Our Founder & CEO, Michael Gord
September 9, 2018
Every company starts with a vision to guide and inspire the team. Our founder and CEO is Michael Gord, and the force that keeps us motivated day in and day out to continue our mission of furthering blockchain adoption.
Michael Gord has built a team of over 80 people in five continents, all unified by the goal of making the decentralized future a reality.
To better understand MLG Blockchain, start by getting to know our founder, Michael Gord.
Let’s begin with the basics. Where are you from and where/what did you study in university?
I hold a degree in Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Information Systems from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. I was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.
Education is a valuable tool. What does education in the blockchain space mean to you?
I was first involved with blockchain technology in University, when I co-founded the McGill Cryptocurrency Club and the McGill Students Fintech Association. I believe that educating consumers and users of this technology is a fundamental first step towards adoption of the technology across enterprise and government institutions.
We also want to enable students to enter the space at a grassroots level. One of my favourite initiatives from MLG is the work we do in hosting international case competitions and hackathons. I believe that the blockchain industry is a vibrant space that benefits from different perspectives, talents and ideas, and I’m excited to be a part of fostering that growth.
What are the biggest challenges faced by the blockchain industry?
The industry’s biggest challenge is also its biggest opportunity: regulations. Since the industry is incredibly fast-paced, there is a lot of uncertainty. Discussions on regulation are ongoing, which impacts our clients’ projects in both the short and long-term. However, this is where our company aims to excel. Our team is young and passionate, hardworking and flexible, and we thrive by being responsive to multiple scenarios. We encourage the discussions surrounding regulation because we want this industry to be as clean as possible to further establish its legitimacy.
What sets your company apart from the competition?
We have built a culture with a “get it done” mentality. Our entire team has the freedom and the skill to run with projects that they believe in. From the Netherlands to Canada to Vietnam, we represent many cultures and nationalities, and have the capacity to activate projects all over the world.
Our dream is to see a decentralized world that gives equivalent access to capital to all entrepreneurs regardless of their age, nationality, gender, religion or network. Blockchain technology offers the perfect vehicle for this, all the while also helping traditional institutions and governments become more transparent and secure.
Onwards & Upwards,
The MLG Team