We’re led by a team who constantly questions, tinkers and improves
to realize the full potential of Cornucopia
Carsten KleinCo Founder and CEO
Chris ForbesChief Investment Officer
Paul MaguireChief Revenue Officer
Paul MorganTechnology – Technical Architect
Carsten Klein has over 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry with broad exposure to stocks, bonds, options, fixed income investments, and private equity. Carsten ran the office of Alexander Capital in New Jersey, assuming a supervisory role in sales for almost the entire duration of that time. The constant
thread throughout Carsten’s professional life has been the maintenance of his own retail business, catering mostly to high net worth individuals in the USA and internationally. This path led Carsten naturally to the birth of Cornucopia, a new and cutting-edge platform for providing outside-the-box ideas for forward-thinking investors.
Carsten’s invaluable proclivity to innovate endows Cornucopia with truly unique investment opportunities with the added benefit of disruptive technology that never fails to advance the best interests of those who possess HORN tokens.
Aside from being an avid soccer fan and player, Carsten likes to spend his time exploring the cryptocurrency markets.
Chris established his long and abundant career on the hardwood floors of the New York Stock Exchange. There, he served the larger Exchange community as a deeply engaged member and as a Floor Official, overseeing brokers’ understanding of and compliance with trading regulations. He acted as a Registered Competitive Market Maker (RCMM), supplying bids and offers in active stocks as needed to dampen unusual news-related volatility. The true hallmarks of Chris’s NYSE career are expertise and leadership: he navigated many intense trading situations with calm professionalism as a Floor Broker for Raymond C. Forbes and Company. As President of C.J. Forbes LLC, Chris built a company from the ground up into a highly lucrative enterprise with dozens of employees and countless satisfied customers. Chris is an accomplished guitarist of more than three decades. His family holds the distinction of having owned New York Mets season tickets since 1962, making the Forbeses the longest-standing subscribers of all Amazin’s’ fans. To commemorate this, Chris has even had the honor of throwing out the first pitch at Citi Field!
Paul began his career at the New York Stock Exchange in 1990. His more than twenty-five years’ experience in the financial investment industry includes working
as a trader and RCMM for C.J. Forbes & Co., LLC, and holding the position of Managing Director at NYSE Specialist firms LaBranche & Co., LLC, and Henderson
Brothers, Inc. before LaBranche acquired it. At these companies, Paul’s responsibilities primarily entailed matching institutional buyers and sellers as well as providing bids and offers to comprehensively resolve all public trading needs. These activities and their associated communication skills have given Paul an ability to identify and retain clients, and to build and maintain strategic alliances.
As a part of Cornucopia from its very first days, Paul is grateful for the opportunity to witness the growth of such an exciting endeavor first-hand.
Paul is a member of the Providence College Class of 1990. Whenever he takes a break from exploring the vibrant universe of blockchain-based projects, he enjoys writing books for young readers.
Paul has been involved with leading edge development for over 20 years and has been an early adopter of major advances in technology during this period. Specializing in the finance and insurance sectors, Paul has played a leading role in the defining and planning of complex secure systems, not only to serve current requirements but also ensuring future-proofing as businesses continue to develop and expand.
Paul has enjoyed a variety of technical roles including Project Management, Business Analysis and currently Chief Technical Architect, supported with extensive commercial experience with Agile, Paul has been instrumental in the success of many major projects. With the ability to understand complex requirements and simplify, be proactive and communicate efficiently during projects, this has given Paul an exceptional reputation in the industry.
Joe NuzzoloCapital Market Advisor
Christopher CousinsTGE Advisor (Catalyst)
Damon BarnardTGE Advisor (Catalyst)
Petur EythorssonBlockchain Security advisor
Joe LatheyMarketing & Social Media Advisor
Joe began his career on Wall Street in 1999 as an investment banker at J.P. Morgan. Later, he joined Merrill Lynch, where he specialized in corporate finance, capital structure, and capital markets advisory and transaction execution. Following Merrill Lynch, Joe joined Lazard Frères, where he played an instrumental role in building and expanding the capabilities of Lazard’s global Corporate Finance & Capital Markets Advisory practice.
In recent years, Joe has led entrepreneurial efforts to build advisory practices at Big Four firms and independently. He led the Capital Advisory practice in the U.S. for KPMG Corporate Finance, LLC, and founded and led the Capital Markets Advisory practice in the U.S. for Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP. Following those efforts, Joe continued his entrepreneurial pursuits, founding Essex Advisory Group, LLC, in 2016.
Joe comes to Cornucopia as a high-level, results driven professional with over 18 years of investment experience.
Christopher started his career in traditional finance as a buy-side equities and futures trader with discretionary control of 8-figure sums of capital for family offices, prior to applying his skills to the technology start-up sector. He is passionate about distributed ledger technology and in 2017 he co-founded both Ignite RATINGS, the world’s first decentralised investment intelligence platform, and the Catalyst incubator for promising DLT projects.
Damon is a seasoned C-level executive, English-qualified lawyer, technologist and respected professional advisor in the technology start-up space. Having spent much of his life drafting contracts on paper, he transitioned his skills to the blockchain and taught himself to become a proficient smart contract developer. In 2017 he co-founded both Ignite RATINGS, the world’s first decentralised investment intelligence platform, and the Catalyst incubator for promising DLT projects.
Pétur is a data protection and security expert with 18 years’ experience in advising corporations in the enterprise sector as well as government agencies.
Pétur focuses on market analytics and acts as a technical strategist for leading vendors in data protection and security fields on resiliency-related subjects.
Technical author, university lecturer and current Member of IBM´s Advisory Council, Pétur is one of only 80 “Certified Advanced Certified Security Master” worldwide.