture capital consultancy. Dr warnke brings more than 17 years of experience in negotiating complex transactions, acquisitions, business formation and startup, and representation of family offices.

Hugh has held senior management roles in the worlds largest Interdealer brokers, such as: ICAP , Tradition , BGC partners. He has a deep understanding of FX markets, interest rates and their derivatives combined with  fixed income products.
He has led his own fintech project (Instimatch Vicenda AG) from startup to a successful business with more than 25 major banks as users. Hugh is presently involved in 2 ICO projects in Switzerland and has been successful in obtaining good market exposure on both.

Mike Foster


Mike has spent the past 15 years helping financial institutions and technology providers to improve the quality and efficiency of their service offerings. He is a certified Scrum Master, Product Owner and Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant.
Mike has successfully project managed the outsourcing of global departments for a major Swiss bank, lead a core banking platform provider through a transformation delivering a 33% increase in product quality and built a new service offering for an international consulting company.