Management Team

Meet our Management Team

Our Leadership & Management Team has a wealth of global experience, with an outstanding track record of driving innovation, commercial growth and profitability.

Garry Harrison

Chief Executive

Garry joined OARO from BAE, one of the world’s largest defence businesses; where he was Managing Director leading BAE’s global Financial Services division. Prior to BAE, Harrison was General Manager for Banking and Capital Markets at DXC Technology. He brings to OARO his extensive experience and proven track record in scaling and accelerating growth within the technology sector, historically working with major global banks within senior management at IBM, Wipro, and Atos Origin (formerly KPMG).

Ariano Hernandez

Chief Technology

Ariano is a telecommunications engineer and the lead innovator behind OARO’s technology. Prior to OARO, he worked as a blockchain consultant and co-founder of DTI Consulting. Ariano has extensive experience working with Javascript, PHP, Java, Swift, Solidity, and frameworks such as Symphony, CodeIgniter, and React. His education includes an MBA from the European University of Madrid, a Masters in Mobile Application Development for iOS and Android. He also holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineering.

Garry Stewart

Chief Financial

Garry has over 35 years of accounting and finance experience with a focus on financial reporting, operational efficiencies, and cash optimization, having expertise in public and private industries. He most recently served as the CFO for Aleafia Health Inc. and Vice President Finance for a privately held group of companies, TAR Investments Limited. Garry graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Acadia University and obtained his CPA, CMA designation in 1990. He was awarded the FCPA, FCMA designation in 2009, and is an active member of CPA Nova Scotia and CPA Canada.

Glenn O'Brien

Chief Revenue

Glenn is a seasoned, strategic Chief Revenue Officer and global Executive with over 20 years’ experience in the public & private sector. He has worked across numerous sectors including; Comms, Telco, Manufacturing & FS. Formally, Glenn was Regional Head for New Business within Cognizant . His passionate and client-centric leadership style is hands-on, approachable, and visible – an inclusive role model able to work comfortably amongst developers as well as the boardroom. He has also spoken at global conferences and roundtables regarding the execution of complex transformations within the regulated environment.

Lea James - Global Head of Operations - Team - OARO

Lea James

Chief Operations

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young, Lea went on to amass over 25 years experience in senior finance & operational roles with global suppliers such as EDS/HP/HPE/DXC. His experience also includes appointments with large UK Government departments including The Inland Revenue, Department for Work & Pensions and the UK Ministry of Defence. Lea has also led commercial contracts with Rolls Royce, RBS, Abbey and Barclays. .

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Hardy Sohal

Chief Marketing

Hardy is a commercially driven marketing leader, with over 22 years experience, having successfully scaled and led high-performance global marketing teams and agency relationships across a number of blue-chips and growth start-ups. His experience includes; Multi-Channel Marketing Strategy, D2C + B2B Acquisition & Demand Generation, PR, Social & Brand. Hardy has also undertaken non-exec advisory roles, including for a leading US based FS platform powering de-fi, cryptocurrency & banks.

Pilar Troncoso

Vice President & Brand Ambassador

Pilar comes with an extensive leadership background in digital startups, having collaborated in Yaap Digital Services, a startup founded with Banco de Santander, Caixabank and Telefónica; where she was responsible for Institutional Relations and Strategic Alliances.

Before she worked as International Controller and International Business Development and Communication at Grupo LID and KIA, overseeing global territories including: Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, US, UK, Hong Kong and Spain.

She has also worked for other major corporates including Grupo Urbar, where she was a member of the Board of Directors together with senior committee roles in Audit, Recruitment, Remuneration and Compensation. Pilar’s experience also incldues roles at Aon Hewitt Spain, as Consulting Director and at PwC, where she spent 12 years in the Financial Audit and Consultancy Business.

Pilar has been awarded “Fintech Woman of the Year” by FintTech Unconference Madrid 2022.

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Jesús Herencia

Digital Assets Director

Jesús has been an IT Manager and Systems Administrator in the banking sector for more than two decades, with his passion being distributed technologies. He defines himself as a technical, financial and change management Director for information systems associated with Blockchain/DLT. In 2017, Jesús became CEO of the very first company created through a Smart Contract in Spain.

Jesús worked as General Secretary of the Association of Blockchain Companies (AECHAIIN) attached to the CEOE (Spanish Confederation of Enterprises) and was involved as Alastria’s Member of the extended Board (the largest consortium of companies on DLT technologies in the world). He is also a Professor at EAE Business School and the School of Legal Practice of the Complutense University in Madrid, as well as a lecturer at the Distributed Technologies Ecosystem.

Alejandro Tornero

Digital Assets
Solution Lead

Alejandro joined OARO after 24 years leading the conceptualization and execution of high-impact digital projects and technical/creative innovation for various multinationals including Facebook and Twitter. Alejandro has global experience in countless collaborations in consulting, product design and digital project management for major worldwide brands that includes: Samsung, Vocento Group, BBVA, Disney and Microsoft.

Alejandro has also been a regular partner of agencies such as Oglilvy & Mather, JWT and Hogarths for the definition and execution of innovative digital-based campaigns, which in 2014 and 2015 came first place at the El Sol Festival of Advertising Communication.

Rex Johnson

Director of Financial Services

Rex has worked in Sales and Trading of regulated, exchange traded products for most of his time in the City of London. His experience spans over 13 years within Investment Banking and over 10 years across Market-Making and Global Brokerages. Rex has been a Board Director of a newly created FCA Regulated precious metals brokerage and is also a Non-Executive Advisor to a Tokenised precious metals business. His recent highlight was to head the launch of the UK’s first retail focused Listed Derivatives product offering for a Global CFD company. Rex holds a BSc. in Financial Economics at Birkbeck College, University of London.

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Kamel Houmayed

VP, Sales & Business Development

Kamel is a Sales & Business development leader with more than 20+ years of experience across different verticals of Aviation, Defence & Banking in North America, Middle East, Africa and the Indian subcontinent. Over the last 13 years, he has helped the Aviation industry in almost every aspect of its growth; offering solutions for sales distribution strategy, airline & airports operations, passenger experience, aircraft maintenance and recovery overhaul – amongst other domains. Formerly, Kamel was the Regional Director of new business with Sabre, one of the largest Travel Tech companies. As VP of Sales & Business Development for OARO, Kamel leads the Aviation vertical.