Our Leadership

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Chris berry, Co-Founder & PArtner

Chris is a communicator, strategist and startup founder.

Previously, Chris served as the Chief of Staff and Director of Communications at the Ohio Treasurer’s office. Before that, Chris worked on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. Chris has spent over a decade engaging in high profile campaigns that have touched on a wide range of first-of-their-kind issues such as financial transparency, investment accounts for individuals with special needs and cutting-edge blockchain technologies.

An avid college football fan, Chris founded First and Saturday, an e-newsletter that delivers news, original content and entertainment to fans across the world. Chris lives in Columbus, Ohio and is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

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ari lewis, Co-Founder & PArtner

Ari Lewis is a technologist and startup founder.

In addition to leading GreenBlock, Ari is also the co-founder and general partner at Grasshopper Capital, an investment firm focused on blockchain-based assets. Before that, he was a technical consultant at Bell Falls Search & Consulting and co-founded Koalah, an eSports company.

Ari has been featured in a variety of publications including the Wall Street Journal, VentureBeat, Crain's Cleveland, Financial Times, Forbes, Hedge Fund Alert, Business Insider and the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences focused on cryptocurrency and blockchain. In his spare time, Ari referees soccer at the high school, college, and semi-professional level.

Ari splits his time between Cleveland and New York.